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[UPDATE: This story was originally published on November 12.]
As Angelenos, we spend a lot of time outdoors. The weather is just so damn nice that it takes a good cajoling (or the promise of stiff martinis a-flowing!) to tempt us inside. On the occasion that we actually do head indoors for dining, heavy swilling, or both — you better believe it's for good reason.
So, with wide eyes and empty stomachs, we set out to discover the best spots in SoCal to sit back, relax, and take in the inspiring interiors and drop-dead gorgeous ambiance whilst noshing. From the boudoir circus ruckus of One-Eyed Gypsy to the kitschy quirk of the SLS Hotel, we present to you 23 of L.A.’s flossiest spots—all guaranteed to make you a regular.
Photo: Courtesy of Kelly Wearstler
Whether you’ve grown up in the city or you’re a recent transplant, you know that L.A. is the place to be. You’ve got ocean beaches, Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, and Korean BBQ better than what you’ll find in Seoul, all within a 30-minute drive of each other. read
On those mornings when you would rather just go to work naked than even think about putting an outfit together — much less a forward one — you rely on finds you can just throw on and go. Sometimes, though, the pieces in question (those LBDs and checked shirts) aren’t the most inspiring.
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