An oasis of wellness in the downtown Arts District of Los Angeles, The Springs welcomes stressed urbanites. The one-stop shop for healthful, sustainable living encompasses an organic juice bar, a 40-person yoga studio, a spa and wellness center, a vegan wine bar, and a raw vegan restaurant.
“By building everything together, you create community, a space where people want to gather. And hopefully they end up bettering themselves as a result,” says Jared Stein, who co-founded The Springs with business (and life) partner Kimberly Helms. Some may come for a yoga class and stay for a fresh-pressed juice, such as the citrus-packed Skinny Dip; others linger over biodynamic wine after a session in the infrared sauna. A draw all on its own, the restaurant serves up such selections as sweet corn ravoli (pictured), samosas, and a sweet pea pistachio cake.
The Springs’s airy, open floor plan lends itself to events such as book signings, weddings, and retreats, further solidifying the health-conscious community that’s, ahem, springing up there.
Hungry for more? Visit The Springs at 608 Mateo St. in Los Angeles.