Paddy Spence[1]

Paddy Spence shares his Los Angeles secrets with Haute Living.Find out where Spence — the founder and CEO of the all-natural Stevia-sweetened soda company Zevia — shops, dines and who he thinks has the best dessert in the City of Angels.

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Where were you born ?
Boston, MA
How long in Los angeles:
9 years
Nichols Canyon (Hollywood Hills West)
CEO of Zevia, a zero calorie natural soda brand
Favorite Restaurant:
Best Sushi:
Sushi Park
Best Italian:
Favorite Cultural Event:
Any art opening featuring Shepard Fairey or Robbie Conal
Best Steakhouse:
BLT Steak
Best Pizza:
3 foot Brisket Pizza slab from Cheebo
Best Lunch:
Akasha (Culver City)
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
PKG Training Center in Westwood, specifically trainers Ed Wedding (Muay Thai) and Jeremy Umphries (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu); also, Equinox on Sunset, and specifically Natalie Aguila
Best Massage:
Marcia Lopez – True Healing Bodywork
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
My wife (and vice-versa when she needs a ride)
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Art in the Streets @ MOCA
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Venice Beach
What are the best luxury shopping venues in your city?
John Varvatos West Hollywood
Best dessert:
Chongos (Mexican Cottage Cheese) Ice Cream @ Loteria Hollywood
Best place for a romantic date:
Yamashiro in Hollywood
Best Sunday brunch:
Best place for a power business meeting:
Shutters on the Beach
All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other
The top of Astral Drive in the Hollywood Hills, adjacent to Runyon Canyon
Best aspect of Los Angeles
LA is a unique blend, with the urban sprawl of Tokyo, the energy of New York, and the weather of Hawaii
If I was going to stay in your market, where would you recommend to stay?
Sunset Marquis or Shutters
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