Katie Austin is the gift that keeps on giving. The three-time SI Swimsuit model, who was discovered through (and named co-winner of) the 2021 Swim Search open casting call, was named co-Rookie of the Year in ’22. She returned this year for a gorgeous Barbiecore styled photo shoot with photographer James Macari in the Dominican Republic.
The fitness influencer recently conducted an “Ask Me Anything” on her Instagram story. Tons of questions about fiancé Lane Armstrong and the couple’s wedding planning process flooded in, as well as a travel question about the Virginia native’s current home city of Los Angeles.
“Spending 3 days in LA, any recs?” one person asked, looking for suggestions for a quick trip.
Austin responded by saying that only three days in Los Angeles is difficult, as the city is “sooo spread out,” but the travel guru continued to create her perfect itinerary as follows.
Day 1: Malibu and Westside
She added that a nice Italian dinner at Elephante in Santa Monica would be the perfect way to end the day.
Day 2: West Hollywood
“Explore Melrose or Larchmont [Village], go for a hike and get dinner at a really LA stop to get the vibe,” Austin said.
Day 3: South Bay
Austin said Martha’s is the perfect breakfast or brunch spot and then suggested a walk around Manhattan Beach, which has endless options for dinner.
South Bay is also close to LAX, making getting to the airport and out of Los Angeles easier.