My LA: Nicky Hilton

Meet Nicky Hilton, jewelry designer. The socialite-turned-handbag-and-clothing designer (for Samantha Thavasa and Chick by Nicky Hilton) will be adding accessories to her range. Come October 4, her line—which will feature everything from Art Deco-inspired pendants to edgier spike rings (in other words, something for everyone!)—will be available at Nicky's styles are made of sterling silver, Cubic Zirconium, enamel, and semi-precious stones, and anyone who likes a good statement cocktail ring or layers of metallic bangles will fawn over the line (prices which start at $84). Nicky, who wears her favorite pieces from the collection every single day, is an L.A. lady who certainly knows her way around the City of Angels. So, naturally, we had to ask this low-key Hilton sis where we can spot her rocking NH jewels in and around Tinseltown and her picks span from a hidden sushi spot to the best custom-made furniture shop around.

Hit up Nicky's hot L.A. haunts:

1. Brentwood Country Mart:

"This is one of my favorite spots to shop or have lunch. I love that it's an open outdoor space with boutiques like Calypso Home and James Perse. My favorite place to eat in there is Reddi Chick. Ask for the 'chicken in a basket'—it's so delicious!"

225 26 Street (at San Vicente); 310-393-5238.

2. Room Service:

"Room Service is my go-to spot for home decor. They have everything from custom-made furniture to fun coffee table books and lamps. Virtually everything in my home was purchased there, and it's perfect for housewarming or hostess gifts, too."

5901 West 3rd Street (at South Poinsettia Place); 323-692-9221.

3. Opening Ceremony:

"I always end up here because it is directly next to the car wash I go to. They carry a great range of designers. Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler and Jeremy Scott are some of my favorites. They also have a lot of unique international designers that are hard to find anywhere else."

451 North La Cienega Boulevard (at Rosewood Avenue); 310-652-1120.

4. SHU Sushi House Unico:

"Best sushi in L.A.! It's located up on Mulholland in the Beverly Glen shopping center. I eat there a few times a week. It has a great atmosphere and amazing sushi."

2932 1/2 N Beverly Glen Circle (at Beverly Glen); 310-474-2740.

5. Earth Bar:

"I love this place. There's an extensive vitamin selection and yummy smoothies. They also have a full on pharmacy in the back that administers vitamin B shots if you're feeling under the weather."

8365 Santa Monica Boulevard #B (at Kings Road); 323-301-4982.


Want a head start on Nicky's hot jewels? Just tell us in the story what your dream fall accessory is, and the winner will score a ring and bracelet from the Spike Collection in Nicky's new line.