Growing up in Bakersfield meant that my friends and I would take frequent shopping trips to LA since my town lacks in the fashion department (sorry, Bakersfield). Even though I’m always down for a good shopping trip, there are so many other affordable things to do in LA besides shop. This past weekend I took a trip with some of my favorites to LA, and well, what happens when 3 photographers and one makeup artist go to LA for the day? You get your makeup done and take pictures of course!
Here are 3 things we did this weekend that you can do on around $50 or less:
1. Do a photo tour of the LA murals: Being an adult doesn’t mean you can’t act like a bunch of teenage girls from time to time. And when I say teenage girls, I mean that there were a ton of teenage girls trying to get the perfect selfie in front of this pink wall. But hey, we just jumped in the mix and took our own selfies. We didn’t quite make it through all of the walls, but you can see a full list of walls to visit thanks to Studio DIY here.
2. Make reservations at a trendy lunch spot. One of the best things about LA are all of the amazing restaurants to choose from. While I do consider myself a foodie, I also care a lot of about the atmosphere of the restaurant. If it has a charming courtyard or a scenic view, then I am pretty much sold. The Hotel Wilshire brought trendy vibe with its bright umbrellas and stunning views of LA. It was the perfect place to have lunch and a cocktail with my favorite girls. A couple of my other favorite places to visit are the Commissary , The Palihouse West Hollywood and Perch.
3. Stop at the Sprinkles cupcake ATM for a sweet treat. I’m convinced this is the world’s best invention. These photos don’t need a lot of explanation because what could be better than getting a cupcake out of an ATM! Ah-mazing!