8 bucket list summer music festivals

Have you ever spent a whole sumer going to festivals? That is truly a #bucketlist summer for me. I can’t wait for the summer when I will basically just tour to all sorts of places and enjoy all sorts of festivals. From EDM to indie, or even rock, I love all festivals and I’m sure you would as well! Festivals are great as you can enjoy the music (with your favorite artists), the food, the people, and even the fashion. So, grab your girl squad and get your festival summer planned out right away. We want to help you out with the planning a bit and thus gathered info on some of the best summer music festivals around the world! 

1. Sziget

Budapest, Hungary. August 8-15

Sziget is a 7 day festival in Budapest and is known for its large range of animation and diverse line up. DJ’s, pop artists, hip hop artists, they make sure to please all music preferences from their festival goers. 7 days of camping with your bbf’s, what could possibly go wrong?? haha No srsly, it’s guarenteed to give you the best time of your life!?

2. Tomorrowland

Boom, Belgium. July 20-22 & 27-29

AAAHHHHH TOMOROWLAND!! Now, I’m a little biased as I have actually gotten to experience the magic of Tomorrowland (back in 2016), but honestly this is THE BEST DANCE FESTIVAL EVEERRRRRRR!! I loved it so much. The vibes are just always positive and everyone around you is happy. There is not one dull moment! Not a fan of dance music? No worries, the decor is so beautiful that it feels like a dreamland museum, and who doesn’t want to experience that?

3. Governors Ball

New York, USA. June 1-3

Of all iconic places, New York has to be one of the biggest ones, so who wouldn’t love to visit the big apple and party it away on festival grounds?? Governor’s ball is a very young festival as it has only been around since 2011, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t blow you away! After just 7 years it already manages to gather 150 000 happy festival goers. Are you in the mood for a trip to NYC yet?

4. Lollapalooza

Chicago, USA. August 2-5

You’ve got iconic places, and then you’ve got iconic festivals. And, Lollapalooza is definitely an iconic festival! If you’re someone that enjoys all genres of music then you’re in luck, because lollapalooze brings everyone to you. This year they’ve got artists ranging from Bruno Mars, to Travis Scott, and then also Camila Cabello and even Dillon Francis. How could anyone resist?!

5. Wireless Festival

London, UK. July 6-8

This urban festival is a must if you’re passing by London. The biggest hip hop acts make their appearence here year after year. Throw on your best urban outfit and then hit up the front row at your favorite artists’ performances.

6. Outside Lands

San Francisco, USA. August 10-12

It’s been 10 years since the first edition of Outside Lands in San Francisco, which is why it promises to be a solid party this summer. Such an anniversary does not go unnoticed! Plan out your August and make sure to fill in Outside Lands in the second weekend of August as it is one that you won’t want to miss out on.

7. Exit

Novi Sad, Serbia. July 12-15

Have you travelled to in Eastern Europe before? No? Then here’s the perfect reason for you to! This diverse summer music festival is now entering its 18th year and grows to a solid 215 000 population. A packed second week of July with lots of happy, dancing people. Now who doesn’t want to experience that?

8. Splendour in the Grass

Byron Bay, Australia. July 20-22

Attention to all backpackers in Australia!!! Don’t miss out on this festival this summer. Pop up your tent on the camp site and go on to enjoy 3 days of festival. Big names hit up this year’s line up, liek Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, and Khalid.

That’s a wrap on our 8 favorite bucket list summer music festivals! Which one are you most excited for, or maybe you’ve been to some before? Let us know in the comments! Every summer deserves to be a magical summer and festivals make sure of that.

Are you planning your summer at the moment? Then we suggest you book a city trip to Paris so that you can try all of these 5 amazing cafés there >

Backpacking in Southeast Asia: Travel Guide

Hello dear readers! You may or may not know this, but I will be leaving to Singapore in just 2 weeks as I will be studying there for about 6 months. Within those 6 months I plan to go backpacking in Southeast Asia and discover all the wonders that lie in that area of our planet. Personally, I can enjoy all sorts of activities when traveling. One day I’ll be in the mood to hike up a whole mountain or volcano, and the next I’ll be wanting to rest on the beach and work on my tan. Simply everything goes when you’re abroad! That’s the reason why this small travel guide will highlight places and activities that range from highly active to napping in a nice environment. It’s all about balance in the end, right?!?

