Los Angeles is a bloggers dream, and when it comes to tracking down the perfect hotspots I know exactly where to guide you. So, my friends read along whilst I walk you through my favourite places.
All the hot spots I would recommend
It probably doesn’t surprise you; ‘LA is one of the trendiest places in the world’. The city is flooded with Instagrammers and I love the fact Instagram can show us the latest trends, people (I’ve made multiple blogger friends on Instagram), things to eat and drink and places to visit. The beauty of Instagram as a platform is the ease of using it when you’re on the go. It’s a mobile-exclusive platform and can immediately edit images you take on the move to post on the platform. And through this, a number of restaurants, hotels, products and brands have flourished.
Since I felt Los Angeles is such a chic city to visit and the fact we had such a great time out there, I thought why not share some more deets on some of the wonderful places to eat and the most photogenic corners of the city.
Alfred’s Tea Room
Tucked away on a small street off of Melrose Place in West Hollywood lies a tiny tea room that’s undeniably fashionable and pink. It’s the home of Alfred Tea Room, the little sister of the trendy coffee joint around the corner, Alfred Coffee.
Let me put this simply – if you like tea and you adore the colour pink, this is where you need to go. Alfred Tea Room does a fantastic job of coupling a sense of luxury with on-the-go tea culture, not always the easiest combination to pull off, but they do it well. Heads up; be prepared to encounter a host of bloggers snapping photos at every turn. The shop isn’t very big, but every inch is highly grammable. I loved this place so much and the fact I’m totally obsessed with tea I bought my very own pink mug.
The Beverly Hills Hotel – Polo Lunch
Odds are you’ve heard of it or at least seen tonnes of pictures on Instagram. Even if you haven’t, it’s time to get familiar with the Polo Lounge, the ‘ultimate Hollywood power lunch’ spot and bar of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Decorated in peachy pink and dark forest green, it’s a destination in and of itself! Even just pulling up to the red carpet entrance makes you feel like royalty. That’s how it made us feel when we went along for brunch anyway. Oh and don’t even get me started on the food. Oh so yummy.
We were only there for a few hours for brunch. I opted for the berry pancakes and it comes highly recommended. The maple syrup and berries were quite literally melting in my mouth ‘no lie’.
It’s a busy hotel but not in the traditional busy hotel sense. That’s one of the things that makes it so alluring: You feel like you belong there, it’s not pretentious at all, or unsettling to be there, it’s very welcoming, and we were escorted through the powder pink corridors, and palm tree print wallpaper, which was an experience in itself. While it’s the type of hotel that most of us can only dream of staying in, (I’d sleep in a poolside cabana if I had to), it’s fun to dream, but you never know one day that dream may come true.
Although Los Angeles may be best known for such attributes as perpetual sunshine, gridlocked traffic, and the tip-tap of finger strokes of people typing on Final Draft looking to hit it big in Hollywood, the City of Angels is also a welcoming palette for a diverse set of backdrops.
Made in LA Mural
Whether or not you were actually made in LA, it’s always fun to pretend you are! Yes it’s a bit cliche but it’s super easy to make a pit stop at the Made in LA sign. It’s easily located on the side of Cisco Home store 8025 Melrose Ave.
Paul Smith Pink Wall
This wall is the perfect pink backdrop and a bloggers dream (that’s if you love pink as much as I do) for whatever picture you may want to take, especially portraits. Find this one at: 8221 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046.
Until next time LA. June 2018 I will take you on a ultimate girls road trip when I visit California, Las Vegas and New York. Can’t wait!!! Bring on 2018. xx