Blacktop + Arts District Flea

The Caffeine Chronicles

We hit up two new(ish) spots in our favorite area of downtown LA – the Arts District. Blacktop, a compact espresso bar founded by the brains behind Handsome Coffee Roasters, opened up in April of this year. Arts District Flea is a unique indoor flea market that also debuted a couple months ago. After filling our veins with some caffeine, we ventured a couple blocks to explore the flea market.

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The 240-square-foot café is minimally equipped with a coffee bar, pastries, a mixing station, and beans for sale. The idea is to grab your coffee to go or enjoy the outdoor seating. The Arts District is decorated with street art so we took advantage of the sidewalk space.

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Arts District Flea

This up and coming flea market was such a treat to explore. The exposed brick warehouse space was filled with vendors that carry art, antiques, clothing, homeware, and random goodies. It truly is a community built for artisans. Here are a few snapshots…

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OOTD Monday: Arts District

OOTD Mondays

Since we were joyfully reunited over Christmas break, we headed to one of our favorite spots in LA. When we weren’t yakking away in one of the Arts District coffee shops, we took a sec to shoot an OOTD. The wall art is so funky and cool in that area, so it was the perfect backdrop. Enjoy!

Audrey & Ella


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Cardigan: Forever 21

T-Shirt: Forever 21

Boots: Ross

Lips: Revlon Lustrous Lipstick in Plum Velour

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Necklace: Francesca’s Collections



threeTop: Cotton On

Jeans: Topshop

Glasses: Coastal Glasses

Lips: NYX Matte Lipstick Alabama

shoesBoots: Forever 21