PlacesSnackchatTravel 13 August 2016
LA insider’s guide by Andy Heart

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She’s definitely one our Chapter Friday’s favorite bloggers around. As Ann Kim might not ring a bell, you might know her as Andy Heart,  a well-known blog on lifestyle, art, design and travel. Ann (33) is a Los Angeles native and started her career as an art director taking on branding challenges and finding design solutions for large brands.

She has a wonderful eye for details and loves minimalist design like no other. And she has a great taste when it comes to hotspots, too. Do you follow her on Instagram yet? If you’re planning a trip to LA soon (or dreaming of it, I certainly do on a daily basisMake sure to check out Ann’s tips below.

SHOPPING:

DES KOHAN
One of my favorite shops in Los Angeles.
671 Cloverdale Avenue

MODERNICA
Beautiful and high-quality furniture made in Los Angeles, I love visiting their showroom.
7366 Beverly Blvd

RELAX:

THE NOW 
After a long week, I love coming here to disconnect and unwind with massages. When you walk in the interior feels like you’re in Tulum, Mexico.
7611 Beverly Blvd

EAT/DRINK:

GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
A historic downtown landmark, this bustling marketplace has a mix vendors that are new and old. I usually stop by eggslut and gandb.coffee, one of the best coffee spots in Los Angeles.
317 S Broadway

THE LINE HOTEL
Great central place to stay in LA. The Commissary is built as a giant greenhouse. Walking distance is The Normandie club, really good cocktails here.
8463 Melrose Place

REPUBLIQUE
French-influenced menu and beautifully renovated interior.
624 South La Brea Ave

SEE:
 
CHATEAU SHATTO and BLUM AND POE
My absolute favorite galleries.
406 W Pico Blvd. 
2727 S. La Cienega Blvd.

CINESPA
Every summer I go here to watch a movie and picnic outdoors at the famous ‘Hollywood Forever Cemetery’.
6000 Santa Monica Blvd

EAMES HOUSE 
Best of mid-20th-century architecture, see the home and studio of Charles and Ray Eames.
203 Chautaugua Blvd

Looking for more hotspots in LA? You can find all Ann’s favorites right here. Did you know I used to live in LA for a while? You can check out my favorite places here. AND I kept a Daily Diary during my stay: Yara’s Daily LA Diary.

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