Exposition Park Rose Garden 2022

California is definitely a second home for me. I’ve been traveling back and forth to LA each year for about 18 years. I feel like I’m at home as soon as I touch down in the plane. I gleam so much from my time there that it’s indescribable. Being there is such a motivator for me and so much more. Last month, I traveled there for leisure, stayed 6 days and did all of the things that I should be doing when I’m there. I visited 3 museums, ate lots of good food, parked along the PCH to take in the views and to hear the waves crashing in, saw my friends, did some shopping, got a facial and a massage and journaled my way through my time there. The great thing about L.A. is that it’s always something to do. So, I couldn’t help myself, I had to do an L.A. travel guide! Trust, I have so much more advice to add to this guide so I’m sure there will be a part 2 soon. 


  • 1 Hotel West Hollywood- Beautiful, Chic and Dreamy Décor and centrally located. 
  • The London West Hollywood- Luxurious hotel with a great rooftop, cabanas and a restaurant on site for your convenience.  
  • Andaz West Hollywood- Has the best views of the Hollywood hills in my opinion.  
  • Intercontinental Hotel in DTLA- Love everything about this hotel and lobby.  


The Getty Villa
  • Griffith Observatory has one of the most iconic views in L.A.  
  • The Getty Center is a sight to see. Admission is free
  • but parking is $15.  
  • Santa Monica Pier has the iconic Ferris wheel, food, and lots to see and do. 
  • The Broad Museum is L.A.’s newest contemporary art museums in DTLA. Great news, general admission is free. 


  • Wally’s Beverly Hills- Loved the look and feel of this classy restaurant that gives off European vibes. Not to mention, they have the best truffle fries you will ever taste. I also tried the Caesar salad and it was amazing. 
  • Escuela Taqueria- Love this authentic Mexican restaurant. Do yourself a favor and try the crispy beef and pickle taco, it will change your life.  
  • The Tower Bar- Located in the West Hollywood historic hotel- Sunset Tower Hotel. They have the BEST VIEWS, and there’s no telling who you might encounter while dining there. I spotted Lional Richie once when I was there.  
  • Perch- Delicious food with great rooftop vibes.  
  • Poppy & Rose- Is Black owned and has the best breakfast & brunch comfort food selections.  
  • Elephante- Is located in Santa Monica and is a great option if you’re in the mood for some amazing pizza.  
  • Laurel Hardware- Very centric and fancy Michelin Star Restaurant.  

Let me know some of the places you like to visit while in L.A. 

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