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9 Apr 2015

FROM SNOWSTORM TO SPRING - LOS ANGELES

After arriving to a bit of a blizzard in New York, L.A welcomed us with warmer temperatures (although nothing close to the 30 degrees they'd been seeing prior to our arrival - what is it with our weather luck?!). One of my besties from London happened to be there at the same time, so on the Sunday we all met up for brunch and a drive around Beverly Hills in a rented Mustang - what an amazing way to see some of L.A!

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Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Pink Taco on the Sunset Strip, Hollywood, L.A
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Pink Taco on the Sunset Strip, Hollywood, L.A
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz, West Hollywood, L,A
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz, West Hollywood, L,A
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || palm trees, L.A
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || The Grove shopping center, L.A
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || the Polo Lounge at Beverly Hills Hotel, L.A
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz, West Hollywood, L,A, view from rooftop pool
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz, West Hollywood, L,A
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz, West Hollywood, L,A, wearing Banana Republic stripe zip dress

Wearing: Banana Republic dress (now out of stock), similar here and here.

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Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz, West Hollywood, L,A, rooftop pool
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz, West Hollywood, L,A
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || view of Hollywood sign from Hollywood & Highland
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz, West Hollywood, L,A, view from rooftop pool


Here's how we spent a day and a half  in L.A:

Sleep: We stayed in West Hollywood, at the Andaz hotel (known as the 'Riot House' due to previous rockstar guests' wild antics and debauchery). Since Jarv is hugely into rock and metal (and I am more than partial to it), we felt like we were staying somewhere with an interesting and exciting history - all around the hotel there are posters, photographs and references to the rock and roll royalty that has previously graced its rooms. 

The Andaz also has the highest rooftop pool in the Hollywood area, with beautiful views across L.A.

Eat: We arrived in L.A. late on Saturday night, and went for a stroll on the Sunset Strip looking for food. Pink Taco was a mere five minute walk from our hotel. It's an awesome restaurant with outrageously friendly waitstaff, a chilled out vibe, fast service and delicious fish and meat tacos.


For breakfast, we grabbed some food from the small farmer's market next to The Grove. You'll even find a dog bakery there. That's right. A dog bakery. A bakery for dogs. Only in L.A.

For brunch on Sunday, we ate at the iconic Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel. A gorgeous setting with some interesting characters and great (if not small-portioned) food.

Dinner was had at Animal. I have to say, though the service was lacking, the food was absolutely excellent. The place was rammed at 8pm on a Sunday night and even though we had a reservation we ended up waiting half an hour for a table to free up. If you're unfamiliar with the concept at Animal, it's pretty much all about offal - brains, sweetbreads, marrow, pigs ears, etc. All expertly done; top quality. 


Shop: We strolled around Rodeo Drive (the go-to for luxury brands), whipped our Amex cards out at The Grove (a lovely, albeit small, outdoor shopping area where you'll find Michael Kors, Banana Republic, Nordstrom, DvF and more) and spent a little more at the Beverly Center (an indoor shopping mall with everything from YSL to Uniqlo). 


See: Unfortunately, we didn't have much time for sightseeing, but we managed to make it to Hollywood & Highland to catch a quick glimpse of the Hollywood sign and have a little nose at some of the stars on the Walk of Fame. Next time, I hope to check out the Getty Center and the Griffith Observatory.


20 comments :

  1. Great pictures... i have been several times to new york but never to the west coast...Cant wait to discover LA and co!

    Bisous from PARIS !

    www.once-in-paris.com

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    1. Thanks, Naelle! It was really fun going from East to West in one trip and seeing the different lifestyles. Very different, but both great in their own ways!

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  2. YES! I was in NY just a few days ago and I was freezing! LA sounds much better! I am so happy to live in Florida, love palm trees and just warm weather in general! Love the way you look! So stylish!


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    1. Thank you, Suzy! Haha NY has been shockingly cold this year, so far! I envy you - Florida weather sounds fantastic. London is not quite so lucky ;)

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  3. I am just loving all of your photos. I haven't been to LA in years, and you are reminding me I need to go back. Beautiful photos.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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    1. Thank you, Kay, I'm really glad you're enjoying them :)

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  4. Marvelous pictures! They make me so jealous, I have been to LA once
    but I definitely wanna go there more often in the future! Thanks for sharing <3 Kisses from Hungary xo

    Csenge | Csenge's Point

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    1. Thanks, Csenge! I, too, hope to go back again soon - it's such an easygoing lifestyle there x

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  5. Love your dress!

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  6. LA looks incredible, cant wait to go back! x
    http://sweatshirtsanddresses.com/

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    1. It was awesome! Hope you get to return soon x

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  7. Great photos! I love visiting L.A. the Andaz has one of the best view on the sunset strip. Looks like you had an amazing time.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! It was a lot of fun, I'm looking forward to exploring more next time :)

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  8. Beautiful photos, went to LA a couple of years ago but would love to return!

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    1. Thank you, Eden! Hopefully you will soon.

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  9. Absolutely stunning pics!!! Love LA. And your Banana Republic dress is just gorgeous x

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  10. Great captures, Kamara. Makes me want to go!! And you look fabulous as always, where are the boots from? :)

    Zahra | www.theluxeedition.com

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    1. Thanks, Zahra! They're from Zara ;)

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