Spring Break: Stuck In L.A. This Month? Here’s Your Step-By-Step To A Staycation On Melrose

Spring Break: Stuck In L.A. This Month? Here’s Your Step-By-Step To A Staycation On Melrose

Maybe this isn’t your year to spend a March week in a warmer climate as part of the Spring Break ritual. We feel you. And with L.A. weather feeling more like, well, actual spring, we’re aching for a vacay, too.

Until then, let’s make the best of it and have a tropical-ish staycation. Here’s how to make it happen in 5 easy steps, all on Melrose Avenue.

1. Look the part.

Nobody asked where you went for Spring Break because you look refreshed; they ask because you got that sun! Yeah, you can catch some rays even when it’s 50 degrees here, but why would you do that? Brrr! Go to Organic Shimmer for a safe, organic, natural looking spray tan.

7712 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046

2. Wear less.

If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em. Wear the sexiest beach/club/anyplace looks, like a super-hot short-short and bralette set designed by and sold exclusively at CossaMia on Melrose. Who needs Ft. Lauderdale when you’re bringing this kind of heat?

7600 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046

3. Drink everything.

Responsibly, of course. Melrose is a great drinking destination with the best bars in the city within easy walking distance from each other. For some potent – and tropical-tasting – options, hit up Melrose Umbrella Co. and start with the Romance Without Pressure (passion fruit, grapefruit, cucumber, booze).

7465 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90069


The other best thing about Melrose is that if you’re going in on some ink, this is the very best place in the city to get world-class art put on your body. There’s some next level stuff going on at Generation8 from both local and visiting artists so let them design a “no-regrets” piece for you.

7216 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.