We All Scream For Ice Cream: Top 5 Ice Cream Spots In LA

You know what’s perfect for those exhaustingly hot summer days? Of course you do! I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Here at Minty Jungle HQ, we looooove to cool down on a hot day with a scoop or two (or three) of delicious ice cream. In LA, there are tons of ice cream shops but we’ll give you a run down of our top five faves!

1.Peddler’s Creamery

Peddler’s is located in Downtown LA. In comparison to some of the other shops on our list, these guys are SUPER unique because the ice cream is churned by bicycle! Yup, you read that right! Customers who come in to the store around 7-8PM get the chance to churned ice cream by peddling on a bike right in the store. If you peddle and help them make ice cream, you get a free scoop of ice cream. We’re so down! Peddler’s offers house-made ice cream, sorbet, and vegan desserts prepared with local and organic ingredients.
Our Fave Flavor: Mint Chocolate Cookies n’ Cream.

2. Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw is originally from the hipster-foodie capital of Portland, Oregon. Thank God it’s now available for us LA natives in Larchmont Village. Salt & Straw puts an artisanal churn on your normal scoop of ice cream. Their classic flavors consists Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache, Freckled Woodblock Chocolate, Avocado Strawberry, Stumptown Coffee & Compartes Love Nuts, along with too many other explosive flavors. They also have seasonal flavors that are unique and dangerously delicious. If you can’t decide on which flavor you want try, their flight plate is only $10 and comes with your choice of four flavors from both classic and seasonal menus.
Our Fave Flavors: Stumptown Coffee & Compartes Love Nuts (classic) and Peppermint Hot Cocoa (winter seasonal menu)

3. Scoops

Scoops might look plain from their exterior, but it is definitely a must-try! This place known for their unexpected flavor combinations like Guinness Chocolate, Brown Bread, Strawberry Balsamic, Banana Oreo, and Bacon Caramel. They have different flavors everyday, so your favorite might not be there on a daily, but it does give you the chance to be daring and give something new a try! They also have a suggestion board where customers can suggest flavor combinations they want to see. Scoops has many locations in LA, so make sure to stop by your nearest one asap!
Our Fave Flavor: Guinness Coffee

4. Carmela Ice Cream

Carmela Ice Cream is known for their cute interior and refreshing ice cream flavors. They use natural ingredients for some of their ice cream flavors such as Fresh Mint with Cacao Nibs, Lavender Honey, Cranberry Orange Thyme Sorbet, and Roasted Sweet Potato. Carmela also has seasonal flavors and weekly flavors so keep your eyes open for those!
Our Fave Flavors: Earl Grey tea and Fresh Mint w/ Cacao Nibs

5. Saffron & Rose Ice Cream

Saffron & Rose might not look like the fanciest ice cream place from the outside, but exotic ice cream flavors await you on the inside. Saffron & Rose is famous for their organic Persian ice cream. Saffron & Rose’s flavors are really different from the classic flavors that normal ice cream places have. They have one of a kind flavors like White Rose, Saffron pistachio, orange blossom, watermelon, cucumber, and many more. The unique flavors are definitely worth trying, so if your ever in Westwood make sure you swing by Saffron & Rose for a taste!
Our Fave Flavors: Saffron Pistachio and White Rose

Let us know about YOUR go-to ice cream shops and flavors! ;)

Downtown Las Vegas Life is Beautiful Music Festival

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Life is Beautiful is September 25-27, 2015 in Downtown Las Vegas. This three-day music festival first started in 2013. The festival is in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas and it spreads over 11 city blocks, 4 massive stages host over 70 chart-topping musical acts. This years lineup has everyone’s attention because they got amazing musical acts.

The lineup consists of artists like Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, Death Cab for Cutie, Hozier, Snoop Dogg, Weezer, Walk the Moon, Madeon, KYGO, Porter Robinson, and etc.

There is still time to buy your ticket to this three-day music festival! You can purchase a ticket on their website it is only $255 for all three days! That is an amazing deal for a three-day music festival with an awesome lineup.

