August 2, 2016

Although Nashville is where I call home, there will always be a little piece of my heart that belongs to Cali! I don’t get to LA as often as I’d like, but when I do, I always make it a point to stop at a few of my favorite restaurants and shops during my often very short stay. So with my most recent girls trip, I thought I’d share with you guys a few of my most recent faves from the west coast! 



Croft Alley - Triple Chocolate Cookie with Maldon Sea Salt

Croft Alley

Type of food: Fresh foods that pop with color, making everything on the menu hard to resist + they have the most delicious sweet treats.  

My favorites: Triple Chocolate Cookie with Maldon Sea Salt & French Scramble

Price: $-$$

Connect: @croftalley |

Location: 8428 Melrose Place 

Comoncy Cafe


Type of food: Fresh farm to table foods with some of the best coffee and espressos. It’s also the perfect midday shopping stop!

My favorites:  Avocado Toast & Kale Salad.

Price: $-$$

Connect: @comoncy  |

Location: 413 N. Bedford Dr. 

Ivy at the Shore 

Type of food: American, European, Seafood

My favorites: Guacamole, Fresh Mediterranean Branzino & Wild Santa Barbara Shrimp
Oven Roasted with Lemon, Rosemary & Extra Virgin Olive Oil served with Tuscan White Beans & Sautéed Spinach. Lastly, my favorite drink to sip on is the Strawberry & Mint Mojito.

Price: $$$

Connect@ivyrestaurants |

Location: 1535 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica

The Little Door

The Little Door

Type of food: French

My favorites: Local Burrata Cheese, Prosciutto San Daniel & Heirloom Tomato. Also, the  Roasted Organic Chicken Breast, Fig & Balsamic Jus.

Price: $$

Connect: @thelittledoorla |

Location: 8164 West 3rd Street



Type of food: Japanese

My favorites: We order the Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, Baked Crab Hand Rolls, Miso Glazed Cod, Albacore Truffle Dry Miso, Artichoke Truffle Salad.

Price: $$$$

Connect: @nobumalibu |

Location: 22706 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu


Malibu Farm Pier Cafe 

Type of food: Breakfast & lunch

My favorites:

Price: $$

Connect: @malibufarm |

Location: 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu

OLLO Farm to Table

OLLO Restaurant & Bar 

Type of food: Organic Farm to Table

My favorites: Order Everything. It’s too good to just pick just one entree.

Price: $$

Connect: @ollomalibu |

Location: 23750 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu

FlowerBoy Project Logo

FlowerBoy Project

Style: Espresso & light fare served in a contemporary space also offering flowers & unique home goods.

Price: $

Connect@flowerboyproject |

Location: 824 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles


SHOP TILL YOU DROP… Or at least till you can’t carry one more shopping bag. 

Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal

Style: The latest fashion trends with prices that can fit any budget.

Price: $ – $$

Connect: @nastygal |

Location: 8115 Melrose Ave

Barneys New York

Barneys New York

Style: Luxury fashion – one of my go to shopping spots.

Price: $$$$

Connect: @barneysny |

Location: 9570 Wilshire Blvd


Fred Segal

Fred Segal

Style: Where finding my everyday style is made easy.

Price: $$$

Connect: @fred_segal |

Location: 8100 Melrose Ave

Ron Herman

Ron Herman

Style: Where I shop for Tyler + they have the essentials for all things Cali style.

Price: $$$

Connect: @ronhermanstore |

Location: 8100 Melrose Ave

Heist Logo


Style: Women’s boutique with high-end designer clothes & shoes.

Price: $$$

Connect: @shopheist |

Location: 1100 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice

Christy Dawn Logo

Christy Dawn

Style: Vintage-inspired women’s clothes & dresses.

Price: $$

Connect: @christydawn |

Location: 1930 Lincoln Blvd, Venice

Aust. Logo


Style: Effortless Australian fashion.

Price: $$

Connect: @thisisaust |

Location: 1219 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice

General Admission Logo

General Admission

Style: Cali style men’s clothing.

Price: $$

Connect: @generaladmi52ion |

Location: 52 Brooks Ave, Venice

LCD Logo


Style: The prefect street style.

Price: $$ – $$$

Connect: @shoplcd |

Location: 1919 Lincoln Blvd, Venice

Bassike Logo


Style: The latest in high-end fashion.

Price: $$$

Connect: @bassike |

Location: 1918 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles


REST EASY… For the out of towners.

The London Hotel - West Hollywood

The London Hotel – The London is one of our go-to places to stay while in LA.

Price: $$ – $$$

Connect: @thelondonweho |

I’m always looking for a new hidden gem when traveling so I’d love to hear any suggestions you guys might have!














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  • Reply Brooke August 7, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Haven’t visited LA yet but I’ll have to remember this when we do. Your makeup looks so fresh and classic — I’d love to see a beauty post about your current makeup routine!

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