C California Style

Canoeing on LAKE TAHOE is a peaceful pastime for Jenni Kayne (pictured with her son, Tanner, and their two dogs). Photography by LISA ROMEREIN.

Jenni Kayne’s Summer Guide to Lake Tahoe

by C California Style

The L.A.-based designer shares her top spots to relax and recharge

Jenni Kayne. Photography courtesy of Jenni Kayne.

Jenni Kayne has been spending summers on Lake Tahoe since she was a little girl. The L.A.-based designer, whose namesake brand is coveted for its effortlessly cool, laid-back California luxury, now continues the tradition with her own family, retreating to the freshwater expanse each summer to relax and recharge. “I love being surrounded by nature and spending time with my family without all the distractions of Los Angeles,” she says. “We swim, hike, cook together, go to the beach and just relax.” Here, Kayne’s local favorites. • Free Bird in South Lake Tahoe. They make the best homemade chai yerba maté lattes and smoothies. freebirdtahoe.com.Tahoe Yoga Shala in South Lake Tahoe to relax. tahoeyogashala.com. A boat ride to Emerald Bay to go swimming. Bespoke in Truckee, a wonderful small, old town not too far from the lake, where there are always great gifts and little treasures. bespoketruckee.com. • Verde has delicious Mexican food that’s flavorful and clean; it’s the best place to eat in Tahoe. restaurantmeyersca.com. Catherine Macfee, the interior designer, has a retail store in Truckee that I always pop into. There’s vintage decor, blankets, candles and furniture. macfeedesign.com.



This article originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of C Magazine.