Last week we ventured up to Downtown Los Angeles
for Market Week in the Fashion District.
My favorite stop in Downtown LA
before the Fashion District
is always the
Every time we visit there seems to be so much change
now that it has gone from a bit gritty to
full steam ahead gentrification.
But one thing that is still consistent as of late are the
fabulous wall murals!
One for almost every type of outfit!
I love the
for so many reasons
but I especially love any area that breeds and supports creativity!
I live in South Orange County California
which I absolutely love.
But it is definitely a conservative area
so sometimes I am extremely aware that my creative ensemble styling leaves many people baffled.
So areas that attract creative souls
are always a favorite of mine!
For my foray into Downtown Los Angeles
I wore a white ensemble base
which includes my beloved white cropped flare jeans
with a bell sleeved top.
Both pieces are by
Target's Who What Wear line.
This was a perfect base for my sleeveless wrap vest from
I finished the outfit with my signature wrap pearls and a high crowned felt hat.
Block heels, one of this seasons shoe trend,
gave it a fresh modern finish
as well being a comfortable walking shoe to explore the area!
These white sandals are a recent purchase from
One of our favorite spots to visit
in the Arts District is
A 'Hand curated Market'
which is both a full service grocery store and eatery.
But my favorite part on this visit was
their lush and thriving
I have seen these genius gardening towers more and more over the last few years
especially in urban enviroments
but I have never seen them florish like these!
Must be great care and our wonderful rains we have gotten here in Southern California this winter!
Our lunch destination was
located in the old National Biscuit ( Nabisco) Building.
This factory building was designed by E. J. Eckel in 1925
as the West Coast factory space for the company.
This building was redone in 2006
in the beginning stages of the Downtown gentrification
of mostly abandoned industrial sites.
is located on the ground floor of the
was once the loading dock for the company.
Opened in 2008
was one of the very first restaurants to open
in the gentrified Art's District.
The restaurant is a French bistro
serving traditional bistro fare
with seasonal sourced organic produce.
We tried all five different cheeses.
There were even bakes apples along with fresh slices.
Give me great cheese and bread
with a great glass of wine
and I am a happy camper for sure!
Next stop on our LA adventure
we checked into the always Chic and Stylish
I will be back next post sharing our stay there!
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life
Not Dead Style
Not Dead Style