Licensed optician Garrett Leight, co-owner of this sleek optical eyewear gallery, knows a thing or two about cool frames. Plus, he has insider access to an exclusive collection of vintage Oliver Peoples styles, since his dad is the iconic brand’s founder and creative director. So along with the boutique’s impressive array of eyeglasses, which includes Thierry Lasry, Paul Smith, and the house brand, GLCO, you’ll encounter classic Oliver Peoples designs that can’t be found elsewhere. The merchandise sits on molded plywood shelving with undulations that evoke the dunes and waves of the nearby beach.
The design and construction of this restaurant—renovated last year—is as organic as the California cuisine it serves. Air and space surround diners as they feast on delicious and healthy food full of grains, nuts, and vegetables. All dishes are artfully prepared and presented, none more so than the popular “bowls,” which include basics like brown rice and bean sprouts mixed with unconventional ingredients. Soak in the dappled sunlight in the tranquil back garden, and be sure to leave with a jar of the cereal-grain brittle candy that owner and chef Joanna Moore calls “granola.”