Angela Sarafyan lights up the small screen on HBO’s much-buzzed about series, Westworld, in her role as the captivating Clementine Pennyfeather, one of the futuristic theme parks most popular attractions, holding her own opposite screen veterans Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Thandie Newton.This stunning talent is truly having a breakout year, having recently premiered her next feature film, The Promise, at the Toronto International Film Festival in September; she stars opposite Christian Bale and Oscar Issac in a story about the Armenian Genocide. Here this, Armenian-born beauty—who has lived in L.A. since she was a child—shares her haute secrets to the City of Angels.
Where were you born: I was born in Yerevan, Armenia.
How long in LA: I’ve been in L.A. since I was 4 years old.
Neighborhood: Los Feliz
Favorite Restaurant: Figaro Bistro
Best Sushi: Yamashiro
Best Italian: Ago
Best dessert: Apple pie with vanilla ice cream.
Best place for a romantic date: Disneyland
Best Sunday brunch: Urth Cafe on Main Street in Santa Monica or Blu Jam.
Best place for a power business meeting: Soho House
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?I’d recommend Airbnb. To get an apartment in whatever part of town they are into, .. but if not that, then the Ritz.
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Crossroads/vintage stores
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Tiffany’s
Best Spa: Wii Spa
Favorite Charity Event: Young Storytellers annual biggest show.
Favorite Cultural Event: Every second Thursday of the month, there is ArtWalk in downtown L.A. Where local artists come out and bring their work, and several blocks are filled with local artists, delicious food trucks, music.. it’s a great event.
Favorite Cultural Institution: Is TED a cultural institution?
Best Steakhouse: Industriel (downtown LA)
Best Pizza: Oaks Gourmet
Best Lunch: Cafe Gratitude
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: YMCA
Best Massage: Pho-Siam
Best Limousine/Driving Service: BLS
Best Museum/Exhibit: LACMA
Describe your city in three words:Unpredictable; Cozy; Real
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The Hollywood Sign / Griffith Park
All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Los Feliz (Vermont st)/Griffith parK and Larchmont Village.