Weekend Recap: Rooftop Views

Hi everyone,

            Lately I’ve been hopping from roof top to roof top collecting city views and this past weekend I found the best spot! Perch is a gorgeous restaurant/bar in the heart of LA with cascading greens framing the city’s view, its cool decor and delicious brunch its the perfect way to start your Saturday! This is why I love exploring LA because I always find new places to see and new things to do and this week’s choice was just what I needed!

I had brunch here with blogger and partner in crime Little Black Shell this past weekend, after having a busy morning she suggested we tried this new place and I am so glad we did! Food was delicious, the ambiance was casual but chic and we absolutely loved the view! I also hear that this lounge is even better at night so Im definitely coming back! If you’re looking to catch up with a friend, have visiting friends or family or are just looking to have some relax time while still in the city, I would definitely recommend you visit this place! Its my favorite new gem in the city and here’s why…

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City Views



brunch and mimosas

Bloggers Brunch


With a space like this who needs more?? Everything from Interior Design, to the Architecture to delicious food and cocktails, this rooftop has it all;) Stop by if you haven’t already and let me know what you think! Have a great week and Happy Memorial Day!

Thanks for reading,

Love, Erika

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Gracias Madre

Hi Everyone!

       So every week I’ll try to post about a different restaurant or coffee shop I love and this week’s choice is Gracias Madre in West Hollywood. Im a foodie at heart, I just love discovering unique places to eat so I decided to share one of my favorite spots. Gracias Madre is Mexican cuisine made vegan style, I know right? Where did this come from? Being Mexican myself I was intrigued right away…

I had heard about this place a while ago but hadn’t gotten around to it since there’s so many places to visit in LA. For this one though, you need to find the time to stop by because its delicious! Driving by I must admit I almost past it, but once I got inside this place had my full attention. The spanish decor with its white walls, high ceilings, wooden floors and greens hanging everywhere creates a fresh and captivating environment. The outdoor patio takes up a large portion of the restaurant and its just as beautiful as the inside. There’s a fireplace and also a second bar which I found very convenient since this place is always rather full. Walking to my table I realized how every table is carefully designed to make you feel as if you have your own little nook where you can comfortably catch up with friends and enjoy yourself; I really loved that. So far I was every impressed with this place but I was still a little nervous about the food… Im not vegan! I enjoy almost every type of food, especially a nice steak so I wasn’t sure what to expect but after hearing our server’s recommendation I decided to order “Bowl Two” and I have to say I was very happy with what I got! The dish consisted of romaine lettuce, brown rice, black beans, tempeh chorizo, guacamole, pico de gallo & cashew crema. Personally I didn’t feel like it lacked in flavor which I often find it happens with vegan food, so I was very pleased. The only thing I regret is not having the chance to order a drink because as always I still have to drive back to Newport, but they looked like a dreamy vacation! Next time Im not leaving without trying one.

I always find it interesting to try a new place, I believe it adds a breath of fresh air to your busy week and Gracias Madre was just what I needed! The food was great, so was the service and most of all the decor! I live for that;) And if all vegan food tasted this good I would adopt the lifestyle in a heartbeat! But its hardly ever the case, so you’ll see me write on a great variety of places in the future. For now I’ll leave you with these pictures I took…

gracias madre entrance


outdoor patio


What did you think? If you decide to try it out I’d love to hear your thoughts! Did you hate it? Love it? Feel free to comment below;)

Thanks for reading!

Love, Erika

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