Another idea for the books.
I'm a life long Angeleno, but at times I'm quite jealous of NYC, for many reasons. One in particular is that they have Tea and Sympathy.
We need a real tea shop in LA, preferably downtown. I know there's tea service at The Langham and at The Huntington Library, but we need something for everyday! A place with a cozy dining area (but not kitschy or too precious - more modern like Huckleberry or The Rose Bakery in Paris), serving proper scones, tea sandwiches, and counter service with pastries, sandwiches and tea to go.
And let's not forget the British accents. XO
Image from The Pastry Chef at Home