9.30.2014

MY GUIDE TO LA

Le Fashion Blog -- LA Los Angeles Guide -- Where To Eat, Stay, Shop, Rental Car, Hair Salon...etc -- photo Le-Fashion-Blog-LA-Los-Angeles-Guide-Where-To-Eat-Stay-Airbnb-Shop-Silvercar-Rental-Car-Salon.jpg
Photos: My Own

As some of you may know from my instagram feed, I spent the month of August exploring Los Angeles and other parts of California. I've been many times, but never this long, so it was great to finally be able to check out more of what I hadn't gotten to yet. Anyway, I thought it'd be cool to do a quick guide with some of my LA favorites. Enjoy!


BEST PLACE TO STAY:

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Pretty much every time I come to LA I use Airbnb. It's cheaper than a hotel and you can find some AMAZING spots in all the different neighborhoods. This time around I found gems in Malibu and in West Hollywood. Both were in perfect locations, had great interior design and private pools. This made it real hard to leave!


BEST WAY TO GET AROUND:

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Hands down, Silvercar. Ever since my first experience renting with them in Dallas, I was hooked. When I heard they opened in LA, I was super excited since the LAX rental car situation can be a serious pain. The process is seamless- you reserve and pick up your rental using their app. The best part is that all their cars are stunning silver Audis with GLORIOUS built-in wi-fi. I selfishly admit that this was perfect for catching up on emails/instagram/twitter/vine/facebook while my poor fiance drove us around in LA traffic.

Good news is that Silvercar has offered to give my readers a 20% discount off their next rental using the code: SILVERCARLEF. This is perfect if you plan on visiting Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Miami or Phoenix any time soon. Score!


BEST PLACES TO SHOP:

Le Fashion Blog -- LA Los Angeles Guide -- Best Places To Shop: Isabel Marant, Jenni Kayne, General Store -- photo Le-Fashion-Blog-LA-Los-Angeles-Guide-Best-Places-To-Shop-Isabel-Marant-Jenni-Kayne-General-Store.jpg

These are just some of the few I got to hit up while in town, but there are MANY more I am still dying to browse spend all my money at...

Jenni Kayne - 614 N Almont Dr. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 860-0123
I seriously lost my mind over the F/W 2014 collection (the shoes!), the Mansur Gavriel bags and the swoon-worthy selection of jewelry.

Isabel Marant - 8454 Melrose Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90069 (323) 651-1493
I already knew I'd love seeing the collections, so for me the best part was simply seeing the insanely cool design of both the inside and outside of the space. Can I move in please?

General Store - 1801 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 751-6393
I'm such a fan girl of Hannah Henderson, so this spot was high on my list. The place is filled with an eclectic selection of goodies. I'm head over heels for the jewelry, especially the earrings and ring selection. Can't wait to go back.

Click below to see my picks on where to eat and more...

BEST PLACES TO EAT:

Le Fashion Blog -- LA Los Angeles Guide -- Where To Eat: Cafe Gratitude, Gracias Madre, Son Of A Gun...etc -- photo Le-Fashion-Blog-LA-Los-Angeles-Guide-Where-To-Eat-CafeGratitude-Gracias-Madre-Son-Of-A-Gun.jpg

I still have a long list of places to try, but these are my favorites from this trip...

Gracias Madre - 8905 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (323) 978-2170
Vegan Mexican food for the win. Try their green juice and the butternut quesadilla is bomb.

Son Of A Gun - 8370 W 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 782-9033
Best fried chicken sandwich ever. Also try the mini lobster rolls and smoked fish dip.

Cafe Gratitude - 639 N Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323) 580-6383
(2nd location): 512 Rose Ave Venice, CA 90291 (424) 231-8000
Owned by the same people as Gracias Madre. LOVE the kale salad and their hot sauce.

Joan's On Third - 8350 W 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 655-2285
Great for celeb spotting. I always get the Tarragon Chicken Salad.

Real Food Daily - 414 N La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 289-9910
Another great vegan spot. I am obsessed with the Not-Chos and The Great Cardini salad.

Urth Caffe -8565 Melrose Ave West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 659-0628 (more locations)
I can't get enough of their Green Tea Boba and their blueberry cheesecake.

Republique - 624 South La Brea Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (310) 362-6115
Was introduced to this spot by Geri Hirsch. Great breakfast/brunch options.


BEST PLACE TO GET YOUR HAIR DID:

Le Fashion Blog -- LA Los Angeles Guide -- Best Place To Get Hair Cut and Color: Andy Lecompte Salon with Jen Atkin and George Papanikolas -- photo Le-Fashion-Blog-LA-Los-Angeles-Guide-Best-Place-To-Get-Hair-Cut-Color-Andy-Lecompte-Salon-Jen-Atkin-George-Papanikolas.jpg

Andy Lecompte Salon - 616 N Almont Dr Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 273-4100
Beautiful space. Make sure to see Jen Atkin for a cut and George Papanikolas for color.

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I'll be heading to LA again this winter, so let me know where else you guys recommend!

40 comments:

  1. Looks amazing, Los Angeles always looks fantastic.

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  2. Oh how good that food looks!

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  3. What a great guide. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh my, I want to move to LA now! Gracias Madre and the place where you stayed looks amazing!!!
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  5. Can't wait to visit<3

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  6. stunning picture!
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    Jeanne
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  7. I love this post! It makes me wanna go to LA even more!!

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  8. I live in LA and this is spot on! for food you have to also go to sugarfish (LA staple,) gjelina (in venice,) AOC (w. hollywood,) ink (melrose)


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    1. Thank you! I keep meaning to go to sugarfish, but never made it. Will do these next time. Xx

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  9. Ive lived in LA my whole life and have quite the rec's for you!! hehe you should try next time-

    breakfast - sweet butter, sherman oaks (hidden gem)
    sushi - kiwami, studio city & hamasaku
    dessert- alcove, los feliz
    dinner/wine - zinque, west hollywood

    so many more but don't want to take up 1/2 this page!! =)

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    1. Thank you! Can't wait to go back and explore more. Xx

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  10. California looks amazing! You're sure living that high life :)

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  11. You should do someyhing like this for San Francisco or any other interesting places you follow! This is so much more personal than looking. At a yelp review! I love it!!
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    1. I may just do that. It was fun putting this together. Glad you enjoyed! Xx

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  12. Good choices, I've never tried fonuts so that's a must!
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    1. SO good and they're vegan/gluten-free!

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  13. LA through pics looks amazing!

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  14. Great advice!

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  15. omg thanks for that im going in November and this helps alot :)
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  16. I've yet to try Airbnb so now I feel like an idiot, because the places you stayed are just glorious. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

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    1. Def try it! I used Airbnb in Paris too and the apartments were just as awesome.

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  17. Your photos are so amazing!!!

    I would love to follow any new fashion blogs and would love any advice on my own blog :)

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    xxx

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  18. Amazing pictures and great article! Can't wait the travel LA one day and explore all these places! <3
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  19. Love this guide! We were just there this summer for 9 days and it definitely wasn't enough time to see everything we had on our list. Hope to be back soon...
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  22. This is a great post, I really want to go to LA and I am sure this post will come in really handy.
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  23. I would love to visit LA. I was born in Cali but wasn't old enough to remember any of it so I would love to go back!
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  24. hi, the house you stayed in looks very nice. do have the airbnb link? thank you!

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