City of Angels Summer 2014

Moderate work travel enables me to explore both new and previously visited cities and their hospitality. I love traveling to my previous home of Los Angeles, seeing dear friends and enjoying some of the prettiest parts of our lovely coast.

I love to stay at the West Side’s Palihouse. The hotel was previously residences, so it’s quite homey. Santal 26 reminds me of the front desk @Pali.

Charming lobby decor.

Pretty parfait. Somehow tastier eaten out of a jar.

Enticing coffee selection at nearby Cafe Demitasse.

Rooftop bourbon at DTLA’s Ace Hotel.

More enticement by Ace’s bakers.

Starting the am’s properly at Crossfit Sandbox.

"Under the bridge downtown…I could not get enough" ~ Flea, Anthony Kiedis, et al

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Whether you are staying at the Ace or just passing through, don't skip out on the Ace Hotel Shop. On a schedule, I only had enough time to note the brand of an awesome 1-piece swimsuit I saw displayed by Seea. Rooted in swimwear designed for surfing, these suits are incredibly well made and flattering. I have two that dominate my rotation.