Los Angeles Travel Diary


Los Angeles Travel Diary

This Los Angeles travel diary shows you all about what I wore, what I ate, & where I stayed during the best birthday weekend ever! Two weeks ago I turned 29 years old and my husband decided that we had to celebrate big! He therefore surprised me with a birthday weekend in Los Angeles which city is only a 6 hours drive from San Francisco.

Los Angeles Travel Diary

The party started on Friday night, when we arrived at Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood. This hotel has a luxurious but relaxed atmosphere and is only a few steps away from the Sunset Strip, in the heart of this booming city in California. After a quick jump in the pool, we went for dinner at The Church Key and for drinks at Chateaux Marmont. The next day we visited Rodeo Drive and had reservations at the The Ivy for brunch. Afterwards we went to LACMA and drove through Beverly Hills as we enjoyed every second of driving under the palm trees. Around 2pm we felt like taking a little break and cooling down in the pool. Following this little leisure time we played the tourist on the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard. We heart that the Pagoda Bar had a beautiful view and served great cocktails, so of course we had to check it out. Afterwards we quickly went back to the hotel to change as we were heading out to STK for dinner and the Bel Air Hotel Bar for more drinks. When I woke up the next Sunday morning, we decided to go to Santa Monica, the perfect place to be on a sunny Sunday!

Oh my, this was the perfect party weekend and I would wish that I could do over every second of it. But unfortunately you only turn 29 once..! So this leaves me with my sweet memories of our trip to Los Angeles, which I happily share with you today as I sincerely hope that you can visit this City of Angels one day as well:


At the pool of our hotel wearing an off the shoulder top, Polette Sunglasses and Marc Jacobs Bag


Los Angeles County Museum of Art!




Dress to impress for my birthday dinner (more about this look here)


The secret is out: I’m a huge fan of Christina Aguilera! Wearing my Paul & Joe dress, Kanjana Bag (more about this transparant bag here) and Keds sneakers


Hollywood Boulevard


Birthday Brunch at The Ivy (more in this article)


City lights of LACMA!


Happy girl on Rodeo Drive!! Wearing my G-Star sunglasses and Paul and Joe dress


Playing Baywatch: a young girl-dream came true!!


This sweet dessert was waiting for me when I entered the hotel room at Sunset Marquis as it was my birthday weekend!


Chillings in Sunset Marquis!


When the sun sets in Hollywood


– Hope you enjoyed this article! Big Xx, Susanne –

P.s. You might also like How to get that effortless Los Angeles Style Desert Island Dreams!

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  • Obsessed with the shades you wore and that off the shoulder look! Great style mama.

    XO, Jessi

    • Jessi!!! Thank you so much! This compliment coming from you, means a lot! I also love these sunnies: they turn any outfit into something spectacular!! Xx Susanne

  • Nice post Suzanne! I lived in LA for about a decade before coming back home to the Bay Area (last year.) You captured the scene perfectly, I sure miss it.


    • Thank you so much Lauren! LA is so different from the Bay Area, but I like both very much!! Thank you for the compliments and hope to see you around on this blog soon! Xx Susanne

  • Great post! Sounds like you had an epic birthday weekend! Happy belated birthday. 🙂 That LACMA spot is so epic. I haven’t been to San Francisco yet. My hubby didn’t want me to go until we settled in because he knew I’d love it and might not leave. haha. The plan is to head over towards the end of this year after my long trip. You don’t need to have a birthday to return to LA for an amazing time, so maybe you’ll return again soon! 🙂


    • Thank you Miki! My birthday was indeed perfect!! We had so much fun in LA and I can tell, it is truly different from San Francisco! I sincerely hope that you can visit SF by the end of the year and please let me know if you need any recommendations! I hope you also love LA and that you settle in soon so you can enjoy California!

      Until we meet in LA or SF!! Xx Susanne

      • Thanks so much! I think my hubby and I will head over there by end of year. His dad is an hour from there and we have a cousin there. The food just look incredible though, really! I can’t wait!! I’m always opened to recommendations, so I’ll come visit the blog again or send you a note when I head over. 🙂 Xo Have a lovely weekend!!

        • Hi Miki, yes please do contact me once you come over!! So exciting that you will visit this city by the end of the year! Maybe we could even meet and I can shoot you in San Fran!! Big Xx!!

          • That would be so much fun. Haha. I would just be happy to meet for a bite! 🙂 But I’d be happy to do the same for you. 🙂 Hope you’re having a beautiful week!

          • Thank you Miki!! Hope to see you by the end of the year!! Xx

  • Kyan Krown

    Happy Birthday! I am glad you enjoyed my city! I love those shoes your’e wearing by the pool! Cute!

    XX, Kandace

    • Thank you Kandace!! Those shoes are my favorite: so bright and comfi! I really loved LA: you are a lucky girl that you call this city home:)!!! Xx Susanne

  • Love LA so much !!! Looks like you had an awesome time 🙂

    x Gitta // http://www.gittawitzel.com

    • Dear Gitta,

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! We indeed had an amazing time; I can understand your big love for LA! Hope to see you around on this blog again soon!

      Xx Susanne

  • Love LA! Awesome pics of the city! Looks like you had a great time!


    Nicole | http://toogoldstreet.com

    • Thank you so much Nicole!! We truly had the best time; it is indeed such an amazing city! Xx Susanne


    Your outfits are so chic, absolutely love your style! This post makes me miss LA so much and happy belated!


    • Aww Thank you!! Thank you for your compliments and for your wishes!! LA is absolutely amazing and the perfect spot to celebrate your birthday!! Thanks for stopping by at Bag at you! Xx Susanne

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