Evan Lysacek isn’t one to do anything halfway. A simple glance at his biography exemplifies this characteristic: The 6-foot-2 figure skater was named the 2010 Olympic Champion and 2009 World Champion. In fact, he’s been known to post the best finishes at the World Championships since 2005. Aside from his figure skating career, Lysacek models on the side with the Public Image Models—a natural transition we assume, considering he dons creations of some of the most prominent designers of our time on the ice. Christian Dior, Gianfranco Ferré and the late Alexander McQueen have all made costumes for Lysacek’s performances. He’s also made various public appearances as a spokesperson for the sport, and just like our recent Haute Secrets subject Kristi Yamaguchi, was on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, coming in second place. Just as his endeavors have proven time and again, Lysacek goes for top-notch quality and usually lands it. His favorite places around Los Angeles are no different.
Where were you born ?
How long in Los angeles:
Best Ethnic Food:
Taverna Tony in Malibu
Best place for late night dining:
the garden at Chateau Marmont
Patisserie at SLS Hotel
Best place for a romantic date:
The Little Door
Best Sunday brunch:
Still love Teddy's at the Roosevelt Hotel
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in Los angeles:
Joan's on Third. It feels like a very neighborhood hangout and the food makes you feel totally at home.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Chateau Marmont, SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Four Seasons LA, Thompson Beverly Hills
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Maxfield, RRL on Melrose, American Rag, Zadig & Voltaire on Sunset, Barneys New York, Dior Homme
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Westime for Breitling; Maxfield for unique jewelry
Montage Laguna Beach
Favorite Charity Event:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s "A Time for Heroes"
Favorite Cultural Event:
LA Greek Fest
Best Aspect of Los angeles:
There is so much ambition in L.A. It's contagious no matter where you come to L.A. from.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Sports Club LA in Camden, Beverly Hills
I don’t do massages
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Executive Car Service
The Getty Villa in Malibu
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
There is a tour (I know... tour=cheesy, but this one is really cool), it's called "The Haunted Hollywood Tour." It takes you to places where infamous murders took place and places that are believed to be haunted.