Catherine Malandrino
Where were you born ?
Grenoble, France
How long in Los angeles:
I have been visiting Los Angeles ever since I moved to the United States. However, last November I opened the Catherine Malandrino Maison on La Cienega Blvd and Melrose Place. This has become my home away from home and brings me to Los Angeles more often.
My favorite neighborhood is West Hollywood. I love the buildings, stores, restaurants, and the people.
Fashion Designer
Who do you think is the most notable person in Los angeles?
Rachel Zoe. She is a wonderful stylist and a pleasure to work with. She has been a supporter of my collection for many years and I think she is a great example of L.A.'s chic style.
In Los angeles, you most admire:
It's much too difficult to name just one but I admire the city's wonderful free spirit.
Favorite Restaurant:
Comme �a - Magnificent French food, and the atmosphere makes me feel right at home.
Best Sushi:
Best Ethnic Food:
Asia De Cuba
Best Italian:
Osteria Mozza
Best place for late night dining:
After a long night, my favorite place for a late night treat is my hotel. There is nothing better than to relax, slip out of my shoes and order some dessert from room service.
Best dessert:
Macaroons from Little Next Door, which is also available at the Catherine Malandrino Maison.
Best place for a romantic date:
Anywhere can be romantic as long as you are with the right person. I love the food at Tagine on Robertson. The flavors of Chef Ben's Provencal menu are divine.
Best Sunday brunch:
Catherine Malandrino Maison Caf�. You can enjoy the wonderful warm Los Angeles weather while eating on our patio. The best part is after a delicious meal you can go inside and treat yourself to a little shopping.
Hautest Club/Lounge:
I love the ABH bar on top of the Thompson Hotel. It provides a great view of the city and a perfect place to celebrate with friends.
Best place for a power business meeting:
Four Seasons or the Peninsula Hotel.
All-around favorite spot in Los angeles:
I love visiting the beach whenever I am in town. It's breathtaking to drive up the coast and take in the beauty of Los Angeles.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Chateau Marmot
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Melrose Place
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
I love shopping at vintage stores. It's a great place to capture inspiration and collect unique treasures
Best Spa:
The spa at the Peninsula Hotel
Favorite Charity Event:
The spa at the Peninsula Hotel
Favorite Cultural Event:
I do not have a favorite cultural event but support the beauty of the arts and the events that encourage it.
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Best Aspect of Los angeles:
I love the weather in Los Angeles. The sun is always shining and it lifts my mood when I am in town.
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