Take this in. I’m currently writing this blog post while reading an extreme cold weather alert warning. Apparently there’s a high chance of frost bite if I spend more than 10 minutes outside. To say the least, I’m missing the “winter weather” that LA seems to experience. Oh, did I mention that it snowed while we were there? Yup, seems like I can never escape this chaos.
We just back from Los Angeles about a week ago and wow am I ready to go back. This was my second time visiting and it was a bit different from my first time there. Similar spots, but totally a different vibe and purpose. The first time I went was for my honeymoon and LA was just one of the cities that we went to during our trip to California. This time around, this trip was strictly work related. Well, sort of. I work part-time with a blogger (@NatalieAlysa; go creep her if you don’t follow her already). It was pretty exciting because we were able to go to showrooms and experience that whole realm of the Fashion and Influencer Marketing Industry. It was pretty amazing to be in a city where everywhere you turn, there’s a creative doing there thing. It was pretty interesting to people watch in local coffee shops there, to say the least.
For someone who really values fashion in so many different ways (I went to college studying fashion business in hopes to work in the industry eventually + I just have always loved fashion), it was truly such an incredible and humbling experience. Passing by FIDM, walking down Melrose past Oscar de la Renta and The Row, walking into a few showrooms and just seeing what can be in done in the industry was such a pinch me moment.
When we weren’t in the showrooms, we were living our best lives at cafes. And I mean best lives…I could spend my entire day in one easily. If your thinking of visiting LA, you can’t leave without stopping by one of the many Alfred locations. It’s a cult fave in LA. Personally, we spent a ton of our time at the Melrose location. Honestly, that entire street is just absolutely dreamy. It feels like another world when your able to casually walk by the Zimmermann and Isabel Marant stores with a delicious iced coffee in hand. For me, it was heaven.
Another spot I had to mention before wrapping up this quick trip down memory lane, is The Beverly Hills Hotel. If your down for a breathtaking view, the most amazing brunch food, and perhaps run into a celeb or two (we were face to face with the Jonas Brothers, no big deal), The Cabana Cafe is a must. It’s definitely a bouge and quite pricey spot, but wow is it worth every penny (the portions are also huge). We opted for a watermelon mojito, mushroom truffle flatbread, and truffle fries, and it definitely did not disappoint the slightest.
Have you ever been to LA? This trip was definitely not my last so I would love to hear your recommendations for spots I have to visit next time.