TRAVEL | 21 SEPTEMBER, 2017
LOS ANGELES DESTINATION GUIDE
Los Angeles.. where it all started for Base Colour on our latest US travels..
5 days in LA? Crazy I know! How are we suppose to see everything in this massively wide spread city in such a short amount of time? Well folks, although it was non-stop action, sometimes chaotic (and a touch exhausting at the best of times), we most definitely took on the challenge!
Before our trip we were made well aware from Booking.com that the first 24 hours of any trip is crucial and can make or break a trip depending on the tone you set! So we wanted to ensure that our first 24 hours got off to a good start.. what better way to do that than by reaching out and getting top recommendations (from you!) on the must-see sights.
We aimed to take on as many recommendations as possible, and now here you have it! After our short but sweet stay we narrowed down the must eats, must visits and must stays for your next trip to LA LA Land.. enjoy!
WHERE TO EAT..
ALBERT COFFEE - 8428 Melrose Place, Los Angeles
Great brunch spot for a quick and easy coffee and granola. Located on Melrose Place, it’s in the perfect location to grab your brunch and eat it on the go while strolling around the well known shopping strip.
IN-AND-OUT BURGER – 9149 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles
No introduction needed. You NEED to try it at least once if you venture to the US, and don’t forget to snap a picture to share the moment!
PARAMOUNT COFFEE PROJECT – 456 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles
Industrial designed coffee shop with a pretty awesome avo on toast!
THE BUTCHERS DAUGHTER - 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
This lunch spot will make you want to become vegan in an instant. Make sure to taste the juice varieties and you can't go past the spicy kale salad !
WHERE TO HANG..
MAMA SHELTER ROOFTOP BAR – 6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles
Not only are the cocktails heavenly, the view is too..
COMMISSARY AT LINE LA – 3515 Wilshire Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles
Poolside views with fairy lights setting the scene.. perfect Friday afternoon drinks location. A red wine with the prawn linguine goes down a treat too if you start to get hungry.
MELROSE AVENUE – Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
If you have a few hours spare, Melrose Avenue is a must. This area is where amazing fashion and interiors meet..The LINE Apartment, Balmain and The Row Flagship Store to name a few need to be on your list.
VENICE BEACH - Venice, Los Angeles
Whether it's lying on the sand, hanging out at the skate park or riding a bike along the beach, you can't help but fall in love with the Venice vibes.
WHAT TO DO..
WALK/RUN UP RUNYON CANYON - Runyon Canyon Park, Los Angeles
Whether you choose to walk or run, be prepared for a serious workout on the climb up. Trust me, it's so worth it though when you reach the top- hello views!
GET TICKETS FOR A COLLEGE FOOTBALL MATCH – 3911 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles
You could almost go as far to say that this could be the highlight of your trip.. Patriotism for your team at it's finest!
VISIT RODEO DRIVE - Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles
Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Bally, Tiffany and Co... enough said.
WHERE TO STAY..
THE LINE LA - 3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Concrete interiors done soo right! Oh and the view is pretty god damn amazing too!!
MAMA SHELTER - 6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles
Lively accomodation in the perfect location. Tip- try to get a corner room, as the lighting is 10/10!
Base Colour chose to arrange their LA accomodation through Booking.com, and generously the Booking.com team has provided a discount to Base Colour viewers to receive $35 AUD off your booking!
Click HERE to receive your discount.
HOW TO GET THERE
AIR NEW ZEALAND PREMIUM ECONOMY/BUSINESS CLASS - www.airnewzealand.co.nz
With an extra bag costing merely $1 more, how could you not be sold from the get go? But trust us there's more to come..
In flight entertainment that would give Netflix a run for it's money, complimented with a glass of the best selection of New Zealand wine around - sold yet?
Or what about a three course meal that is plated like it's just come out a fine dining restaurant? We'll be returning very soon Air NZ!