With a friend visiting us in California last week, we decided to use it as an excuse to do some traveling ourselves. We have a deep love (and growing obsession) of Southern California. I love the colors of the landscape, the cacti, the designers that live there, and of course, the weirdness of the desert.
We decided to spend a couple of days in LA, and then head to Joshua Tree for some hiking afterwards! There are too many photos to share, so I'll talk about JT in a separate post.
I don't regret the decision. As soon as we walked into the room, we were wowed. I mean, look at those views! Now it just has me wondering how I can wake up to views like this every day.
The design of the hotel is really funky and well thought out. I would recommend giving it a try if you're in the area and looking for a place to stay!
Next up, we knew we wanted to check out another new LA spot - Verve Coffee Roasters. To be perfectly honest, I wanted to go because it looks really cool. The plant wall alone is enough to get me there.
I order my coffee with almond milk, and since theirs is homemade it really took things up a notch... or two! It was sooo good! Not to mention, the juices were also insane. This is definitely a spot I'll be going back to.
It wouldn't really have been a trip to LA without also stopping at the Cactus store in Echo Park. So we did. And it was incredible. I wanted all of the cacti. You should go.
We hadn't visited LA since last year, so it was fun to see all of the new places that have popped up since. Downtown LA is changing at lightning speed! I'm already looking forward to our next visit.