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Lunch Break: Exploring Downtown LA

February 10, 2016

Ever since I started driving to Downtown LA to work, I became inspired by the city’s beauty and diversity, and walking around the neighborhood during my lunch break became one of my favorite activities. My usual route includes a stop for tea or lunch in one of my favorite DTLA spots, Bottega Louie or Pitchoun Bakery. Then I stroll uphill to Grand street towards the Financial District, MOCA and Disney Hall, then come down to the Historic District, and, finally, back to the Jewelry District where the Los Angeles Immigration court is located. So here are a few highlights:

First, I treat myself for a morning tea at Bottega Louie at the corner of 7th and Grand, which has a desert section that in itself a work of art. If only I could eat them all at once

Botega Louie botegga louie desert

If it is still early in the morning, I order a chocolate croissant and a beignet with raspberry filling. And yes, they are as delicious as they look…maybe even better.

breakfastDT LA

Feeling fully recharged, I head East of Grand Street.

LA Public Library

LA Public Library

Downtown LA



Disney Hall and LA Opera

Disney Hall and LA Opera

Now I head south towards the Historic District, to see more of the artistic side of DTLA. I Love how within just a couple of minutes, the scenery changes!..
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Did you know that every evening of the 2nd Tuesday of the month, rain or shine, you can stroll along the galleries, restaurants and bars downtown. So check out the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk!
IMG_3481IMG_3475IMG_3465As I head back, I pass the Jewelry District on the way.

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LA diversity is quite incredible, and I hope to share a few other Downtown LA spots ~  China Town, Korea Town, Little Tokyo…
What are some of your favorite spots in your neighborhood? Are any of you LA dwellers? Leave me comments, and tag your photos! I would so love to hear from you!

♡ Zuma

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1 Comment

  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman June 5, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I have never really spent any time downtown LA. It sounds wonderful. I love old historical buildings. Those desserts look wonderful. I have never seen such a variety in one place. Thank you so much for sharing this. I enjoyed it

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