LA Guide

It's been two years in L.A and I feel so lucky to call this place home. I've been living on the west side in Venice, and I love the overall vibe and feel of California. The people are kind, conscious and creative. The food is super fresh, and most of the things you can do involve being outside.

Below are my suggestions for things to do, and places to eat, shop, and drink.

Of course keep me posted for anything I missed.


Things to do in L.A.

Take a Yoga Class at The Yoga Collective

Do a Sound Bath at Unplug Meditation

Hike to Point Dume

Take a SoulCycle Class in Santa Monica

Hang out on the couches at The Bungalow

See the planetary show at Griffith Park Observatory

Ride the Iconic Ferris Wheel at Santa Monica Pier 

Walk the boardwalk from Santa Monica to Venice

Have a drink on the rooftop at Perch

 Hangout with adorable adoptable kitties and sip on caffeinated beverages at Crumbs & Whiskers

 Watch live jazz at The Culver Hotel

Take a hike through Runyon Canyon

See a movie at the Silent Movie Theater

Grab a coffee at Intellegentsia on Abbot Kinney

Stay/visit/dine at Chateau Marmont

Check out the Santa Monica Farmers Market

 Drive down the PCH from Santa Monica to Malibu

Have high tea at the Langham Hotel

Walk or bike along the Manhattan Beach Boardwalk to admire its perfection

Go bowling at the Spare Room in the Roosevelt Hotel

 Take adoptable dogs for a walk at Bark n’ Bitches

 See a movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Walk through the gardens at the Huntington Library

Rent a pedal boat at Echo Park Lake

 Watch the horse races

Take a hike to the Hollywood Sign

Have the burger and a slice of pie at the Fountain Coffee Room in the Beverly Hills Hotel

Go on a wine safari with Malibu Wines

Attend a game at Staples Center

Enjoy poolside cocktails at the Roosevelt Hotel

Order the Mandili de Seta pasta at Factory Kitchen

Have cocktails at sunset on the rooftop of Hotel Erwin

Watch skateboarders at the Venice Beach Boardwalk

Visit Grand Central Market and eat all of the food

See a movie at The Million Dollar Theater

See the latest exhibit at The Getty

Get a workout climbing the Culver City Stairs

Go bowling at Shatto 39 Lanes

Go rollerskating at Moonlight Rollerway Skating Rink

Be an audience member on the Ellen Show

See the LA Philharmonic perform at the Disney Concert Hall

Walk around Descanso Gardens

Go to one of LA’s museums on “Free Museum Day” (FYI: The Broad is ALWAYS free!)

Have dinner on the patio at Nobu Malibu

Attend a bingo night at Soho House

Have a custom cocktail made for you at The Varnish

Walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Take a photo in front of the Urban Light installation at LACMA and tour the exhibits

Have an ice cream sandwich from Coolhaus

Visit the Museum of Jurassic Technology

Go to a Dodger game

Go to Drag Bingo night at Hamburger Mary’s

Do karaoke in Koreatown

Go out for AYCE KBBQ

Have French Dip at Phillippe’s

Have a late night meal at Canter’s

 Go to the Wi Spa in Korea Town after 1am

Have a night at The Magic Castle

 See a concert at The Greek Theatre

Go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market

Have dinner at the hardest restaurant to get into: Totoraku

Be a contestant on The Price Is Right

Go to Lucha VaVOOM

Have the most incredible dinner of your life at Maude

Have dumplings galore at Din Tai Fung

See a show at The Troubadour

Have a beach bonfire at Dockweiler

Order the Trust Me at Sugarfish

Have a macaron ice cream sandwich at Milk

Learn how to make neon signs in the Arts District

Take the ferry to Catalina for your birthday

 Attend LA Food & Wine Festival

 Visit the Museum of Ice Cream

Get on all the rides at Universal Studios

Do a studio tour at Paramount Pictures

Travel through time at the Time Travel Mart

Participate in the Halloween Parade in West Hollywood

Take a picnic to see a show at the Hollywood Bowl