Escape From Chiberia Day 4: Shopping Around Town

IMG_0423Mirror selflies are okay when you take them with a DLSR, right?

I’ll be recapping my last full day in LA here, which means this is the end of the “Escape From Chiberia” series is coming to an end. I’ve had so much fun waxing nostalgic about this trip – it’s made being back in snowy (yes, snowy even at the end of March) a bit more bearable.

On our last day we headed to Robertson Boulevard for some shopping and lunch. We stopped by stores you can’t find in Chicago –  like Kitson and Zimmermann (if you’re not familiar with this Aussie brand, google it!) Lunch was at The Ivy, which was an experience. Everyone suggested this LA institution and I was so excited to see what this celebrity favorite was all about. I had lobster tacos which sounded amazing… but I would have to say that this was not one of the best meals of the trip. Still, I’m happy I was able to experience a meal here.

After a bit of shopping we went back to the hotel for pool time. We walked around West Hollywood for a little while after that before heading home to get ready for dinner at Laurel Hardware. I would absolutely recommend stopping here for drinks or a meal – it’s a hardware store-turned-LA hotspot where you’re likely to catch a celeb or two. We really wanted to sit on the patio for dinner and we had to wait for around 40 minutes for something to open up – the restaurant was so apologetic about it and actually sent over a few complimentary items to make up for it. Everything from the service to the atmosphere to the food was great.

I wore my Forever 21 crop-top-and-skirt combo during the day – you can get it here and here for a seriously amazing price! I wore my new Madewell maxi dress for dinner – unfortunately I didn’t get a picture but this item is so flattering and comfortable – I love it! It’s pretty new but already sold out, which is not surprising at all.

We made our way to the airport the next morning and saw Queen Latifa driving a Rolls Royce while en route – pretty exciting way to end the trip! I’ll leave you with a few last photos and a intense longing for an iced coffee (and iced coffee weather.)

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