Soak It Up at The Beverly Hills Hotel à la @thelifeofjessicaa
When you think of iconic Los Angeles architecture and design, what do you imagine? Us? We immediately envision the timeless glamour, unmistakable prints (hello, banana leaf!) and quintessentially L.A. color palette of The Beverly Hills Hotel. Pop by for a poolside lunch or cocktail, and bask in the history and perfectly-pink ambience of this iconic hotel.
Dine at ROKU Sunset à la @jeffmindell
Located at the crux of Sunset Boulevard, ROKU Sunset is known for serving a modern take on teppanyaki and Japanese small plates, in an upscale bistro environment that seamlessly blends historical LA architecture with traditional Japanese design. Come for the sushi and stay for the soaring paper lanterns, timeless checkerboard tiles and impeccably maintained bonsai garden.
Imbibe at Café Birdie à la @monicawangphoto
While we’re eternal fans of the glitz and glam of West Hollywood, we’re also endlessly inspired by the newest hot spots cropping up in other neighborhoods, like the trendy and charming Highland Park. Our latest fave? Café Birdie, a reimagined neighborhood bistro with a stunning marble bar, sky-high ceilings, crispy French fries and endless charm. We recommend sipping a craft cocktail and sampling from the seasonally-driven menu while getting lost in the dreamy décor.
Fiesta at Gracias Madre à la @rclayton
If you’re looking to sample some of L.A.’s boundary-breaking vegan fare, look no further than the deceptively-delicious Gracias Madre. With an all-organic, vegan menu featuring an extensive tequila and cocktail selection, indoor-outdoor seating and pretty much the most gorgeous encaustic tiled bar ever, we don’t blame you if you want to stay all day.
Swoon at the Apartment By The Line à la @niki_csanyi
Chances are this isn’t the first time you’ve spied this utterly dreamy bathtub before—it just happens to be in one of the most-Instagrammed shops in Los Angeles: The Apartment by The Line. Smack dab in the middle of West Hollywood, it’s the perfect pit stop for luxe-lovers and minimalists alike. Bring the look home with a mix of organic materials and neutral hues accented with gleaming gold and rich marble.
Go Old School at Mardi à la @sarahshermansamuel
They say the best way to avoid looking like a tourist is to ‘do as the locals do.’ And what do Angelenos do every weekend? Brunch. We recommend taking part in the Sunday tradition at Mardi Restaurant, a charming restaurant with patio seating surrounded by 1940’s architecture, eclectic vintage furniture and plenty of lush greenery. Bring the look home after the meal is over with a funky table lamp and oversized Venetian mirror over your entryway console.
Get Charmed at The Hart and the Hunter à la @palisociety
Looking to up your Instagram game with equally delicious food and interiors? Make a stop at the European-inspired and charmingly rustic The Hart and the Hunter. With light streaming in over double tap-worthy brunch favorites like avocado toast served on vintage-inspired Chinoiserie and picture-perfect lattes in oversized aqua mugs, you’re guaranteed to get the ‘gram.
Dream at the Griffith Observatory à la @niki_csanyi
An old time ode to the City of Angels with a tie-breaking number of Oscar nominations, La La Land has has cinemagoers swooning around the world. With that in mind, no fan’s visit to L.A. would be complete without a visit to the iconic and unabashedly romantic Griffith Park Observatory. Admission is free and stunning sunset views are a certainty, though we make promises for a starlit waltz with Ryan Gosling.