Ultimate LA List of 10 Pink Places Perfect For Any Barbie Girl

Barbie Mania

Barbie mania has taken over with the upcoming Barbie movie releasing this Friday, July 21st. And social media has been exploding with all the pink, aesthetic ways to celebrate. You KNOW I’m here for it!! 😍😍

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Speaking of the worldwide Barbie takeover, who else entered to win a free night’s stay at Barbie’s mansion care of Airbnb?

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No worries if you too failed to win it.  Because, I’ve got you covered if you want to live out your Barbie dreams!!💕If you’re in the LA area, grab your girls and GO to any of these over-the-top, pink places and celebrate Barbie style!!

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I’ve compiled for you, THE ultimate LA list of all the best Barbie inspired, pink aesthetic places to bring your Barbie girls to! Share this with a friend you’d like to party with and PIN the above image for reference later!

1).  World of Barbie📍 395 Santa Monica Place

Barbie fanatics MUST stop into this Santa Monica popup before it leaves LA. Think: life -sized dream: camper, closet, kitchen, movie theater, rocket and living room! Life in plastic really IS fantastic! Think historical snippets of Barbie’s: life, career, and cars, (plus a million photogenic spots to snap a selfie)! Note-groups of 6 or more qualify for a discount. And evening “sips after sunset” special events for adults (only) are fun options too! For an extra fee, you can even create a customizable doll set. What a fun experience! Expect to spend about 60-90minutes here depending on how many pics you plan to take, how long you play in the ball pit, and whether you’re stopping for an outfit change in their bathroom.😆

2).  Piink Pilates 📍 837 Traction Ave in Los Angeles

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Get your Barbie dream body in the cutest pink studio ever!! Designed and led by pilates teacher, Chrissa Sparkles (don’t you love her name)?? it’s a high intensity fusion of mat pilates and strength training using (pink) Bala equipment for 45 minutes. It’s SO pretty in pink you won’t be able to resist taking some workout pics here.  It’s a good thing that pictures are encouraged and time is even allotted before and after class for you to shoot for the gram. ‘Cuz if you don’t take a pic and share it with the world, were you even really there??

3).  The Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge & pool  📍 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills

If you’re not willing to shell out top dollar for a hotel stay at the iconic, Beverly Hills Hotel, where their fabulous pink pool area resides, no worries. Just book an overpriced restaurant reservation instead at the Polo Lounge. 😆 Ask for one of their booths and you’ll be surrounded by palms and pink. It’s a dreamy combo, isn’t it?  AND if you go soon, you’ll also be able to hit the Dior (pink) popup for an extra girly shopping adventure!

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4).  Pink wall at Paul Smith 📍 8221 Melrose Ave. LA

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This iconic pink wall has been a pit stop for pictures before the days of Instagram and has blown up since. On any given day, you will undoubtedly see people posing there. It is actually estimated that over 55,000 people visit this wall every year! Why? Because it’s a massive, 20’, eye-catching pink wall, and it provides an irresistible, cheery backdrop. What Barbie lover wouldn’t appreciate that?

5).  Le Coco Restaurant 📍 11901 Lakewood Blvd. Downey, CA

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This pink restaurant combines the love of pink with the love of Chanel and provides the perfect meetup spot for any girly girl. We loved their brunch and were wowed by all the pretty in pink details and their unforgettable, pink mimosa tree. This inconspicuous little restaurant in a strip mall is the cutest little spot in the Inland Empire area to celebrate all things Barbie, or any birthday, bridal shower or bachelorette for that matter!

6).  Pink & Boujee 📍 948 Crocker St Los Angeles, CA 90021

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For authentic Mexican food with a pink twist, grab your girlfriends and go here! They’ve got everything from pink pancakes and pink glitter cappuccinos to pink tacos and nachos. And of course, you’ll find the requisite pink phone booth and floral pink entrance here with a Barbie pink interior to really set the mood.

7). Cafe Landwer (limited time Barbie themed menu) 📍 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.

