Needle and Thread Goes West: Los Angeles Photo Diary

We’re back from one hell of a road trip around Southern California. Our first stop: Los Angeles. We’ve never been to the City of Angels before, and boy, were we impressed. For our first night, we stayed at The LINE Hotel in Koreatown, making sure to lay by the pool, and soak up all of the awesome architectural features the hotel had to offer. The hotel also hosts Pot Restaurant and Bar, as well as a packed “speakeasy” bar, Breakroom 86.

The next morning, we ate at the hotel’s Commissary restaurant (nestled inside a greenhouse!), enjoying a salmon platter and chorizo and eggs that were to die for. After leaving The LINE, we headed towards the Melrose Trading Post for some people watching and of course some vintage and handmade goods shopping. We ended our day with a trip to Venice and the boardwalk. We were in love with the rooftop at Hotel Erwin (THAT VIEW THOUGH) and their giant Red Stripes. We hit up Abbot Kinney for some words-can’t-describe-how-yummy sandwiches from Gjelina Take Away (probably the best Turkey sandwich we have ever experienced… and we’ve had our fare share of turkey sandwiches in our lives).

Next stop was a friend of ours apartment in Koreatown, complete with a rooftop view of the Hollywood Hills. We then ventured into West Hollywood where we had some delicious coffee at Alfred Coffee before shopping on Melrose Avenue. Next, we shopped around The Grove, and finally ended the day with dinner and drinks at Mohawk Bend in Echo Park, where we feasted on a delicious vegan pizzas and buffalo cauliflower (all amazing), before seeing one of our favorite bands Tanlines play a special show at The Echoplex for the release of their latest album Highlights – full recap of the show including photos can be found here.

Overall, we were psyched with all that LA has to offer. We hit up a fair amount of neighborhoods within the city and can’t wait to come back (…we’re already planning our next trip…).