Where to find: 7 of L.A.'s Best Walls
I get a lot of questions about my blog, but today I'm addressing one of the most popular ones which is "Where do you take your pictures?". To start, finding locations for photos can be BRUTAL. For anyone who's ever worked in the production or entertainment industry, they can tell you that there is entire job descriptions assigned to "location scouting". Basically, it's somebody's entire job in real life to simply find great places to shoot things at- and it's super important! While I live in Venice, it's obviously easiest for me to shoot my blog photos near my house, but I start to run out of ideas and spots. Here I'm spilling the beans with you about some of my favorite walls in Los Angeles for all of the bloggers, aspiring bloggers, photographers, and pretty much anyone coming to L.A. that wants to take some pictures with cool backgrounds.
Consider it your cheat sheet to an Instagram-worthy fashionable day in Los Angeles.
1+2) Are the rainbow and black and white walls featured below.
As these walls have just been painted in the past month or so and don't have a real name yet, they're sure to have one soon as they're a great place to shoot. I love that one side is rainbow and the other a stark contrast of black and white. Two locations in one! Caution- you have to walk through some sort of private dirt parking lot to get to it, and it says "Private Property". If you get arrested, definitely do not say The Style Sauce sent you ;)
Address: 209 Broadway Street Venice, CA 90291
3) The Paul Smith Wall
Ok, so this is the insanely popular wall that is pink and literally everyone has taken photos on it from Sincerely Jules to Ohh Couture (two of my favorite bloggers, btw). Anyways, where is it? Well, you can find it on Melrose on the side of the Paul Smith store. Go forth and fulfill all your pink fantasies.
Address: 8221 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood
4) #LOVEWALL #BLEEDINGHEARTS
This one is right off of Abbot Kinney, so naturally I've taken a photo in front of it, but let me tell you it's QUITE popular! I was literally fighting off tourists for a spot in front of it which was incredibly comical to my crew and I when we were trying to get a snap. It's right on the side of what is now Greenleaf Venice.
Address: 1239 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
5) "Made in L.A." Wall
If you truly want to tell people you're made in L.A.- hit up this increasingly popular wall in West Hollywood.
Address: 8025 Melrose Ave. (at N Laurel Avenue), West Hollywood
6) Shepard Fairey's District La Brea Mural
At the corner of La Brea and 2nd Street where the parking lies for the hip District La Brea Shopping district, there's an amazing and colorful Shepard Fairey mural. Part of it says "High Time" and then there's the word Peace and what looks like lotus flowers on a bright pink background. Check it out:
This combination of a unicorn wolf and cheetah is also poised just behind Abbot Kinney, and perhaps the most famous fashion blogger of them all - Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad- has a rendition of it in her very own home. Of course it needed to make the list.
Address: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA
Check out the walls in this post, I'd love to hear which ones are your favorites!