ace hotel downtown…

it’s the start of the new year & in los angeles all the buzz is about the ace hotel setting up shop. one can’t help, but want to see with their own eyes the transformation of the old united artists theatre. so i made a morning of this field trip & it is stunning. as a lover of breakfast, the meal at la chapter was one of the best plates ever, along with a latte from stumptown roasters. the staff was attentive & quite charming. so for all the talks about this “new kid”, it’s worth your time. welcome ace!
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“there is so much to look at & you will encounter many just gazing straight up”

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ace hotel dtla  |  929 south broadway, los angeles, ca 90015   |   la chapter instagram  |

Monica is…being punished for eating Farmer Boys.


When you’ve been eating like a peasant for weeks on a limited budget, you start eating mounds of fast food because sometimes its cheaper than grocery shopping. My best chum & boyfriend, decided to have a quick bite at Farmer Boys, a 24 hour fast-food place off the 10 freeway. It’s awkwardly settled between all of these factories & truck stops in downtown LA. You have to hope your car is in pretty good shape because chances are you will lose an axle driving through the pothole-ridden street. Rough, but if your looking for cheap, semi-decent burgers & chili fries not bad if you don’t mind some company when your eating near a window. There’s always a new hobo-y friend, staring right at you as you take a bite of your juicy burger. It just gives me warm fuzzy feelings that you will almost always pay for later. Anyways, here’s their newest ad…geez quite the feast. All fried, all bad. Farm fresh?