Tristan & I went back to LA for Memorial Day Weekend. It had been over a year since we'd been back - for my new followers, we used to live in LA/OC & moved to Charlotte, NC 2 years ago! We stayed with my old roommate Cara for part of the time we were there & at the Mondrian in West Hollywood for a few nights. I love the Mondrian because of it's location, the pool/Skybar, & views from the room balconies.

The first day we were there we walked around Silverlake (my old 'hood), grabbed coffee at La Colombe (so good!), & lunch at Pipe & Crane (literally amazing, couldn't recommend more!) We had appetizers & drinks at Katsuya at LA Live before checking out The Happy Place

On Saturday, we hung out at Skybar at the Mondrian half the day then went to Santa Monica to have dinner at The Misfit, one of my FAVORITE restaurants.

We spent Sunday in Manhattan & Hermosa beaches, at a block party & bars on the Hermosa pier. We ate a pretty good lunch at Brewco, right across from the Manhattan pier. I love the South Bay & definitely recommend anyone visiting LA to check it out!

On our last day, Memorial Day, we hung out in Malibu. We had lunch on the pier at Malibu Farm - it was SO cold sitting outside on the pier but the food was great. We had to check out my favorite beach in Malibu, El Matador, but didn't stay long because it was chilly & so crowded. That night we had dinner at Silverlake Ramen (best ramen EVER!) Very very sadly, we headed home on Tuesday. I miss it already! The sunshine, palm trees, my friends. Can't wait for our next visit!