 

Summer Bucket List: Music Festivals

Ahh, the beautiful hot days of Summer. What’s a better way to enjoy it than jammin’ to your favorite tunes and roaming around a crowd full of good vibes? We’re sure that attending the hottest music festivals of 2015 had made it near the top of your guys’ summer bucket lists. Here’s a fun little info-graphic to shed a little light on what your fellow festival-goers are thinking ;)

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Minty Jungle American Muse Summer Lookbook 2015

Are you guys ready for the hot summer days ahead!? The air is filled with sunshine, warm weather, and adventure. We’ve got the perfect summer outfits for you guys to battle these exciting days while staying fabulous and fun! Our summer arrivals include boho-chic finds, matching sets, fringe, crochet, and ruffles just to name a few details. Peep our American Muse Summer 2015 lookbook here! Or SHOP NOW! ;)

 

Outside Lands 2015

 

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Outside Lands is this coming up weekend, and everyone here at the Minty Jungle is pumped! The event is a three-day music festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. This rad  NorCal festival is equivalent to SoCal’s Coachella– but instead of being in the desert heat, you’re in a cooled down forest. So, its time to channel those mother nature vibes!

Friday’s headliners include Wolf Alice, Mumford & Sons, RL Grime, and Porter Robinson. For Saturday’s headliners it ranges from rap music to indie, such as The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Cold War Kids, G-Eazy, and Tame Impala. Saturday’s lineup accommodates all kinds of music lovers with its massive variety of genres.On Sunday, Outside Lands gives us more of a soulful and calm list of headliners like Elton John, Sam Smith, Axwell & Ingrosso, Nate Ruess, and Odesza. If you’re going to Outside Lands, one performer you should NOT miss out on is Mr. Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick is known for putting on an amazing show, so keep your eyes peeled for special guests and listen up for his killer lyrics.

This eagerly-awaited event has sky-rocketed in popularity thanks to it’s unique and eclectic lineup. Thanks for a hell of a show, Bay Area!

Let us know who you’re excited to see!

Stay hydrated and nae nae all day! :)

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Music Monday: SoCal Hard Summer 2015 Music Festival Line Up

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Summer is a time for walking your dog, sunbathing, and mowing your lush green lawn.

NO! Of course not! Just kidding, you can do all of those things, but don’t forget to take advantage of all of this free time while you’re melting away from the stress of school and work.

Finally, the time has come. It’s time to invite that hot lifeguard over, lose yourself in the desert, form amazing friendships, take long road trips far away from home, and most importantly, party your socks off! There’s no better way to do the last thing on that list than to go to a music festival.

Here in the Minty Jungle, we can’t help but feel like the allure of music festivals are undeniable. People gather from all over the world to enjoy bonding experiences with old AND new friends. There are plenty of venues and events to choose from, but one of our personal local favorites is Hard Summer, also known as Hardfest. We’ve heard some buzzing in the jungle of LA with excitement over the lineup for this 2015’s lineup. Headliners include The Weeknd, Schoolboy Q, Dillion Francis, Porter Robinson, Jack U, Chromeo, Die Antwood, Zeds Dead, and many other amazing performers. But there’s just too much ear candy to list! Check out the official flyer with the names of all of the artists:

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We’re very excited for Hard Summer 2015 shortly approaching. Purchase your tickets here and mark your calendars for August 1 + 2!

Dance your heart away and get lost in the music, good vibes, and warm Southern California sunshine. PLUR.

Los Angeles Based FYF Fest Lineup Announced

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FYF Fest  has announced it’s 2015 lineup, and everyone in the Minty Jungle is stoked! For it’s 12th year, the good people over at Goldenvoice bring another awesome lineup to Downtown LA. The two-day music festival will be held at the LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park on August 22nd & 23rd.

Saturday’s headliners include Frank Ocean (our personal fave), Bloc Party, Chet Faker, The Jesus & Mary Chain, and Purity Ring. Not to be outdone, Sunday’s headliners consist of the legendary Morrissey, D’angelo and the Vanguard, Flume, FKA Twigs, and Solange.

Some more of our favorite artists playing the event are Belle & Sebastian, Toro Y Moi, Neon Indian, Title Fight, and Laura Marling. Of course, since Goldenvoice is known to put out great lineups time after time, we’re headed to Spotify to check out every other act on the list! Let us know who you’re set out to see!

Single and two-day tickets go on sale May 8th, 2015 12:00pm (PST).

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