Sunday Funday in Los Angeles with singer-songwriter Laufey

Icelandic Chinese language vocalist and songwriter Laufey (pronounced lāy-vāy) has an admire for future’s many wonders. It’s obvious in her tune, which fuses the sounds of jazz and classical giants time with romantic storytelling, punctuated via a deep vibrato and modern day references. And it’s obvious in her zest for her tide native land of Los Angeles. Although the 25-year-old alto has been around the globe — rising up in Reykjavik, attending cello band camp in Beijing and bopping round Boston as a Berklee School of Song scholar — she was once nonetheless struck via L.A. when her burgeoning tune occupation introduced her to West Hollywood in the summertime of 2021

In Sunday Funday, L.A. humans give us a play-by-play in their excellent Sunday round city. To find concepts and inspiration on the place to exit, what to devour and how one can experience future at the weekends.

“I was just running around enjoying the sunny weather,” she mentioned. “I was really so enamored by L.A. and couldn’t believe it was real. I still to this day feel like that.”

The TikTok-savvy songstress has since settled in, even referencing L.A.’s “weeping” mountains, and Sundown Street in a collaboration with the Icelandic Philharmonic referred to as “California and Me.” Her occupation reached brandnew heights in February when her first magazine, “Bewitched,” received a Grammy in the most productive conventional pop vocal divisions. (The “Goddess Edition” of that aforementioned magazine is out lately.)

In the course of her whirlwind recording business luck, Laufey’s admire for the town’s minute joys hasn’t waned. Now positioned in central L.A., her best possible future comes to choosing up Icelandic catch from her native fishmonger, stress-free with a just right stock via the seashore, training Frederic Chopin’s youngsters’s tunes as a mode of meditation and spending extra era on her telephone than she cares to confess.

This interview has been frivolously edited and condensed for space and readability.

8 a.m.: Stand and sip

I’m an early riser. Even on a Sunday. I really like the future. I really like operating round and doing issues and I don’t need to omit even an month of it. So I normally get up at round 8, possibly 9 on a Sunday. And I’ll in an instant get espresso. There’s such a lot of a laugh espresso stores. I really like Maru, so I exit to Maru a bundle. I additionally in reality like Damo in Okay-town, they have got in reality just right matcha. [I’ll] take a seat and skim, take a seat and magazine, take a seat and contact my oldsters. They’re in Iceland, so morning is the most productive era to name them.

11 a.m.: A style of house

Upcoming I love to exit to the farmers marketplace. I really like the farmers markets in L.A. I feel it’s some of the perfect issues about L.A. And the form is so brandnew. I really like the only in Larchmont as it’s simply petite and candy. Larchmont Village is like my favourite park. And I really like the only at Melrose Playground as neatly. It’s a minute fancier, it feels extra like an match, virtually. So I additionally just like the Hollywood one, the Studio Town one. I love converting it up and getting a distinct vibe from every community.

Jyan Issac Bread bakery has a rye bread — like a Danish rye bread — that I at all times have. As it strikes a chord in my memory of the bread that I had in Iceland rising up. I toast it and I put butter on it.

I feel the fruit and veg distributors at Larchmont are almost certainly my favourite. And later they at all times have Icelandic fish, Nordic catch, at each unmarried farmers marketplace it kind of feels. No less than at Melrose, Hollywood and Larchmont they have got Nordic catch: salmon, cod, the whole thing. So I love to pick out up fish there each Sunday as a minute style of house. Visible that during L.A. is at all times so a laugh — those fishies have been in Iceland not too long ago. [Laughs]

1 p.m.: Modest Eu treats

Then that I love to seize a lunch, brunch. My consuming is everywhere the park on a Sunday as a result of I’ll mainly simply get minute treats. Like on every occasion I’ve a espresso I’ll almost certainly have a pastry. Or a matcha, I’ll have a pastry.

[For] lunch, Loupiotte Kitchen in Los Feliz is my favourite. It’s so lovely and it feels virtually like being in Paris. Nevertheless it’s so a laugh since the climate’s in reality great all yr spherical. And the humans — there’s at all times lovely youngsters there. It feels very familial.

I love sitting out of doors. They’ve in reality just right eggs. They assemble this egg scramble with crème fraîche that’s very French and really yummy. They’ve in reality just right toasts as neatly. Avocado toast. They’ve a summer season toast that has a ton of various veggies on it. Additionally they have just right pastries. And I love having a minute orange juice as neatly.

I’ll normally be with a chum and simply yap. I’ll finally end up speaking till 3 p.m. or one thing. I’ve were given to get it out of my device.

