Lifestyle Bloggers LA - Alicia Tenise
Credit: Alicia Chew
Lifestyle Bloggers LA - Alicia Tenise
Credit: Alicia Chew

Fashionista, Author and Lifestyle Blogger Alicia Tenise Shares Her Spots for a Great Day in LA

From a DTLA Staycay to Her Favorite Sushi Spot, These Are Worth Checking Out

Name: Alicia Tenise Chew

Credit: Alicia Chew

Job Title: Author and Lifestyle Blogger at
Resident of: Los Angeles
Local Living: 1.5 years


Connecting With the Community

Alicia Tenise - Lifestyle Bloggers LA
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The thing I love most about having a platform is the little community I’ve been able to foster. I love chatting with my followers regularly, and I’ve even started a few private group chats for them based on our collective interests!


DTLA Staycay

The Conrad opened in Downtown Los Angeles in July 2022, and it is absolutely remarkable. It was designed by the same architect that dreamed up the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Frank Gehry. It’s within walking distance of The Broad, The Last Bookstore and Grand Central Market. There are a few José Andrés restaurants on site that are delightful, and their staff is very personable. Book a Recovery Cabin experience at the spa; you won’t forget it.


At the Market and In the Kitchen

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My favorite comfort recipe to make from my book is the apple cider donut muffins. I’m a SoCal transplant from the South, and this recipe reminds me of home. These muffins are super easy to make, and they’re the perfect combination of savory and sweet. I like to get my ingredients from The Hollywood Farmers’ Market, which features live music and some of the best seasonal produce. It’s one of my favorite spots to grab fresh ingredients in the city.


They’ve Got the Goods

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If you’re looking for stylish home decor for less than $25, Goodies is your spot. From charcuterie boards and jewelry dishes to mugs and vases, you’re bound to find something special (and budget-friendly!) at one of the Goodies’ locations in SoCal.

How LA Rolls


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As an Angeleno, it’s worth venturing to the Valley for some of the best sushi you’ve ever had in your life. I love The Joint Eatery in Sherman Oaks because they specialize in dry-aged sushi, and now I am hooked! All of their fish is cut to order, and sometimes, they offer to-go dry-aged sushi bento boxes by Chef Kawabe for pick up. This is one of my favorite date-night meals! 
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Taylor is a graduate from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism. She is our Los Angeles and Orange County editor. You can find her dining at a new restaurant, in the ocean or planning her next adventure. Say hello!


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