West Coast Love Affair…



Another year calls for another trip to the West Coast of the U.S.A – more specifically L.A.  I first realised we had something serious going on when I visited here in 2009 with 2 girlfriends and had the ‘time of our lives’ literally though, it was one of my favourite trips.  Since then the trips back to this corner of the world have continued (as have the air miles collection – ta for creating that British Airways!) so the 11 hour flight from Heathrow to LAX now seems some what ‘normal’ to me.  In April it seems that half of the population of the world descends on Los Angeles to make their way towards Palm Spring for Coachella – and trust me once you get to the festival it really does feel like half the world are there. So. Many. People.  I went along this year as a delighted guest of Very Exclusive which was super handy as they also dressed me for the festival (festival fashion being one of my favourite things, like ever, and luckily for you lot I’ve created a cutie little collage of all of my top Coachella pieces for you to take a little browse through and shop ’til your hearts content. (Finish reading this though because there’s more good bits still to come!)  After a full on but bloody fabulous 3 days at Coachella it was time to head back to LA but luckily my trip was far from over.  To balance out all of the ‘hecticness’ of the festival it was only right that I recovered in the most glorious of ways – after all, I had technically been ‘working’ at Coachella (is anyone really buying what I’m saying – I think not but I’m gonna go with it).  In my time I have been so lucky to stay in some pretty fancy hotels but this time I stayed at the Beverly Hilton, a hotel that I had heard of so many times but never actually managed to walk the walls and experience life as a short term resident of theirs.  Well let me tell you, whatever you see and think of the Beverly Hilton from the outside, it is like a billion times better on the inside; which is saying something because the outside is pretty swanky to be fair!  I was put up in a Junior Suite with a corner balcony meaning I had views of pretty much the whole of Beverly Hills and got to make use of the amazing facilities the hotel had to offer, my favourites being the pool and the food. Obviously.  You also get a Beverly Hilton robe and slippers which in my eyes, if a hotel offers you that then they’ve won all of the hospitality points and I’m probably going to have booked my next visit before finishing my first.  When I did venture out of the hotel it was to head down to Malibu, more specifically Malibu Farm which I had never visited before but if you ever get the chance to visit, order the green chicken tacos – you’re welcome.

I guess the moral of life right here is that if you go to LA (which I highly recommend) you should make sure that you do a few very simple but VERY important things.  Visit the Beverly Hilton, ideally stay there but if not then their restaurant by the pool serves the best tuna poke bowl and some delicious cocktails, head down to Malibu Farm for not only the food but the views too, in fact stop off at Zuma beach whilst you’re there. And finally, try to blag a ticket to Coachella, I’ll see you by the ferris wheel.

Check out my Coachella look book video below and if you enjoy it then don’t forget to head over to my YouTube channel where there is whole lot more of my face waiting to be watched!