This week fashion designer Rory Beca is offering her haute secrets to LA. In case you aren’t familiar (or have been living under a rock), Rory Beca is one of the fastest growing, most in-demand collections across the country (as well as overseas in Europe and Asia). In just five years, Rory has taken a small brand known for tops and dresses to a full collection sold at over 350 boutiques and department stores worldwide. Here is her insider’s guide to the City of Angels.
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Where were you born ?
Los Gatos, California
How long in Los angeles:
Santa Monica Canyon
Sam’s By The Beach
Nobu in Malibu for the food and the view
Apple Tartine at Dolce Isola on Robertson
Best place for a romantic date:
Sitting by the ocean bringing your own bottle of wine and eating at Malibu Seafood
Best Sunday brunch:
At my house with breads and produce from the Pacifica Palisades Farmer’s Market and Cheeses from Andrew’s Cheese Shop on Montana
Best place for a power business meeting:
Terroni downtown near my office
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Shutters because there is nothing like staying at the beach
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Tortoise General Store on Abbot Kinney
The Hotel Bel-Air spa
Favorite Charity Event:
Women’s Cancer Research Fund – An Unforgettable Evening
Favorite Cultural Event:
A summer concert at The Hollywood Bowl
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The Hollywood Bowl
Barone’s is definitely the best
Smoked salmon pizza, stone crab claws and a glass of rose at Ivy at the Shore
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Santa Monica stairs
An at-home massage with Marie Wickstrom from Baby Bliss Women & Pregnancy Health
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
The Private Chauffeur. They drive your own car, so it is very convenient and comfortable
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Solstice Canyon in Malibu
All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other
Lifeguard 17 in Santa Monica
Best aspect of Los Angeles
The idea that you can be outdoors year round with so much to do.