Sounds of summer playlist by Olivia Lopez

A woman holding a book in front of a white building.

The Downtown LA-based member, writer and travel influencer curates a playlist of tracks to get you dreaming of sunshine escapes

LOS ANGELES — Based in Downtown LA, Olivia Lopez is an expert when it comes to knowing local spots – she wrote our original guide to the neighbourhood and last year published her first book, Lust For Los Angeles, a love letter to her city. 

Yet, a quick scan of her Instagram by any of her 340,000 followers shows an envious peek into adventures all around the world, including the beaches of the French Riviera and artist studios in Brooklyn. While it’s uncertain how any of us will be spending our summer, for Lopez, the new season brings the promise of a new beginning – and she has compiled the perfect tunes for the change of mood.

‘The music in the playlist is inspired by the feeling of possibility that summer often lends: tracks with a build-up, an up-beat, and that take you cruising,’ says Lopez.

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