LUXOS Guide: 3 Days In L.A. Photography by Natalie Alvarado

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LUXOS' Rakelle Maurici shows you her highlights from the City of Angels.

by 10 June 2017

With a constant buzz of diversity, bright lights, famous faces and a number of quirky neighbourhoods, Los Angeles has become a mecca for those who want to immerse themselves in West Coast culture. One of the few places in the world where your Uber driver is an aspiring actor, your waiter is a striving screenwriter and your sales assistant is a film director in the making; Los Angeles is the place where you can be anything you want to be. Here’s how you can explore the City of Angels in 3 days..

DAY 1

Egg Slut

What better way to begin a day in the sunshine state other than with a hearty breakfast? For the egg-centrics head to Egg Slut, located on South Broadway in DTLA, Venice Beach or Glendale. Egg Slut’s innovative egg recipes will feed your appetite and allow you to begin your day slowly in their relaxed contemporary setting. Each ‘slut’ is served with a choice freshly pressed orange juice or hot or cold coffee.

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Griffith Obeservatory

For a spectacular view over La La Land, head to the Griffith Observatory for the afternoon. Made famous from a number of movies (including James Dean’s, A Rebel Without a Cause), the observatory is notoriously known as the city’s greatest cultural attraction. Soak in the one of the world’s most iconic views of the Hollywood Hills in contrast over the bustling city down below.

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In-n-Out Burger

After a hike over Griffith, an ample meal should be on the cards. Family owned burger bar, In-n-Out is no ordinary burger joint. Dating back to 1948, In-n-Out pride themselves on being the first drive-thru hamburger stand in California. With now over 300 restaurants in America’s Southwest, no trip to LA is complete without a pit-stop at this renowed diner.

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No Vacancy, West Hollywood

This shadowy speak-easy bar located in West Hollywood will instantly immerse you in scenes of De Niro’s, Once Upon a Time in New York. With a twinkling night garden, smokey lanterns and surprise guest upon entry, No Vacancy certainly captures the essence of America’s prohibition. Prop yourself up at the bar, order yourself a Negroni and marvel in the anachronistic surroundings for the evening.

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DAY 2

Runyon Canyon Hollywood Hike

Located in the heart of Hollywood, begin your morning at Runyon Canyon. Along this rugged path you can find two trails; one for the easy walker and one for the hiker, equally both for the dog lovers. With a great panaroma over the city you’ll see the high rises of DTLA, the wealth oozing from Beverly Hills, and the tranqullity of LA’s Valley just a hop over the peak of the canyon.

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The Grove & Farmer’s Market

In close proximety to one another, however enitrely separate entities; are the shopping districts of The Grove & Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s Market has been in business since 1934, where local farmers would park their truck to sell their fresh produce at the landmarked clock tower. Make sure you go hungry to satisfy your tastebuds across the stalls, stores and cafes almost as old as the market itself.
Just a stones throw away is a contemporary take on shopping in LA; The Grove, attracting an eclectic crowd. Featuring Frank Sinatra soundtracks, a dancing fountain and an array of both high street and high end stores The Grove feels like a European oasis engulfed by LA’s sprawling metropolis.

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Street Food Cinema

Unwind from the busy city and watch an open air movie, after all, LA is the entertainment capital. At twelve different locations across the city this summer, Street Food Cinema are airing everyone’s favourite movies from Disney classics to Rom-Coms. Indulge in international foods from the number of food trucks, lay back and be entertained by special guests and local bands under the stars.

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DAY 3

Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive

Start your day in the famed neighbourhood of Beverly Hills. Palm tree lined streets, lavish homes against the Californian sun gives you the true experience of LA...the wealthy way. Wander the picturesque gardens at Beverly Gardens Park, pose against the manicured streets of Rodeo Drive, admire the gleaming Rolls-Royce outside the world’s wealthiest menswear store House of Bijan and catch a glimpse of how the other half live.

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Urth Caffè, Melrose Avenue

Health conscious led Los Angeles isn’t short of nutritious places to dine, with a new one opening weekly, one matcha tea after another. Urth Caffè being one of the most populous in the city is located in various neighbourhoods, favourited on Melrose Avenue. Urth Caffè was launched serving the country’s first exclusive organic coffee in 1989 with signature blends available still today from Spanish lattes to Italian cappuccinos. Signature salads, home baked sweet treats, mouth watering delicacies and fruit juices will leave your tastebuds satisfied for the afternoon.

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Little Easy, DTLA

End your day in Cajun inspired bar Little Easy, nestled in the Alexandria Hotel of Downtown LA. Historically led with their chandeliered ceilings this Lousianan bar feels like a getaway in the heart of New Orleans. With a quirky cocktail list, plush furnishings and intimate courtyard you’ll be taken away from the fast paced city for the evening in this comfortable setting.

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For more inspiration on how to Do, Dine and Spend in LA and beyond, visit our Destinations pages.