The oh-so-trendy-and-aesthetic Popbar! Originally popularized at the Anaheim Packing District, it is now available at the Santa Anita mall in Arcadia. I finally got the opportunity to try it and although my friends weren’t huge fans, I loved it.
This trendy place is known as the Roof on Wilshire– located on the roof of the Hotel Wilshire on Wilshire Blvd (the redundance kind of reminds me of Marc Jacobs by Marc Jacobs for Marc Jacobs… lol). This rooftop brunch has been praised for it’s great service, amazing views, and the quality of the food. You can use valet parking within the hotel for $6 with validation from the restaurant.
STAYS IN SD
I spent my 21st birthday in San Diego this weekend and I’ve gotta say it was one of the most fun nights I’ve had. There were so many places we wanted to go, but alas, not enough time 😥 I did get the opportunity to visit a few spots I’ve been wanting to try though!
Better Buzz Coffee in Point Loma is as good as it is trendy. Literally down the street from the hotel, we got the opportunity to pay this place a visit. Being the lactard and anti-coffee person I am, I ordered a soy Chai latte for about $4.50. In my head I was like, I’m sure it’ll taste how any other chai latte would, BUT OMG. IT WAS SO GOOD. EVEN FOR JUST A SOY CHAI. Everyone else got things like the Vanilla Buzz and frappes, and even those were good enough for my anti-coffee tastebuds.
Bea Bea’s, supposedly pronounced bee-bee’s, is located in a large grocery-ish plaza in Burbank. Katrina and I gave this place a visit one Sunday afternoon for brunch after craving Eggs Benedict and green tea pancakes. When we arrived, the crowd waiting to be seated was no joke. Regardless, we were starving and wanted to try it so we put our name down and dealt with the wait. Despite being at the end of the list, we were seated within at least 15-20 minutes, even though they said it’d be about 30 minutes. They were very quick to clean up and seat new parties whenever tables opened up and I appreciated that.
This super cool place is located up Corral Canyon in Malibu, called Jim Morrison’s cave. Rumored to be where Jim Morrison, of the Doors, spent a lot of his time writing songs to get away from crazy ol’ LA, this cave has garnered a lot of recent attention.
Melrose Ave is the holy grail of trendy spots, especially murals. If you’re coming from Fairfax, you’ll find these particular places if you turn left onto Melrose. The stores on this side of Melrose are a lot more catered to the younger, trendy urban kids–thus explaining why there’s such cool murals over here. You’ll know you’re on the correct side, when you see the Last Kings store. And honestly, just park your car somewhere in the neighborhood and take a stroll if you’re looking to just have an impromptu photoshoot. Everyone in the area is super chill about people taking photos and they’re probably super used to it, so let your inner aesthetic instagrammer out~
These trendy, aesthetic photo spots can be found if you turn right onto Melrose, coming from Fairfax. These murals are located on the more “”””upper”””” Melrose side, with Nasty Gal just down the street from all these. In terms of these murals, you’ll find them just driving up and down the street, it doesn’t take a lot of hard looking. The parking enforcement will probably hunt me down for this, but don’t bother paying meter parking if you’re just gonna take pictures at these walls. Just put your car on hazard, run out, snap a pic and leave. But if you do plan on visiting these all on the same day, then definitely put some coins in the meter. But if you’re just stopping by, I hope I saved you a few cents hehe.
Eat This Cafe located in West Hollywood was the most recent victim of my ‘do it for the blog’ endeavors~ The cafe that’s been receiving a lot of PR lately for it’s scrumptious looking eggs benedict, but the cafe itself is located on a corner, and it’s not particularly spacious inside.
However, it didn’t take long for us to get seated. We literally walked in and they were cleaning up a table for us. We ordered the Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict ($15.50), the Buttermilk Pancakes ($11.00), the Avocado Toast ($8.00), the seasonal fruit ($4.00), and the Home Fries ($4.00)(which are basically just potatoes).
Mariah loved the pancakes and I personally really loved the avocado toast. I honestly didn’t really find the crab cakes eggs benedict to my liking, mostly because the more I ate it, the fishier it tasted and I don’t like fish. Besides that, everything else was good! I just ended up eating only the egg for the second crab cake HAHAHA. It was pretty busy but I never really saw anyone waiting around for a particularly long time. It was also funny because when we took pictures of the food, no one even gave a passing glance… it must be a common thing HAHA.
I think I’ll come back again and try one of the paninis 🙂
These photo spots were located right next to the cafe and across the street~