24 HOURS IN A CITY: LA

24 Hours in LA

You hop off the plane at LAX with a dream and 24 hours.  To make the most out of your Golden State scene, we’ve designed the perfect itinerary (outside of spotting celebs in their natural habitat) to take you from dawn ‘til dawn.

8:00AM

Breakfast at Rawberri


Breakfast at RawberriRawberri is every Pinterest girl’s dream: Hanging chairs in the windows, palm leaf wallpaper from floor to ceiling, and a sign that says “Good Vibes Only.” Grab an açaí bowl (naturally dairy and gluten-free) or try CocoWhip, a vegan coconut water-based soft serve, to fuel your day.

9:30AM

Lagree Fitness

Want in on LA locals’ secret to looking so hot? Hint: it’s not Botox. Ok, maybe it is, but if you’re looking for a more natural approach, Lagree Fitness is your answer.  This 50-minute, full-body workout is done on a Megaformer which resembles some sort of torture device but promises to tone and lean the muscles.

11AM 

Hollywood Sign Hike + Griffith Observatory

Hollywood Sign Hike + Griffith Observatory Lace up your tennies and bring your H2O. Take a hike to check out the iconic Hollywood Sign that dates back to 1923. On your way up, swing by the Griffith Observatory (admission is FREE!) for insane A+ views of DTLA. All the Insta likes will make the 4.5-mile trek totally worth it.

1:30PM 

Lunch at King's Road Cafe

This may shock you, but celebrities are just like us – they eat. Gigi Hadid, Vanessa Hudgens and Joe Jonas flock to this neighborhood café for more than just your mediocre lunch. Coffee is notoriously strong, people watching is on point, and the Eggs Benedict is the best we’ve ever had.

4PM 

Drinks at The Bungalow

Drinks at The Bungalow

Cozy leather couches, fire pits, ping pong, and even a hammock – the Bungalow immediately gives you the feeling of being in your friend’s backyard. Get the “Bitchin’ Sangria” because it’s, well, bitchin’ (and boozy).

8PM

Dinner at Laurel Hardware

Dinner at Laurel Hardware

Don’t be fooled by the legit hardware store sign outside – this popular West Hollywood eatery and bar is amazing AF. Snagging a table on the gorgeous patio is an absolute must, and ordering the Lollipop Sprouts is a requirement. Sip on the Bye Felicia (Cruzan Rum, Rum Chata, pineapple, lemon & cinnamon dust) – it’s like vacation in your mouth.

11:00PM 

Karaoke at Blind Dragon

Liquid courage + Whitney Houston lyrics = #snapchatgold. Take the stage at karaoke spot the Blind Dragon and unleash your vocals that are normally reserved for the shower. Not ready for your big break? Sit back and keep watch for A-listers. Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne and Miley Cyrus have all been spotted here.

CLOSET REVIVAL

A FOUR-PIECE PLAN TO WAKE UP YOUR SUMMER STYLE

So much summer ahead, so many outfits to plan. Here’s our current list of your new must-haves, starring pieces that’ll work for everything from road trips to ragers.


Off the shoulder topsTry a new way to go bare and get rid of tan lines in the process. However you wear an off-the-shoulder, you’re gonna look amazing. In other words: Prepare for compliments.


The slit maxiA high slit makes this long summertime staple feel lighter, fresher and a lot sexier. Just remember to shave those legs. Consider a cut-in tank or halter top for another flash of skin.

 

The slip dressSlip dresses – yasss! Boudoir-inspired and super versatile, it’s one of our faves for summer days – especially when floral and lace are involved.


Lace up sandalsFeel free to take any excuse to get into flats (too many mimosas is one of our favorites). They’re just a step above going barefoot, and when you’ve got a pedi-friendly open toe and lace-up detail, you can’t go wrong.

 

THE HOT LIST

What’s going on in June? From getting high in California to dropping into a black hole on the big screen, this month’s happenings are anything but same old.

Hot-List_01"Preacher" on AMC & On Demand
Comedy superstar Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Breaking Bad‘s Sam Catlin developed a new series based on the bestselling comic about a supernatural preacher who joins forces with a vampire. The result is gritty, funny as hell and full of badass characters.

"No Stranger Than Love" in theaters & On Demand June 17

Who doesn’t love a good quirky rom-com? Just as Lucy (Alison Brie) tells a married Clint (Colin Hanks) that she loves him, he falls into a deep black hole in the middle of her living room. Now what? Buy your ticket to find out.

 

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic June 18-19
June marks the 26th anniversary of this amazing two-day event in Windsor, California. The Hot Air Balloon Classic sets off 30 hot air balloons that dot the wine country sky. Set your alarm because we recommend getting there no later than 5AM to get the full experience. You won’t have time to snag breakfast before, but worry not – the event hosts food trucks – and most importantly, mimosas – to ease you into your early start.

 

BastionBastion is our new favorite spot in Nashville. With its quirky and comfortable vibe, it’s the ideal place to unwind and hang with your crew (the nachos and bar games don’t hurt either). Their just-opened kitchen and 24-seat restaurant, which is located through a secretive sliding door in the bar, takes only limited reservations but is totally worth any wait for Chef Josh Habiger’s seasonal creations.

 

Underwood Wine in a CanIntroducing the hot stepsister to wine in a box: wine in a can. Perfect for backyard barbecues, summer festivals or sneaking into the movies. Our fave? Rose. Rose all day, my friend.

Yes to Lip Oil

A lot of makeup brands have been rolling out new versions of these. They add shine with less stickiness than a gloss and they’re infused with essential oils that leave your lips kissably soft – a must for days in the sun and nights in the dark.