Culture & Cool in West Los Angeles

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Jessica Preston

  • Los Angeles

  • Arts & Culture

  • City Travel

  • California

  • Outdoors

  • Entertainment

  • Relaxation

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Curator’s statement

One of the most popular cities in the United States, Los Angeles can seem vast and overwhelming to first (or even second) time visitors. Behind the glitz and glamour of 'Hollywood' is an eclectic and cool artistic spirit — fashion, design, culinary delights and matcha! Below is a rundown of culture and cool in my favorite locale, West Los Angeles: the area known as Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Culver City and West Hollywood.

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Things to do in Los Angeles

Santa Monica Proper

Shopping Precincts

  • Montana Ave (Santa Monica)

  • Main St (Santa Monica)

  • Abbot Kinney Blvd (Venice)

  • Brentwood Country Mart (Brentwood)

  • Platform (Culver City)

  • Palisades Village (Pacific Palisades)

  • Malibu Country (Malibu)

  • Melrose Place & Ave (West Hollywood)

  • Sunset Blvd (West Hollywood)

Art & Culture

Places to eat & drink in Los Angeles

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Coffee & Matcha

Smoothies & Drinks

Casual Eats & Dining Spots

Sweet Treats

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