This Mediterranean restaurant at Westfield’s Century City mall is serving up dollhouse (pink) hummus, glitz and glitter rose’, and pretty in pink waffles. Reservations needed. 

pink places in la, barbie menu, pink breakfast8).  Boulon D Amour 📍 1798 W Washington Blvd. Los Angeles 📍 2nd Fl Westfield Century City mall (small popup style cafe) 📍 319 Cannon Dr. Beverly Hills

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The W. Washington Blvd location is the largest and most Instagramable of the 3 locations (the Century City location is almost like a little popup with cute mural wall (pictured below). And the Beverly Hills one is the newest and mid-sized of all 3. I need to go back to try their beautiful avocado toast topped with flowers!!  But if you also agree that your coffee tastes better pink and when served in an aesthetic location, you’ll need to add this cute cafe to your bucketlist!

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9).  Loveshack Fancy 📍 8473 Melrose Place LA

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If pink feminine decor and dresses are your vibe, a visit to this Loveshack Fancy boutique is a must. Even if you find you can’t afford the fashions, it’s worth a visit just to get inspiration and take a photo outside their floral facade.

10).  Pink Palace📍Central LA, WEHO area (address confirmed upon booking)


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Noted as one of the 10 Most Amazing Homes in the World on NETFLIX’s “Amazing Interiors,”  this rentable, 534 sq. ft venue is perfect for your next pink photo shoot.  Running at $150/hour (2 hr. minimum and video is extra), you have various rooms to shoot from which will guarantee some super girly content.  Who else is dying to shoot here one day??

Ok Barbie girls, so how did you like this list?  Is there anything else you’d add?  What’s your favorite spot out of all these and did you find anything you’ll now have to add to your LA bucketlist?  Tell me in the comments below! And make sure to follow along our daily adventures through Instagram stories @stylishlystella.  Tonight, I’ll be taking you to the Barbie movie preview screening and you can help me choose what to wear!!  See you there!


Click HERE for an Instagramable pink Vegas cafe

For 13 pretty pink places in New York, click HERE.

To check out the pretty in pink popup we attended in NY during Fashion Week, click HERE.

To read about our favorite all-pink restaurant in New York, click HERE!

For Barbie playdate or party ideas, click HERE.

To read about the most famous, Barbie lookalike, click HERE.

Check out an all pink Barbie inspired, art installation HERE.

How to Host a Squid Game Party! Game Decor & Costume Ideas!

Want To Host a Squid Game Themed Party?

As THE most popular Netflix series EVER, it’s no surprise that people would be interested in hosting a Squid Game themed event!  After all, the world was obsessed with this show! But how do you host squid games without having to kill your guests and how do you play to the end if you don’t have as many people needed for team rounds? Moreover, how do you make a squid themed party more family-friendly? Those were the questions I was faced with when my husband told me he wanted to throw a squid game party. Read on for my tips and ideas!

Image from Netflix

Obviously, a Squid Game themed party revolves around games. Luckily, the game concepts are simple enough for anyone to play and for anyone to execute. Popular amongst school kids, the games featured in the movie mostly take some patience, luck and minimal skill. Since it’s been a while since most of you probably watched the movie, let me remind you of the

6 games featured in the show:

1). Sugar cookie cutout

(A round cookie in a tin with embossed shape in the middle must be carefully cut out with a needle without cracking the cookie and before the time limit). The cookie is called a dalgona cookie or sometimes called a honeycomb cookie.

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How to: Purchase the tin kits here. It will include everything from the base from which your cookie is formed, to the lid from which it is concealed (so your guests blindly choose their indentation shape), to the needle that you poke the cookie out with.

Use this 2-ingredient recipe to make the sugar cookie. The hardest part is timing the inner shape indentation piece just right and taking it out before it cools and sets in there permanently. But don’t worry if this happens like it did with my first round, you can crack and crumble it, add it back to the pan and start over. This will overly brown your resulting cookie but it’s not important to get the color correct as it’s just about creating the cookie challenge and game. Once your players have blindly chosen their (closed) cookie tin, set the timer and rank who finishes getting their cookie out the fastest before time runs out!

