In Sunday Funday, L.A. individuals give us a play-by-play of their excellent Sunday round city. Discover concepts and inspiration for the place to go, what to eat and take pleasure in life on the weekends.
AMC’s “Mad Males” didn’t simply introduce the world to Kiernan Shipka, who performed Don and Betty Draper’s daughter, Sally, all through the collection’ seven-season run; it additionally launched the Chicago-born actor — at age 6 — to Los Angeles. She’s lived right here ever since.
“We had been out right here for pilot season as a result of, one way or the other, I satisfied my mom to take me to L.A. for pilot season,” Shipka stated over a matcha latte lately. “It was actually simply speculated to be three months, however then I received ‘Mad Males,’ and that turned out to be from [age] 6 to fifteen. Lots of now-adults that I do know who grew up within the performing enterprise didn’t even actually develop up in L.A. as a result of they had been taking pictures all kinds of stuff in every single place [else]. I’m so fortunate. I really feel like ‘Mad Males’ taking pictures right here for all that point gave me a extremely good grip on [the city].”
Shipka has remained rooted in L.A. as her profession has continued to department out. Submit-Draper credit embrace touchdown lead roles within the Netflix collection “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” (2018 to 2020), the TV collection adaptation of the movie “Swimming With Sharks” (reverse Diane Kruger) and the movie “Wildflower,” which each got here out in 2022. In February, she wrapped taking pictures a supporting position within the Christmas film “Purple One” (on account of hit Prime Video upfront of the year-end holidays), and she or he has two extra big-screen appearances within the pipeline.
“I shot two films final 12 months that I believe will most likely come out this 12 months,” Shipka stated. “‘Completely Killer,’ which is a film for Amazon, and ‘Sweethearts’ [for New Line], which can also be slated to come back out this 12 months.”
In the mean time, you may catch her on “White Home Plumbers,” the five-part restricted HBO collection that focuses on the behind-the-scenes story of Watergate operatives G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux) and E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson). Shipka performs the latter’s daughter Kevan Hunt, president of the Smith Faculty Republicans and, in Shipka’s phrases, “the golden youngster.” It was a job she completed taking pictures in 2021.
“We truly began taking pictures that two years in the past,” stated Shipka about “White Home Plumbers,” which premieres its finale on Monday. “A bunch of us stayed buddies from that shoot, and we had this actually wonderful time. It’s wild — and humorous — that it’s popping out now. I form of get to relive the expertise.”
As for her excellent Sunday, Shipka got here to her interview — on the identical cafe the place she first began consuming espresso in 2013, she talked about — along with her homework carried out: a listing of locations high of thoughts and supporting documentation in hand (a photograph of a cream-topped espresso drink on her telephone).
“Sunday is unquestionably a ‘me’ day,” she stated. “Generally which means I wish to see individuals, and generally which means I don’t. Sometimes I’ll meet up with individuals on Sundays, however I attempt to simply form of play that by ear and take a look at to determine what my social battery’s trying like after which go from there. Sort of like: ‘This must be a day the place I don’t see that many individuals and recharge for the week forward.’ It’s kind of a case-by-case state of affairs.”
10:30 a.m.: Head over to Larchmont Village for a latte
I’m gonna say it’s like a pleasant, lazy 10:30 a.m. roll away from bed. And it’s Sunday, so I’m coming as much as Larchmont to get espresso. I really like Go Get Em Tiger. I simply tried their matcha for the primary time as a result of I’m having somewhat little bit of a matcha period proper now the place I’m attempting all of the totally different ones round city to rank them and make a listing.
It’s good as a result of I really feel like I get a lot choice nervousness once I’m selecting a drink, that if I can simply kind of set up myself and slender down my choices to 1 factor per place — as a result of I’m pursuing this better matcha rating — it makes my morning a bit simpler. I often get an iced latte right here. And whether or not it’s an iced matcha or iced latte or with almond milk or common milk, they at all times shake it up actual good.
Generally, as a result of I don’t like to stay to only one place for espresso, I’ll go to Clark Road throughout the road. They’ve nice bread, nice pastries, and so they’re the nicest individuals. There I’ll get a cappuccino or an iced latte. Each put me in an ideal place to then go straight to the farmers market.
11 a.m.: Refill on avocados and thrilling lettuces on the farmers market(s)
I simply love a Sunday farmers market. I really like chatting with individuals. One of the best is working into individuals on the farmers market. It feels very … it form of places you into life.
Which one I’m going to form of will depend on how I’m feeling. If my schedule for Sunday is a bit tighter, I’ll most likely go to the Larchmont Village Farmers Market as a result of it’s a smaller market and I get much less swept away. But when I’ve a morning blocked off and I actually wish to go to a ton of various distributors or if I’m cooking that week or feeling like I desire a totally different lettuce each single day of the week — and get all my steps in — then I’m going to the Hollywood Farmers Market, the place I can get all these very thrilling lettuces.
[At Larchmont,] I actually like this place referred to as Wava Life. They make kombucha, tepache and jun, that are all fermented drinks that I actually love — as a result of I’m by no means going to ferment my very own drinks — and so they additionally make bone broth. I simply love that stand. And I believe JJ’s Lone Daughter Ranch, which isn’t at Larchmont however is on the Hollywood one, has the most effective avocados and citrus. Their avocado is the avocado to finish all avocados. I don’t wish to, you realize, make the definitive name, however they’re so, so good. And there’s a lot selection.
