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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Saint Motel

Born from their early film school days, Saint Motel
combines a striking visual language with a dreamy pop landscape. Based
in LA, the band knows the city well, forming here in 2009 and
subsequently releasing a slew of EPs and now, two full-length albums.
Their latest release saintmotelevision was recorded in downtown
at what they describe as “…a really skeezy intersection of the city.
Lots of yelling, drugs, and sirens mixed in with beautiful old art deco
buildings.” Read on to discover more about the city Saint Motel calls
home.

city guide:
Los Angeles, CA
bar
The Varnish
Cocktails crafted with precision by some of L.A.’s best bartenders and excellent hospitality to boot. In 2012, The Varnish was awarded Best American Cocktail Bar at the Tales of the Cocktail® 2012 Spirited Awards® in New Orleans.
118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
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shopping
Amoeba Music LA
Music fans head to this bustling shop for its huge selection of vinyl, video & CDs, plus live shows.
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
landmark
Huntington Library
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is one of the world’s most extensive cultural, research, and educational centers. The Library houses over 420,000 rare books and over 7 million manuscripts largely spanning British and American history. Notable works include the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, a Gutenberg Bible on vellum, the double-elephant folio edition of Audubon’s Birds of America, and a world-class collection of the early editions of Shakespeare’s works. The art collection showcases many 18th- and 19th-century British and French art, and1690s to the 1950s American art, including Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy, Mary Cassatt’s Breakfast in Bed, and Edward Hopper’s The Long Leg. The Botanical Gardens spans 120 acres and includes the Desert Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Chinese garden. The camellia collection is one of the largest in the country. Other important botanical attractions include the Subtropical, Herb, Jungle, and Palm gardens.
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108, USA
bar
Davey Wayne’s

Funky '70s retro bar with era-appropriate garage sale decor, an Airstream trailer & backyard BBQ.

1611 N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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