Team Zoe’s Guide To LA

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What’s not to love about Los Angeles? As far as we’re concerned, the city has a little something for everyone—the sprawling neighborhoods have distinct characteristics that cater to personalities from all walks of life. A few of our favorites—Downtown, Los Feliz/Silverlake and Venice—are jam-packed with fun locales that we never tire of exploring, and the best part is you can hit multiple stops in a day to get a true tour of the city. Here, we map out our favorite destinations, plus the accessories to bring along so you sight-see in style.

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The trendy Arts District of Downtown LA is an industrial melting pot of coffee shops and niche eateries nestled between cool-kid galleries and gritty street art.

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Where To Go

Ace Hotel : Get a room at this hipster hot spot and enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets at Upstairs, the rooftop bar.

Alchemy Works : Shop a curated selection of on-the-rise brands in this retail-gallery hybrid space.

Angel City Brewery : Sip on small-batch craft beers and snag a bite from a nearby food truck in this open setting.

Honeycut : Cut a rug on the light-up dance floor and enjoy throwback jams for a night on the town.

The Pie Hole : Order a slice of the city's finest pie to top off any meal—your sweet tooth will thank you.

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What To Wear

Comfortable, casual separates are key in trekking from place to place. Accent your look with trendy round-frame sunnies, a metallic band watch and pragmatic shoulder bag for on the-go-essentials.

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Romy Medium Leather Crossbody

$298

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Jaryn Silver-Tone Leather-Band Watch

$225

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Kempton Tortoise-Acetate Leather-Band Watch

$195

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Kendall I Sunglasses

$149

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Kendall II Sunglasses

$149

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Tree-shaded sidewalk cafes are sandwiched between vintage stores and iconic neighborhood haunts in the hipster-friendly Los Feliz/Silverlake area.

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Where To Go

Foxhole Vintage : Score a killer pair of custom, reworked denim and perfectly threadbare t-shirts at this vintage mecca.

Intelligentsia : Visit this iconic coffee shop right off the bustling Sunset Junction for a cup of joe that's worth the hype (and great for people-watching).

Little Dom's : Grab a casual dinner at this storied Italian eatery—the pasta is a must.

Moon Juice: For an afternoon pick-me-up, snag a juice and a number of pantry curiosities at this of-the-moment wellness destination.

Sqirl : Have an Instagram-worthy brunch at this vegan-friendly spot (and pick up one of their famous jams to step up your toast game before you leave).

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What To Wear

Vintage-inspired pieces paired with oversized sunnies are a perfect team for a day spent outdoors.

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Maxwell Denim and Leather Wedge

$135

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Kinley Silver-Tone Watch

$250

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Jaryn Gold-Tone and Embossed-Leather Watch

$225

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Sloan Small Denim Chevron Shoulder Bag

$258

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Abela II Sunglasses

$159

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Adelaide I Sunglasses

$189

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The epitome of a laid-back California lifestyle, Venice embodies the breezy ethos of a beachside paradise with organic eats, bohemian bungalows and good vibes aplenty.

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Where To Go

Gjusta : Hop on your beach cruiser for a morning ride to this sinfully good artisanal bakery.

Guild : Shop unique designer finds at this expertly curated boutique.

Hotel Erwin : You can't beat the view from the rooftop bar at this boutique hotel at sunset.

The Butcher's Daughter : Grab a cold-pressed juice and hearty, healthy fare at this new vegetarian hot spot.

Van Leeuwen's Ice Cream Truck : You can't beat a sweet scoop on a warm Venice day from this artisanal creamery.

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What To Wear

Twin with your best girlfriend in flirty sundresses, round sunnies and pragmatic hobo bags for a look that's easy breezy.

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Jaryn Silver-Tone Watch

$250

Michael Kors

Lena Large Suede Shoulder Bag

$328

Michael Kors

Kendall II Sunglasses

$149

Michael Kors

Kendall II Sunglasses

$149

Michael Kors

Holly Rope-Trim Leather Sandal

$120

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Romy Large Leather Crossbody

$378

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