Now, I will be in Singapore for 5 months and will have 1 month of holidays there at the end of my stay. This means that I have more than enough time there to get to hear from people which exact places and attractions I should visit. However, if there is one thing I’ve learned about traveling it’s that planning never hurts and will only become useful later on! This is why I already have 7 cities in mind that I definitely want to go visit. Some research here and there has also brought me insights into some of the things you can do in those cities, and Youtube videos from travelers have also helped me in becoming more knowledgeable about the prices, laws, and habits that come with each city.

1. Singapore

Okay so, the amazing thing with Southeast Asia is that it can be equally urban, as it can be nature. In some cities you will walk around skyscrapers and busy boulevards and then when you go 40 minutes futher out it’ll be like you’re in the jungle or something with wild monkeys all around you! Best of both worlds, am I right?!

What to do/visit:

  • Marina Bay Sands
  • The Merlion
  • Garden’s by the Bay
  • Universal Studios
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Little India
  • Sentosa Island

2. Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is the number 2 on my list as it isn’t too far away (just a 5 hour bus drive from Singapore) and will thus make for an exciting weekend escape from my studies.

What to do/visit:

  • Petronas Twin Towers
  • Batu Caves
  • the bird park and/or butterfly park
  • Thean Hou Temple
  • Jamek Mosque
  • Kuala Lumpur tower (Menara)
  • Bukit Bintang

3. Hong Kong

Surrounded by ocean and forest, Hong Kong is a must when traveling in Southeast Asia! From camping on the beach, to shopping in giant malls, Hong Kong has lots to offer for everyone and will keep you busy all day (and night!).

What to do/visit:

  • Victoria Peak
  • Hong Kong museum of art
  • Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Lantau Island (Po Lin Monastery)
  • Disneyland
  • Sky100
  • cheung chau

4. Bali

If you’re a fan of relaxing on the beach, then Bali is the perfect place for you! With a cocktail in hand, appreciating the nature and purity of your environment, life doesn’t always need to be difficult, ay?! But no worries! There’s lots to do, if you’re more of an adventurer…

What to do/visit:

  • Ujung water palace
  • Pura Tirta Empul
  • Tegalalang Rice Fields
  • Ubud Monkey Forest
  • Surfing in Kuta
  • Ulun Danu Temple
  • Treetop Adventure Park

5. Bangkok

I went to Bangkok about 5 years ago and I absolutely loved it! The shopping malls were bigger than I could ever have imagined! …I think we spent 2 whole days just walking around in the shopping malls… lol 15 year old me being uncultured and all. ? That’s exactly the reason why I’m happy to be going again this fall as I want to experience the city as a young adult and thus both enjoy the culture that lies in the city, as well as the student attractions (aka cocktails).

What to do/visit:

  • Wat pho temple
  • Chatuchak market
  • Street food
  • Bang Krachao (Bangkok’s green lung)
  • Boat Ride on the Chao Phraya River
  • Grand Palace
  • Siam

6. Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam is a place that has been coming into the spotlight lately. Never before have I had so many friends going to Vietnam. And, guess what?! They all loved it! The food, the culture, the people, it is a must see! I’m trusting my friends and going to enjoy the cities in Vietnam this year.

What to do/visit:

  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Notre Dame Basilica
  • Museum of Vietnamese History and/or War Remnants Museum
  • The BBQ Garden
  • Tao Dan Park
  • Bitexco Financial Tower
  • Mekong Delta

7. Siem Reap

No one could possibly withstand the beauty of the temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I think Cambodia is the underdog of countries in Southeast Asia?! People often underestimate the greatness and culture that Cambodia can light you in on. That’s why we are now going to convinve you of why you should go.

