Significant Mother Star Krista Allen’s Haute Secrets to LA

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Krista Allen is a woman who knows L.A. in and out—she was born and raised here, after all. The star of films like Anger Management and Liar, Liar’s latest project, the CW’s “Significant Mother,” revolves around budding Portland restaurateur, Nate (Josh Zuckerman), whose world is turned upside down when he comes back from a business trip to find his lothario best friend and roommate (Nathaniel Buzolic), is now dating his recently separated mother, Lydia (Allen).  To make matters worse, Nate’s previously disinterested dad (Jonathan Silverman) is now determined to win Lydia back and isn’t afraid to use Nate to get what he wants. Stuck between his family feud and his best friend’s first serious relationship, Nate’s “new normal” forever changes his relationships with his parents, and severely handicaps his own dating life. In advance of “Significant Mother’s” August 3rd premiere, we asked Allen for her insider’s guide to the City of Angels. Here are her haute secrets to L.A.

Where were you born: Ventura, California

How long in LA: A significantly long time.

Neighborhood: Studio City, CA

Occupation: Significant Actress

Favorite Restaurant: chi SPACCA and Bestia

Best Sushi: Sugar Fish 

Best Italian: Terroni Los Angeles 

Best dessert: The one with chocolate

Best place for a romantic date: Trois Mec

Best Sunday brunch: Aoc Wine Bar and Restaurant

Best place for a power business meeting: Steven Spielberg’s Office

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Usually Hotel Krista Allen

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Anywhere my credit card goes through or actually anywhere my credit card goes through

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Out of the trunk of a car, it’s always a great bargain

Best Spa: I really like the one where I feel relaxed when I leave

Favorite Charity Event: The one’s that helps people or animals. ASPCA. Just did a promo for Dream Loud Official. No Kid Hungry is amazing, Rise and Stand (No Bully Campaign). There are so many that I contribute too

Favorite Cultural Event: Walking down the boardwalk in Venice Beach, it’s a cultural extravaganza and you get an unexpected contact high

Favorite Cultural Institution: It might sound a little kinky, but I love The Skirball Center

Best Steakhouse: Again, chi SPACCA

Best Pizza: Jon & Vinny’s Italian Restaurant

Best Lunch: The one’s after 2:00 PM or Aroma Café in Studio City

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: If I must do, then it’s Tracy Anderson Studio’s

Best Massage: Massage a la’ boyfriend.

Best Limousine/Driving Service: When my imaginary overpriced chauffer isn’t available, I choose…Uber

Best Museum/Exhibit: The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

Describe your city in three words: Soft, Supple and Bouncy, oh, did you say City? Energetic, Busy and Creative

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Magic Castle

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Home. I love my city, but as busy as I am, home is the best

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: LA is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get

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