Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Abbot Kinney Blvd. is definitely the shopping street with the most character in Southern California. Rodeo Drive attracts the most tourists and Melrose Ave. is where you can find popular brands, but Abbot Kinney has a range of unique stores where you can find a variety of awesome things. There are these little touches to … More Abbot Kinney Blvd.

The Beverly Hilton

Any hotel that advertises the time Angelina Jolie jumped into their pool after winning a Golden Globe is a hotel I want to check out. The Beverly Hilton is most known for all of the events they hold throughout the year, more so than being known for the actual hotel. They host events from the … More The Beverly Hilton

Melrose Avenue

I’ve heard Melrose Avenue referred to as the more casual Rodeo Drive, but I see Rodeo Drive as the perception of Los Angeles, while Melrose Avenue more accurately represents Los Angeles. Things You Will Find on Melrose Avenue: The expensive, mostly unattainable for the average person shops you would find anywhere else in LA. I’m … More Melrose Avenue

Alfred’s Coffee

Any coffee shop that has two locations within a mile of each other that always seem to have lines, is worth visiting in my book. There are six Alfred’s Coffee locations in total, and two of them are located off of Melrose Avenue. Alfred’s actually sells Stumptown coffee, and describes itself as a neighborly coffee … More Alfred’s Coffee

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

I definitely have a thing for botanic gardens, and from the ones I have visited so far, The Huntington tops the list. The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens has a long name and a lot to offer. I have visited some botanic gardens/arboretums that have not been worth the ticket price(which you do … More The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Getty Villa

  The Getty Villa is one of two locations for The Getty, an art organization, but can be more accurately described as The Getty Museum’s younger sibling. It sits off PCH, and is located in Pacific Palisades, which is positioned in between Santa Monica and Malibu. I would not recommend The Getty Villa as a … More The Getty Villa

Zuma Beach

  One of the most suggested beaches I have read and heard about in Los Angeles is Zuma Beach. While Zuma Beach did not turn out to be my personal favorite beach in Southern California, I can see why it is a favorite among many locals. I visited Zuma Beach on an unusually chilly day … More Zuma Beach