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Travel Guide: Los Angeles, CA
By Estela Cockrell
I love LaLa land. It’s one of the only places that as soon as I arrive, I feel right at home.
I love to hang in the Santa Monica area, Bellaire, and Malibu. With friends in area I mostly just tag along but here are a few of my faves:
What to pack:
I always get my base coat with some self-tanner + add body shimmer to give the day of touch of glow! (luv that glow) I pack Juicy Bamboo wipes, CBD bars, zinc spray, tinted SPF. Plus, I take all of my makeup like my Sweat SPF Powder, the trio of highlighters, Chamomile eye palette, and 5 different lips from glosses to SPF lipstick to achieve a glowy and natural look! See our recent summer glow checklist here. With so much hiking and cool classes to attend. I wear all of my yoga pants and tops! I definitely don’t leave home without my collagen, vegan protein or feelin' alive - b vitamins, and CBD for those possible travel hangovers.
Where to stay:
The Bellaire Hotel is my fave.
The Beverly Hills Hotel second.
Things to do:
So many amazing hikes. From the Malibu hills (many are burned but still come beautiful hikes) and great for people with asthma as you start at sea level. Mount Baldy, Fish Canyon Loop, to Escondido Canyon Loop.
The Class by Taryn Toomey.
Malibu Country Mart for a little shopping.
Art crawl at all the cool emerging art galleries near
I always try to grab some wellness treatment (from an IV to the sauna).
Eyebrows by Damone. Love that man!
Where to eat lunch:
Bellaire Hotel - for fun with friends or hubs.
The Ivy - again great with friends followed by a stroll on Robertson.
Cafe- Gratitude - casual, easy yum and GF
Skinny Bitch Pizza - great GF pizza.
Tocaya - clean Mexican food. So yum. Even the corn and tacos are gluten-free and the vegan cheese not sweet!
Where to eat dinner:
Gracia Madres - meatless Mexican. Vegan organic. Yummy. And the cocktails divine!
Craig’s for a scene
Soho House Malibu (must get invited)
Sunset Towers restaurant - quite the scene.