Exploring DTLA

Exploring DTLA - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog

Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a great afternoon. A couple of weeks ago, Mo and I decided to make our way to Downtown LA for a little adventure…

Lisa Valerie Morgan Wears Zara Shorts and Top

There are many reasons to venture Downtown (theatre, restaurants, museums, etc.), but let’s just be real…  As a blogger/photographer team, our main reason for exploring DTLA on a hot and steamy day was for the photo opps.

Salt & Straw Ice Cream DTLA - Photo by Mo Summers

But first, ice cream… my first visit to Salt and Straw. So good!

Salt & Straw Ice Cream DTLA - Photo by Mo Summers

Exploring DTLA with Pretty Little Shoppers Blog

We made our way back outside to the heat, pounding the pavement for our shoot. This colorful look from Zara was the perfect lightweight fabric for such a hot day.

Exploring DTLA - Photo by Mo Summers

They got the PAY part right. Exploring DTLA doesn’t come cheap. Mo stopped at a tiny convienience store for a box of water which set him back four bucks! Our ice cream wasn’t cheap either. They charge airport rates to keep up the cost of that hipster lifestyle.

Lisa Valerie Morgan wears Zara Top and Bow Slides

But the irresistible murals and designer coffee and ice cream beckoned us to call.

Zara Top and Shorts - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog

Remember that episode of Friends where Monica goes to Florida? Well my hair sure did. 🙂

DTLA Street Mural - Mo Summers Photography

DTLA Photo by Mo Summers

Lisa Valerie Morgan wears Head to Toe Zara

Guess I should have sprung for a box of that four dollar water as I got a little pouty by the end of our shoot. No worries though… I made my way up the block to Café Gratitude at One Santa Fe, for a Humble Bowl and a twelve dollar green juice for some instant rehydration. No one ever said living in LA was easy. 🙂

Shop my look:


Zara Top (similar here), Shorts (similar here and here) and Sandals (similar here, here and here) / Furla Bag (similar here and here) / Oliver Peoples Sunglasses (similar here)

Photos by Mo Summers.

Thank you so much for stopping by!



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    • lisa@hollywoodfoodchain.com
      October 5, 2017 / 3:17 am

      Me too Jessi! Thank you, we can’t wait to go back!

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