JetSet: Los Angeles

A few of us have been travelling quite a bit lately, so thought it would be fun to introduce a new blog category called JetSet. We’ll share our tips, ideas and insider info about restaurants, hotels, bars, attractions and anything else awesome we stumble across in our journeys!


Itching for a
quick weekend getaway? In our first JetSet post (!), we suggest taking off to LA
for a 
quick three-four day getaway. Read up on some amazing things to check out while in the City of Angels.


Where to stay:

The Palihouse
(8465 Holloway Drive) is an ‘urban lodge’ that offers guests suites, residences
and loft spaces to choose from, which makes it perfect to stay in if you’re in LA for more
than just a weekend, too.  Each room is
oversized and offers an apartment feel, complete with kitchenette. The central
location, amenities and dining make this cozy spot a perfect alternative to a
traditional hotel.


Where to eat:

Gjlena
(1429 Abbot Kinney Boulevard,
Venice Beach)
The relaxed atmosphere, extensive menu and BYOB set up make
this a LA staple for locals, celebrities and tourists alike (so be sure to make
reservations ahead of time). Portions are small and meant to be shared, be sure you choose a
dish from each category (oysters, charcuterie and cheese, vegetable, salad,
pizza, small plate, plates and dessert).

TIP: There are no food modifications, so if you’re allergic
to a specific ingredient, gotta plan ahead.


What to do:

Daytime:

·        Grab
brunch at
GRUB
(911 Seward Street) for amazing food, homemade gingerale (read: perfect
hangover cure) and tasty cocktails.

·        
Spend
the day at the
Santa Monica beach with a visit to the pier. Grab a
beer and guacamole at
Marisol Mexican Restaurant.

·        
Hit
Jet Rag’s Sunday $1 vintage sale to rummage
for finds.

·        
On
Sundays check out
Drai’s pool party at the W.

·        
Shop
and dine at
Fred Segal and Fred
Segal cafe

·        Go
shopping at
FashionPhile, a designer handbag consignment shop with
killer prices.

·        Go
for a hike or run in
Runyon Canyon. Be sure to wear runners and your
LuLus because the hills are steep! Be prepared for amazing views of the
Hollywood Hills and celebs working out.

Drinks:

Be clichéd and enjoy a drink at Chateau Marmont. It’s well worth it.

Hotel Erwin, a
boutique hotel in Venice Beach, with stunning views of the ocean is the perfect
place to enjoy a drink with a view.
Night time:

For an LA experience and beautiful views of West
Hollywood, check out
Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel (8440 Sunset Boulevard). 

For live music and a less pretenscious experience,
check out
Harvard and
Stone
(5221 Hollywood Blvd), decorated to be a Prohibition era-style bar. Known to be a favorite of Kristen Stewart, the bar features a burlesque
show that takes place every hour.  
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