After a whirlwind month, I am finally setting into my new LA apartment. The best thing now is exploring the city and finding all my favorite places to eat and play. For me living on the West Coast is like a permanent vacation. Yes I am working all the time but the weather is beautiful and I am close to the beach which I couldn’t be more excited about. I was excited when Ann Taylor wanted to collaborate on sharing my perfect Staycation in LA. So I put my thinking cap on and thought about my most favorite things to do and indulge in for a real West Coast Weekend.
Look 1 / Fun in the Sun
Any chance I get I head to the beach and this particular day it was all about Venice Beach. I love to find a slice of sand that isn’t so crowded and I can stretch out and take it all in. Loved this chunky knit to keep me warm with the cool ocean breeze. Was the perfect afternoon beach stroll.
Look 2 / Sweet Tooth
When i moved to California I was so sad to leave my favorite candy store behind. Lucky for me, they opened up an LA store at 3rd and Fairfax within walking distance of my house. This is SO good yet so dangerous. Sockerbit has the most delicious swedish candy. The gummy candy is my absolute favorite and you can always find a little stash in my house. A Staycation is all about the indulgences of your own town and candy for me is one of those guilty pleasures. This look was all about something fun and fresh for a day of shopping around. I love putting closet staples together like a pencil skirt and blouse and this little scarf around my neck gives my look a great texture I am so into right now.
Look 3 / Dinner Date
LA is full of alfresco dining and what is better than indulging in a date night with my man by the beach. When I drive into Malibu I feel like I am transported to a vacation town. It’s scenic views are seriously incredible. I love to go to Nikita which is right on the Coastal highway overlooking the water. It’s the perfect spot to grab a cocktail or even grab dinner. Fancy beachy vibes make me feel like this date night is extra special. Sometimes you need to treat yourself to these special indulgences to appreciate your own city that much more. I love a matchy pant suit and this one had perfect pale blue pinstripes. I always get chilly at night so the jacket is key for me. As the sun went down, I toasted my friends to an amazing weekend in LA.
A HUGE thank you to Ann Taylor for helping me share some of my favorite bits and pieces of the city. I feel like I have so much more to explore and experience here. What are your favorite LA spots?