Los Angeles Favorites – Part I

In collaboration with STS Education – Study Abroad

I thought I would put some of my Los Angeles favorites in one place, so it’s easy to access if you need some tips on where to go! LA have so many places to discover that I could go on forever, so look out for a part II in the near future.

Favorite place to eat breakfast
Rise N Grind on Hollywood Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue. The best avocado toasts and açaí bowls I have found in LA so far, and the coziest place to sit if you have to do some work. The whole feel of this place is super laidback and relaxing, and there’s a huge plus that they have outlets on every table! Makes it a perfect grinding spot, just as the name says. Check out their Instagram here.

Favorite place to hang out
Santa Monica Pier. Yes, it is super touristy, and may be a little crowded. But on a sunny day, you forget all about it because there’s so much to see and do. I recommend renting a bike in Venice for a couple of hours, and bike all the way to Santa Monica pier via the boardwalk (takes about 20 minutes). And do it around 5.30 if you want to get the best views. It’s truly magical. (Note, the rollercoaster is worth the wait)

Favorite place for coffee
Alfred Coffee Beverly Hills. If you’re all about the aesthetics, do yourself a favor and go to this heavenly coffee shop placed right by Rodeo Drive. I promise you that you will feel like your a part of 90210 for a second, and that’s not a bad thing. This place are filled with beautiful stores and things to look at. And their iced mocha is the best!

Another weekend in LA

I samarbeid med STS Education – Study abroad 

Når man har fri hver fredag, er det utrolig lett å hive seg i en uber å stikke til LA. Selv om Santa Barbara er verdens koseligste lille plass, er det noe med Los Angeles som fascinerer meg sånn. Jeg har allerede bestemt meg for å flytte dit jeg har gått to år på SBCC, så jeg benytter enhver mulighet til å utforske hva byen har å by på! Denne gangen bodde vi i Santa Monica hos noen vi kjenner, og helga ble amazinggg som vanlig ☀️ En av fordelene med å bo i SB er alle mulighetene man har for å reise rundt. Planen er å krysse av San Diego, Las Vegas og San Fransisco av lista før vi reiser hjem til jul. I gjennom samarbeidet mitt med STS, skal jeg også på en rundtur gjennom California, Arizona og Nevada med TrekAmerica. Så jeg er superspent på alt som skjer framover!

// When you have no classes on Fridays, it’s incredibly easy to get an uber and go to LA. Santa Barbara is the coziest place in the world, but there’s something about Los Angeles that fascinates me. I have already decided to move there after I finish my AA at SBCC, so I use very opportunity to explore what the city has to offer! This time we stayed in Santa Monica at a friends house, and the weekend was fun as always ☀️ One of the best things about living in SB is all the opportunities to travel around. We hope to cross San Diego, Las Vegas and San Francisco of the list before we head home to Norway for Christmas. Since I’m collaborating with STS, I also will be traveling around California, Arizona and Nevada with TrekAmerica soon. I’m really excited for everything that is happening this year!