Midday: Make a beeline to brunch at Honey Hello
By about midday, I’m hungry and I wish to get a pleasant little brunch. And a spot that’s actually near my coronary heart is Honey Hello in Echo Park. It’s very nourishing brunch meals — and lunch and breakfast meals too, simply not dinner.
I are likely to go there solo, nevertheless it’s additionally an important place to deliver pals. That may be my alternative for a Sunday brunch. I really like the miso bowl. The smoothies are actually nice, and so they have nice grain bowls — all kinds of scrumptious bowls — and so they do a weekend pancake that I haven’t had but however I’m dying to attempt.
I see Kacie [Carter], who’s one of many house owners, [shopping] on the Hollywood Farmers Market with this big cart. It’s simply actually lovely meals, and a whole lot of it’s native.
1 p.m. Go on a vintage-shopping journey
There are a few issues I do within the afternoon. One, I really feel like buying is at all times extra enjoyable on a Sunday, and there’s a spot I attempt to at all times hit once I’m on the town. I went with pals a few Sundays in the past, and it was a part of one of many biggest Sundays in current reminiscence. It’s a spot referred to as Mothfood, which is a classic retailer in Highland Park. I’m truly sporting denims from there proper now. These are classic little boy’s pants from the ’30s.
Tommy Dorr runs the place, and he simply has the good choice of classic T-shirts, enjoyable jackets and unimaginable denim. I really feel like I’ve discovered probably the most particular stuff there lately. It’s actually well-curated and it’s actually wearable, which I really like. And it’s very modern-feeling. Some days I’ll have a look at my outfit and go, “Oh, my God, it doesn’t go previous the Nineteen Fifties,” which is wild as a result of all of it feels very trendy.
2 p.m.: Make a pit cease for pie
If I’m within the Honey Hello/Mothfood a part of city, I’d most likely go to Grand Central Market to cease by Fats + Flour, which is Nicole Rucker’s spot, and simply choose up dessert — as a result of I’m planning upfront for the dessert I’m going to have on Sunday night time clearly. And choosing up dessert in the course of the day is a good suggestion as a result of, whenever you need dessert later, you’ll suppose, “Rattling, I ought to have gotten an additional pastry or one thing.” And he or she makes the most effective pies and cookies. The chocolate chess pie is fairly next-level.
3:30 p.m.: Swing by the (yoga) studio
In order that’s a part of my afternoon. After which one factor that I attempt to do each Sunday is yoga. I see if I can hit a category or go see Joe at City 728 Yoga, which is an excellent, lovely yoga studio simply north of Melrose on La Brea. It’s scorching yoga there, so it form of will get you sweating. Joe is one among my favourite instructors that I’ve ever carried out yoga with. Each teacher I’ve ever had there was actually pretty too, they’re simply actually good individuals. With one thing like a exercise class, you need the vibe to be very nice, so that you’ll wish to go. And I simply find it irresistible there! It places me in a very good head area for the week forward.
5 p.m. Time for a espresso journey
If I’ve deliberate the day proper, then there’s simply sufficient time to get a second espresso, a day espresso. These days I’ve form of been fixated on enjoyable, caffeinated drinks — past simply milk and low and into the extra foam-and-syrup form of factor. I can’t fairly do it within the morning, however the afternoon is time for a espresso journey — a playful afternoon espresso.
There’s a spot referred to as Damo in Koreatown that makes an einspanner latte, and on Sunday, I had a hojicha einspanner, which is hojicha tea with this very thick, very, very, very luscious cream high, and also you simply combine all of it collectively. If I’m sipping one thing enjoyable, I’m extra prone to be studying one thing or engaged on one thing whereas I’m having it. It’s kind of what will get me by the afternoon lull and picks me up.
7:30 p.m. Takeout and TV time
For me, Sundays are often a takeout day. As a result of if I’ve already carried out buying that day and there are issues within the fridge — like from the farmers market — I’m not feeling motivated to make something. I imply, haven’t I carried out sufficient simply accumulating all the things? Which is why I’m most likely going to look at one thing, order takeout and kind of write out my week forward and ensure all the things is organized. And cooking is one much less factor I’ve to consider.
I’d most likely order from Jitlada, which is on Sundown in Thai City. It’s truly actually enjoyable to go to, however additionally they do unimaginable takeout. And the crispy morning glory salad is scrumptious. The crab fried rice is scrumptious, and the inexperienced curry is one among my favourite issues. It’s like, how can meals this good be actually on my sofa?
Watching-wise, I’m a “Succession” lady, however I’m not all caught up as a result of I’ve been attempting to complete “Jury Obligation,” which is on Freevee. It’s genius! James Marsden is so good in it, and it’s so enjoyable to look at. It’s my new favourite factor, and I can’t wait to see what they do subsequent.
Or perhaps it’s a film night time. I at all times really feel like there’s one million films that I nonetheless wish to see — or see once more. I really like a very good re-watch as of late. I actually like watching a film for a second or third time. It’s a totally totally different expertise. I lately re-watched “La La Land” after which I re-watched “Whiplash.” I simply was in my little Damien Chazelle mode for 2 nights there. And I’d undoubtedly seen every of these films no less than twice. I even like re-watching traditional films. I re-watched “Sundown Boulevard” a pair weeks in the past, and it was simply … excellent.
10:30 p.m. Bringing the weekend to an in depth
I’d say [that by] 10:30, I’m winding down.