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LOS ANGELES: VISITOR TOP TIPS
by Lean - 28 May, 2021
LA, my home away from home, I am literally in love with this city. Never in my life have I been to a city that makes living a healthy lifestyle so easy! You all know about my love for Australia, particularly Sydney and Melbourne, and after spending a lot of time in Australia, I never thought there would be a city that matched them, BUT LA you are up there.
This is the city that has everything, for everyone. If you’re a yoga/pilates spiritual health conscious fitness freak, then LA is your utopia. For you party goers and thrill seakers, LA can serve you up a 3 course meal at any of the boujee hang outs rubbing shoulders with the Hollywood stars.
This city is just so ahead of the game in the health and fitness industry, from superfood juices and breakfasts to cure every illness you can imagine, to the most amazing innovative fusion workout classes. Not to mention the numerous canyons surrounding the city with the most breathtaking views.
In my opinion, the key to truly enjoying your time in LA is to surround yourself with the right people, and choose to visit the places that suit your vibe.
So, the good news is I’m here to help. For those of you wanting a similar experience to mine, I’ve put together a list of my favourite spots for you to check out. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Any comments, please do feel free to pop them below.
Love Lilly xx
This spot is the hub of healthy food. You HAVE to experience it to believe it, their variety of juices is just unbelievable
Location: Third Street
A vibrant, extremely popular healthy café / deli and marketplace located on 3rd street. Get in there quickly, there’s not many tables and they fill up FAST.
Location: Third St
Plant based café and juice bar with the most amazing, design your own acai bowls
Perfect for brekkie with a cute but small seating area
Location: West Hollywood
The Farmers Market
This was such n amazing recommendation from a friend who lives in la.
Open 7 days a week this market has every food you could wish for. My favourite spot is the health food café which serves a variety of freshly made juices & smoothies, catered to your individual wants and needs.
You can even add in your own protein
There are so many delicious restaurants in LA, its impossible to list them all but here are a few of my favourites: Nobu Malibu, Catch, The Nice Guy, Tao (a must for the atmosphere as well as the food). If you’re wanting something with a more relaxed feel you should definitely try Barney’s Beanery. There is nothing healthy about this place at all, but if you’re wanting a plate of loaded nachos or extra cheesy pizza, surrounded by screens showing the baseball and American football, you have to check this place out. Its guaranteed fun and a taste of real la life.
FITNESS (AND SHOPPING) RECOMEDATIONS
Trinity Boxing club
A FRIEND OF MINE COACHES AT THE INCREDIBLE GYM THAT IS TRINITY BOXING. ONE OF THE MOST INTENSE YET AMAZING TRAINERS I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH, NOT TO MENTION- HE GETS RESULTS.
IF YOU FANCY A 1:1 OR CLSS WITH HINO, YOU CAN CHECK OUT HIS INSTAGRAM @HOLLYWOODHINO
TO VISIT ONE OF THESE STATE OF THE ART GYMS IN LA YOU CAN BUY DAY PASS. THEY ARE EVERYWHERE IN LA, AND IF YOU'RE A GYM BUNNY, THEY ARE DEFINITELY WORTH A VISIT
La's famous Hikes
IF YOU'RE NOT A GYM PERSON AND YOU PREFER WORKING OUT OUTSIDE WHILE TAKING IN THE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF LA, YOU HAVE TO GET YOURSELF OUT ON ONE (OR MORE) OF THE LA HIKES.
MY PERSONAL FAVOURITES ARE RUNYON CANYON PARK AND GRIFFITH PARK, ND BOTH ARE PARTICULARLY BEAUTIFUL FOR SUNRISE AND SUNSET. I EVEN TOOK MY YOGA MAT UP WITH ME AND FOUND A QUIET AREA TO DO SOME STRETCHES AND A MORNING HIIT SESSION (AS SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE SEEN ON MY INSTAGRAM)
On another note, for those of you who follow me on social media will already know that i love shopping, and la has some of the most amazing boutiques. There’s the obvious Rodeo Drive for designers, but my favourite shops are on Melrose St. There are so many independent boutiques full of one off cute summer designs.
Juice served here
One of my favourite juice spots in LA. The staff are so helpful & tailor make the perfect juice for you.
Location: Third Street
One of my favourite breakfast hang out spots, with plenty of heathy & not so healthy options. My fav was their deliciously topped porridge bowls.
Location: Third St
A MUST visit. This place is amazing all day everyday. Perfect for a more casual dinner or lunch with super healthy food & a great vibe
Location: There are 3: Melrose Ave, Beverley Hills & Hewitt St