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As the star of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listings: Los Angeles”,
knows a thing or two about selling luxury real estate. This fourth generation Angeleno who works for the tony firm of Rodeo Realty loves only the hautest spots in LA. Here are his insider’s guide to the City of Angels. Josh Flagg
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Where were you born ?
How long in Los angeles:
My whole life. I’m a fourth generation Angeleno.
Real Estate. I’m with Rodeo Realty in Beverly Hills.
La Dolce Vida. The chopped salad is off the charts.
Hamasaku or Sasabune. Don’t argue with the chef at Sasabune. You eat what he gives you!
Madeo. The veal is outstanding.
Mastro’s butter cake
Best place for a romantic date:
Best Sunday brunch:
Best place for a power business meeting:
Polo Lounge. McCarthy Salad and steak tartare are must haves.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Beverly Wilshire because of its location.
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Klein Epstein & Parker. They make my suits. Otherwise Barney’s.
Favorite Charity Event:
Favorite Cultural Event:
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Hollywood Bowl. Get a good parking space, though, or you’ll spend the night there getting out.
Boa or Mastro’s
Smoked salmon pizza at The Ivy.
The Grill. Have the strawberry short cake for dessert.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Equinox – if you don’t mind all of the distractions walking around.
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other
The coffee shop at Beverly Hills Hotel or Mariposa at Neiman Marcus for lunch.
Best aspect of Los Angeles
The best part about Los Angeles is that you can’t discuss your business in a restaurant because the person sitting one booth over probably knows you, knows of you or wants to know you.