24 hours in LA

We’ve  just returned from a vintage inspiration trip that involved 24 hours in LA. Here’s our guide to a whistle stop tour of the town.

 

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Stay at... The Ace Hotel opened earlier this year and gives a new style vibe to  the run-down old façades of downtown L.A. Rooftop bar - tick. Pool - tick. Retro photo booth – tick. Ridiculously cool Hipsters with a capital H working there – tick. The restaurant, LA Chapter, epitomises that Parisian brasserie look that’s all over London and New York with a rough luxe feel to it.  They’ve also restored a 1920s movie palace, The United Arts Theatre, to create a venue that hosts events from films, concerts and premieres.

http://www.acehotel.com/losangeles

 

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Eat breakfast at Eggslut.... It had us at the name! Inspired by a true love for (obviously) eggs, the chefs at Eggslut create classic comfort food with a twist. Literally the Best. Breakfast. Ever. And that’s quite an accolade. There are no photos of the food, it didn’t last long enough to Instagram it.

You’ll find it on the edge of the Grand central Market, DTLA.

http://www.eggslut.com/

 

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The best flea market is.... Melrose  Trading Post, this flea market on Fairfax  offers vintage clothing, retro homeware and stylish knick knacks, it’s well worth wandering round at the weekend. They’ve now opened a monthly event at another venue, Taft Charter High. We got some great ideas for bright, bold prints that stand out in the sunshine.

http://melrosetradingpost.org/

 

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Our favourite vintage store was..... Flounce Vintage, a well curated treasure trove of vintage fashion and homeware. We found the prettiest prom dresses, beautiful beaded styles and 1950s prints that caught our eye.

It’s now in its new location on N. Virgil Street as the Echo Park store flooded.

http://flouncevintage.com/

 

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For a blast of sea air..... if you want to see the sea, stop off on the 2 mile stretch between Venice and Santa Monica Pier, it’s not as seedy as the beach at Venice boardwalk and not as far to travel to as Malibu, there,  You can park your car, dip your toes and take a million photos of palm trees in just 5 minutes...

 

Palm trees and the beach.

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