Rebecca Laurey – My Los Angeles

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Rebecca Laurey is a Dutch blogger who writes about fashion, travel, beauty and lifestyle on her eponymous blog. Like PRISM, Rebecca’s love of travel is profound and she’ll happily tell you about her love for the US. So who better to speak to for a fresh take on Los Angeles?! Read Rebecca’s guide to Los Angeles below.

Roof terrace at the ACE. Credit: acehotel.com


What inspired you to visit LA?
 I first visited because my husband who’s a DJ, was playing there. We also have family living there too, so it feels a bit like our home away from home.

Describe what makes it special in a sentence? The epitome of Cali cool where everyone seems to be inspired to be the best version of themselves.

What is LA best for? LA has a lot of traffic, but I do think it’s the best place to just cruise around.

Rebecca’s LA Packing List



Rebecca’s Little Black Book

Best place to stay: I prefer to stay in an Airbnb apartment, either downtown, in Silverlake or Santa Monica. It feels so much more cosy!

Where’s Best for Daytime Eating: I always go to Lemonade, definitely one of my first stops whenever I’m around. It’s basically healthy fast food and they have the best, predictably, lemonade. I also love Estrella, healthy and super fun spot with a great outdoor terrace. Last but certainly not least LA Chapter at the Ace Hotel for a yummy lunch or breakfast.


Lemonade/LA. Credit: visitpasadena.com

Where to Go for Dinner: Last time I was in LA I had dinner at Ysabel, such a cool place and amazing food and cocktails. Owned by the same people that have Laurel Hardware, also a must-go. Gjelina is my all time favourite! Best food in Venice Beach and Sugarfish has the most delicious sushi.

Where Best for a Sun-Downer Cocktail: Best place to catch a good sunset is the roof terrace at the Ace, it has decent cocktails and the coolest view. Or just head to Venice and grab a smoothie on the beach! LA basically has the best sunsets so everywhere with a view works.

Where Best for a Culture Hit: I love LACMA – both inside and out, it’s such a great place to go to. Also the Getty Center is interesting and has an amazing view.


LACMA. Credit: ddarcart.com

Where Best for Outdoor Downtime: Rent a bicycle and go from Santa Monica to Venice Beach or the other way around. Enjoying the beach-life, people watching and being active at the same time!

Where to go for Sport: Hike up one of the canyons, my favourite route gets you to the Hollywood sign.

Where to go for a Day Trip: Malibu, or if you’re really excited drive to Palm Springs. it’s as if you’re stepping right back into the 70s, a retro oasis in the middle of the desert.

One experience you can’t miss while you’re there: The Rosebowl Fleamarket. The best place for all your vintage finds!

 

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