los angeles city guide

Every once in a while, I mention a new restaurant we have tried or a fun place we have been to in LA, but I haven’t done a comprehensive guide to my own city yet!  I love doing guides for new cities that I travel to, so it only makes sense that I share my favorites in Los Angeles – and boy do I have a lot!  I’ll have to do a new one of these every so often since everything changes so much here, but for now, here is a current little treasure trove of the best places to grab coffee, eat, shop, play and spot celebs!

EAT:  Mexican: Mercado and Petty Cash Taqueria | Italian: Terroni and Jon & Vinny’s and Cecconi’s | Lunch: Toast and Joan’s on Third and Republique | Salad: Sweet Green | Downtown LA: Bottega Louie | Sushi: Izakaya on 3rd and Sugarfish | Dessert: Milk | Venice: Gjusta (lunch) and Gjelina (dinner) | BBQ: Bludso’s | Malibu: Mastro’s Malibu and Paradise Cove | American/Burger: South Beverly Grill and Craig’s

SHOP:  Melrose Place (Violet Grey, The Row, Zimmermann, Elodie K, Chloe, Carolina Herrera, etc) The Grove and Brentwood Country Mart and Abbot Kinney

SPA:  Montage Beverly Hills (for a massage) and Kate Somerville (for a facial)

MUSEUMS:  Getty Villa and The Broad

COFFEE:  Alfred’s and Verve

HIKE:  Franklin Canyon

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