Here’s a travel diary for Los Angeles by Michael Kors

I love the speed of life in a big city but at the same time I also love the sunshine and the beach, so for me, Los Angeles is one of those places that really has it all. From the art to the restaurants, and of course the shopping, there’s never a dull moment. Here are a few of my favorite places to visit when I’m in town. Enjoy! — Michael Kors

SEE:

The Academy Museum is a MUST for movie fans.

The Richard Meier-designed Getty Center—you’ll be inspired before you even step in the door.

Griffith Observatory—from the planetarium to the park, you can spend a whole day here exploring.

A diverse mix of masterpieces, from contemporary to pre-Columbian, at LACMA.

The Farmers Market—the original one and only from 1934.

SHOP:

The Kit for vibrant, vintage finds that stand out from the crowd.

At Maxfield, the legendary avant-garde boutique for men and women. Fun fact: Barbra Streisand bought Michael Kors Collection pieces from Maxfield back in 1984.

For beautifully curated products for the home at the husband-and-wife run Tortoise General Store.

On Rodeo Drive for the ultimate in luxury and a chance celeb-spotting.

Along Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice for a great beachy boho vibe.

At Brentwood Country Mart—great stores with an old-school charm and a petting zoo to boot!

STAY:

At Shutters on the Beach—classic LA and right on the Pacific.

At the Beverly Hills Hotel. It combines perfect service with a glamorous old-Hollywood feel.

GO:

For a drive down Mulholland Drive—if you can rent a convertible and time it with the sunset, that’s the dream.

Stroll and people watch on the boardwalk at Venice Beach—it’s like its own little world.

See the celeb footprints at Mann’s Chinese Theater.

EAT:

Caesar salad, chicken parmesan and pasta at Dan Tana’s—I love the local, clubby atmosphere.

Lunch on the Pacific Ocean at Nobu Malibu for the best sushi with a view.

An indulgent Italian dinner at G Baldi—antipasti, homemade pastas and lots of fresh fish.

A burger and fries at The Apple Pan—it’s an L.A. institution.

Great food with a glittering view and the chicest crowd at The Tower Bar.

At Musso and Frank Grill, one of Hollywood’s oldest restaurants. You can’t go there and not order the famous martini.

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