Our editors are out there hitting LA for the best stories and newest hot spots, experiencing much that we don’t. No worries, they are thrilled to share the info with us. The latest My LA lowdown comes from fashion editor, Laura Maged. She’s a bi-coastal babe who says LA is her happy place.
Favorite (scenic) restaurant to take out-of-towners
Favorite workout spot
Because what I love about LA is being outdoors it’s gotta be the Santa Monica stairs —170 steps and a free workout!
Favorite vintage/second hand store
Get Dressed in Pacific Palisades
Favorite farmers market
Main Street Santa Monica on Sundays has a special place in my heart as we used to take my son (turning 21) there from birth on up. They always had live music and even pony rides back in the day.
Favorite breakfast spot
Forever it was Nate ‘n Al’s in Beverly Hills, then Cora’s Coffee Shoppe in Santa Monica but my new favorite is Back on the Beach Cafe on PCH. Born on the East Coast, you can’t top eating a real breakfast outside in the sand 365 days a year!
Favorite place that doesn’t feel like L.A.
Favorite art spot
Favorite drink spot
Favorite beach spot
Love watching surfers so sometimes, if I’m sitting then north in Malibu, but could walk for miles as long as it’s on a beach path, so for that, I often go from Pacific Palisades to Venice.
Favorite date night
Drinks and live music by Marty and Elayne at The Dresden Room
Favorite hidden gems of L.A.
Favorite theater experience
The Groundlings Theatre Improv, Friday late show