What to do/visit:

  • Angkor Wat
  • Tonle Sap Lake (floating villages)
  • Ta Prohm
  • Pub Street
  • Angkor night market
  • Flight of the Gibbon (ziplining through the Cambodian jungle)
  • Landmine Museum

That’s a wrap on Southeast Asia, even though there are SOOOOOO many more cities and places to see. Ay, it’s a good start! These alone will already keep you busy for quite some time, I think.?

Do you like reading about different places and what they have to offer? Or are you maybe going to Paris soon?? Read about the best cafe’s here > 

Are you a fan of guides, and having your life a little planned out? Try our Fitgirlcode Guide in order to structure your fitness life >

5x best cafés in paris

There is not one year where Paris doesn’t manage to lure tourists in and wow them with its beauty and culture. From the Arc de Triomphe, to the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, there is so much to visit in Paris and it remains on our top list of best city trip destinations. The month of May is great for city trips as it is less packed and the weather is amazing! Are you planning on going to Paris some time soon? Make sure to check out these 5 cafés that make for the best cafés in Paris.

1. Café St. Régis

This café situated near the Notre-Dame in Paris, on the Île Saint-Louis, is a must! With their delicious menu which offers sweet as well as savory meals, it is precisely the type of French cuisine that will make you feel like a real local.

2. Café Oberkampf

This café which lies in the middle of the lively and young district in Paris, offers the utlimate sandwiches and toasts. It makes for a perfect lunch hotspot with your friends.

3. Café Charlot

Located between the Hôtel de Ville and the Place de la République, Café Charlot is there to make sure you enjoy your sunny lunch in the heart of Paris. Between the museums and the shopping, this café offers the perfect rest to your busy day city tripping.

4. Café Carette

Right next to Le Marais, which is the best city-shopping district in Paris (I believe), lies this cute café: Café Carette. If you’re looking for a lively district in Paris with lots of shopping around it, then you’ve found it! Start your day with a lovely little brunch at Café Carette and you’ll be energized enough to walk the streets of Paris all day.

5. Le Peloton

Only a block away from the Seine, which is the river shaping Paris, lies Le Peloton. Le Peloton is a café that displays the beauty and talent of the well known French desserts. Are you in need of a sweet treat in Paris? Make sure not to miss this one.?

Can you guess where I’m going in 2 weeks? PARIS! ? I actually am French and lived in Paris a few years ago, so I can personally attest to the greatness of these cafés. When I’ll be there I’ll make sure to leave some time in my days to enjoy these little cafés that are typical of the Parisian lifestyle. Gosh I miss it!
Have you been to Paris before? Which café still holds a spot in your heart?

Photo credits (Header): Hello Light Bulb, via Unsplash

Did you like reading about city hot spots? Then check out our favourite hot spots in LA >

Sophie’s Fitgirlcode Guide Review- 2 week progress

Hi Fit Girls! As you may or may not know, I started the Fitgirlcode Guide 2 weeks ago.?The reason why I started it is because I am leaving to Singapore this summer (I am basically fleeing to warmer weather). And, in order to be able to enjoy the weather, I want to feel as comfortable in my own body as possible. I love summery dresses and clothes, but I often don’t feel as comfortable wearing shorts as I’d like to be. Therefore I decided to do the Fitgirlcode Guide and aim for the body that I have always wanted. That is, a body that is strong, toned and healthy. The Fitgirlcode Guide supports precisely such a body type so it was a perfect fit! Here is my 2 week Fitgirlcode Guide review:

How do I feel about the Guide so far?

I honestly enjoy every day of the Guide. How come? It’s because the Guide is not restricting and thus doesn’t really feel like a “diet”. Diets are often associated with negativity because you’re giving up good food… However, the Fitgirlcode Guide isn’t really a diet, it simply gives you a very healthy and balanced meal plan with an accompanying selection of workouts that will tone your body and give you that strong and healthy look.

What also makes the Guide easier is that you don’t need to “strictly” follow the recipes the way they are shown. For example, I don’t eat fish or seafood and so, instead I just eat chicken whenever salmon or tuna is mentioned.

