One of my favorite places to go to on vacation is Los Angeles, I’ve had a great time every time I’ve been there – I’ve been to LA 5 times. The weather is always amazing, which is wonderful when you’re trying to escape a Canadian winter and you just want to see the sun again! Also LA is close to many other fun places like, Palm Springs, San Diego and Disney World! Yay! Or doing a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway – I would highly recommend this, my boyfriend and I did it and we want to do it again but in reverse starting from San Fran! Anyways to carry on with this post, even though I’m in no way an LA expert, I’ve had a lot of people ask me for my LA list, so here it is! Some of the places may be a bit touristy but I love all of these places and I go back to them every time I’m there!
Places to eat
Gracias Madre this is a beautiful pant-based Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood. The food is great and like many places in LA it’s very instagrammable ; )
The Butcher the Baker & The Cappuccino Maker this is one of my favorite places to go to for breakfast or brunch.
Eveleigh I’ve been here for both brunch and dinner and they were both great meals!
The Butcher’s Daughter in Venice not only is it super cute but the food is great! I love their pizza – though note it’s a vegetarian (mostly vegan) restaurant.
Alfred Coffee on Melrose Place this place is really just fun for an IG photo ; )
Chateau Marmont, this is another one of my favorite spots, I’ve been there for brunch, drinks and dinner and I have not been disappointed.
The Ivey is another must when I’m in LA, my boyfriend and I always get the Fresh Lobster Ravioli with the Ivy Pink Sauce – this might be my favorite meal! And if you love pecans the Hot Pecan Square Topped with Praline Gelato & Hot Fudge Sauce is probably the best dessert in the world! We’ve sometimes just gone for that because we’re usually to full to order dessert.
Joan’s on Third I just love this place and it’s great for a quick meal, or something to go. I also love their coffee.
Jonny & Vinny’s last but certainly not least, this might just be my favorite place for Italian food in LA. I end up going here at least once if not twice when I’m in LA. My favorite pizza is the LA Woman, burrata, tomato, basil, olive oil and sea salt, yum!
Some of my favorite places to shop when I’m in LA are,
The Apartment by the Line this is no surprise, I literally love everything in this store! – 8463 Melrose Place, 2nd floor
Violet Grey best selection of makeup and beauty products! – 8452 Melrose Pl
Glossier – 8407 Melrose Pl
Barneys New York, Beverly Hills – 9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills
Le Labo in Venice – 1138 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Hourglass in Venice – 1351 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Melrose Trading Post is an open-air antique and flea market and I always find something unique to take home with me.
I hope you find my LA list helpful if you’re headed to LA, as always please feel free to leave a comment or DM me on instagram if you have any questions!
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