Hi ya’ll! I decided to bring one of my favorite pieces I wrote a little bit ago alive. And although the main focus of secretflaws is beauty and music, I thought I’d bring little bit lifestyle into it too. A recurring comment I get a ton is “You always go to the most Instagram worthy places.!” Everybody wants a feed with personality, so if you’re interested in checking out some cool new spots and you’re in the LA area, this ones for you!
1. Paul Smith Pink Wall | 8221 Melrose Ave
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The Paul Smith Limited famous pink wall is a Melrose Ave. destination. Its vibrant color will gather crowds of hipsters posing for the perfect shot. Inside is an actual shop where you can find Paul Smith designer items for men’s and women’s apparel.
2. Global Angel Wings Project Wall | 8401 West 3rd Street
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Artist Colette Miller is the mastermind behind the Global Angel Wings Project. Although Miller’s angel wings have been painted everywhere from Kenya and Melbourne- the ones in LA can be found at a few different locations, most notably at the St. Regis Liquor in Los Angeles.
3. Made in LA Wall | 8025 Melrose Avenue
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Yet another Melrose destination- the Made in LA wall on Melrose screams Los Angeles love with locals and tourists.
4. Urth Caffé | 451 S Hewitt St
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Right in the heart of LA’s Arts District lies Urth Caffé, the perfect brunch destination. Many come for the pictures but stay for the food. The green tea boba is a must.
5. Alfred Coffee + Kitchen | 8428 Melrose Pl.
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LA is pretty much home to hipster coffee shops. Home to the famous “But first, coffee” phrase, Alfred Coffee is the perfect morning pick me up spot worthy of the gram.
6. The Last Bookstore | 453 S Spring St
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The Last Bookstore has the reputation of SoCal’s largest selection of new and used books. This bookstore not only has books but is also home to unconventional art and a large selection of vinyl. Search the place up on Instagram and you’ll see why it made the list.
7. Urban Light Lamps at LACMA | 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
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The lamps at LACMA are a LA local favorite and have even been featured in movies like No Strings Attached and Valentine’s Day. Although a couple destination, the lamps assembled in the entrance add that artsy feel to your photos.
8. Museum of Death | 6031 Hollywood Blvd.
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The famous Museum of Death in Hollywood is a crowd favorite because of it’s stomach wrenching downright gross pieces of history that lie inside. Nonetheless, those brave enough to visit can score a sick photo with a gigantic skull painting surrounded with red roses on the entrance.
9. Aspire To Inspire Wall | 453 Colyton St.
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For LA locals its common to catch a glimpse of art throughout its very own Arts District. Located at the Arts District Co-Op- the “Aspire to Inspire” mural sends out a feel-good message worthy of capturing.
10. OUE Skyspace LA | 633 W 5th St
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Skyspace LA is a fairly new attraction that had to make this list. Located at the top of the highest skyscraper in LA, it offers a 360 view of the city and even a slide if you’re feeling ballsy. For the price of $25 you can experience Los Angeles in all it’s glory for yourself.
That’s it for now folks, as always thank you for reading! xx