I’m lucky enough that I get to go to Los Angeles, California as often as I do with as much family as I have there… I’ve also considered moving there, you know, if the whole book thing goes well! But for now, visits will have to do. I went to LA just last month for my cousin’s engagement party when the weather was perfect, the leaves were changing color, Guava was the fruit of choice all weekend #howLA and the fall sun was in full force! For anyone visiting the area, I’ve written a little guide below of some of the places I went just recently and other places that were memorable through the visits:
Where to eat:
Bear Flag Fish in Huntington Beach has the freshest fish I’ve ever tasted. Maybe it’s because they’re right next to the ocean but that type of Poke is not available in Houston, guaranteed. After lunch, shop at all the cute boutiques on your way out and purchase a thing or two that your wallet will later regret.
C&O Trattoria has this amazing garlic bread. Enjoy it with a hot coffee sitting outside on the patio under string lights and umbrellas #mood
Bru’s Wiffle is a waffle house that we stumbled across one hungry day and I can easily say it was the best chicken and waffles of my life. They also have cute floral centerpieces which doesn’t hurt.
Where to drink near the beach:
Venice Whaler is the perfect rooftop bar overlooking the pier. I encourage going to watch the sunset. The view is unbelievable that you won’t want to miss if you can get upstairs through the crowds. On your way there, walk along Washington Blvd to see some wall art and (more) cute boutiques running up and down the street.
Scopa Italian Roots is actually a restaurant in Santa Monica but we’ve ended up here for a night cap and some bar bites on too many visits. The dark and cozy restaurant turned lounge is the perfect place for an intimate evening or group gathering… except beware of douchy bartender….
What to see and do:
Baldwin Hill Scenic Overlook, better know as Culver City Stairs, or as I would call it the I-thought-I-was-in-shape-stairs will get you sweating. A trip to LA isn’t complete without a fitness outdoorsy activity but getting to the top was completely worth it for the view of the entire city.
The Promenade. I could do a whole post on where to shop in LA but think this covers it for now…