Burgers and fries, beautiful landmarks, and meditation punctuated Alamira Noor Bani Hashim’s recent trip to Los Angeles. Click through the gallery to see the photos and learn more about the co-founder of TheDinner Club by No.57’s favorite moments from her LA trip, from visits to the Stahl House and the Getty Villa to tracking down the Howlin’ Ray’s food truck.
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Photos: Courtesy of Alamira Noor Bani Hashim
“A stop by the Cabazon Dinosaurs in Palm Springs. All the fashion bloggers have a photo with them!”
“This photo is from my visit to the Stahl House, an iconic home that makes for great photo ops and design ideas.”
“A shot of the Bradbury Building – the first floor is free! It’s where a scene from 500 Days of Summer was shot. The architecture is incredible.”
“If you’re in LA, be sure to grab a freshly pressed juice from Food + Lab and enjoy it on the little outdoor terrace.”
“The Ace Hotel is probably the coolest hangout spot in LA. Nothing beats it.”
“In-N-Out Burger is an absolute must! The locals all get the ‘Double Double Animal Style’, which includes pickles, extra spread, grilled onions, and mustard added onto each meat patty.”
“Drive to Joshua Tree and try out a sound bath meditation at The Integratron. You’ll leave feeling super zen. Don’t forget to test out the hammocks in the waiting area and bask in the desert silence. You can also buy some stone crystals from the gift shop.”
“A snap of the Getty Villa. Although the water features have been turned off because of the California drought, the landscaping is still stunning. Also, it’s free!”
“Gjusta’s ordering system is a little bit complicated, but the food is so fresh. Stand at the marble counter and enjoy your food.”
“Chateau Marmont is the place to spy on celebrities while you munch on some truffle fries in the outdoor area. The best time to go would be in the early evening, but make sure you have a reservation.”
“Head to Venice Beach and hang out by the concrete skate park. This area has so much going on! You could also rent some bicycles and ride around.”
“Check the website to find out where the Howlin’ Ray’s food truck will be parked next and get ready to enjoy the most delicious chicken burger you will ever eat. Whatever you do, do not pick the spiciest option.”