L.A. …plan now, go in april, thank me later

downtown LA

You have just enough time, if you start now, to keep an eye out for that flight sale that will start it all. Book your return (<–if you must) and then your lodging–in both LA and Palm Springs–unless you’re lucky enough to have friends there. I am, and last April I spent the better part of a month in those worthy-of-the-hype cities. You should go in the mid-to-late spring and spend as much time there as you can. Trust me, between the evolving dining scene, the carefully curated shops, the mind-blowing installations at some of the best galleries I’ve ever been to, and the breath-taking desert, you’re going to want to stay a while.

And you’re going to want some suggestions.

My address book of where to visit, explore, eat, shop and sun in LA and Palm Springs.