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17 Simple Pleasures Only People Who Live In L.A. Understand

Ooh L.A. L.A.

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1. Tuning into KCRW every morning on your commute and discovering your new favorite band.

Truly #blessed for Morning Becomes Eclectic, but also Which Way, L.A. for interesting local news, and Press Play for enlightening cultural discussions.

2. Speaking of music, there's nothing better than popping into Amoeba for a free show, or finding something cool and cheap on vinyl.

3. Getting an ice cold coffee most days of the year to start your morning — and how refreshing it feels in hot weather.

There's a perfect brew at Go Get Em Tiger on Larchmont.

4. And, of course, delighting in trying out a new high-quality cup of joe, because L.A. is now huge on coffee culture.

Have you tried Commissary? There are a handful of locations around the city.

5. Basking in that gorgeous pre-sunset light we know as the "golden hour."

Pure magic!

6. And maybe Instagramming a sunset or two... because when you see something so beautiful, you just have to share.

You know it's a good one when your Insta feed is filled with the same exact photo.

7. Running into a friend at a stoplight or on the road.

Hey! I know you!

8. And Instagramming cool or hilarious license plates you see.

L.A. drivers be crazy.

9. Being able to just make a beach stop whenever you're free.

Plus, so many of us are in industries that don't work 9-5 hours, meaning you can go on a weekday and beat the crowds.

10. Getting an extra-special treat by ordering off of In-N-Out's secret menu.

And it will only cost you a few bucks!

11. Delighting in the time of year when brilliant Jacaranda trees bloom.

Purple prettiness.

12. Eating a healthy meal when the weather is just right, making your body feel so, so good.

Grateful for Cafe Gratitude.

13. Feeling that little rush of excitement and happiness every time you spot Angelyne.

Never gets old! And always makes your day better.

14. Having at least one friend with a pool you can crash in the summer, and how that always turns into a good time.

I'll bring the beer, you bring...the pool.

15. Living that patio life, and always appreciating it.

Al fresco dining always.

16. Finding out you've racked up enough points with your Arclight Membership for some freebies.

It's $15 a year and definitely pays off.

17. And loving those moments when you look up and see some piece of Old Hollywood architecture, reminding you what an amazing town this is.

The best place ever.

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