PREPARE YOUR TRIP TO LA
One of the beloved sister’s of the founders, Maria, brings us how-to recipes to get to LAX without the handbrake and attack the city like a local. You want to eat? We have it. Do you want to have dinner? We have it. Do you want to snack? We have it. A few drinks? We have it. Walky? We have it. Are you still interested? Well, do not stop reading because here we leave you some little secrets that many would like to possess en route. I hope you like them as much as I do.
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THANKS MOTHER - Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood which its owners define as "a place at the table of love".
LAUREL HARDWARE - The perfect place to treat yourself and enjoy a good brunch.
PALIHOUSE SANTA MONICA - Palihouse Santa Monica is a beach boutique hotel offering 38 generously decorated classic rooms, as well as impressive studios, one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens. In continuous operation since 1927, Palihouse Santa Monica (formerly The Embassy Hotel Apartments) is a leading example of Mediterranean Renaissance architecture of Moorish influence. The hotel dates back to the time when Santa Monica was the last train stop in Los Angeles and travelers from all over the world came to vacation by sea all year round. Ideal for dining and enjoying the DJ in West Hollywood.
THE VILLAGE IDIOT - they get the best meat from farmers who raise their animals in a humane and sustainable way with great care and integrity. Without factories. Without antibiotics,without hormones. No bull. If you're attracted to meat, it's the spot to enjoy a carnivorous dinner at Melrose.
TERRONI ITALIANO - From his home in Toronto, where Terroni was founded to Los Angeles, his location in West Hollywood is a large and bustling restaurant that keeps alive his passion and fascination for southern Italian cuisine.
THE LITTLE DOOR- In West Hollywood. This is your place if you go with a loving travel companion. And we are not the only ones who says this! The Little Door has won the award as the most romantic restaurant in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Times.
Joan's on Third - gourmet deli in West Hollywood. A vibrant meeting place, Joan's on Third has become a culinary emporium. And Joan is always present, behind the counter, visiting the guests or helping her family of loyal employees and veterans to serve her famous test, which shows that the legacy she has created is as funny in spirit as she is.
The IVY - One more for the collection of brunches. This place immerses you in a small house full of colors with a family atmosphere. It is the top choice of celebrities and is in Hollywood. Save yourself on a Sunday to enjoy your meal!
GJELINA - This is the place to be ... If you want, you can go to Venice Beach do not hesitate to visit this restaurant that we leave here at Abbot Kinney. If you have been thinking to have dinner we recommend that you book in advance.
THE TASTING KITCHEN - If you have one of those days, in which you would eat it all - pancakes with six floors included-, visit The Tasting Kitchen. We recommend your brunch. Also located at Abbot Kinney, Venice Beach.
THE URTH CAFÉ - And where is the vegan option you ask? Calm down. As I said before, we do not lack anything. This cafe is located in Beverly and Santa Monica. And it's a healthy and fast-food option that we love! Its practice is based on obtaining local organic ingredients, sustainable and whenever possible. Urth enjoys many direct and special relationships with local farmers. The Urth Caffé menu offers a fresh, healthy and sustainable way to eat, drink and live by using 100% natural ingredients completely free of artificial or transgenic ingredients.
LEMONADE - Alan Jackson is the founder and vision behind Lemonade, luring Californians with the simple charm of exquisitely prepared salads, braised meats, satisfying sandwiches and, of course, lemonades that quench your thirst. Born in California, Alan named the restaurant "Lemonade" because of the bright and comforting feeling he has when one simply speaks the word.
UMAMI - Umami means "delight".Beyond sweet, sour, salty and bitter, the fifth taste of umami is rich and tasty. A word coined by the Japanese, Umami is a powerful force behind many of our food cravings. Umami Burger first appeared in Los Angeles in 2009, immediately becoming an unmissable hamburger and firmly positioned in the best lists of restaurants in the city and the best hamburger lists in the country.
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SOHO HOUSE WEST HOLLYWOOD- If you are already a member you will not have any problem and you will be able to enjoy an atmosphere that makes you feel at home. Do not hesitate to have a drink there. And if you do not have the opportunity to enter you can always access Cecconi's for which membership is not necessary.
