Do you have a favorite street in your hometown? I’ll do you one better. I have a favorite block. Okay, perhaps that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Truthfully, I have a number of favorite blocks in LA. But without a doubt, one of my most favorite blocks in LA is none other than Melrose Place. The vast landscape of Los Angeles offers some of the most diverse neighborhoods to exist within one city. I like to tell out-of-towners that if they want to get a taste of LA’s complex climate, all they need to do is take Sunset Boulevard from Downtown until it ends at the Pacific Ocean. You start in urban Downtown, pass through eclectic Echo Park and hipster Silverlake, travel down the Sunset Strip and ritzy Beverly Hills, wind through yuppie Brentwood and end up in shiny Santa Monica. Truly a tour-de-LA. But, per usual, I digress. Back to my idyllic Melrose Place. I love this little corner of the city for a couple of reasons. The shady, tree-lined street reminds me a quiet European block. The shops, though (hopefully not forever) out of my price range, are some of the most stylish in town. And, within essentially one building, Melrose Place houses a few of my favorite businesses in LA. There’s skin guru Kate Somerville‘s clinic, for all of your necessary perk-ups and procedures. Alfred Coffee, home to the city’s trendiest cup of caffeine. Croft Alley, the yummiest little eatery. And Compartés, maker of some of the best looking and tasting chocolate bars around. Not to mention a couple of pretty cute boutiques. All that without having to leave the building! And, with Isabel Marant, The Apartment and Marni all on the same stretch of road, is it any wonder that I could spend days getting lost on this one city block?
3.1 Phillip Lim leopard leather + fur coat, LNA t-shirt, J Brand 901 legging jeans, Kathryn Amberleigh lace-up booties, 3.1 Phillip Lim handbag, Artelier World Cuff, XIV Karats necklace (similar $$$$), Seoul Little “Los Angeles” necklace, Catbird, XIV Karats and ginette_ny rings (similar), Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Grace
Photos by Michele LoBosco