Ah, the season of love is upon us again, that day when florists and restaurants rub their hands in glee. But wait! What if doing something a little more ingenious is the trick up your sleeve and going with your main squeeze , or even getting together a group of friends to enjoy places and spaces that this vibrant city has to offer, is more your speed.
There is a myriad of things to do in Los Angeles, let’s face it, there are more than a handful of bars and restaurants to cater to all tastes and budgets, I have put together my top 5 options that will suit all pockets.
Treat yourself and your partner( or just you) to one of the Valentines featured treatments at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Spa in downtown LA, afterwards why not linger and have a cocktail or stay for dinner at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, sit back and take in those DTLA views.
The Ritz Carlton, 900 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, 90015
Tel: +1 (213) 743 8800
Living in LA means we are lucky enough to enjoy outdoor weather most of the year, yes the temperature can drop after the sun sets, but its warm enough to get a picnic basket full of treats and delights, grab a blanket and head to the sand to take in the beauty of a sunset whilst sipping a chilled glass or two. You’re never far from a beachside bar or restaurant to continue the evening once the stars are out.
Picnic Hamper – $29.24 from www.homedepot.com
Picnic Blanket – $29.99 from www.target.com
If you’re not sure what to load your hamper with, a trip to Joans on Third will be your one stop shop for delicious goodies, they even offer their own picnic crates, but they stock a wide range of cheeses, pastries, crackers, olives and sweet treats, if you want to make your own.
The large wine and cheese crate pictured is full of decadent goodness and costs $250.00.
Joans on Third, 8350 West Third Street, Los Angeles, 90048
With locations in Pasadena and Westwood, IPIC theaters are a cut above your average movie theatre. Sit back in your uber comfy lounge chair, order your food (premium plus tickets) and drinks and have them served to you whilst you enjoy the movie. Beats a bag of popcorn any day.Want to do something a bit different? Why not go along for the comedy night instead of a movie, or make a real night of it and do both!
Now this is a bowling alley! Established in 1927, it’s Los Angeles oldest bowling alley. Lovingly refurbished and bought back to its former glory, this is an impressive space. Come with a date, your love, or get a group together for a fun evening that won’t disappoint. Lanes accommodate up to 6 people and are hired by the hour, there is a full bar with more than a nod to the prohibition era roots of the building and a predominately pizza based menu, perfect for sharing.
The iconic Griffith Observatory is perfect for stargazing. Hike up at sunset and take in the views, the cafe is open until 9pm and the last planetarium show (small extra charge) is at 8.45pm. For the less energetic, there is parking , but can be busy. Why not walk up and then uber back after dark.
Have a wonderful 14th February and remember to spread the love . Max. x