My favorites spots in Los Angeles
The laid-back lifestyle of Venice Beach, the new vibe of West Hollywood, the "feel good" spots of Silver Lake ... yes, the ethereal California myth of L.A betrays all the clichés of the city. So where to chill out in the City of Angels ? These are the neighbourhoods you should check out !
The sun-baked boardwalk, two-and-a-half miles of show-boating rollerbladers, laid back California-style fashion boutiques, street performers and cool canals... Venice Beach has undeniable allure. You can camp out and work all day in their cosy backyard of their relax cafes if you’d like. It feels more community working space than boutique, which I think is so Venice. Hit Ghelina for a brunch, Tortoise General Store for shopping, or paddle boarding at Mother’s Beach for fun. Later on, catch the sunset at High Rooftop Lounge in Hotel Erwin, a must ! I also like Rose Ave, less pricey than Kinney Blvd, where locals head for happy hour and dinner with friends. Near the beach, Waterfront Walk is going to the famous Pier and its route 66, cult places of our teen movies in Santa Monica. Skaters, surfers and girls in miniskirts, extend the real Californian dream...
Gjelina, 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Tortoise General Store, 1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Pacific park, 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291, Phone : 800.786.7789
Star of the casual wear and slow fashion, Silver Lake has an amazing selection of shops with a focus on locally made artisan goods—along with health-conscious juice bars, trendy eateries.Try hitting at Intelligentsia or Café Gratitude for a cool healthy break, then walking the mile over to Passenger, Mohaw General Store and Memonto Mor for shopping. If super relaxed and effortlessly cool is your LA look, you can’t go wrong. Finishing off the evening in Cafe Stella for nice cocktails. Silver Lake has the greatest collection of adventurous residential architecture in Los Angeles. Just open your eyes everywhere... enjoy.
Intelligentsia Coffee Silver Lake, 3922 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Café gratitude, 639 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Passenger, 2145 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Griffith Park & Observatory
A great art deco icon, the Griffith Obervatory, set on the summit of Hollywood Mountain, arguably provides one of LA's most spectacular views. This is where the hiking trails begin to approach closer to the Hollywood sign. A beautiful work out in the nature !
Griffith Observatory, 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
WeHo (West Hollywood) is one of those L.A. hoods that always seems to be buzzing with fun things to do and places that are worth your time. For a fun hike, go to Runyon Canyon Park. The view of Downtown is speechless. Vintage boots, some Levis jeans from the 90s, live music and good tacos… the Melrose Trading Post flea market is my favourite place to spend a day off on Sunday. In the shade of an olive-tree patio, Laurel Hardware restaurant, based on ultra-tasty American-Mediterranean cuisine, has maintained a chilled, unpretentious vibe to relax. The perfect place to start an evening. Because I’m a big fan of book-stores, I loved to chill out in Book Soup for his collection of rare books and sections devoted to art, culture and photography.
Runyon Canyon Park, 2000 N Fuller Ave, CA 90046, Los Angeles
Melrose Trading Post flea market, 7850 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046, Los Angeles
Restaurant Laurel Hardware, 7984 Santa Monica Boulevard, CA 90046, Los Angeles
Book soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, CA 90069, Los Angeles