In terms of motivation, it’s all still there at the moment! ? Since I haven’t lost any motivation, I haven’t diverted from the meal plan. Except for once in the weekend… In the weekend it’s hard to keep up every meal of the Guide as you’re often out and about, enjoying life and taking part in activities with your fam and friends. This is luckily not a problem, the Guide encourages you to be active and to enjoy life. The only thing it stresses is that you should keep a balance and not go completely off track. This means that I could guiltlessly enjoy the fries and burger I had on Sunday night.?

Is there any progress?

Two weeks isn’t much, so I don’t have my perfectly carved abs YET! ? However, I do feel a lot leaner. I can see my body getting more and more toned every day, and guess what?! I LOVE IT!! After week 1 I felt a lot less bloated, which was really a problem that I had when I wasn’t eating very well. And now week 2 is where my body started to really get leaner.

Apart from the physical changes, I now also feel A LOT more confident. I am starting to love my body and what it’s capable of (which I notice in the gym)! My dedication to the Guide grows every day which means that saying no to beautiful little snacks is maybe a little painful, but the pride I get afterwards is so much better.?

In addition, I have made a lot of progress in terms of my appetite. The Guide has really taught me to stick to 3 meals with small, healthy snacks in between. Before the Guide I was just kind of eating whenever I wanted and it made me constantly crave more food. However now I just look forward to a particular time of day when I will eat, and the snacks in between are very useful as they kill my cravings.

Is it easy to keep up?

It’s neither easy nor difficult… It simply takes commitment and preparation. Your life actually becomes easier because you know exactly what you need to eat every single day. However, when you have a busy schedule and don’t have so much time, it gets difficult to prepare all your meals. Resisting temptation is of course also difficult but if I manage to conquer my cravings for snacks, then you can too! ?

The workouts are not too intensive as there are only 3 per week (I actually do more than the Guide suggests because I am a sport fanatic). Some of the exercises are difficult and need real persevarence, whilst the other half of the exercises are a bit easier and more enjoyable. Much like the meal plan, the workout plan is also flexible. For example, I love weight training, and so I just do the Guide’s workouts as a warm up and then do my usual weight training.

I hope this review helped shed some light on what you could expect from the first 2 weeks of the Fitgirlcode Guide. I honestly recommend the Guide as it allows you to reach your goals quickly and easily, in a fun and healthy way! If you have any more questions or comments don’t hesitate to comment or email them. I’d be happy to answer them. Otherwise, I’ll see you in 2 weeks with my 4-week transformation pictures! ?

If you’re curious about the ways in which I remain motivated you should check out this article I wrote >

Fitgirlcode Guide Reviews From You!

The Fitgirlcode Guide is celebrating its relaunch today! We have been listening to your wants and needs and we have managed to incorporate your wishes into the Guide. What will make this updated Guide even better is its international orientation. Now you can get the Guide with the measurements in both grams and ounces! As a plus, the design has been updated and made even more appealing. So, no need to hold back on sharing those Instagram pics of you and your Guide!

In order to show you the success of our past Fitgirlcode Guide we want to share some of the Fitgirlcode Guide reviews that your fellow Fit Girls sent us.

The Fitgirlcode Guide reviews:

Noraly:
“The easiest thing is that you now have a weekly menu. We don’t need to think about what we want to eat every week anymore. We do the weekly groceries in the weekend and then we conveniently have everything in the house which allows us to cook and eat on time and in a relaxed manner.”

Claudia:
“The Fitgirlcode Guide definitely gives a lot of support. It indicates precisely what you’re allowed to eat, how much you should eat, when you should train, and also when to give yourself some rest. That works incredibly well.”

Lauren:
I find them very easy to follow! The simplicity of how everything is explained is very enjoyable, particularly for the recipes.”

Anne:
I found the recipes delicious and I still make some! I even enjoyed the workouts, and they were very manageable at home.”

Iris:
“I am personally very happy with the Fitgirlcode Guide. Thanks to the handy tips and the variant tools (workout routines, grocery lists, motivating quotes here and there, mindfulness audios) you feel way more engaged and committed, which helps you keep it up for a longer amount of time. If you were still doubting, I would give you a push in the Fitgirlcode Guide’s direction, because it truly is worth it!”

