MEGAN’S LA FAVOURITES
Must see & do in Los Angeles with Megan Hess
I’ve spent a lot of time in Los Angeles and I have loved it more and more with each visit! There is an atmosphere in LA that is like nowhere else in the world – the glitz and glamour is really around every corner. One of my most fond memories of LA is visiting the Louis Vuitton X exhibition last year. The exhibition was celebrating the brand’s history of collaborations from the last 160 years across two floors and ten rooms. The incredible space showcasing the exhibition was right on Rodeo Drive with the facade looking like a glorious sunset. Being able to be immersed in the brand’s incredible history and evolutionary collections was something I’ll never forget.
Sleep – Almost every time I travel to LA I stay at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Situated right in the heart of Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive, the hotel is just moments away from all the designer shopping you could possibly dream of and incredible restaurants and bars. After a long day of shopping, cocktails by the stunning pool at the hotel is a must!
Eat – Urth Cafe is always top of my list when it comes to eating in LA. Not only is the food absolutely divine (the Huevos Rancheros is to die for!) but all dishes are extremely health-conscious. For a special night out you can’t go past Spago, Beverly Hills. It has a luxuriously beautiful interior where you can sit in the light-filled patio enjoying their famous smoked salmon pizza!
Shop – Rodeo Drive is one of the world’s most exclusive, luxury shopping destinations. With a seemingly never-ending list of designers; from Gucci to Fendi to Saint Laurent, Rodeo Drive one of the most glamorous destinations and an unparalleled hub for luxury and fashion.
See – There are so many iconic LA sites to see while you’re there; Venice Beach, the Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Griffith Observatory… The list goes on! But one of my favourite things to do in LA is visit The Huntington; a library, art museum and botanical garden all in one. You can peruse hundreds of rare books and manuscripts, view a remarkable array of exhibitions as well as explore the 16 themed gardens across 120 acres. Such an incredible way to spend a day or three.