If you follow me on instagram you may have noticed some photos I’ve been posting with a little honeybee logo on them over the past few weeks. People were asking me questions, “whats the little bee?”, etc and now I can finally share the details! I partnered with Marc Jacobs on a project to support their fragrance Honey by Marc Jacobs. I had to pick some of my favorite places in my city (Los Angeles) to share with you guys with the hashtag #mjhoneyspots. So if you didn’t see them on instagram, here they are! And i’m adding a bunch more favorite spots at the bottom for those of you looking to visit Los Angeles soon!
Photo 1: Pacific Coast Highway 1= Arguably one of the most beautiful drives in the world- PCH aka Coast Highway aka Highway 1. It runs all along the coast from the top to bottom of California. If you’re coming to California and renting a car (which you have to, public transportation is relatively non-existent) you must do some of the drive!
Photo 2: LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)- Home to one of the most notable monuments in Los Angeles- the lampposts, and it’s new art installation the Levitated Mass (pictured above), LACMA is not only inspirational and amazing but gorgeous for taking photos!
Photo 3: Mauro’s Cafe @ Fred Segal in West Hollywood- Located just several blocks from my house this is my go to favorite lunch spot. They have the best shrimp avocado salad and not to mention a little shopping at Fred Segal after never hurts.
Photo 4: The Boardwalk= Los Angeles County wouldn’t be complete without the beach. From Malibu to Manhattan Beach the ocean and boardwalk are breathtaking. Every Californian’s dream- to own a home on the boardwalk.
Photo 5: Park Ave in Beverly Hills= The sky high palm-tree lined streets of Beverly Hills are famous around the world and a great place to get that “I’ve been to LA” picture!
And here’s a complete list of some of my favorite places in the city!
Favorite Stores: Just One Eye, Reformation, Curve, Intermix, Maxfield, LF, Madison
Favorite reasonably priced store: Topshop at The Grove
Favorite Vintage Shop: Wasteland, Decades
Favorite department type store: Barney’s
Favorite local shopping experience: Melrose Flea Market on Sundays
Favorite Lunch: Joans on Third, Cafe Midi, Mauro’s Cafe
An “LA” lunch experience: The Ivy
Best lunch and shopping in one: Fred Segal
Best vegan: Cafe Gratitude
Favorite smoothie: Radiant Skin at Earthbar
Lunch on the eastside: Alcova in Los Feliz
Best restaurants to spot celebrities: Madeo, Soho House, Chateau Marmont
My personal favorite restaurants: Gjelina (in Venice Beach), The Little Door, Eveleigh
Best seafood: Son of a Gun
Favorite Mexican restaurant and margaritas: El Compadre
Best Italian: Terronis, Madeo
Favorite reasonably priced dinner: Bossa Nova
Best Hotel: Chateau Marmont
Best Hotel pool: Roosevelt
Best Sushi: Sugarfish, Sushi Park
Favorite place to have a drink: Soho House (members only), Bar Marmont, Sunset Marquis
Favorite dive bar: The Darkroom
Favorite wine and cheese bar: Tosca
Favorite outdoor activity: hiking Runyon Canyon, bike riding on the boardwalk in Venice
Best Drives: Pacific Coast Highway Santa Monica to Malibu, Sunset Strip from Fairfax to Crescent
Other spots to check out: The Grove, Farmers Market, The Getty, Rodeo Drive