Lorena Sarbu Crabel

Lorena Sarbu had always dreamt of the life she is living now. Growing up in Romania didn’t leave much opportunity for this fashion visionary, but she never lost sight of her ultimate goal, and made the move to the United States to find it. Starting in Chicago, Sarbu attended the International Academy of Design & Technology, where she studied business and design. She later headed to Los Angeles with her husband, where she continued her studies at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

After launching her elegant eveningwear collection last year, Sarbu has made a name for herself as a couture eveningwear designer. She now has boutiques in Beverly Hills, Milwaukee, and New York City. Her designs can be seen on red carpet A-listers and at luxe retailers, including Bergdorf Goodman.

Where were you born ?
Timisoara, Romania
How long in Los angeles:
I have been in Los Angeles for 7 years.
Beverly Hills
Couture eveningwear designer
Favorite Restaurant:
Best Sushi:
Best Ethnic Food:
I love the Indian food at Electric Lotus.
Best Italian:
Best place for late night dining:
Mr. Chow
Best dessert:
Sweet Lady Jane
Best place for a romantic date:
The ArcLight movie theatre in Hollywood is always a fun place to go for a romantic date.
Best Sunday brunch:
Toast on 3rd Street
Hautest Club/Lounge:
Bar Marmont
Best place for a power business meeting:
My office in Beverly Hills!
All-around favorite spot in Los angeles:
The beach in Malibu
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Montage
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Lorena Sarbu in Beverly Hills (443 North Bedford Drive)
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Best Spa:
Spa Montage
Favorite Charity Event:
American Heart Association
Favorite Cultural Event:
I don’t have a favorite but I love any musical and going to the opera.
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The Getty
Best Aspect of Los angeles:
I love the weather and the beaches in Los Angeles.
Best Steakhouse:
Best Pizza:
Best Lunch:
The Ivy
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
The Sports Club LA or my home gym
Best Massage:
Spa Montage
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
CLS Limo
Best Museum/Exhibit:
The Getty
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Downtown Los Angeles
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