When the East Coast settles into winter temperatures, there’s really only two ways to deal with it. Go into full-on hibernation mode, or pack a bag and make a run for it. If you’re following me on Social Media, you know by now that I chose the latter – and hopped on a plane to LAX (cue that Miley song). 

The last and only time I visited LA was brief, so I was super happy to finally spend some quality time in the City of Angels – both for work and fun. I was determined to explore as many parts of the city as possible, and if I thought my social schedule’s survival was depending on transport in NY, Los Angeles was a whole other story. Getting around in Cali without a car is close to impossible – so Uber will be your best wingman.



Depending on your tolerance for heat (and crowds), LA is always a good idea.

March – May: Spring. Long sleeves morning and night, but most afternoons will be warm enough for the beach.

June – August: Summer is peak season, it’s hot and busy, but for good reason.

September – November: Similar temperatures to Spring, incredible sunsets.

December – Feb: “Winter” Hardly though. No parka needed.the-rue-collective-california-uber-7

cali-travel-tip (this is how you schedule rides with Uber)


Malibu Farm 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy

Pizzana 3510 Sunset Boulevard

Republique 624 South La Brea

SUGARFISH (Sushi) multiple locations

Mixed Company 3903 W Sunset Blvd.

PYT (Vegetarian) 400 S. Main Street

Botanica 1620 Silver Lake Blvd

Pink Taco 88 Sunset Blvd.

Cafe Birdie 5631 N. Figueroa Street

Leona 123 Washington Boulevard

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Beverly Hills Sixty Hotel (pictured above)

The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Line Hotel

The Hollywood Roosevelt


Malibu Beach Inn

Nobu Ryokan


*This post is sponsored by Uber, but all opinions are my own.



Nashville, Tennessee, accurately nicknamed Music City is waiting to swoon your inner cowboy, feed your southern appetite and take you on a tour of it’s smoky, beer infused live music scene.   


when-to-gowhen-to-goThe warm weather brings the live music scene to life and when it starts to cool off, the changing colours and country side bring all the Fall feels.


(this is how you splitfare with Uber)


The Flipside: Retro style diner, world famous for it’s chicken, but as I’m currently a veggo I had the soup and inhaled the tatter tots. Omg they were good.   

Cafe Roze: Trendy all day cafe with healthy dishes, good coffee and cocktails.

Henley: Definitely not your standard menu. Chic and modern with a great cocktail menu. Get the Flake and drink the Mezcal Cocktail. 

Mas Tacos: Trendy street food style Mexican, to feed your taco coma. 

Biscuit Love: Wildly popular and famous for its biscuits. You will wait in line, but it’s worth it. Leave your diet outside.

Salt & Vine: Super chic, not-so-little wine bar with flavour-filled small plates. 

Marsh HouseI almost drank the butter sauce from the bottom of my shrimp dish.

Vegan Options:

House of Veggies & Vegan: Some of the best Vegan pizza I’ve ever had. They deliver, for a post Nash Vegas bedtime snack.

Sunshine Cafe: Vegan wraps, salads and bowls. I had the buffalo ‘chicken’ wrap and I’m still thinking about it. 



Urban Cowboy Public House: Rustic-chic backyard bar with a large patio. In the cooler months they have a fire on the patio.  

The Patterson House: Fancy cocktails. Featured in GQ.

3 Crow Bar: Good and divey. Just my tune.

Santa’s Pub: K, I LOVE this place. It’s a serious dive bar with karaoke in a double-wide trailer. Hilarious. Get ready to smell like smoke. Also, it’s cash only.

Tootsie’s: Famous Broadway country bar with 3 floors. I never wanted to leave. 

ACME Feed & SeedAlan Jackson’s bar on Broadway, multiple levels with a sushi floor and rooftop. 



Urban Cowboy Im obsessed with this place. It’s a rustic-chic B&B. Exactly what I thought of when I first pictured Nashville!

Union Station Hotel This is the original train station converted into a hotel. The building is really cool and it’s super close to downtown, but depending on how many Whiskey’s you sank before bed the trains are a little loud. 

Thompson Nashville I’m always a fan of Thompson Hotels. This one is done up in a rustic theme, has a wicked rooftop and Marsh House is downstairs.


*This post is sponsored by Uber, but all opinions are my own.