Shane Baum is the president and founder of Leisure Society, a high-end eyewear line. Baum creates his collections with only the most luxurious of components: titanium frames, 12-24k white & yellow gold plating, diamonds, and buffalo horn. His brand is an extension of his perspective on what life should be: spending time with family, friends, and enjoying intimate moments of absolute leisure. Here are Shane’s haute secrets.
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Where were you born ?
Des Moines, Iowa
How long in Los angeles:
(Orange County - Newport Beach) 20 years
Sushi 930, Newport
Onotria, Costa Mesa
The Studio at the Montage
Best place for a romantic date:
The Dock, Newport Beach
Best Sunday brunch:
Ramos House, San Juan Capistrano
Best place for a power business meeting:
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
The spa at Pelican Hill
Favorite Charity Event:
The Costa Mesa Wood Racquet Classic
Favorite Cultural Event:
Uh, Christmas, duh!
Favorite Cultural Institution:
There is no good pizza in Southern California, sorry, I have a better recipe, call me.
Taco Mesa, Costa Mesa
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Mercedes Benz Classic Center Irvine
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The Queen Mary or The Troubadour
All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other
Bel Air CC
Best aspect of Los Angeles
The abundance of positive open-minded folks that came here to change their lives, if not the world.