I actually personally started the Fitgirlcode Guide 1 week ago. So I can attest to these quotes and say that they are 100% true. From my experience so far I can definitely say that the fact that there is a food schedule for everyday is very convenient. No more worrying about what to eat, and you can look forward to what you are going to make days before you even make it. A great aspect of the Fitgirlcode Guide is also that there are weekly groceries, so I would just tick off anything I had bought.

If these reviews have convinced you of the Fitgirlcode Guide’s wonders, then you can buy the Fitgirlcode Guide right now!

Anna reviews the Fitgirlcode Happy Healthy Guide

The older Fit Girls may remember me, I used to be one of the Fit Girls at Fitgirlcode. Two years ago I replaced my gym shoes and sneakers with wedding dresses and veils and left the Fitgirlcode nest. Am I still a Fit Girl today? I still have my doubts every now and then. It is and it will always be a bumpy ride for me. Luckily, the awesome girls at the Fitgirlcode HQ didn’t sit still, and launched a new guide with tasty & healthy recipes following the success of the Fitgirlcode Guide. I followed the new Happy Healthy Guide and will share my experience with it right now!

Reason: jeans don’t lie

When I started my new job at ThePerfectWedding.nl, some changes didn’t go unnoticed. I wasn’t surrounded by those die-hard Fit Girls everyday anymore, so I l naturally let myself go a little bit. I had to get adjusted to my new job, which I combined with freelance assignments, and it was also summer… The latter is always accompanied by more wine than in the winter. In addition, I stopped going to Crossfit as I wanted to do more of ‘my own thing’ at the  gym. In summary: I exercised less fanatic and I ate less healthy. And what happens then? Yup, your jeans all of a sudden aren’t able to close anymore.

In the summer I could still fool myself a bit, because well, a flowy summer dress usually has no zipper or buttons. But as soon as the leaves started to fall off the trees and I needed to wear a pair of jeans again, I knew what time it was. Woops. I had no idea how much weight I gained exactly because I had thrown my scale out of the window a while ago, but it was definitely a kilo or 5. Maybe even 7… Ouch. It was a real slap in the face. I was angry too, because I had the idea that I had everything under control. Boy, was I wrong. I found it so confrontational that all the Fit Girls I followed on Instagram (and where I started my own Fit Journey) were showing progress, but I on the other hand was experiencing set backs. How did I let it get so far? I guess my priorities simply shifted. It was time to get back in the game! Right at that time, Fitgirlcode launched a new guide: the Happy Healthy GuideThe timing could not have been more right.

No discussion

Maybe you’re thinking: pff, I’m already a super advanced Fit Girl. I don’t need that guide at all. I thought so too! But why did those jeans miraculously not fit anymore? Sometimes, it doesn’t matter what level you’re at, you can always use something new and refreshing. I know that you can’t get a tight butt if you’re eating fries, and that you should generally go for non-processed foods in your diet. I’m also familiar with the whole macro-concept and I know what to eat in order to get enough carbohydrates, fats and proteins. But the devil is in the details. If you eat very clean, it’s easy to see what should and what shouldn’t be on your plate, but if you want to enjoy life a little and strive for ‘balance’, then the dividing line between what is and what isn’t good gets a bit more blurred. The Happy Healthy Guide makes sure you don’t have any endless discussions with yourself about what to eat or not. Can I have some cheese in my salad or eat an extra rice waffle with peanut butter? Is it in the guide? No? Then the answer is clear. Everything that you eat during that day is perfectly balanced, so if you eat what’s in the guide, you won’t be short on anything. You don’t have to think about anything either, just eat what’s on the menu that day. It’s as simple as that!

