Supporting Small, Female-Run Businesses
Supporting small businesses has never been more important than in 2021. With the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus pandemic and political turmoil taking place in the United States, it is so important to remember those who are putting all they have into a business they worked so hard to build.
I did some research and found some amazing local businesses here in Los Angeles that deserve some tender, loving attention. Regardless of where your location may be, I hope you feel just as inspired to go out and support your local community and businesses as much as you can.
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Farmer’s Daughter Hotel
Located in the Fairfax District, right in the heart of Los Angeles, this boutique hotel has been around since the 1960’s. It was then revitalized in 1997 by Lorna and William Cho who bought the hotel and made it a family affair. Their daughter then took over and wanted to offer guests a feeling of a “home away from home”. The owners worked with local artists and designers to create a sophisticated yet vintage style hotel. So if you are looking for a place to stay while visiting sunny Los Angeles or just need a little staycation spot, don’t forget to check out Farmer’s daughter hotel.
Located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, this restaurant was opened by two food writers and editors, Heather Sperling and Emily Fiffer. As a team, they are very interested in all things sustainability, equality, creativity, healthfulness, and happiness. Their colorful creations in the kitchen are made with locally sourced ingredients and they focus on dishes that are going to make you feel good. Next time you are looking for a more well-rounded meal, I definitely recommend Botanica.
This restaurant in LA promotes personal, public and planetary well-being. Their cooking celebrates food cultures from across the world while their menu consists mainly of local, organic vegetables from small farms in Echo Park, Hollywood, and Santa Monica farmers markets.
The leading women-founded and led ice cream dessert brand was founded by Natasha and Freya in 2009. They create premium ice cream sandwiches and pints. They are best known for their uniquely innovative flavors and their modern twists on the classics. Once a dream, their local ice cream truck has turned into a national company. They have distribution in grocery stores across the country, scoop shops in Los Angeles and Dallas, and a fleet of ice cream trucks in LA, Dallas, and New York City.
Founded by a team of women with a range of different backgrounds, this team wanted to start a collective to “shine light on the issues that matter most to them.” Some of these issues include climate change and the protection of our planet, as well as women advancement in the workplace. The apparel store can be found in the Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, LA.
Founder Dechel Mckillian is a celebrity stylist from LA who, after traveling with various artists over the years, saw the negative impact fashion has on our people and planet. She launched this company to present a tightly curated selection of brands with a shared philosophy. The team is committed to scouting the most intriguing designers who are implementing sustainable production to reduce their environmental footprint while also keeping in mind people and their communities.