Sunsets, In-and-out burgers, and vintage shopping - what Melody loves about LA

Melody Tan, fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger – Roomorama blog

City Guide: Los Angeles

Melody is a fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger who collects and records all her experiences on her blog, Missingavenue, and as @meowiie on Instagram. Melody tells us about her most recent trip to The City of Angels.

Which is your favourite destination to date?

My second favourite in the world is Los Angeles (Bangkok is my first). It is such a beautiful city to just relax and a great location to be able to travel around to. I love the idea of a great Californian road trip. During my previous visits there, I'd made the drive up to Palm Springs, the Cabazon Dinosaurs, Joshua Tree and eventually to Salvation Mountain. Also, we have done Vegas and the Grand Canyon.

Salvation Mountain – Roomorama blog

Pictured above: Salvation Mountain

Where/what would you recommend to eat, shop, or do in Los Angeles?


The Hart and The Hunter at the Pali Hotel for good, southern food.

In-N-Out Burger of course, I'm a sucker for American fast food.

Melody at In-N-Out Burger – Roomorama blog

Pictured aboved: Melody at In-N-Out Burger


Go vintage shopping every Sunday at the Melrose Trading Post. And if you're lucky, every three weeks, there is the Rose Bowl Flea market which is the largest antique flea market in the US. Find antiques, clothing, collectibles, furniture and basically everything you need. I love digging for treasure.

There is also an outpost of my favourite store from New York, called Reformation, that does up-cycled fashion.

Reformation store Pictured above: Reformation Store (photo credit: Abeas Corpus)


Take walks at the Venice Canals and peep into some beautiful beach homes.

Watch the sunset from the beaches along Malibu.

El Matador State beach, Malibu – Roomorama blog Pictured above: El Matador State beach, Malibu

Read about Melody's recommendations for her favourite destination, Bangkok, and her recent trip to Copenhagen.

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