SHUTTERSTOCK Roll up your right pant leg and resurrect your mom’s jean jacket in Echo Park, a northeast LA neighborhood that rides bikes and reveres retro stylings. Located next to super-hip enclaves like Silver Lake, this centrally located nook caters to crowds who thrive best when ferreting out old vinyl at the local record…… Continue reading Where to live in LA, if you love the Lower Haight
FLICKR/VXLA Hyper-liberal and brazenly accepting, West Hollywood (you can call it WeHo) invites bold expression and all-night entertainment. It’s stylish, it’s glamorous, it’s audacious. It’s also warm, welcoming, and encouraging of eclectic creativity. Gay-friendly businesses blend together with West Hollywood’s impeccably-designed urban decor and discerning shopping and dining establishments. Walk the Sunset Strip and wander…… Continue reading Where to live in LA, if you love The Castro
FLICKR/JAR[O] Eagle Rock maintains a low-key vibe despite its soaring accolades as northeast LA’s most lavishly rooted-in-bohemia neighborhoods. Jukeboxes still jam in the neighborhood’s returned-to-trendy diners and vinyl still spins in its used bookstores. This imperceptibly discerning destination is so copacetic, you’ll forget you’re in the movie-making capital of the nation until you see a film crew…… Continue reading Where to live in LA, if you love Glen Park
Culver City- A Westside destination with a cinematic history, Culver City’s theatres and parks give a great performance.
FLICKR/EDWARD CONDE Cliffs cascade into the coast in Santa Monica, an autonomous west Los Angeles locale defined by its easy-going attitude and stylish mindset. A quintessentially-California beach town, Santa Monica’s blend of surf, sand, and sun attract Angelenos and outsiders to promenade its shopping plazas, its boardwalk, and Montana Avenue, its chic boutique-filled corridor. If…… Continue reading Where to live in LA, if you love the Marina
SHUTTERSTOCK Hand-tailored suits and couture handbags strut through Beverly Hills, a label-friendly Los Angeles destination whose celebrity status only soars higher when grouped with its star-studded neighbors, Bel Air and West Hollywood. Away from famed Rodeo Drive’s designer boutiques and swanky cafes, exclusive mansions hide in the hillsides to shield themselves from the paparazzi. Beverly…… Continue reading Where to live in LA, if you love Nob Hill
FLICKR/7-HOW-7 Hang out with the indie crowd in Silver Lake, an Eastside neighborhood whose cool atmosphere garners a cult following. Rock-and-roll attitudes contrast with refined homes in the hills of Silver Lake—it’s these contradictions that keep the neighborhood audaciously coy and always entertaining. Run along Silver Lake’s reservoirs by day and swirl craft cocktails by…… Continue reading Where to live in LA, if you love The Mission