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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