I ❤️ LA, and clearly I’m not alone! From Venice Beach to the streets of Downtown and everywhere in between! Love is everywhere in the City of Angels!
And while some might complain that it’s too big, too smoggy, or too congested, there’s a reason 45+ million people found a reason to visit in the last year. With mild weather and endless possibilities it’s no wonder that Los Angeles is the ❤️ of Southern California.
Sharing The Love
Join me on a whirlwind photo tour showcasing just some of the fun and he(Art)s I’ve discovered throughout the LA LA Land that I love.
Like the sign says, I ❤️ Venice, and not just for the cheap sunglasses and great people watching! I just can’t get enough of the good weird that is Venice!
Thinking about a new pair of shades? Have you considered heart shaped?
Who doesn’t love candy, hearts and selfies, but especially selfies with candy hearts?!
Venice is a work in progress, always changing, so whether you’re, driving, biking or walking, keep your eyes open! Even Muhammad Ali is showing the love.
WRDSMTH’s inspirational pieces can be found throughout Los Angeles and the world. ❤️
While out biking one morning Marioe’s bright red heart caught my eye !
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
We often find ourselves in the Aviator Nation shop on Abbot Kinney Boulevard! And it’s not just because we love their ping pong table… Their loungewear is pretty awesome too!
Artist J. Goldcrown’s #bleedinghearts #lovewall is a favorite among tourists and locals alike!
Santa Monica Pier
I came across these brave and confident lovelies sharing the #bodylove on the Santa Monica Pier one afternoon!
Artist Curtis Kulig’s Love Wall at Smashbox Studios in Culver City isn’t exactly on the beaten path, but it’s bright happy message is worth a detour, especially if you’re with someone you love!
If you’re a car lover, than you might like to visit Herbie the Love Bug who lives at the Peterson Automotive Museum on the Museum Mile!
Silver Lake Neighborhood
It was love at first sight when I saw the not so “secret” Micheltorena Stairs while out exploring the Silver Lake neighborhood with my boys!
We just had to stop at take a family photo underneath this happy message of love painted by artist and writer Dallas Clayton on the wall at Dangerbird Records on Sunset Boulevard!
Downtown Los Angeles
The change to Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) in the past decade is unbelievable and IMHO it’s all for the better! Not only will you find amazing art everywhere (more on that in a future post), but there are fabulous brewery’s, restaurants, shopping, markets and more! I LOVE DTLA!
This lovely street art heart is on the side of the Angel City Brewery.
Literally, art on the street, these fun little stencils can be found just about everywhere around town. I’m particularly fond of the official kissing spot!
This new piece by artist Adam Dare was finished in October 2016 and it says, Love is Love. I couldn’t agree more! It’s located just outside the Dejavita boutique in the DTLA Arts District. What I don’t love… cars parked in front of the art, but it is LA, and we do love our cars!
Can’t get enough of J. Goldcrown’s #bleedinghearts? You can visit them in DTLA at Cafe Gratitude!
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Sweet post. Different and very much “you”.
(I love LA too.)
Thank you! I realized I have a lot of photos of hearts! Thought it might be a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
I love love love LOOOOVE this post!! Pinned! Man, this makes me miss home! #FarawayFiles
Thank you! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!! This is just a teaser. 😉 I’ve been working on “collecting” some of LA’s Street Art, (there is SO much) so stay tuned for a future post, which will feature a walking tour, and some bigger pieces!
great love post:) #farawayfiles
LA is so colourful. Love your photos Hilary as they show there is so much more than the obvious in this city. So many people head straight for Hollywood and the theme parks when they visit LA. They should explore more! Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles
What a LOVEly post, Hilary! Such a great theme for Valentine’s Week. I think you’d make the perfect LA tour guide – even if it’s just through your Instagram posts. I was in LA for a few days one summer over 20 years ago. We stayed with aspiring actors in West Hollywood (of course!) and drove around town in an open top cadillac. Happy Days! It did feel like the kind of place you could be overwhelmed by if you weren’t sure what to do and where to go. I did love Venice Beach and its bohemian vibe. It felt more me than the Sunset Boulevard. Great post for #FarawayFiles
Thank you! You’re so kind to say that! If you ever need a guide, I’m here for you! I feel like LA is definitely a city that needs multi visits before you really get the hang of it! Believe it or not Venice Beach is still the same!I’m with you I’d choose Venice over Sunset every single time! xx
Birgit | Groove Is In The Heart
What a lovely post! I love hearts… and my favourite in your post is the bleedinghearts wall.
I love that one too! Xx
Elaine J Masters
What a fun and creative post. I’m a big fan of public art and murals but don’t get to explore LA as much as you have. Need to remedy that!
Thank you so much! Yes! LA had a lot to offer!
This is so lovely and positive!
I’m glad you like my hometown, Hilary, although I am not as fond of it as you are. I have to agree that some of its areas are very nice, but the city is too spread out for my taste. I like San Francisco way more than Los Angeles. #TheWeeklyPostcard.
Funny I feel just the opposite however after having lived in both places each for 8 years I find they both have redeeming qualities!
CatherineRose || La Vie En C-Rose
Love all all the murals and street art! I don’t know LA at ALL even though I’m in the same state, I’ll have to go sometime 🙂 #FarawayFiles
Well, in your defense California is a big place! Let me know if you ever plan a trip I’m happy to give you a few tips! Thank you for your kind words!
When your heart is open – all you can see is the love. Fabulous post Hilary. So much to love. I do love the Venice weird too. Can’t explain it, just have to experience it. And the body love ladies – so brave. Love. Thank you ever so much for sharing this lovely post with #FarawayFiles! Cheers from Copenhagen, Erin
I’m so happy you enjoyed it! I do love my city, and there’s nothing better than sharing something you love! xx
Beautiful photography. Many people write off LA as dirty or full of crazy people, but it is in this sort of pandemonium that one can often find the most beauty. You’re right, LA is full of Love.
It’s easy to see past all that other stuff when you’re in love, and I am absolutely in love with LA!
I hear you. I can’t get enough of this city and your pictures remind me of why I love it so.