soleil moonfrye

Soleil Moon Frye: Author + Founder, moonfrye.com and The Little Seed

Soleil's Mini-and-Me Faves To Add To Your Activities Lists!

Soleil's new book title, Happy Chaos, says so much about her busy life as a mom and mogul. In addition to the book, she's launched a social network for moms called, MOONFRYE, been named Target's Mommy Ambassador and continues to grow her Brand and Store, THE LITTLE SEED, the brick and mortar having become an East Side Mommy Mecca on Larchmont Boulevard. But even so, it's not unusual to find her in the grocery aisles or the park with her two young daughters....of course, her best project yet. Here are some of the ways this free spirited but hard-working mom helps keep life fun, simple and happy...even when it feels a little chaotic.

  1. Favorite Kid-Friendly Snack Stop: Cafe Midi on LaBrea maison midi cafe VISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Cafe Midi 148 South LaBrea Avenue, Los Angeles [LaBrea]Cafe Midi on La Brea - Living in Los Angeles, means being able to enjoy a meal at any time of the day outside.  My family just loves this true French sidewalk cafe for their many unique and delicious options.  This place is fun, relaxing and also connected to two super cool stores.  The American Rag home store is filled with so many goodies for your house, including wonderful coffee table books and incredible cook books.  We love finding great cookbooks to take home so that we can try out new cooking and baking recipes.  American Rag also has a clothing store next door that has both new and used fun finds.  I have many times found great vintage items there.
  2. High Tech Treasure Hunting: Geo-Caching geocacheVISIT WEBSITE We love to go on adventures with our family and this is one (pronounced, "Geo-Cashing") of our favorites. You can do these high tech treasure hunts almost anywhere and there are lot's of them to explore in Los Angeles...They are super-fun for the whole family.
  3. Fun, Family Activity: Travel Town and Horseback Riding at Griffith Park travel townVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Griffith Park 4400 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles [Griffith Park]We've been visiting the trains and horses at Griffith Park since the kids were little!  Griffith Park has so much to offer in the way of nature, hikes and even the observatory.  Our family loves to picnic there and the kids look forward to taking the train ride around the park which is a lovely activity for the entire family.  They also have ponies there for the kids of all ages to ride and it is absolutely a perfect outdoor activity.  I would hate to not mention the fun ice cream treats located strategically nearby as well!
  4. My Personal, "Eco-Tharsis" and Organic Kiddie Shopping Mecca: The Little Seed little seed 2VISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: The Little Seed 219 N. Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles [Larchmont]How can I not mention my personal baby, The Little Seed.  This store was started as an eco-friendly children's boutique and I can proudly say that it's a hub on Larchmont Blvd.  Everyday, both children and parents gather at our store.  There is a play area in the back of the store to keep the little ones occupied while their parents shop and our private label is now bigger than ever.  It's a great place to sign up for a baby shower gift registry and our unique and custom made baskets make the perfect gifts!
  5. We Love To Get To The Beach: Bike Riding On The Venice Beach Boardwalk venice beach bikingLOCATION: Venice Beach, Venice [Venice Beach] Taking the kids bike riding on the Venice boardwalk is one of our favorite outings and it's great exercise.  You can easily lock the bike up, lie on the beach, swim in the ocean, grab a bite to eat or just simply sit back and people watch.  The huge skate ramp offers a non-stop show of skateboarders practicing their tricks and that place is never at a shortage of acrobats and musicians willing to put on a show at a flip of a hat.  While in Venice, we love to visit Abbott Kinney as well which is packed with wonderful stores and outstanding restaurants.
  6. Our Favorite Park: Coldwater Canyon Park coldwater canyon park VISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Coldwater Canyon Park 12601 N. Mulholland Dr., Beverly Hills [Beverly Hills]If you want a mini escape, this park is it.  It's nestled away in an interesting little intersection that makes you feel as though you aren't in bustling Los Angeles anymore.  The playground is well equipped for the kids and the grass is a great place to meet up and visit with friends.  Many times we pack a picnic and hang out at the little creek.
  7. A Lesson In Natural Beauty: The Flower Mart Downtown flowersVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: LA Flower Mart 766 Wall Street Los Angeles [Downtown] Ever since I was a little girl, I have just loved flowers.  I've always been taken by the colors, the scents, and the chance to be creative and design my own arrangements.  My girls and I love taking trips Downtown to the LA Flower Mart where we can run around, pick out flowers, comparison shop and find great deals.  When we get home, we sit around the table together and make fun beautiful arrangements for the house and it's time well spent and cherished.
  8. Good Food, Good Folks, Good Fun: Larchmont Farmer's Market produceLOCATION: Larchmont Boulevard, between Beverly and First, Los Angeles [Larchmont]Sundays are all about the Larchmont Farmer's Market.  This is a great way to get some fresh fruits and veggies for the busy week ahead and a wonderful way to support local farmers.  The kids love helping to pick out their favorite items.  The Farmer's Market also offers us an opportunity to show the kids how natural products such as soap and candles are made.  The vendors are always super friendly and willing to teach you all about their products.  Don't forget cash though!  If you visit, make sure to stop by the mediterranean booth where they have fresh feta cheese, home cured olives, delicious pita bread and mouth watering hummus.
  9. A Grown-Up Night Out: Animal or Son of a Gun Restaurants animal restaurantVISIT WEBSITE: Animal VISIT WEBSITE: Son of a Gun | LOCATIONS: Animal 435 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles [Fairfax, Mid City]Son of a Gun 8370 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles [3rd St., Mid City]Two of my favorite restaurants (that also happen to be owned by friends!) are Animal on Fairfax and Son Of A Gun on 3rd Street (which is delicious, especially if you love seafood).  Then head across the street to the amazing Magnolia Bakery to pick up some desserts.
  10. Dinner and A Movie: Arclight and Little Door or Itacho little doorVISIT WEBSITE: Itacho, VISIT WEBSITE: The Little Door | LOCATIONS: Itacho 7311 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles [Mid City] + The Little Door 8164 West Third Street, Los Angeles [Mid City]When  my Husband and I need a nice, mellow night out, we will go to the arclight for a movie and grab dinner at either The Little Door, if were looking for romance and atmosphere or Itacho, when we're in more casual moods.

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