A Date With Downtown LA

Downtown LA; Downtown Los Angeles; DTLA; photos by kellygolightly.com

 

Have you ever strolled around downtown Los Angeles? Don’t’ be scared – it’s divine! And experiencing a fabulous renaissance. Shall we go for a quick jaunt?

 

downtown la; pictures of downtown los angeles; photos by kellygolightly.com

 

The streets are lined with incredible turn-of-the-century architecture and Art Deco delights. Parts of it remind me of the grand buildings in Detroit (that’s no a joke!). It’s the most New York-y part of LA, to be sure. Other parts have a Barcelona vibe. It’s wonderfully unique.

 

downtown la; pictures of downtown los angeles; photos by kellygolightly.com

 

It feels like you’re in another era, so you might as well dress the part! I festooned myself in my favorite new dress (LisaMichelle), added a fall-worthy cableknit bag (c/o Margaret Nicole), slid into boots made for walking (Marco Santi c/o Sole Society), added a pop of color with mustard-hued tights (American Apparel), and tossed on some large gold hoop earrings (Forever 21) and wayfarer sunnies (SEE) for my date with DTLA.

 

downtown la; pictures of downtown los angeles; photos by kellygolightly.com

 

The architecture is swoon-inducing: intricately detailed and grand. And the signage and fab fonts have me over the moon. We must look into this Roaring 20s party, le stat!

 

Downtown LA dining: The Wood Spoon; The Wood Spoon Los Angeles; Where to eat in downtown Los Angeles

 

All of this walking has me starving. You too? Let’s pop into WoodSpoon in the Fashion District. Their Brazilian food will have your taste buds doing somersaults in sequins!

 

Downtown LA dining: The Wood Spoon; The Wood Spoon Los Angeles; Where to eat in downtown Los Angeles

 

What to order? The grilled chicken sandwich with pancetta and roasted corn with yam fries on the side. Ask for a side of their green-chile-pesto mayo, too!

 

Downtown LA dining: The Wood Spoon; The Wood Spoon Los Angeles; Where to eat in downtown Los Angeles

 

Delight in the colorful chairs and decor and how you’ve once again inadvertently coordinated with your dining establishment.

 

Downtown LA dining: The Wood Spoon; The Wood Spoon Los Angeles; Where to eat in downtown Los Angeles; the Rialto theatre la

 

Walk and shop off that amazing lunch.

 

Downtown LA; downtown los angeles

 

Head home and take a nap. But before you do, make a date with DTLA to do it again!

 

Have you been to downtown LA, my dears? Do you love it too? My, has it changed since I first lived in LA 10 years ago!

 

p.s. Any fun plans for the weekend?

 

[Photos by kellygolightly]

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