I recently spent five days in Los Angeles visiting my friend Sheena of Space.Plate.Create. I love California but this was my first time in this city. I fell in love with the city so today I’m sharing my recommendations on what to do while you are in Los Angeles.
Eat: Lunch at Larchmont Bungalow
Drink: Grab happy hour at Mama’s Shelter
Shop: Spend the afternoon shopping in Larchmont Village
Love: Score some scenic views and Instagram-worthy shots of the Los Angeles city skyline with a trip to Griffith Observatory
Grab a rental car from Skirt and head up the PCH to spend the day at the beach in Santa Monica and Malibu.
Eat: Grab lunch in Santa Monica on the pier at Pier Burger
Drink: Grab a refreshing juice blend from The Hive.
Shop: Spend part of your afternoon shopping at Malibu Country Mart.
While you still have your rental car from Skirt head to Pasadena for the day.
Eat: Grab lunch at Tender Greens. Order the Happy Vegan salad.
Drink: Grab tea at this Intellengista, a trendy coffee shop. Order the Turmeric Tonic.
Shop: Spend the day shopping in Old Pasadena.
Love: Take the scenic route to Pasadena and drive down Mulholland Drive. You’ll be able to get up close views of the famous Hollywood sign.
Eat: Grab some pho at It’s Pho
Drink: Enjoy happy hour at the vegan Mexican restaurant, Gracias Madre.
Shop: Visit one of Los Angeles’ many outdoor markets.
Love: Start your morning with a workout at Exhale Spa in Hollywood. If they are still offering it take the Helicopter Skydeck yoga class. It’s an experience of a lifetime. Imagine taking a yoga class thousands of feet up in the air.
Eat: Grab brunch at Tart. Order the chicken and waffles.
Drink: Soak up some liquid libations and scenic views at Ivory on Sunset
Shop: Spend your last day shopping at the Grove in Los Angeles
Love: Craving dessert? Grab ice cream or dessert from MILK.
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