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.
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.
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