25 Insiders Reveal Their Favorite L.A. Hotspots

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Curious where to eat, play, shop and live in Los Angeles? We’ve got you covered. We asked our 25 Most Stylish Angelenos what their favorite hidden gems and hot spots were around the City of Angels — from green-juice bars to incredible vintage stores and the best parties in the city, your iCal is about to fill up.

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Blanda Eggenschwile: “One of my favorite spots is Cliff’s Edge in Silverlake.”

Johnny Ramirez:  “I like going to this Mexican Restaurant called La Serenata in Boyle Heights, where I grew up. I also like going to the Pacific Dining Car Restaurant in LA.  I like doing little road trips and dayscape-like road trips — they give me time away from the city to clear my head and my mind.”

Anh Co Tran: “A midnight hike in Coyote Hills — a magical place that overlooks the LA basin. It’s best when hiking in the middle of the night.”

Anabelle (Viva Luxury): “I love Elodie K boutique on Melrose Place — I am completely obsessed with Sophia Webster heels, and Elodie K always has the best selection of those hard-to-find styles.”

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Elyse Walker: Gjelina in Venice has a private room upstairs and we love it. I have hosted a number of parties there and it has the coolest L.A. vibe.”

Andrew Weitz: “Breakfast at Mauro’s Café at Fred Segal Melrose; Fit Mix studio and the private men’s club on the 3rd floor of the Tod’s store on Rodeo Dr.”

Caitlyn Crosby: Beverly Hills Juice because it was the original old-school juice place in L.A. started by hippies (they still only take cash). You must have their Banana Mana almond mixture, mixed with your choice of juice.”

Jesse Rogg: “There are obviously endless hidden gems in L.A. but my newest obsession is Little Jewel of New Orleans, the absolute best southern sandwiches I’ve had here.”

Liz Cherkasova: “Korean spas like Wi and Nature for all day pampering.”


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Jared Eng: “The Evil Rock n Roll Cat on Las Palmas sells unique clothing and other memorabilia. If you email the owner Juju, she’ll even make you a special one-of-a-kind piece!”

James Goldstein: “I wish that I knew about a ‘hidden gem’ in LA”

Jodie Smith: “Bar: Good Times at Davey Waynes; Dinner and night out: The Magic Castle; Dinner: Papilles; Shopping: Shareen Vintage; Fitness: All Out Effort; Sushi: Sushi Yuzu.”

Jonnie Houston: “Horseback riding at Connemara Ranch in Malibu.”

Mark Houston: HMS Bounty (casual dinner and drinks) and Pacific Dining Car for a late-night white-glove dining experience.”


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Sama and Haya: “We just discovered this amazing Italian place on Fairfax called Jon & Vinny’s. Shopping-wise, we love our finds on Abbott Kinney, and for fitness we always switch it up, but we think everybody should take a dance class at Millennium.”

Shamari Maurice: “The best hidden gym in my city (but I wouldn’t say it’s hidden) is the Soho House. (I know I’m lame.)”

Sophie Simmons: Alfred’s Coffee because it’s small and calm. I love the atmosphere, and I’m a huge coffee buff.”

Tasya Van Ree: Zenbunni Rabbit Hole/Chocolate Shop in Venice.”

Cara Santana: “I’d have to say Golyester Vintage clothing store — it’s the bomb.com. Seriously, I’ve never been more impressed by a a vintage collection. It’s a gem. But, you will become the little old lady who lived in her clothes, because if you aren’t careful you will go broke. Shop with caution.”

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Janie Bryant: Bestia The bone marrow and uni pasta are my favorite. Gracias Madre for its amazing margaritas.”

Charlotte McKinney: “My hot yoga studio where I can disconnect from everything.”

Gabi Gregg: “I’m obsessed with Scoops Ice Cream! They have the best homemade flavors!”

Geri Hirsch: “The Kayne Griffin Corcoran art gallery. It’s GORGEOUS and the James Turrell room is pretty killer.”

Jaclyn Johnson: “I absolutely love Knuckle and Claw, a new lobster roll joint in Silver Lake — no frills, but damn good sandwiches. Upstairs at L & E is a great spot for a glass of wine, especially if you can snag a seat on their balcony! I love biking from Venice to Manhattan beach on the bike path — it’s beyond beautiful (bonus: stop and get oysters and a beer at fishing with dynamite in Manhattan before you head back!). And, Mixed Business in Los Feliz has the best basics, artisan jewelry and vintage finds that won’t break the bank.”

Gillian and Laura (For Love and Lemons):Sushi Hama in downtown L.A. for dinner; Dinette in Echo Park for coffee; Shareens Vintage in Downtown for vintage shopping. The Varnish in downtown for cocktails. To work out, we like to rent bikes in Frogtown and ride the bike path!”