My LA: Jessica de Ruiter

Jessica De Ruiter is a local legend. This L.A.-based stylist is not only enlisted by the likes of Wren, Jenni Kayne, and Vanity Fair, but she's also got all the info on Los Angeles' hidden gems and can teach you a lesson or two on living the good life in Southern California. Whether you're looking for the best low-key Farmers' Market, the yummiest vegetarian restaurant east of the 405, or the best spot for scoring sweet housewares, be sure to check out all of Jessica's must-shop stops. .

1. Hollywood Farmers' Market: "You can find me here every Sunday morning buying my produce for the week."

1600 Ivar Avenue (at Selma Avenue); 323-463-3171.


2. Art Luna Salon: "I have been having my hair cut here since I first moved to L.A. It's a far drive from Silver Lake to Venice for a trim but Linda's cuts are totally worth it! The salon is in a tiny, beautifully decorated bungalow two blocks from the beach and you can have your hair done in the garden. Dreamy."

2116 Main Street (at Pacific Street); 310-450-7168.

3. Lost & Found: "I love this one-stop shop for everything from house wares to clothing to children's things. They have the most unique and special pieces that are curated into six chic mini boutiques all in a row...and it's totally off the beaten path."

6314 Yucca Street (at Vine Street); 323-856-5872.

4. Heath Ceramics: "The best ceramic table ware and home accessories with an authentic and inspiring California history."

7525 Beverly Boulevard (at North Sierra Bonita); 323-965-0800.

5. Elf: "This is my favorite restaurant on the east side. They have the most incredible Moroccan/Middle Eastern vegetarian food served by an eclectic group of bohemian musicians."

2135 West Sunset Boulevard (at North Alvarado Street); 213-484-6829.