TIP- It’s great to kick off your game series with this one since it doubles as an ice breaker. Contestants can easily chat while sitting and sharing some laughs while competing AND not even breaking a sweat! 😆.

TIP! Motivate players by pre-event asking adult contestants to each agree to pitch in a set amount of cash!  Each of our adult contestants put in $20 each making a grand prize total of $120. While far from the movie’s 2.2 billion won amount, you’ll be surprised how (any) lump sum of money will incite the greed out of all your guests and increase the stakes for everyone! (You could also punish your guests along the way by requiring losers to drink after each round which we did not do because a couple of us were allergic to alcohol and likely could have actually died playing this version of Squid Games). lol.

Family-friendly TIP! We had adults competing against one another and found ways to get kids involved throughout the day. Most kids haven’t seen the movie and will simply enjoy watching parents get silly playing kiddie games and or have fun playing a 2nd round themselves. Because the cookie cutting game involves a needle though, you can ask the kids to judge while the parents compete and have them provide live commentary. OR, you could encourage them to try and draw one of the iconic movie characters while you do this particular game.

2). Marble game

There are tons of ways to play and you could replace marbles with whatever small balls you have around the house. In the movie though, a player holds a number of marbles in their hand. The other player guesses if the number is odd or even. If the player guesses correctly, he gets the same number of marbles as he’s holding (his wager).

Because we were using a ranking and point system to prevent having to eliminate players from playing further rounds, we kept score and didn’t let players “die off.” Also, because we didn’t have marbles, we decided to tweak this by gathering small balls to roll across the lawn. Whoever got it closest to the end point (wall in our case), without actually hitting the wall won and got the high score. If you hit the wall you got disqualified and subtract points off your total score. Person with the most points at the end of all game rounds wins!

3). Glass floor

In the movie, players had to cross a glass bridge but some of the glass squares would cause the player to fall through. In our version, paper squares were laid down and the backs read real glass or fake glass. “Fall” or “safe” could have been written too and instead of paper squares, cardboard boxes (some stable with something under them to be able to hold a human up vs some empty so the person falls when they stand on top would be great too). But we didn’t have enough cardboard boxes nor did we want to store that many for the game.😅.

TIP- to decide on order of who goes first, you could randomly draw numbers, give priority to those who ranked best from the last game, or have the kids each represent a # and have the parents each choose a child to find out what order they go in.

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4). Red light green light

Probably the most memorable and iconic squid game from the movie (thanks to the unforgettable larger-than-life, head swiveling doll leader), is a fun one for all ages to try! Again, we had the adults compete against one another. Kids took turns saying the famous green light red light song in Korean (while dressed in soldier red) and holding a soldier (water-filled) gun. Each child was assigned an adult to watch and was instructed to squirt them if they saw them move when they weren’t supposed to.  The power evidenced in these kids’ eyes when we told them all this was ridiculously scary!  haha This was the of course, the kids’ favorite part of the party!

TIP, draw a chalk line for start and finish. Have only one child take turns at a time and say the famous phrase at a time, “Mugunghwa kkoci pieot seumnida.” And find water guns at your local dollar store! Next time, I’ll not only have the kids dress in red like the Squid Game soldiers but I’ll have the adults all dress in green like the Squid Game contestants!

5). Tug of war

We opted to skip this game in fear of someone getting hurt. But it can easily be replicated with any rope and a soft landing spot (grass or sand).

6) Squid game

It’s a game of tag with offense, defense and teams. We had a small, unbalanced male to female group, so making teams didn’t make sense and being that this was a more complicated game to explain the rules for, you may want to skip it too. For full rules and explanation, click here.

How To Create the Ambiance

Here’s a link for a kid’s red soldier costume, here are our masks, here’s a kiddo green soldier costume and here’s an adult green soldier costume if you wanna get real extra!  Having these costumes at the party will bring the theme to life when you can’t exactly replicate all the movie sets.  Wouldn’t this theme party be so fun for Halloween??

And if you want to decorate, go with a black white and red theme. Check out the themed balloons here. You can also easily create gift bags or backdrops by drawing in or taping the simple triangle circle and square symbols.


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