Rachel Elizabeth Interiors’ Guide to the Best of Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city where glamour meets relaxation, offering everything from stunning beachside hotels to chic shopping districts and delicious dining spots. Our recent trip to LA was filled with stylish experiences and memorable adventures. Here’s your ultimate guide to discovering the best of LA, including where to stay, what to eat, and the perfect outfit for your visit.

Where to Stay

For a luxurious and stylish stay, the Santa Monica Proper Hotel is the place to be. This beautiful hotel offers chic accommodation with breathtaking ocean views and is perfectly located for exploring the best of Santa Monica. Designed by the renowned interior designer Kelly Wearstler, the hotel’s interiors are a stunning blend of contemporary elegance and eclectic charm.

LA Accommodation


Getting Around

To make the most of your time in LA, you can choose between two convenient options:

Uber: A great choice for easy and comfortable travel to restaurants, attractions, and beaches without the hassle of parking.
Hire Car: Ideal for exploring farther destinations at your own pace, like Brentwood and Pacific Palisades.


Where to Eat

Rooftop Dining - Calabra: Enjoy outdoor dining with spectacular views at Calabra, the rooftop restaurant at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel. Their menu offers a range of delicious dishes and creative cocktails perfect for a sunset dinner.

Casual Dining - Palma: This restaurant in Santa Monica serves up delicious Italian cuisine in a relaxed and stylish setting.

- Gjelina: Located in Venice, Gjelina offers a vibrant atmosphere and a menu full of farm-to-table delights.

- Coffee: Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe: Just a short distance from the Santa Monica Proper Hotel, Huckleberry offers great coffee and pastries to start your day right.

Where to Eat


Where to Go Shopping 

Brentwood Country Mart: Head to Brentwood Country Mart to check out some fantastic shops including the Goop Store, Jenni Kayne, and Sézane. This shopping destination offers a mix of high-end boutiques and unique finds.

Brentwood Country Mart

Pacific Palisades: While in the area, stop by Amber Interiors for beautiful home decor, visit Serena & Lily for chic furnishings, and browse clothing store Towne by Elysewalker.

Shopping Sydney

Erewhon Market: Don’t miss Erewhon Market for one of their famous smoothies and a sushi sandwich. It’s a must-visit for a refreshing treat while exploring the city.

Erewhon Market

Melrose Place: A fantastic shopping district with unique boutiques and a chance to spot some celebrities.

Melrose Place


Top Sights

- The Getty Centre: Impressive art collections, beautiful gardens, and stunning views of the city.
- Rodeo Drive: Experience luxury shopping and stroll down this iconic street known for its high-end boutiques.
- West Hollywood / Beverly Hills Architecture Tour: Discover the early works of famous architects like Frank Gehry, Schindler, and Frank Lloyd Wright on this tour.

What to Wear

For exploring LA in style and comfort, we recommend the hand block printed Billie Jacket. Pair it with jeans, a white tee, and flats for a chic and versatile look that’s perfect for shopping, sightseeing, or dining at rooftop restaurants like Calabra.

With this guide, you’re all set to explore LA in style and make the most of your visit. Enjoy every moment of your Los Angeles adventure. xR


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