I went to LA last week to meet a few of the city's top creatives and to plan the third instalment in the Wundor City Guides series. Mumbai is up next in July, with LA to follow in January 2018. If you haven't had a chance to check out our Tokyo guide, read about it here then order online at our online store.
Everyone will tell you to drive in LA, but it's a city that repays walkers. On foot, you see the strange transitions the city makes that others might miss.
Notable buildings range from the weird to the wonderful - but pieces of architecture are stranded in empty space in LA, and can be viewed clearly from every angle, so architects have to be on top of their game.
It's a fantastic time for entrepreneurs in the city. Some businesses are closing that are failing to adapt to the new direction the place is taking. Others are opening up at an alarming rate. Sometimes you can't tell if a vendor or a service is shutting up shop or on its way to its launch party.
A lot of LA is green or decked in flowers. Even in the areas dominated by concrete, nature is never far away.
There was a good amount of February sun, before the worst storm in six years hit the city. Still, it provided California with some much-needed rain.
I chatted to several skateboarders over the course of the week. They all raved about the city. 'LA is an adventure,' said one. 'You meet cool people every day,' said Giovanni (pictured). LA provides fertile ground for exploration. Stay tuned for more blog posts and Instagram shots of the city, with the Wundor Editions city guide arriving early next year.