To celebrate the launch of our new capsule collection with Lost & Found, we’re attempting to take Da Bus on a road trip to LA, starting tomorrow. Why? Lost & Found is based on the spirit of '70s surf culture, and we figured it doesn't get much more old-school than a barely-functioning VW bus.
Also, we needed a cheap way to get down there in time for Friday, which is when we're hosting a launch party for the L&F collab at our Venice store.
So who's even going on this road trip?
Doug "Always Aloha" Walker, Founder of Lost & Found
Ben Bloom, ML Creative Director, Bus Wrangler
Julia Toro, ML Copywriter with a high tolerance for gas poisoning, we assume
What are you guys gonna do on the way down?
Day 1: Highway 1 to Big Sur
Quick stop at the San Jose store
Big Sur Bakery
Slates Hot Springs
Nepenthe for dinner (rec courtesy of @heartsymomma)
Day 2: Santa Barbara with a stop in SLO
Morro Bay and the Sea Shanty (rec courtesy of @the_moodynoodle)
Go Westy Campers (mechanic rec courtesy of the good folks at @sunski)
Backyard Bowls for a smoothie (rec courtesy of @staciadesignco)
and maybe Los Agaves after since we'll probably still be hungry...
Day 3: Venice
Quick stop at the Malibu store
Surf at Zuma Beach
Lunch at Neptune's Net (rec courtesy of @ashleynicolego)
Crack a beer and start the party set-up
PS - Don't forget to submit your wager for how many times the bus is gonna break down...if you're right, you'll get a secret discount code. If you're wrong, you probably shoulda guessed higher.