Downtown Diaries: Grand Central Market

Downtown Diaries: Grand Central Market

One of my favorite aspects of the booming Downtown LA scene is the food. Jeff and I recently discovered Grand Central Market on an adventurous day out with my parents. It was the perfect place to bring them as an introduction to DTLA and provided an exciting backdrop to eat delicious treats amidst the bustle of the busy streets. 

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Downtown Diaries: The Last Bookstore

Downtown Diaries: The Last Bookstore

In a culture where the physical bookstore is slowly becoming obsolete, The Last Bookstore (most aptly named) lies nestled in the heart of downtown LA on the corner of 5th and Spring. When Loee suggested we visit the store I expected a small boutique akin to Meg Ryan's "Shop Around The Corner" in You've Got Mail. The last thing I thought I would find was a towering two-story labyrinth of books. And they do in fact call their archive The Labyrinth. 

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Downtown Diaries: Faith & Flower

Downtown Diaries: Faith & Flower

Jeff and I don’t often treat ourselves to LA’s upper-scale eateries. We usually prefer to eat local (Westside) and keep things budget friendly for the everyday Angeleno. On this occasion, however, Jeff wanted to take me out on the town and explore a spot he had been recommended to more times than he could count. On a late Saturday evening, we made our way downtown to Faith & Flower at the corner of East 9th and South Flower Street. 

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Downtown Diaries: Bottega Louie Brunch

Downtown Diaries: Bottega Louie Brunch

Here is the next chapter of my Downtown Diaries. My best friend, Loee, and I set aside an entire day to spend together in downtown LA. Even though we got caught in the rain after some fresh blow-outs, we were determined to continue our girl-date!

We walked a whole 2 blocks from the hair salon to brunch at Bottega Louie The restaurant is located at Wilshire and South Hope street and OhMy. Goodness. I have never been more enamored with an eatery. I had sampled their food via Uber Eats (a delicious lunch delivered in a bright pink box) but I had no idea the source was so palatial.

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