SN Postcard: Our Guide to LA

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We're heading West. West Coast, that is.

When it comes to travel, finding the best spots can be tricky. We are all about a good vibe— and good food... and finding a combination of the two is a win-win. Whether you're looking for an instagram-worthy backdrop, that just-opened restaurant, or a chic place to stay, we are here to help you find the best of the best, wherever you may be.

Welcome to our guide to LA— where you'll find our favorite places to eat, stay, shop, and of course, what to bring. Below you'll find Team SN's top recs to help you conquer the city in style.

Where to eat

Breakfast & Brunch

Looking for the perfect breakfast spot? Joans on Third, Urth Caffé, and Mauro's Cafe Fred Segal are just a few of our favorites.

Head to Erewhon Market for all your coffee and pastry needs.

Beverly Hills Hotel is the perfect spot for an Instagram-worthy girls brunch!

Dinner & Drinks!

What is a trip to LA without good Sushi? Sushi Fumi and Nobu Malibu are just two of our many favorite spots!

Italian is also a must. Make sure to check out Jon and Vinny's, Il Pastaio, or Giorgio Baldi (Arielle's LA Favorite!).

Last but not least, head to Craig's for a good vibe and good American food!

Where to stay

West Hollywood

Looking for that old holiday, sophisticated vibe? Pendry West Hollywood takes the Sunset Strip to a whole new level of sophistication.

You can never go wrong with 1 Hotel. 1 Hotel West Hollywood has the chicest of vibes and the best views of Downtown LA to Santa Monica!


We love a chic boutique hotel. The Surfrider is located on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway and is across the street from the world-famous Surfrider beach making it the perfect place for a Malibu getaway!

Want to feel like a local? The Hotel June is centered around beautiful beaches and is the perfect mix of old and new, cultural and sophisticated.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica Proper embodies a relaxed sophisticated California lifestyle with interiors by the iconic Kelly Wearstler and panoramic views from the only rooftop pool deck in Santa Monica!

Right off Ocean Avenue, Loews Santa Monica is a prime location, just steps away from the sand and Santa Monica Pier. This five-star hotel takes laid-back luxury to a whole new level.

What to do

Looking to stay active and for a healthy way to start your day? Some of our favorite LA activities include hiking in Temescal Canyon or Biking along the Pacific Coast Highway.

Shopping is a must when in LA. Check out Malibu Country Mart for seaside high-end shopping and dining. You also can't go to LA without heading to Melrose. Head to Melrose Place for some of the best shopping— you'll find the SN store location!

What to bring

LA is all about that laid-back, casual style. You need a chic on-the-go look that will take you from your 9 am matcha latte to your 1 pm brunch with the girls. Our SN x Bandier collection is the perfect solution for your everyday vibe. Add a statement pair of sunnies or designer back to complete your look.