Koreatown, an area slightly west of downtown Los Angeles, is trending right now in a big way. There are some highly rated restaurants, independent theaters, and sleek hotels that have energized the area. One such hotel is The Line Hotel Los Angeles.
One of the definitions of the word flower means “the finest individuals out of a number of people or things”. Although I realize not everyone thinks of flowers as individuals, I disagree as I happen to talk with them, laugh with them and genuinely enjoy their company. Needing a fix of my colorful and sweet-smelling friends, I headed out to the Los Angeles Flower Mart in downtown LA.
This past weekend Spaceman and I celebrated my friend’s birthday in the best way possible, by sharing a meal together! This is an age-old tradition that is one of the best ways to show how dear someone is to you – and who am I to buck tradition? We celebrated at a Los Angeles eatery of her choice named Industriel.
Within the interlacing streets of downtown Los Angeles lies Grand Central Market, a warehouse style building filled with various food stalls and bustling eateries. The day my husband and I visited was a particularly hot day in the city. We had taken the metro downtown and walked to the market. By the time we arrived at our destination, I was getting a bit weary of the city “perfume” shall we call it and ready to eat (go figure!). To my delight, we were surrounded by a bounty of food options. Our three favorites were (in no particular order):
The President’s Day celebration weekend is only hours away. Hmmm, what would be a fitting American way to celebrate? Let’s eat some pie! There is a wonderful spot in downtown Los Angeles called The Pie Hole that can accommodate your pie craving, whether sweet or savory.
Let’s get one thing straight, I LOVE food!!! With that in mind, it was to my great delight that I was introduced to the new “grocery” store in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District, Urban Radish. I have grocery in quotes because it is so much more than your standard grocery store. The walls of glass let the sunshine stream through to their rustic display of local organic produce, artisan cheeses and sustainable meats. If you find yourself drooling over the food selection, meander over to the robust choice of lotions and soaps. If you happened to drool onto your shirt, they also sell detergent for laundry…a true one-stop shop!