Kitchensurfing and onefinestay have come together for a week-long celebration dubbed “Homecooked,” bringing interesting people around the table to enjoy an array of home-cooked meals by Kitchensurfing chefs in a beautiful onefinestay home. Infused with a group of hosts and guests representing various interests and industries in Los Angeles, each Homecooked gathering curates a feast of food, travel and culture. We had the pleasure of kicking off the Homecooked series with a morning Yoga Brunch. Alongside The Chalkboard Mag, we invited some of our dear friends over for some yoga led by Jessie (playlist here), followed by a gluten-free brunch by Chef Stephanie Matthias (Sunday Food), and Pressed Juicery grapefruit-mint mimosas. The intimate gathering of such inspiring people in such a gorgeous setting was the perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday in LA. Filled with relaxation, mingling, and delicious healthy food, let's just say we were definitely glowing.
The scrumptious post-yoga feast included:
A gluten-free quinoa vegetable tart (recipe) // mini avocado toast with Maldon sea salt and chili flakes // crunchy kale and arugula salad (recipe) // mixed berry salad with citrus zest & coconut sugar // yogurt with honey and homemade gluten-free granola // And it ended with the most incredible mini strawberry and pistachio galettes (recipe) that we're still thinking about.
We can't say enough good things about these two companies-- Kitchensurfing paired with onefinestay is GLOW city, baby.
Kitchensurfing is a marketplace community of the world’s most talented chefs. Consumers connect directly with these chefs online to easily secure the dining experiences they seek: simple family dinners, exotic cuisines, blow-out celebratory meals, or even in-home cooking classes. Kitchensurfing facilitates all transactions and offers 24/7 customer support to both diners and chefs to ensure that each Kitchensurfing meal is a simple, safe and secure experience.
onefinestay redefines the experience of city travel: live like a local by staying in a distinctive home while the owner is out of town, with a service which offers all the convenience and comfort of a hotel. Guests enjoy luxury amenities like 5* hotel linens and toiletries, and are even lent an iPhone for the duration of their stay which is stocked with local tips from the home’s owner and from which they can make free local calls. They have a portfolio of beautiful upscale homes in London, New York, Paris and Los Angeles.
Photography by: Emily Knecht