New and improved

I’ve experienced the launch of the first Fitgirlcode Guide. It was a lot of work but oh were we proud! The new Happy Healthy Guide is, in my opinion, really the new & improved version of the first guide. Girls you have outdone yourself! This guide is really chill to use. You see at just a glance what you have to eat that entire day, with accompanying recipes. So, you don’t have to endlessly look for breakfast recipes and what to eat. In addition, you still have a separate weekly overview so you know what to expect in the coming week. Also, before you start your week, you get to know what healthy snack you have to prepare. I found that very convenient, because on Sundays, you usually have more time to prep. If you get back on Tuesday night and figure out that you have to bake a banana bread for the next day, it can be a bit overwhelming on busy days. Now, of course, at the beginning of the week you can see what to expect so you’re not overwhelmed or surprised by a random banana bread. It’s clear that the Fit Girls have been thinking along. Nice!

Point of improvement

I must of course stay critical, otherwise it’ll seems like I was hired to write this review? If there is another new guide in the making, I would like to see some more beans in the recipes. There’s a whole lot of chicken in th guide! I love chicken, don’t get me wrong, but I would like if the protein sources are a little more varied. Throwing in a meat substitute like tofu into the mix also isn’t wrong, for example. It doesn’t have to be a complete Vega Guide, but some more variety in the protein department would be great!

So far, I have followed the first 6 weeks of the Happy Healthy Guide. I’m not ready to go to part 2 just yet because I want to drop my fat percentage a bit more first. That’s why I’m going to do part 1 again. FYI: part 2 is similar to part 1, but you eat more.

Awareness

The guide made me find my focus again. I know how to eat healthy, but by following the nutrition plans in the guide, I became more aware of the quantities that I was eating. You underestimate how many calories you eat unconsciously throughout a day, mainly when you’re busy snacking. At the beginning I often thought: really, 6 walnuts? Are you kidding me? But those walnuts were not the only thing my salad consisted of. There was also chicken, feta, olive oil, etc. When it comes to food, you have to make choices. You can’t expect to eat what you want and then to easily slide back into your jeans again. Would you rather eat 12 walnuts, fine, but then you shouldn’t eat the feta cheese for example. The guide makes you aware of these kind of choices. I feel like my system has been rebooted by following it.

In control

In addition, the food prepping and thinking ahead of the groceries gave me the feeling that I had my shit together. That control is nice! You have to be a real tough guy if you want to seduce me with a KinderBueno one day when there are 4 nicely-packed meals in my bag. F*ck off with that trash, I got my own food! ?Many people around me doubt that they are going to start with the guide because they are afraid that they will give up when prepping the food in advance. But people, you have to cook anyways, right? Whether you do this the evening before or in the afternoon when it’s lunchtime. You have to do it anyway! This way, you can look forward to that delicious cauliflower curry with coconut in the morning. I rest my case.

 

Use the code “CELEBRATE20” and get 20% off your very own e-guide until the 31st of March. That way, you’ll have all the tools you need to kickstart that healthy life of yours. Good luck and let me know how it goes for you! 🙂

These are the nicest (and most delicious) hotspots in Los Angeles!

If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen some posts pop up of my time in Los Angeles three weeks go! Together with my friend Emilie Sobels from Hashtag Workspace, I attended the Girl Boss Rally, an incredibly inspiring and amazing event where you get presented with all kinds of tips, tricks, presentations, motivation and meet & greets for a whole week. During my trip to L.A., I made a good attempt to visit 100 hotspots within a week. From the most Instagram-worthy settings to the tastiest lunchrooms, I wanted to see it all. Unfortunately, I did not get to see those 100 places within a week, but what I have seen I will gladly share with you! Below is a list of my favorite hotspots in Los Angeles so far. 

