24hrs in LA

Less than three months since I was in LA and I’m back again – didn’t expect to be back this soon but hey, I’m not complaining!

19204803_10212234250703791_1211616929_o

This time around, our stay in LA was going to be for merely 24hrs as the majority of the work trip was to be spent in Las Vegas (saving this for the next post!).

19179229_10212234251103801_847297206_o
Top: Zara | Jogger Pants: Uniqlo | Mules: SheIn.com | Bag: Stella McCartney

We jetsetted from Tokyo on a Friday evening with a 10hrs and 45 minutes flight journey ahead of us. I hate to admit this but I’m a big fan of airport looks – I like to “dress up” because I feel as though it really makes a difference to your traveling experience. Anyway, I kept a neutral outfit palette with these comfy nude colored jogger pants and a graphic tee that read “effortless” – exactly what I was going for 😉 And of course I had to wear my trusted embroidered mules (they’re a life saver at security checks!)

19125335_10212234251063800_1127399684_o

 

We landed at Tom Bradley International Airport around Friday noon and took an Uber to Rodeo Drive to check-in to our hotel. There was an oddly satisfying feeling I had as we drove from the airport to Beverly Hills – you come across such a vast cultural diversity, vibrancy and intriguing neighborhoods.

19179287_10212234250183778_1762600534_o.jpg

After a 35 minute Uber ride from the airport, we reached Luxe Hotel, so conveniently located on Rodeo Drive. We quickly checked in and had a bite to eat at the lounge area.

19126165_10212234250103776_1190176478_o19125927_10212234250063775_750785002_o

We spent a couple of hours running errands before we left for Vegas the next morning.

19105245_10212234250783793_1221624118_o

Latter of the evening was spent walking around Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard in the hopes of trying to stay awake as jet lag kicked in.

19096033_10212234251023799_1589339083_o

19212858_10212234250943797_784026028_o

I dropped by Sephora to pick up some products I’ve been wanting to try and came across the cutest sight ever! The bull dog laid quietly in one of the aisles while his owner shopped – so obedient!

As Beverly Hills was a recurring place in our last trip I was quite familiarized by the streets and a simple wander down the boulevard was as rewarding as any amount of sight seeing.

19104835_10212234250583788_1845369582_o

Calling it a night by 9:30pm on the first day, jet lag had other plans…

19182066_10212234250503786_1519010139_o.jpg

I zapped between TV channels as I eagerly waited for it to be dawn soon.

19105105_10212234250223779_1662596736_o

Follow me on Instagram @riaparikh for a run-up of my Vegas trip before the next blog post!

Ria Parikh Logo

 

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “24hrs in LA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s