Ahhh downtown LA. I need to spend some more time there. Definitely tons of wild things in those parts. While Keiko and Helena were visiting, we went downtown to visit with the Corey ladies. I usually save downtown for my hair appointments, art walk, and the occasional flower crown hunt. But there really are some great restaurants and bars as well.
I was working an event at Beauty Bar (RIP) one night, back when I was still new to town, and was given some advice: “Don’t get stuck in your bubble.” Basically, LA is made up of lots of little areas. You’ve got the west side, valley, downtown, Hollywood… and in all of those sections, there are even more smaller parts. There is so much to explore and discover. I’ll be honest, I didn’t fully listen. I’ve definitely found a few gems and just kept returning to them. But after trying all these new places while Keiko was here, I have a new mission to try even more. I want to be the restaurant expert when friends come to town. The only way to do that is to eat my way through them. And I’m ok with that!