La La Land and the Livin is Easy

January 20, 2015

To me, LA is the most effortless place. It’s where the Vitamin D is endless, and my hair is always a wavy mess. While our days are filled with FGL media, we try to squeeze in some good boutiques as we drive along the beach. When we are in LA, it is usually work, work, work, but I dream of the beachy-going kind of life. I think I could sit at a cafe on the beach, sipping a Moscow Mule, watching the sun sink into the pacific every day for the rest of my life. It is the kind of life I can get lost in.

When it comes to exquisite taste, our sweet friend Cassie Kelley takes the cake. We can always count on her to know the most unique hotels, restaurants, and boutiques that are off the beaten path. You name it, she knows it! We met at The Little Door for a girls’ night and obviously Cassie picked the perfect place. This place was covered in rustic charm, candlelight and, of course, cocktails. She is one of those friends that could turn anywhere you are into a place worth being, but The Little Door won me over all on its own.

Tyler had picked our weekly date night to be in LA, so obviously I had to have The Little Door again! It was only 5 minutes from our West Hollywood hotel and the French Mediterranean food was out. of. this. world. I ordered the sea bass both nights. Two things I know are so good you don’t need to look at anything else: 1) my man 2) that sea bass. Tyler couldn’t bring himself to order two of the same thing, so he ordered the lamb which we had been told was worth obsessing over. I’d tell you how it was, but I was too into my second round of sea bass to even try his! We capped off the night with the homemade dessert paired with Tyler’s personal favorite, Baileys & cream coffee.

Until next time LaLa Land, I’ll be dreaming of you and your sunshine & good food.


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  • Reply Jillian March 8, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Love this! So simple.

  • Reply Nora April 10, 2016 at 2:53 am

    I moved to LA almost 2 years ago and couldn’t agree more – I could get lost in my new life here! Whenever you’re in town next, make sure you visit Alfred coffee. Their iced vanilla latte is the best in…(town…the world?) Here’s a list of some of my favorite restaurants:

    Urth Cafe
    – Spanish Latte
    – Butternut Squash & Ricotta Pizza

    Joan’s on Third
    -order everything because everything is good

    Cafe Habana
    -all the way out in Malibu, but a beautiful scenic drive!
    -fish tacos
    -Cuban coffee

    The Nice Guy or The Hyde on Sunset are perfect for date nights.

    Hope that helps for your next adventure!

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