Our co-founder @obiepearl + friends, @tinukes_orbit, @hoophustleflow, @lolliskates, @iam.everygirl, went to LA last year in May and had a blast - some of us stayed for a longer than a month! This year a lot of Play Tone members are heading out there to catch some rays, skate along Venice Beach strictly have good times! Here's some tips:
VENICE BEACH - MAIN SKATE ACTION!
CHECK THE MOXI SKATE SHOPS FOR INFO ABOUT ROLLOUT'S/ MEET-UPS/ LESSONS + MORE!
Skate from Venice Beach to Santa Monica - save ya pennies for the amusement rides! (Approx 45mins).
They provide amazing service - from giving you the tips to fixing ting-a-lings!
VENICE BEACH JAMS + OUTDOOR DISCOS + SKATE PARK!
If you're feeling brave shred it out at the skate park!
For those you love to skate dance head there after work or at the weekend for the main action.
ALL ABOUT THE GRAM
It's super fun to explore the side streets and discover amazing artwork. If you love shopping you can grab some pretty rad retro Venice Beach tees and cowgirl hats like Lolli!
LEARN TO SKATE DANCE LIKE THE LA ROLLER GIRLS!!
Check their page for the workshop schedule.
MEET THE HOOP COMMUNITY TOO!
OK NOW WE TRAVEL TO CHINATOWN LA!
If you can, rent a car/ jeep! Got to travel in style right!
Also save loads of time sitting in traffic, singing cheesy pop songs and eating cheetos snacks!
PARADISE - NEW STUDIO BY MARAWA THE AMAZING!
HEAR THE SOUND OF THE DISCO BALL!
Our most friendly Moonlight Roller Disco was out fave! Marawa sometimes hosts roller disco parties too. The best nights are Wednesday LGBT.
OH YEA NEED AN OUTFIT TO SKATE SLAY IN?
(P.S - Im May we managed to get some tickets to Ru Paul's Drag-a-con!!) It was LIT!
Again roll along side skate pros! Total inspos!
After all that skating treat yourself to some spa/ massage time* *Ladies only!
IF YOU ARE UP FOR SOME ROAD TRIPS SOME OTHER PLACES TO CONSIDER ARE:
- VISIT VANS SKATE PARKS! There's a few cool locations, we went to the one near HB.
GO OUT OUT... SATURDAY NIGHT DISCO FEVER?
Oil Can Harrys - https://oilcanharrysla.com/ (BEST GAY BAR EVER - GET READY TO SWEAT!)
MORE RETAIL THERAPY AROUND HOLLYWOOD + FASHION DISTRICT !
We loved visiting Designer: Melody Ehsani at her pweeettty store!
We also got our nails did at Gloss nails* snapped from Insta. https://www.instagram.com/gloss_la/
LASTLY WE STAYED IN A RANGE OR PLACES AROUND TOWN (Melrose flee market every Sunday 9am) WHERE YOU CAN EAT AVOCADOS AND SIP FRESH JUICES, VINTAGE SHOP + HANG IN THE SUN!
CUTE VILLAGES TO STAY:
SILVER LAKE (Arty, vintage shopping, flee market every Sat)
ECHO PARK (Cute lake, nature + taco places)
ATWATER (Mini Shoreditch vibe - sweet Falafel joints + stuff)
REM TO PACK YOUR SKATES + TRAVEL HOOPS!
We like to travel with Rookie Skate Bags like this and always have our equipment as hand luggage, and a lil bum bag...
(Keep tools + other objects in your hold luggage)
Be warned bags, skates etc have gone missing - so always keep an eye on your possessions at all times from flying to having fun in LA!