Tag: Los Angeles


Hotel Dispatch: Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

The hip Ace Hotel chain’s new outpost in Downtown LA may first and foremost be a hotel, but you hardly need to be a guest to enjoy its many charms. The former United Artists building also houses a rooftop hot tub and bar, a coffee shop, a restaurant and an ornate […]


Pie Time

This blueberry hued pie shop on a quaint street in Downtown LA’s burgeoning Arts District may just be my version of heaven. It gives you a dose of the holiday season even if temps in sunny Southern California do not. With steel pendant lighting and concrete floors, the atmosphere is […]


LA By Subway

Would it surprise you to learn Los Angeles actually has a clean and efficient subway system? On many of our trips to LA these days, my husband and I  ditch the car and take the train to LA instead. By making downtown our base, we’re able to take the subway everywhere we […]


Hotel Dispatch: The Palihotel

Affordable, boutique and hip–this eclectic-urban hideaway is just what West Hollywood needed. Lets just say if you like the style of the Ace Hotel franchise you’ll love the Palihotel. The jewel-toned lobby feels like the den of a wealthy horseman. Rooms feature plush couches, comfy beds and simple schoolhouse style […]



Skip the cupcakes, which can be dry, at this well known gluten free, vegan bakery and get a donut. The salted caramel is one of the best I’ve ever had. More of a cake/donut hybrid, I don’t know what they use instead of wheat flour, but it is absolutely to […]