October 15, 2017 Travel Adventures Los Angeles Life

A Los Angeles Dream Weekend at the Beverly Terrace Hotel

Los Angeles is still this huge, mysterious wonderland to me - even though I am "from LA".  I was born and raised just 60 miles north, in a little surf town, and grew up being right next door my whole childhood,, but I still don't know the city well. LAX has always been my home airport, I tell people that I'm from LA, and I pass through the city so often, but it's not a place that feels like home to me. As soon as I could, I took off to New York City and thought I was never going to look back. 

But little by little, this city is starting to appeal to me. Next year, we're making this our permanent home - the the time being anyway. 

To check out a new neighborhood, we spent a couple of sunny days at The Hotel Beverly Terrace - a beautifully redone mid-century space with a dreamy jungle courtyard and a rooftop sundeck - and fell in love. 

With an entrance this perfectly mid-century, we knew right away that we were going to love this place.

Some Rosé, and some rosé treats in our room, from Dardimans and Sugarfina

Dress: Novella Royale, Sunglasses: Sunglass LA

Dress: David Lerner NY, Shoes: Sugar, Belt: Tulle & Batiste, Hat: Forever 21

We spent our afternoon lounging in the jungalow courtyard made out of my home-decor dreams. I love surrounding myself with plants and bright whites - and every part of this little garden made me dream of having a home of our own again - so stunning!

We stopped by the hotel's attached restaurant, Cafe Amici, for an early sunset dinner - the menu is Italian with a healthy California twist. 

On B - Watch: Omega, On A - Bangle: Alexis Bittar

But first, Champagne!

To Start -  The best Tuna Carpaccio I have ever had

Heirloom Tomato Soup

Lady and the Tramping with a truffle fettucini.

And no proper meal  is ever complete without dessert - a decadent cheesecake and cappuccinos for us here.

Room service please?

Top: Gooseberry Intimates, Pants: Sol Angeles

There is no breakfast without avocado toast.

Bracelet: Alexis Bittar, Jacket: NA-KD

The rooftop terrace - perfect for a lazy afternoon and a serious tan. 

Shorts: Katin

Bikini: Gooseberry Intimates

After finally tearing ourselves away from a lazy afternoon, we explored the nearby neighborhood, which led to the iconic Rodeo Drive

Dress: Novella Royale, Sunglasses: Sunglass LA, Shoes: Sugar

Shirt: Katin, Jeans: Levi's: Shoes: Adidas

And The Beverly Gardens Park

Bracelet: Alexis Bittar, Jacket: NA-KD, Shorts: Levi's

The next morning, on our way back up the coast to the little town that we still call home for now -  we had one final stop: The iconic Hollywood Sign hike. Neither of us had ever made it up to this spot before, and it was just as magical as I had expected. 

Top: Gypsea, Shorts: Levi's

I'm learning to love you, LA - time to get used to this new home.