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Sawtelle Blvd. Dining

When you make plans to catch up with me, we’re always going to eat somewhere. I’m not a coffee person. I can’t hold my liquor. I don’t do “just drinks.” I need to be fed.

A trip to L.A. occasionally includes meeting some old classmates, and this trip was no exception. This time we took a little foodie adventure on Sawtelle Blvd. in West L.A. Read on . . . Continue reading “Sawtelle Blvd. Dining”

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The Last Bookstore

Another Instagram gem. And a place that will now be in my regular rotation when visiting Los Angeles.

Bibliophiles rejoice! This is your L.A. haven, right in the middle of DTLA. I only allowed myself about 20 minutes to be here (because of other plans), but that quickly turned into over an hour (and caused me to miss a food truck).

What can I say? I love books. If you do too, visit The Last Bookstore. Maps place it at 453 S. Spring Street, but apparently that is a delivery entrance, so round the corner to 5th Street for the regular-people entrance. If you forget, there are signs to remind you. Read on … Continue reading “The Last Bookstore”

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Grand Central Market: Eggslut

Grand Central Market is great if you’re in DTLA, need food, but don’t know what you want yet. Like many public markets, there are numerous food stalls that sell everything from ramen to cold-pressed coffee.

This is definitely a place I need to go back to and visit for additional treats, but my goal was to visit Eggslut, a stall that I found featured on Instagram and several “What to Eat in LA” articles online. Read on … Continue reading “Grand Central Market: Eggslut”

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L.A. Foodie: Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

I had planned on taking myself on some hikes around some of LA’s most iconic landmarks (including the Hollywood sign), but the recent storms in the SoCal area had put that on hold for me. I changed my direction and decided to scroll through Instagram and visit the sources of some of LA’s most popular social media food subjects. No sponsors, just hungry and hooked on Instagram. And bored. The boredom helped. First up — Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. Read on … Continue reading “L.A. Foodie: Mr. Holmes Bakehouse”

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Worth the Hype? OUE Skyspace

SoCal residents (even many of us in NorCal) have heard about one of LA’s latest attractions — the Skylide at OUE Skyspace. It opened in the summer of 2016 and all the hype from the advertisements made me curious. Of course, I don’t like crowds, so I waited to visit when summer was over and everyone had to get back to their normal lives. Click below for my experiences and some helpful (I think) tips for planning your visit. Too tired to read the whole thing? Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a summary. Continue reading “Worth the Hype? OUE Skyspace”