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A DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO INSTA-WORTHY STREET ART IN LA
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A DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO INSTA-WORTHY STREET ART IN LA

  The California Dreaming Wall Artist: Ricardo Gonzales Location: 3423 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016   Get your (Google) maps and iPhones ready people, we’re goin’ on an Instadventure (Instagram + adventure)! It’s no secret that the city of Los Angeles is teeming with some of the world’s most incredible works of...

LAX AIRPORT TIPS FOR BEGINNERS
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LAX AIRPORT TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

  If you’ve ever traveled to Los Angeles, chances are that you’ve found yourself at the Los Angeles International Airport. The great thing about landing here is that it elicits vacation vibes even if LA is the city you call home. Upon landing there’s something about seeing palm trees swaying gleefully, likely on a sunny...

LIST OF BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES IN LA
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LIST OF BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES IN LA

  Showing support and solidarity for Black peers/friends/neighbors/colleagues can come in many forms, but one tangible way to express instant support, especially on a personal and local level, is to buy from Black-owned businesses here at home in Los Angeles. Between restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, salons, creative services, and the simply inspiring folks who make...

SHOP LOS ANGELES BOUTIQUES ONLINE
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SHOP LOS ANGELES BOUTIQUES ONLINE

[Image Credit (left to right, top to bottom): @bonjourfete | @candid.home | @alchemyworks | @whimsyandrow | @shopyolk | @foliacollective]     There are two things I know to be true: retail therapy can in fact improve your mood, and shopping locally can improve it even more. Shop for goodies and feel extra justified doing it? Yes...

MEXICO CITY GUIDE: 48 HOURS
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MEXICO CITY GUIDE: 48 HOURS

  I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. Mexico City is in my top 3 favorite cities to visit in the entire world. It’s nearly impossible to tire of this beautiful, historic, and vibrant city, and whether you have 2 days or 10 you will inevitably find it hard to leave. Whether you’re...

WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE: VANCOUVER
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WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE: VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE   Just when I thought I couldn’t love the Pacific Northwest any more than I did already… I spent 4 days in Vancouver at Fairmont Pacific Rim and almost never left. Why? Because Vancouver is everything everyone has said it’d be – charming, beautiful, a foodie haven, filled with happy people,...

THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: SAN LUIS OBISPO
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THE GETAWAY GUIDE TO: SAN LUIS OBISPO

    If there’s one California “weekend getaway” spot that I frequent the most, it’s hands down San Luis Obispo in the Central Coast. Located just about 3 hours north of LA and about 3 hours south of the SF Bay Area, San Luis Obispo is an ideal and easy-going place to get a change...

CHEERS TO 6 YEARS OF LOVE & LOATHING LA
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CHEERS TO 6 YEARS OF LOVE & LOATHING LA

    When I actually sit down and think about it, I am absolutely stunned that it has been 6 years since starting this little blog here. Seriously I wish you could see my face going through old Instagram posts and old blog posts, *palmface*. It’s kind of cringy but cute to see how far...