Even though we only had about 5 days in total spent in LA, we loved it that much that (more so Aaron) we want to call it our new home. Ok, not for a while but geez LA just oozed all sorts of cool and there's just something about California that draws us in.
I'll speak for myself and say it's the abundance of palm trees and constant sunshine (ahem, Melbourne. Lift your game).
Where we stayed - an AirBnB which was a 5 minute drive to Melrose Ave. Crucial.
Where we shopped - when in Venice, Abbott Kinney road. Round Two Vintage & Reformation, both on Melrose in West Hollywood.
Wasteland is another great vintage store we checked out, but be prepared and have some time up your sleeve. The store is massive and you'll need to get your hands dirty to find some gems.
Fingers crossed you're in town on a Sunday because you NEED to visit the Melrose Trading Post market at Fairfax High School. The community market is vintage clothing heaven with some cool jewellery, artwork and plants thrown in too. You won't leave empty handed.
Where we stuffed our face - Butchers Daughter in Venice, Whole Foods (any store) & Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market.
LA, we will be back.
Now to plan the next trip...