L.A.'s fashion scene has been growing steadily over the past ten years, but everyone agrees it's reached a new pinnacle. No longer the domain of Barbie celeb style- it's become a destination for high-level designers and a hotbed of creativity. Innovations that happen in LA are felt globally, influencing our popular culture and leading the way in health trends. Here are the inspirational spots you don’t want to miss…
The Broad Museum, DTLA
One of the most trendy locations on Instagram, The Broad is a contemporary art museum that boasts free general admission. Check out the stunning visual installations like Yayoi Kusama’s Mirrored Room for a dose of inspiration.
The Butcher’s Daughter
Abbott Kinney is the ultimate hipster hangout. The new ‘it’ brunch spot, The Butcher’s Daughter is a vegetarian eatery which sources its products from local farms and serves them alongside freshly pressed juices, matcha teas or cocktails. We’re crushing on the hippy luxe interiors also.
El Matador State Beach
Every day El Matador plays stunning backdrop to fashion shoots, it’s stunning rock formations are a short drive from Malibu and never fail to infuse you with a good dose of natural awe and beauty.
Gracias Madre is a plant-based Mexican restaurant in the hip West Hollywood area. We love the statement black and white tile that decorates the bar area and the outdoor patio, filled with fire pits and colorful Mexican blankets.
Need a fresh and airy space to work and nourish your bod? Or place to hang with your laptop while you sip a smoothie? Nestled in trendy downtown Arts District, The Springs is a full service yoga studio with a restaurant, wellness centre and infrared sauna. The walls are filled with local art and there’s a beautifully curated gift shop you won’t want to miss.
A French Bistrot in the heart of the pedestrian-friendly Los Feliz. Several productions have been shot in front of the painted windows and inside retro bar area (including the Madonna x Louis Vuitton ad). Order freshly baked macarons and a coffee at the coffee bar, or sit outside or in the lounge for a full service dining experience.
The Bungalow is a breezy Baja-style 1947 cottage surrounded by beach and gardens in the middle Santa Monica. While the website bills it as a ‘respite from hectic city life,’ queues extend round the corner most Saturday nights. Get there early for sunset sangria or try their new oceanfront Huntington Beach venue set to open any day now.
One of the hottest dinner reservations in town, Bestia (Italian for “Beast”) was opened in 2010 by husband and wife duo- him a chef, her a hostess with a passion for interior design. The result is this memorable restaurant the whole city is in love with (hence why it’s still tough to get a reservation).
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Potentially the most Instagrammed hotel on earth, it’s impossible not to feel like an old-Hollywood starlet as you enter the revolving doors to the decadent lobby of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Don’t miss the swanky Sunday Brunch service with live jazz and people watching galore (or the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel wallpaper).
Popular installations such as current Rain Room or Breathing Light are brilliant and inspiring, while the many floors of this museum are always buzzing with something new and current. You are not likely to get bored here ever.