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Travelling is my absolute favourite thing to do~ I just love discovering new places and having different experiences!

The summer is upon us and that means weekend getaways and travel to unique locations. I wanted to share a few of my favourite L.A Spots that I uncovered on my most recent trip –

L.A City Guide

Venice / Santa Monica

Abbot Kinney Blvd – The cutest strip of shots and eateries – Favourite restaurants are The Butcher’s Daughter & Gjelina

  • Venice Canals
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Fairmont Miramar Fig Restaurant- The cutest spot for dinner or breakfast, with views of the Fairmont pool – So lovely!
  • Fairmont Miramar Bungalow – The cutest bar! A great spot to head fr snacks & drinks after dinner, and they even have a plate of cookies you can order. So happy
  • Third Street Promenade – Some happy shopping

Beverly Hills

  • Rodeo Drive-Ultimate shopping spot
  • Gracias Madre- Delicious vegetarian Mexican food with the prettiest outdoor patio
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes – You can buy the goodies out of a vending machine, and they have delicious ice cream too!
  • Reformation – One of my favourite clothing shops!


  • Chateau Marmont is a great spot for a cocktail, some epic star watching, lots of famous people frequent the restaurant & hotel.
  • Comedy Store- Best stand up comedy – A must

Two cappuccinos with an image of a palm tree and with words LA printed in the foam.

Melrose Ave

  • Zimmermann, Chloe & Isabel Marant are located here, need I say more?
  • Fig & Olive is a cute restaurant to have a bite; Alfred’s Coffee is a must stop
  • Carerra Cafe – They make the cutest designs on your coffee & have great doughnuts

A blonde blogger staring out into the city from behind the Hollywood sign.


  • Hollywood Sign – A quick hike gets you to the top of the Hollywood sign, giving you great views of L.A. To go next level, head out with Elite Helictopters to fly over the sig with the helicopter doors off! Insane views.
  • Griffith Observatory – A very cool spot to check out downtown LA

Downtown L.A

  • Acne – A shopper’s delight
  • OUE Skyspace LA – Rooftop views of L.A with a slide that goes outside the building!
  • Chinatown – Really cute, with some great restaurants

Blonde blogger staring out into the pacific ocean from the steps of a pier.


  • Malibu Pier – Cutest restaurant on the Pier with healthy salads & juices, and they have a great shop too!
  • El Matador Beach – Hands down my favourite beach in Malibu – Super pretty to hang out
  • Paradise Cove – A great spot if you want to rent a lounge chair & get beach side service
  • Malibu Hills – Really pretty to drive around in, great for sunset

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This article originally appeared on Cara Jourdan’s personal blog

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