The Watcher is a travel and lifestyle guide created in collaboration with Nika Levando Birman


The Watcher is a lifestyle and travel blog created in collaboration with my wife, Nika.


Los Angeles

Our first time in LA was a delightful whirlwind, packed with activities in an attempt to complete an ambitious "cool" list (and more). As expected, a lot of time was spent in the car, but not to take away from the true LA vibe, if anything, only to enhance it. To give you a sense of how we spent our time, here's a short list of places we visited and some (very) random shots as I chased Nika around to those places. 

Stay: SIXTY, Beverly Hills.

Brunch: Leona's, Commissary at The Line, and Smorgasburg (every Sunday).

Coffee: Bluebottle and Verve (multiple locations).

Dinner: Republique, The Guild, Sugarfish.

Culture: The Getty Center and LACMA.

Shopping: Walk around on Abbot Kinney (also, my new jam is Buck Mason).

Outdoor: Hike to the sign and walk around Venice Beach.

Feel free to get in touch for other spots on our list. 

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