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SoCal Roundup – Coffee

To close out my SoCal roundup week, AKA all of my favorite things in Southern California, I’ve listed my favorite spots to grab a cup of coffee. Anyone who knows me will attest that I love me a good latte. Here are the best coffee shops I’ve tried thus far in both Los Angeles and Orange County! I am warning y’all ahead of time, though…it’s a long list!

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SoCal Roundup – Photogenic Spaces

A few months ago, I was reading this article and thought to myself, “OMG this is totally true”. To sum things up – what you’re seeing more of these days are eateries (and also retail stores) that create photogenic spaces as a means to build their brand aesthetic, and perhaps more importantly, provide a spot to take that Insta-worthy shot. In other words, free PR! I’m talking neon word signs, murals on the wall or even a unique wallpaper design…anything that provides a perfect backdrop for that Instagram shot. Some may hate this kitsch, but I find it brilliant and fun. So I’ve listed a few places in L.A./Orange County that you gotta visit if you’re into pretty spaces too!

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Case in point: this “gimme some sugar” neon sign at Paciugo Gelato in Hermosa Beach.

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