The 4 Most Instagram-Worthy Spots In L.A.

Photographed by Kimberly Genevieve.
Look, we love Instagram. Like, take a break from work to check our feeds every hour 10 minutes love it. But, even the most fashionable foodie with a nostalgic bend can run out of ideas for adding to the annals of #OOTDs, #noms, and #TBTs.
If you're sorely in need of some visual inspiration, we highly suggest checking out Los Angeles-based photographer Kimberly Geneviève's Instagram feed. Her photos, which showcase a perennially sunny city bursting with riotous color, breathtaking views, and heart-stopping architecture, will have you grabbing your camera and hopping into your car — or a plane — immediately.
And, once you're there, Geneviève can help you figure out how to navigate L.A. in a way that will earn you record Likes. We asked her to weigh in on the city's most photogenic spots, which she shared along with some of her #selfie-ready outfits, featuring her favorite pieces from Coach's latest collection. Ahead, get inspired by her picture-perfect restaurants, boutiques, and retreats — don’t say we didn’t warn you about the FOMO.
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Photographed by Kimberly Genevieve.
The Piece Collective
1629 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice; 424-238-8382

"The first time I walked by this store, about a year ago, I stopped in my tracks. It's on a hip little street called Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and I was drawn to the bright-yellow triangle front — so cute! As a photographer, I'm always on the lookout for striking colors. That, along with the sunshine and palm trees, made me fall in love with L.A. I grew up in Ottawa, Canada, and I always wanted to live in California. My mom says that when I was younger I would always say, 'I’m going to move to Hollywood!' even though I had never even been. I think I wanted to get away from the cold."
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Photographed by Kimberly Genevieve.
"I see the yellow triangle popping up on Instagram a lot, but people don’t always go inside of The Piece Collective. They should. Not only is the layout of the store beautiful, but the natural light and white walls mean you can snap a great photo even with your iPhone. And, it has the best gifts — jewelry, decor stuff, colorful quilts, and adorable little berets — stuff you'll never see anywhere else. It's where I go to find the perfect present for the friend who has everything."
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Photographed by Kimberly Genevieve.
Gracias Madre
8905 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood; 323-978-2170

"I was one of the first people to photograph this vegan Mexican restaurant when it opened, and I couldn't believe how gorgeous the interior was. The bar area, with the beautiful tile arrangements, is one of the prettiest in L.A. The food is also amazing. I recommend the pumpkin-seed salsa, vegetarian tacos, and any of the cocktails, though the lavender margarita is particularly good — and photogenic!"
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Photographed by Kimberly Genevieve.
"Of course, you'll want to document all the amazing things you eat and drink on Instagram. My favorite shots are either of cocktails with a fun, sparkly purse on the table or striped benches, or a really messy tableau where everyone is eating and drinking and there are hands in the shot — something less styled really makes people feel like they were there with you."
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Photographed by Kimberly Genevieve.
The Getty
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles; 310-440-7300

"One of the first things I did when I moved to L.A. in 2009 was go to the Getty, which is a gorgeous building with an amazing photography collection. But, it's so much more than a museum: You can go and take pictures, pack a picnic, sip coffee. It also has one of the best views of the city — you can see all the way out to the Pacific Ocean. It's still one of my favorite places to spend the day. Plus, there's a fun little trolley that takes you up to the grounds from the parking lot."
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Photographed by Kimberly Genevieve.
"I got my first camera when I was 6 or 7, and since then, I’ve carried one with me everywhere to capture moments like this. I love the negative space. The Getty is so big that no matter how many people are there, it still feels vast. I often shoot models here."
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Photographed by Kimberly Genevieve.
"It's also a great place for a selfie. When you go, wear a white shirt to complement the setting. Plus, I always bring a roomy, structured bag — this one is big enough to fit my camera, a book, and a snack or a sandwich — which is exactly what you should bring for a long day of taking in the views at the Getty."
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Photographed by Kimberly Genevieve.
The Walls At Pico Boulevard & Main Street

"The border of Venice and Santa Monica has all these amazing walls painted in bright colors. My favorite is this pastel one with a Tetris-like design. It's actually an old video store, and whenever I post it on Instagram or do a shoot there, people message me to ask, 'Where is this?' The walls really make a white shirt or colorful scarf like this one stand out — it looks great in photos."
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Photographed by Kimberly Genevieve.
"I became obsessed with bright colors and light in photos when I moved to L.A. The city has had such a big impact on my shooting style, and I feel like nowhere else would have had the same effect."
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Photographed by Kimberly Genevieve.
"Venice is amazing not just for the cool scenery, ocean, and surfing, but also for the eclectic bunch of people you'll see walking down the street. The boardwalk is full of fortune-tellers, artists, and street vendors selling all sorts of crazy handmade stuff.

"L.A. is full of surprises — you just have to know where to look. I think because everyone's in their car all the time, they often don’t pay attention to their surroundings. But, living here has made me more observant. I create photos that make me so happy. I feel them in my heart. They feel like me."

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