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5 Insta-worthy Walls on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles

The Melrose district in Los Angeles is filled with great restaurants, shopping, tattoo shops and of course people but what stood out to me was that every block had eye-catching art work. Driving down Melrose Ave you’ll notice that every wall is either covered with beautiful art, adorned with gorgeous flowers or painted a vibrant color. So as a blogger, of course my first instinct is that I absolutely have to take pictures for “the gram.” These are five of the best Insta-worthy walls on Melrose Ave!

1.Colette Miller Wings

These are the true wings of an angel. How else could you describe these gorgeous wings painted by Colette Miller? Location: 8221 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood



2. Made in LA

Though I was made in NYC, it was nice to pretend for a day that I was “Made in LA.” Location: Cisco Home, 8025 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles




“Hello, can you hear me? I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be.”-Adele  Location: Carrera Cafe, Melrose and Harper in West Hollywood  soimhappy

Pictured above: Sharae, shedesigns.org

4. Assembly Los Angeles

Yes, I know the words are upside down and that’s what makes this wall so intriguing.       Location:7977 Melrose Avenue CA 323 746 5090


5. Paul Smith Pink Wall

The Pink Wall is probably the most famous wall in all of Los Angeles. Paul Smith is known for this pop of pink wall in Melrose. Location: 8221 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood 




Bonus: Runyon Canyon in Hollywood Hills

Runyon Canyon is the biggest and most popular site in Los Angeles. If you’re able to get a good shot here, you’ve pretty much have the best Instagram-worthy photo in Los Angeles.

Dine in Los Angeles

You’ve driven down Melrose Avenue and have seen all of the Insta-Worthy Walls and now you’re hungry and it’s time for brunch, or lunch or even dinner. But where do you go? I mean there’s a million places to try on Melrose alone and whether you want to brave the parking craziness in the area or drive around Los Angeles, these are some of my favorite restaurant suggestions for you.


1. Blu Jam Cafe

Blu Jam Cafe is known in Los Angeles as one of the best brunch spots. They’re known for their Crunchy French Toast and jazz type vibes.


Blu Jam Cafe 7371 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, California 90046

2. The Waffle

The Waffle is a modern trendy restaurant. I absolutely loved their Strawberry Cheesecake waffle and their cool outdoor vibes.


The Waffle 6255 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028

3. The Hart & The Hunter

The Hart & The Hunter offers a classic dining experience with the cutest outdoor seating area. The butter biscuits and honey butter are excellent.


The Hart & The Hunter 7950 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90046

4. Sweet Chicks

Sweet Chicks has recently opened up their infamous chicken and waffles hot spot in LA.

Sweet Chick 448 N Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036


1. Lemonade LA

“Lemonade is a modern marketplace serving a colorful bounty of seasonal food and refreshment in a bright cafeteria setting.” Just to add, the Blood Orange           lemonade is fantastic!


Lemonade Various Locations

2. Pink Taco

Pink Taco is an open airy Mexican restaurant with friendly vibes. Their signature Pink Tacos and happy hour specials are the perfect #TacoTuesday combination.


Pink Taco 8225 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046

3. Guisados

Guisados is known for their famous tacos. $2.75 for a taco? Let’s order three of them!


Guisados 2100 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

4. The Boiling Crab

The Boiling Crab is a seafood fanatics dream. We love to get our hands dirty by cracking crabs and that’s what I love about this spot.


The Boiling Crab Various Locations


1. KOI

Koi offers contemporary Japanese cuisine. Order the “She’s So La” roll, you’ll be impressed by the gold flakes and delicious flavor.


Koi 730 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90069

2. Roscoes Chicken and Waffles 

I had to check off Roscoes Chicken and Waffles on my bucket list. This LA staple offers an “Obama Special” which I of course ordered.


Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles Various Locations

3. Katana

Katana is popular amongst celebrities and when I went I knew exactly why. You climb stairs to a Japanese inspired small plate heaven. They feature an array of robata style skewers, sushi and other special dishes.


Katana Various Locations

4. Hollywood Thai

Hollywood Thai offers sophisticated thai food in the heart of Thai Town. The Pad See Ew is delicious.


Hollywood Thai 5241 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027


1. Churro Borough

Churro Borough is a purveyor of small batch, homemade ice cream, churros and desserts located in the heart of Los Feliz. Order the churro ice cream sandwich for sure!

Churro Borough 1726 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027

2. The Milk Shop

What do you get when you combine a macaron and ice cream? You can only find out at The Milk Shop.

The Milk Shop 7290 Beverly Blvd and 1639 Silverlake Blvd

3. Afters Ice Cream

Afters Ice Cream is home of the Milky Bun which is a sticky sugary bun filled with flavorful ice cream and a topping of your choice. Just a quick warning, if you eat the Cookie Monster ice cream, your mouth will be blue!

Afters Ice Cream Several Locations