If you follow along on Instagram, you may of noticed that I made a quick weekend trip down to LA to see my best friend, Katie! Her husband was in NYC all summer for work so it was the perfect excuse for a girls trip. She had planned the most fun few days so I thought I would share our itinerary! See what we ate, drank, and saw during those 3 days:
We woke up early and made the drive out to Malibu for a hike and lunch with Katie's cute pup, Tucker. The gorgeous drive along the coastline makes the trek worth it in itself. Our original plan was to hike Los Liones Trail but we actually ended up passing the trailhead and by the time we realized it we were 20 minutes past so instead found a trail that was closer to us. To be honest, that was pretty much an epic fail haha. We found the trail and hiked maybe all of 5 minutes… no joke. It was so overgrown that you were constantly brushing up against bushes and we saw at least 10 lizards and walked through bees so we were over it before we really even started. But hey, at least we tried? So we decided to stay screw it and headed to the beach! Luckily, we had a bottle of Rosé on hand ;)
After relaxing on the beach, we made our way to grab a bite at Malibu Farm. This needs to get on your “MUST” list asap. Not only is the view gorgeous but their food and frosé were outstanding and just what we needed after a long hike ;) We then headed back to Katie’s apartment to shower and from there decided to go walk around the Venice Canals before dinner. To be honest, I didn’t think the Venice Canals were going to be as pretty as they were! I imagined they were over hyped but I was pleasantly surprised! I loved walking across the bridges and seeing cute ducks in the canals all the while creeping on people’s homes!
From there, we grabbed an uber and headed to Hotel Erwin’s High Rooftop Lounge. Thank goodness we had a reservation because this place was packed! You can go in without a reservation but I would recommend getting one so you can have a place to sit and watch the sunset. This was the highlight of the trip for me! The cocktails were amazing and you honestly cannot beat the view. We lost track of time chatting and ended up missing dinner! But again, was so worth it!