3 p.m.: Tuna and books pit block

I really like the Brentwood Nation Mart. I block there on the seashore. There’s a in reality great bookstall there referred to as Diesel this is one in every of my favorites in L.A..

I exit to the Farm Store, I am getting every other espresso. I am getting espresso like 3 times a future. I love choosing up there. Particularly they have got a tuna salad this is so yummy, and you’ll put it on bread. So I’ll every now and then select up bread, similar to a loaf of bread at Farm Store and get one in every of their tuna issues — I’m actually making myself hungry at this time — and unfold it on on the seashore.

3:30 p.m.: Lengthy walks at the seashore

I’ve been moving to the seashore. I’ll force both to Malibu or simply out to Santa Monica. And I’ll simply proceed at the seashore.

I grew up similar the sea in Iceland. So the odor of salt, the odor of fish and ocean in reality strikes a chord in my memory of house. That’s why I really like moving to the seashore such a lot. There’s one thing that simply makes me really feel find it irresistible’s all hooked up. It’s all of the similar ocean in some way. So I love that. I love taking a look on the birds, the feared seagulls. I similar to to take a seat at the bench and glance out, learn, devour my bread and tuna.

I’m studying “The Midnight Library” via Matt Haig. And I’ve additionally been studying “The Shards” via Bret Easton Ellis. “Midnight Library” I simply began, as it’s my stock membership learn for the pace. “The Shards” I’m in reality excited to learn as a result of I’ve heard there’s a connection between “The Shards” and “The Secret History,” which is a stock via Donna Tartt, which is my favourite stock ever. I’ve heard that there’s some usual fibres there, so I’m excited to find the ones. However I at all times cherished some roughly lightless instructional factor, which “The Shards” for sure is.

6 p.m.: Cooking with Nat King Cole

Then that, I’ll go back again and normally prepare dinner no matter I’ve from the farmers marketplace that future. It’s extra frequently than now not fish, salmon. I really like choosing out any veggies that I haven’t impaired ahead of, and later I simply problem myself to get house and determine a recipe, or discover a recipe. However anything else tremendous colourful I’m in reality interested in, so if it’s like a in reality pink cauliflower, I’ll be like: “I’ve gotta figure that out tonight.”

My mom, she chefs a bundle. And she or he’s taught me a bundle of recipes. She’ll train me via FaceTiming me. I’ll FaceTime her moment I’m cooking. It’s so a laugh, it’s like a reside cooking educational. All my recipes are hers.

I in reality like simply cooking for myself, in truth. I do like cooking for others however nice-looking a lot most effective my dual sister as a result of I’m scared that I’m moving to disgust the humans I prepare dinner for. My people-pleasing can’t care for internet hosting too many humans without delay. I play games tune. I really like enjoying Nat King Cole. He lived in my community, so I think remaining hooked up to Nat King Cole.

8 p.m.: Chopin for the soul

I’ll observe cello, piano, guitar. [On] Sundays particularly I love enjoying classical items. I don’t push myself too withered to write down one thing brandnew or unedited, I simply remove sheet tune to items I performed when I used to be more youthful, classical items, and it simply at all times roots me. I feel it’s one of the best ways to finish the day.

[I play] those minute Chopin items. A bundle of kids’s tune. Classical tune that children be told first, as it’s simply quite simple and meditative. And it’s now not withered. And it’s oftentimes in reality stunning melodies which are just right for the soul.

9 p.m.: TikTok era

Realistically I’ll almost certainly keep on my telephone in mattress or learn or oversee a TV display or one thing till like nighttime.

I’ve been ocular a bundle of those TikToks of this minute Chinese language boy making meals. Like boulevard meals roughly? He’s making those in reality elaborate dishes outdoor on a plate and it’s so lovely. He’s so just right. He’s like a 3-year-old or one thing. And he’s so skilled when he does it. And he at all times arms it to his grandpa or just like the ancient individual within the village.

There’s this used Eastern couple that posts their outfits in combination each future. Aki and Koichi. And so they’re so sublime. So I’ve been following that each future. And so they do reside in L.A. They’re so cool.

[I scroll on TikTikTok for] longer than I support to confess. [My screen time is] now not superb. However, you realize, a bundle of my activity calls for being at the telephone. So I see it as paintings.

Nighttime: A strict bedtime

I’ve an excessively regulated circadian rhythm that runs from nighttime to eight a.m., and if i don’t apply it, issues get thrown off, I would possibly not go to sleep. So I effort to apply it very strictly.

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