Finding someone who was not only born and raised in Los Angeles but also continues to live here is like finding a unicorn. Cue interior designer and Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star Roxy Sowlaty, a USC business graduate with a master’s in Interior Design from NYC’s Parsons New School of Design. With an obsession for home decor, the young tastemaker has brought high end homes and budget-friendly spaces to modern-chic life across the country. Now she’s opened her own LA firm, Roxy Sowlaty Interiors, which specializes in high-end residential projects and is simultaneously launching an online do-it-yourself interior design website. Her growing product line of luxe home goods, DecorMe, now includes French Louis XVI-style chairs, richly-scented candles, accent pillows, and genuine crystal bookends. Sowlaty will expand the line with new products later this year. Here, this Beverly Hills tastemaker shares her haute secrets to the City of Angels.
Where were you born: Beautiful, sunny Los Angeles.
How long in LA: Born and raised!
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills.. obviously :)
Occupation: Interior designer / Entertainer
Favorite Restaurant: Madeo
Favorite place to shop for furniture and home decor: Twentieth and also Luxury Living.
Best Sushi: Nobu Malibu
Best Italian: Madeo – the Bolognese and Penne Madeo are the best ever! I also love Jon and Vinnys for a more casual vibe.
Best dessert: Chocolate souffle from Polo, Napoleon from Madeo or Panna Cotta from E.Baldi!
Best place for a romantic date: Giorgio Baldi.
Best Sunday brunch: Cabana Cafe at Beverly Hills Hotel or the Peninsula Hotel Rooftop.
Best place for a power business meeting: Montage Hotel
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Beverly Hills Hotel!
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Barneys
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: All jewelry places on Rodeo Drive and XIV Karats for jewels; WestTime and Hing Wa Lee for watches.
Best Spa: Montage
Favorite Charity Event: Philanthropic Society of Los Angeles
Best Steakhouse: Cut or Mastros
Best Pizza: Mulberry Street
Best Lunch: Cecconi’s, La Scala and Zinque
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Soul Cycle
Best Massage: The Now
Best Limousine/Driving Service: Uber!
Best Museum/Exhibit: The Broad
Describe your city in three words: Glamorous, Sunny, and Skinny
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Greystone Mansion
All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Beverly Hills Hotel
Best Aspect of Los Angeles: The weather!