by Liz Dowling

A quick trip to LA to see our daughter after almost two years! Thanks Covid.

She recently moved to the Los Feliz / Sliver Lake area, so we got to explore a whole new part of LA this trip.

Griffith Park and the Observatory are right next to Los Feliz, so we headed up there on our first day after a leisurely breakfast at the Urth Caffe.

The observatory was closed (boo) because they were filming the Adele – One Night Only concert. Tried to get our eyeballs on Adele and all of the 300 A-listers invited to the concert, but no go. I guess I will have to watch in on TV November 14th with everyone else 🙂

Next stop, the adorable town of Los Feliz.

There is nothing better than an old fashioned movie theatre in the middle of town. How cute is this? Since 1934.

Adorable cafes everywhere. The Dresden has been here since 1954, a Hollywood landmark. It recently reopened for dining and jazz since closing in March 2020.

Outdoor florist.

Little indépendant bookstore and another cute cafe.

We stopped for a delicious French lunch at Figaro in Los Feliz, another local staple. I completely fell in love with this neighborhood!

We drove through Silver Lake, another happening East Side spot.

We stopped at the Silver Lake Pool & Inn to check it out for our next LA stay.

Great outdoor bar.

Pool on the roof. My photos are not sunny because it rained almost every day we were in LA. Plus, we had a baby earthquake that morning!

They couldn’t show me a room because they were full, but we got the gist. A little oasis in the middle of the city. Next door to the hotel, a new EREWHON just opened up with a very cool wine bar attached to it. Fun fact, EREWHON started on Newbury Street in 1966 and moved it to LA in 1969.

Jones Hollywood in West Hollywood for dinner. Food was DELICIOUS and super crowded, so a lot of fun.

West Hollywood Farmer’s Market on Melrose Place for Sunday breakfast. Coffee from Alfred – the world’s most expensive coffee!

Alfred on Melrose Place.

Spent most of Sunday at the Getty. It was a cool and sunny day, perfect for hanging around the museum.

We had a very early flight out Monday morning, so we decamped to our old stomping ground – Manhattan Beach – for dinner  at Love & Salt and stayed the Marriott Airport Hotel (classy!) so we wouldn’t miss our flight. We didn’t rent a car this time, which actually worked out well. Grace has a car and did most of the driving. Or, we Ubered anywhere we needed to go. It was definitely less than renting a car these days. Until next time LA!

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Alina Simmons November 5, 2021 - 5:57 am

It is soo good, LA is really beautiful, love the whole things but specially love the urth cafe and movie theater, it is awesome, thanks for the share

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