Here are the haute secrets of Rebecca Gayheart, the founder and co-chair of the nonprofit organization Chryalis. Find out where Rebecca loves to shop, explore and eat — when she isn’t indulging in the amazing home cooking of husband Eric Dane, that is — in the City of Angels.

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Where were you born ?
Pinetop, Kentucky
How long in Los angeles:
Since 1997!
Beverly Hills
Mom, Founder and Co-Chair of the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, Actress
Favorite Restaurant:
My house – my husband is a fantastic chef!
Best Sushi:
Best Italian:
Best dessert:
Butterscotch Budino from Pizzeria Mozza
Best place for a romantic date:
Chateau Marmont
Best Sunday brunch:
Sitting at the counter of the Fountain Coffee Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel
Best place for a power business meeting:
Polo Lounge or Soho House
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Beverly Hills Hotel or Hotel Bel Air
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
So many to choose from! Some of my go to spots are Satine, OK, Heath Ceramics, Elisabeth Weinstock Boutique in Weho
Favorite Charity Event:
The Chrysalis Butterfly Ball of course! After getting involved with Chrysalis 13 years ago and seeing how they change lives by, I knew I had to do more to help further the important and effective work of this amazing organization. So I founded the Butterfly Ball to help raise funds, and it has become an annual event. Not to mention it is a ton of fun! I’m really looking forward to this year’s ball, coming up this Saturday June 8th.
Favorite Cultural Event:
LA Philharmonic at Disney Hall
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Getty Museum and the Hollywood Bowl (which any LA resident knows is an institution!)
Best Steakhouse:
The original Palm Restaurant on Santa Monica Blvd
Best Pizza:
Village Pizza in Larchmont
Best Lunch:
Mauro Café at Fred Segal on Melrose
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Easton Gym and Soul Cycle
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Uber Car – I love that it is on demand on my iPhone.
Best Museum/Exhibit:
The Getty and MOCA Museums (especially love the Andy Warhol exhibit at MOCA back in 2011)
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The Venice Canals
All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other
The beaches of Malibu and The Franklin Canyon Duck pond – my girls never get bored of either!
Best aspect of Los Angeles
It is an amazing mix of people coming from so many diverse places and backgrounds, doing cool and interesting things. And LA is so kid friendly, I always having something to do with my girls. Whether it is Disneyland, the Duck Pond, so many parks, the beaches, or one of the many kid centered business and events, I always have a fun and interesting activity to share with my girls.
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