EARTH TO LA: AMANDA’S INSTAGRAM CITY GUIDE

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OAK Beverly manager, and Seattle transplant, takes us on her city guide of LA, via photos from her Instagram account @earthtola. Check out her favorite spots in the city below.

By Amanda Smith

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My absolute favorite spot for breakfast is SQIRL in Silverlake. I recommend the Kale Brioche Toast but you’ll have to get there EARLY if you want to beat the crowd.

SQIRL
720 N Virgil Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

skating
A friend and I bought little Z Flex boards… they are so much fun! I actually ride mine to the store every now and then because I live so close.

I’m an outdoor fanatic but have an irrational fear of snakes which has proven to be problematic here in Southern California. This hike I did was parallel to the beach in Palos Verdes (little chance of snakes). It was supposed to take us to a shipwreck but I’m, stubborn as hell and refused to ask which way to turn at a fork in the trail. We got lost but it was a good day.

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I went skydiving for the first time in Santa Barbara – while technically not in LA – it was the most incredible experience. I’m actually looking to get certified right now and hopefully base jump some day.. who’s with me?!

Venice gets a bad wrap sometimes but it is hands down one of my favorite places. I mean, this old guy is skating barefoot… that’s badass!

barneys
My two favorite bars to go to are Barney’s Beanery (pictured above) and Molly Malone’s. Both places are divey sports bars, which I prefer that over the Hollywood club scene. I actually convinced my friend to get a Molly Malone’s tattoo because we go there so often. He even let me draw it!

Barney’s Beanery
1037 Broxton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Molly Malone’s
575 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Being from Seattle, coffee is my lifeblood. I’m by no means a coffee snob, there’s nothing wrong with Starbucks (never Coffee Bean), but I do love visiting shops with cool aesthetic. My favorites right now are Classic, Intelligentsia, and Coffee Commissary.

Classic
862 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Intelligentsia
3922 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

2737 North San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA

Coffee Comissary
6087 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

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