Travel Diary: LA: West Hollywood & Beverly Hills

Hey folks! Jason and I finally made the big trip out to the West Coast, and I am finally sorting through our photos from May.  (Sorry! Life happens!) So here it is, our California Adventure:

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While in California, we stayed at a friend’s cute little studio in Long Beach. (Shout out to Dana! Thanks, girl!)IMG_8815

Before hitting the LA traffic, we wanted to find some much needed coffee and ended up finding our favorite coffee spot from our whole trip. (We came back multiple times!)

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Lord Windsor had a super friendly staff, and a beautiful atmosphere. And the coffee? top notch.

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After that, we headed off to eat some breakfast with Dana at this cute little spot called The Attic. We needed some good comfort breakfast food after such a long flight, and The Attic was the perfect spot. Great outdoor seating with a fire going, and good company. We couldn’t have asked for a better morning. (PS- LA was cold. Like… in the 50s. For a Florida baby, it was a little too cold for my liking. Isn’t it supposed to be SPRING?!)

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After that we went over to get our rental car. (Just about the only thing exciting about turning 25 is that you can rent a rental car without extra fees, and Jason actually got to do it! His birthday was on the day we flew out to LA)

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Jason had to catch up on some work the first day, so we went to another coffee shop in West Hollywood.

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Alfred Coffee (In the Alley) was really adorable and was a great little work space, but we have to admit… the coffee wasn’t all too great. This was one of the shops that was highly recommended when researching coffee spots in LA, so we were a little disappointed.

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Highlight of our daytime adventures: Having lunch at The Beverly Hills Hotel with our friend Riley!Screen Shot 2017-06-10 at 11.59.30 AM

This place was actual paradise. Seriously, when I immagine my dream tropical getaway hotel, this is exactly what it looks like. Lots of pink, lots of greenery, a beautiful pool, a tasty lunch… The Beverly Hills hotel had it all.  We ate outside by the pool and had a delicious lunch with a great friend.

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I was so excited we were able to see a few friends while we were in town… So happy I got to see this beautiful girl!

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After lunch we hopped over to Montage Beverly Hills Hotel for Happy Hour drinks at The Garden Bar. This place was just about as gorgeous as the last, and the cocktails were amazing!

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For sunset, we made the trek up to The Griffith Observatory. (And you bet we played the La La Land soundtrack all the way up the mountain.)  This was actually one of the most magical parts of our whole trip. The view and the sunset made the whole hike from the car worth it.

Best date ever, to say the least

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If you’re wondering, yes it’s worth it to stand in line to look through the telescope. Super cool experience.

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If you’re planning on going to The Griffith, get there early! This will help make your hike a little shorter. (But also make sure you stay for sunset because, like I said, it’s magical.)

To end the night, we had dinner at this delicious plant-based Mexican restaurant called Gracias Madre.  If you’re in the area, I would highly recommend checking out this restaurant, and their cocktails.

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And that was Day One of our LA adventure.

More to come,

xoxoxo

Meg

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