SKY BAR - On the rooftop of the Hotel Mondrian, Skybar is an outdoor ivy-covered pavilion that rises above the Pool in Mondrian, Los Angeles. Having been the place for nightlife and the most popular bar scenes since the day it was opened, Skybar's recently re-imagined design offers a new focus on this iconic space. An elegant lounge by the pool during the day, Skybar offers an idyllic oasis for sunbathing and enjoying impeccably cool cocktails. When the sun goes down, Skybar's pulse beats even stronger, stirring a seductive energy, aroused by world-class DJs and Hollywood glamor.
NO VACANCY - This site is, without a doubt, unique. We will choose not to tell you anything. Just keep in mind these rules, and that the entrance is through a parking ... This is Hollywood.
POUR VOUS - Parisian style club with a dress code with velvet banquettes, live music and burlesque dancers. Imagine entering a tiny shaker being Katherine Hepburn after shooting at the Paramount Studios that are next door. Very vintage cocktails, silver fountains with champagne bottles. Ah! The smoking area is an old tram car
THE EDISON - The Edison is a world class room that preserves architecture and mechanical artifacts. A renovated power plant produces wormwood cocktails and crafts, as well as nights of burlesque and live music. Located in Downtown LA, in an alley that is scary, is this old electric station converted into a bar restaurant where silent films from the 20’s are projected while girls fall from the ceiling wrapped in sheets. A mix between Moulin Rouge and Circo del Sol; amazing. Not every night they have a show, check their website.
THE STANDARD HOTEL - Ideal destination to go for the first drink. In this hotel you can enjoy the views of the rooftop and sit on a few beds of water and savor the cocktail of your choice.
The ACE HOTEL - The Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles opened in early 2014 at the historic United Artists building in downtown Los Angeles. A decorated, famous and vibrant Los Angeles gem, the center is experiencing a renaissance. Built in 1927 for the non-conformist film studio, the theater and the tower of the UA theater stand as monuments of a group of influential American artists who strive on their own. An idyllic place to drink.
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GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY - The entrance to the cosmos of Southern California! Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign.
SANTA MONICA's PIER - Santa Monica Pier is a dock located in the coastal city of Santa Monica. The docks were discovered on September 9, 1909 not only has built a jetty or a fishing spot. A place that became a backdrop in the movie Titanic and Iron Man, this amusement park can be visited every day at 11:00 a.m. at 24:00 p.m. at midnight.
ABBOT KINNEY - JUST MINUTES FROM VENICE BEACH, ABBOT KINNEY BOULEVARD IS A LONG MILE OF THE LATEST FASHION, ART AND FOOD.
Celebrities, food lovers, local artists and bohemians mingle in the best restaurants of the chefs and in neighborhood places alike. Abbot Kinney is a pillar of the local community that attracts international tourists. The avant-garde design is easily mixed with a peculiar style. Abbot Kinney Boulevard is an expression of the famous artistic community of Venice. The street is filled with the range of international flagship boutiques and boho-beach chic boutiques, the best of rare and vintage discoveries, renowned art galleries, stylists, beauty salons and health and fitness options to nourish the mind-body -soul. The nightlife of the street attracts fashion, the avant-garde and the sophistication of celebrities from all over Los Angeles and beyond.
ROBERSTON - Robertson Boulevard is the mecca of favorite shopping for celebrities, paparazzi who chase them and stargazers, Robertson Boulevard is home to exclusive stores and some of the high-end brands.
MELROSE - Melrose Avenue Shops, Restaurants ... Famous for the TV Show Melrose Place, you will find a long street that encompasses many blocks of shops, restaurants and eclectic and elegant beverage establishments. It's a colorful collection and you can not miss it if you travel to LA.
MELROSE TRADING POST - Vintage market which entrance costs $ 5, opens every Sunday. Melrose Trading Post offers an experience in constant evolution, with a careful selection of handcrafted products, eclectic art and crafts, vintage fashion, antique furniture and unique treasures.
And that’s it! You have learned to wander LA without having to look like a tourist. Initiative attitudes gives life to your companion, and with this recipe you can enjoy the city without running around for three hours