1. Where the journey began, AUS --> LA / 2. I didn't realise how much I needed coconut lattes in my life until Alfred Coffee fatefully ran out of soy milk / 3. Winter apparently doesn't exist in L.A / 4. Shadow play at Nasty Gal - home of the #GIRLBOSS / 5. Show Off Beaded Mesh Bodysuit by Nasty Gal / 6. Had to / 7. THE Paul Smith wall everyone takes photos in front of and I was no exception 8. Coffee in an alley is as good as it sounds / 9. One of my favourite things about Melrose was that every building either had artwork on it, or looked like a piece of art from the inside - so much interior envy was had / 10. And Marc Jacobs was a good example of it / 11. Architecture in DTLA (? I think it was DTLA) / / 12. We spent hours at the Tupac exhibition and remains the best thing I did there / 13. A tourist photo, but when I have a few Grammy's under my belt I will look back on this day / 14. What everyone instagrams when in LA / 15. The sky setting on our last night / 16. LA --> NYC
A quick post from our brief affair with Los Angeles. I saved my DSLR for our New York leg of the trip, so this is mostly an Instagram shot recap while we stayed 5 days in an AirBnb in West Hollywood (this is where I should mention not to be fooled by photos of apartments).
We didn't venture out much as we were just off Melrose, so most of our time was spent shopping in WeHo, me obsessing over how pretty everything was at Nasty Gal, and stay far, far away from Hollywood. We spent a day in Downtown LA though, purely to visit the Grammy Museum for the All Eyez On Me: The Writings Of Tupac Shakur exhibition. I grew up listening to Tupac because of my older brothers, and my love for music and writing later became more evident as I got into more Australian artists (this was me trying to word my sentence so that I don't mention The Veronicas in another post), so I felt in my element being surrounded by music, and hundreds of personal and handwritten artefacts from such a genius and legacy.
5 days was a good amount of time to spent there overall, I think after a while we'd struggle to find something to do, although I would have liked to have taken a dip into the vintage shopping culture but most of them seemed to only open via appointment?
But that was it! It was good weather-wise to spend some time in California before we headed to East Coast, but New York was where all of the magic happened, so until next time...