The Obligatory Visit To Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive

LA Trip Room Service Loews HollywoodDay 5 in LA was real chill. I had planned a visit to the Griffith Observatory in the morning. But didn’t realize that it was closed on Mondays. Since the Loews Hollywood gave us complimentary late check out, I ordered room service instead and relaxed until then. The Salmon Benedict was delicious. After check out, we stored our bags and headed to Beverly Hills to spend the afternoon. We had the Lyft drop us at Beverly Gardens Park.

LA Trip Beverly Hills Sign

Now you can’t visit LA without visiting Beverly Hills. It’s a must do. Even if just to take a picture in front of the Beverly Hills sign in Beverly Gardens Park.

LA Trip Beverly Hills

And check out the beautiful sculptures while there…

LA Trip Beverly Gardens Park Hymn of Tulips


LA Trip Beverly Gardens Park X-Tra & Endless V


LA Trip Beverly Hills Sprinkles Cupcake Shop

And of course you have to stop by Sprinkles Cupcakes.

LA Trip Beverly Hills Sprinkles Cupcakes

LA Trip Beverly Hills Sprinkles Coconut Cupcake

I chose the Coconut since I was craving coconut. Esean had the Salty Caramel. Although the icing on the Coconut was good, the base tasted like boxed yellow cake mix. Esean’s cupcake was much better. I ordered my cupcake inside to make sure it was as fresh as possible. A box costs 50 cents extra, and for this reason cupcakes from the ATM are 50 cents more than in the shop. I paid for the box to do a photoshoot at the ATM. The things we do for social media. At least I wasn’t alone. I saw multiple people come and do the same thing while we sat outside and ate our cupcakes lol. By the way, we have a few Sprinkles ATM’s in NYC as well. See locations here.

LA Trip Beverly Hills ATM

Next we made our way back down the block to Rodeo Drive. Not to shop, but to look rich and take pictures. Lol. Don’t judge me, I’m being honest. My days of buying overpriced items just for the name are done. I only shop designer pieces when they’re deeply discounted. I now find more value in experiences (like this LA Trip), rather than material items. We did have fun window shopping and looking at fancy cars though.

LA Trip Rodeo Drive


LA Trip Rodeo Drive

LA Trip Sitting Pretty On Rodeo Drive

LA Trip Rodeo Drive The M Salon

LA Trip Rodeo Drive


LA Trip Dinner Kino Sushi Hollywood Bento Box

When we were done we took a Lyft back to Hollywood (use my referral code ERICA003780 for $20 in ride credit on your first ride) to have dinner at Kino Sushi. Esean had a Teriyaki Chicken Bento Box which he enjoyed for the most part. He thought that the teriyaki sauce was a little bland. My child don’t play when it comes to seasoning lol.

LA Trip Dinner Kino Sushi Hollywood Caterpillar Roll

I had the Caterpillar Roll with miso soup, a salad and a glass of plum wine. Everything was enjoyable. However they were a bit skimpy with the eel in my roll. After dinner we stopped by the Hollywood & Highland Center to get another round of churros, and a last view of the Hollywood sign before heading to the airport.

LA Trip Hollywood Sign

I hope you guys enjoyed the recap of our 16th Birthday Celebration trip to LA. Make sure you check out Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 for more ideas on things to do when visiting LA.


When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.

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  1. Ree
    03.31.2019 / 11:52 am

    I also took my daughter for her sweet 16. We did alot of the same things!! However I didnt know what to do at Venice and Santa Monica so thanks for that info. Im on my way now for our 4th day. Greats pics btw.

    • Erica
      04.01.2019 / 2:21 am

      You’re very welcome. Happy birthday to your baby girl, and enjoy the rest of your trip! xo

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