Despite what people like to think, LA isn’t the tacky, dirty, cultureless town full of boring plastic people. Sure, it is a bit dirty, and there is definitely a lot of people filled with a lot of plastic but LA is actually a really cool place. Described as ‘ultra-hip’ and ‘ultra-happening’, which I completely agree with, LA is a vibrant city full of unexpected hidden treasures, ethnic diversity and culture, and a rich history.
When we think of visiting LA, we think Disneyland, Hollywood Walk of Fame, In and Out Burger, Rodeo Drive and the Kardashians. However, there is actually a lot more to the City of Angels.
I follow a couple of LA blogs who gave me some insider local knowledge about organic farmers markets, vintage boutiques and where to eat and drink while in their beautiful city. One of the best pieces of advice I was given was to have a boozy Sunday brunch at The Eveleigh in West Hollywood. The Eveleigh is an unassuming country style cottage, plonked in the middle of the glitzy Sunset Strip. A world away from 50’s style diners, street hot dogs and crowds of tourists sticking their hands in dirty concrete outside Mann’s Chinese Theatre. The Eveleigh is the perfect place to escape the hustle and relax with good, honest food, and a killer cocktail jug. And I guess when its owned by Aussies, you know it’s going to be good.
The morning we spent at The Eveleigh is one of the fondest memories I have of our stay in LA. Great food (the best truffle fries I have ever had), just the right amount of tiddly for 10.30 in the morning and some celeb spotting, sure they weren’t A listers but exciting nonetheless.
This was the life, this is what I wanted from LA.
Oh LA, I miss you.
Watermelon Cocktail Jug
Soft Scrambled Eggs with Hot Smoked Ocean Trout and Hollandaise
Baked Eggs with Spinach, Shimeji Mushrooms and Chevre
The Truffle Fries
Not so subtle amateur paparazzi shots – Michelle Trachtenberg
Dan Byrd – Travis from Cougar Town