Flying with WOW Air

Yes, I’m starting off the list with an airline company rather than a hotspot. But, I wanted to share this great flying experience with you as well!  Do you want fly across the ocean in a cheap and comfortable way? Then I can definitely recommend Wow Air. This Icelandic airline flies from several European cities (such as Amsterdam and Brussels) to a lot of big cities in North America! Including Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, as well as Montreal and Toronto. With only one short stopover in Reykjavik, you are on the other side of the ocean within a couple of hours. You can choose how fancy you want your flight to be with different tickets, but with a standard ticket you’re in Los Angeles for only €169.99. It’s great!

hotspots in Los Angeles

hotspots in Los Angeles

hotspots in Los Angeles

Pali hotel

Normally I’m not a huge fan of hotels when it comes to food hotspots, as it is often a bit disappointing. Lucky for us, in L.A. this is not the case as Pali Hotel surprised us enormously! During the conference in Downtown L.A. this is the hotel we stayed at. After the Girl Boss Rally we were so exhausted (hi jetlag!) that we had no energy left to look for a hotspot to eat dinner at. We decided to go to the cute restaurant on the ground floor. And this was not a bad choice because we were presented with delicious kale salad, crispy chicken and the tastiest shrimp with rice. The hotel can truly call itself a food hotspot, because just like all the food in L.A., these dishes were delicious!

Pali Hotel, 7950 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

hotspots in Los Angeles

hotspots in Los Angeles

Alfred Tea Room

I had come across the mugs of Alfred Tea Room in many Instagram profiles, so as true tea lover I had to stop by and see what the place was really like. The café was to the finest details consistent of branding, something you see quite a lot across L.A. The tea was truly delicious and I could not resist to buy a ‘tea yes, you maybe’ mug. I was even planning to stay at the café for lunch, but unfortunately they had nothing more than banana bread. They did advise us to go to Croft, which was a nice place down the alley.

Alfred Tea Room, 705 N Alfred St, Los Angeles

hotspots in Los Angeles

Croft Alley

At L.A.’s famous Melrose Place, you can find this tiny restaurant that is perfect for lunch. It takes a little while to find it, but it’s definitely worth it! The lunch was delicious, but the dessert especially was amazing. I don’t know what they had done with those bananas, but they were really tasty!

Croft Alley, 8428 Melrose Place, Los Angeles 

hotspots in Los Angeles

hotspots in Los Angeles

The Butcher’s Daughter

Confession: I could have visited more hotspots if I hadn’t been to The Butcher’s Daughter three times. But, I saw so many delicious foods on the menu that one visit simply wasn’t enough. You cannot miss out on this restaurant if you go to Los Angeles! The place is Instagram-heaven, because literally everything – from the napkins to the toilet – is Instagram-worthy. It’s a must to visit.

The Butcher’s Daughter, 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice

hotspots in Los Angeles

hotspots in Los Angeles

Malibu Farm

If you’ve rented a car (recommended!), you can easily travel from Venice to one of the beaches that L.A. has to offer. A shop assistent advised us to go to Malibu Farm. She promised us the best lunch on a pier by the sea. When we arrived, it sadly turned out that the pier was being remodeled, but we were able go to the bar area by the coast. And the shop assistent was right, we had eaten some delicious meals! The menu of Malibu Farm makes the heart of a Fit Girl skip a beat. Just image: delicious salads, zucchini pizzas and desserts that are such guilty pleasures that you would never save them in your MyFitnessPal app. Also, the view is just mesmerizing – as you can see in my vlog, you can see some pretty special people walking over the pier.

Malibu Farm, 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu

hotspots in Los Angeles

hotspots in Los Angeles

Hotel Erwin

Another hotel on the hotspot list! Do you want to see a lot of Venice while still relaxing in the sun? Then, at the end of the day, go out for a drink at Hotel Erwin. The roof terrace gives you a beautiful outlook on the coast. We watched the sunset by snuggling up under a blanket with a glass of wine and a plate full of mini burgers. Hotel Erwin is highly recommended!

Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave, Venice

hotspots in Los Angeles

Erewhon

If there is one thing I like to do when I’m abroad, it’s going to the supermarket. You come across many locals and can often buy brands and products that you have never heard of or seen before. Erewhon is the place to go to! Everything in the supermarket is so perfectly styled and it simply meets Los Angeles expectations. If you’re struggling with types of OCD then you will love the beautifully placed piles of fruits and vegetables 😉

Erewhon, 7660 Beverly Blvd A, Los Angeles

Do you want to see more of my adventures in L.A., such as attending the Girl Boss Rally? Then take a look at my vlog below!