For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Natalia Fabia to share her favorite place to eat. Natalia is a Southern California artist who paints sultry women in fantastic detail. Her first solo exhibition in New York, Punk Rock Rainbow Sparkle, opens at Jonathan LeVine Gallery on January 14.
Continue reading for her answer.
“I love, lovefood and especially now that I am pregnant I am eating non-stop!” Natalia says, laughing. “My absolute favorite place to eat is Planet Raw in Santa Monica. The best thing at Planet Raw is the electrolyte blueberry lemonade smoothie—oh my gosh! I could live off this thing! I know it isn’t exactly food-food, but I don’t care. Even my boyfriend, who is a huge meat eater and calls himself a ‘food opportunist,’ is obsessed with it. The smoothie melts in your mouth and has a taste I can not even explain! When I order it, I can not take the straw out of my mouth. I have tried to dissect it and make it at home but it is impossible! I don’t know what they do to it, but it is insane! Oh, and there are chunks of crunchy yumminess at the bottom of smoothie. I’m not even sure what they are, but I love crunchy chunks! It is just magical! The other amazing dish there is, well, everything on the menu! I just love it! Even if you have never had or are scared of raw and vegan food, you will enjoy this place! Everything is delicious!”
Santa Monica, CA 90401