With the weather and the holiday both conspiring to sweeten the week-end, why not indulge your sweet tooth too?

July is National Ice Cream Month, yes it is an official designation, so it would be unpatriotic if you don’t eat some ice cream this month, right? Head over to the new Sweet Rose Creamery in the Brentwood Country Mart and you can have your ice cream in a sandwich, a sundae, a float, a shake, or on a cone. With flavors that change daily depending on what is fresh locally, you can choose from specials like Nectarine Plum Frozen yogurt and Black Sesame non dairy ice cream made with Meji Soy Milk, to the more traditional like Malted Chocolate with Toasted Hazelnut Praline, Fresh Mint with Homemade Chocolate Chips, or the slightly twisted flavors of Earl Grey or Salted Caramel. Freedom is about choice and here you can choose how adventurous you want to be with your ice cream taste buds.

Even though you may live in Los Angeles, you may not have tried the restaurant Breeze in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, after all, we live here, so how often do we go out to restaurants in hotels in our own town? It may be time to go to local hotel restaurants more often because if you eat at Breeze on Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights during July, you will receive a complimentary mini red velvet bundt cake. If you want more than one, the recipe is provided with the dessert should you choose to take on the challenge or replicating the talents of the baker. If you want to have a staycation at the Hyatt, you can also get one night free after staying for 3 consecutive nights through Labor Day, so you can play tourist in town but with insider knowledge of all the things to do and see. It could be fun to be a local incognito and see Los Angeles through fresh eyes.