@thealexdry

@2018-2019  |  BY: ALEX DRY

WHERE TO STAY?

Where else but The Beverly Hills Hotel. It is everything L.A.

WHERE TO EAT

Catch LA: this place has the most amazing pacific seafood whether you like it raw or cooked.

Chateau Marmont: set in the Historic Hollywood hotel with a patio garden right off of sunset boulevard.

SUR and PUMP: a Lisa Vanderpump restaurant in West Hollywood. This place has great drinks and the atmosphere is chic and sultry.

71above: the food is amazing, but the ambiance itself is everything. Even if you can make it to the Sky Lounge- the view is worth it.

Cecconiʼs: great food, glamorous atmosphere, Italian tappas and awesome patio.

Casa Vega: unique Mexican spot- the space is dimly lit with subtle décor. You almost feel like you have gone back in time.

Chomp Eatery & Juice Station

Salt&Straw: Ice Cream both traditional and unique, new flavors every month.

Craigs: awesome home-style food joint.

Fig and Olive: Mediterranean cuisine- great for lunch, or brunch.

Gjelina: My go- to spot for lunch/dinner dats, they have an array of pizzas and small plates that feature fresh seasonal veggies- perfect for sharing.

EggSlut: omg omg omg. The BEST egg sandwiches you have ever had.

WHAT TO DO

Hike Runyon Canyon: beautiful, relatively easy hike. The view is worth every step.

Hollywood Sign: I mean, you have to.

Griffith Observatory: Overlook all of Hollywood and up above. This is truly a gem in the city.

Hollywood Bowl: this place has amazing concerts- you can bring your own wine and can see the stage from any seat.

Melrose/Fairfax Blvd: this is the street you’ve seen a gazillion time on TV. It has the best shopping and Instagram walls.

LA Live: always fun for concerts.

There is always Disneyland, California Adventure, and Universal Studios if you’re looking to feel like a kid again (or an adult- no shame!)

MY FAV PLACES TO GO OUT

Laurel Hardware: great cocktails, cool chill hang-out vibe.

No Vacancy: this place is a must-go. I am not even going to reveal details but you cannot miss out on this place.

Bungalow: a beach-themed bar in Santa Monica. This place is my absolute favorite.

Nice Guy: a fun hangout, Goodfellas-themed.

ACE Hotel: a fun hang-out rooftop bar that overlooks downtown.  

MALIBU

 

WHERE TO EAT

Mastros, Nobu, Geoffreys, and Mr. Chow.  

WHAT TO DO

Malibu Wines Safari: omg this is the coolest thing you can do and totally unexpected. This is a must if you are in Malibu.

The Malibu Café: another absolutely have-to-go!

Sometimes you don’t have to “go” anywhere- just drive along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway and it will be worth a thousand places. Stop in Santa Monica and go to the Pier- Overlook. It also has the best shopping. 

INSTAGRAM WALLS

California Dreaming: 3486 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Love Wall: 8549 Higuera St, Culver City, CA 90232

Mondrian Wall by Kurt Thompson | Artists & Craftsman Supply:

1660 S. La Cienega Blvd.

Made in LA: 8025 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Blue Hue: 8024 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Paul Smith ‘Pink Wallʼ: 8221 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Polka Dot Wall by @TheMostFamousArtist | The Springs: 608 Mateo Street

Micheltorena Stairs: 1511 Micheltorena St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

#bleedinghearts “Love Mural”: Santa Clara Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice

Geometric Wall | Abbot Kinney: Intersection of Abbot Kinney Blvd & San Juan Ave

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA