A cool Hollywood souvenir
Hit L.A. fast casual restaurant Lemonade debuts new collectible plates
Too often we come home from urban vacations with nothing but a swollen credit-card bill to show for our trip.
But now visitors to Los Angeles--and those of us who live here--have access to the coolest keepsakes ever: a selection of commemorative plates that you buy from your local Lemonade restaurant.
We know, “commemorative plates” sound really cheesy, but in reality, these are next-level cool. They’re designed by the Venice-based Ilan Dei Studio, which did the bistros’ interiors. There are 24 stoneware plates ($26 each, or two for $44) in all, and every one depicts the neighborhood of the restaurant that sells them. So you have to go to Brentwood to get the plate bearing the famous coral trees along San Vicente, or downtown to get an image of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Even though these plates are food- and dishwasher-safe, we think they make poppy breakfast-nook art. We’ve got the Griffith Park Observatory and the Venice Canals arranged on our kitchen wall, where we can gaze at them while we finish the last of our cucumber-mint lemonade.