An Opinion That Matters

Haute Living just launched our newly redesigned website, which is constantly being updated with the most pertinent information about the luxury lifestyles in each of our markets. Over the course of Haute Living Los Angeles’ two-year history, we have encountered and profiled some of the city’s most notable individuals. While we are happy to share their stories with you, now we want to take it one step further. These are people who have the inside scoop about the Los Angeles scene, so we thought it prudent to ask them for their opinion on the city’s best, from brunches and power lunches to dinner spots and shopping destinations. You can find a slew of these completed questionnaires on, and we will be showcasing the answers from one notable individual in each edition from here on out.

Name: Kelly Wearstler
Where were you born: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
How long in Los Angeles: 14 Years
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
Occupation: Interior Designer
Favorite Restaurant: Giorgio Baldi
Best Steakhouse: BOA
Best Sushi: Matsuhisa
Best Ethnic Food: Le Petit Greek
Best Italian: Madeo Restaurant
Best Pizza: Pizzeria Mozza
Best Lunch: Oliverio at the Avalon Hotel
Best Dessert: La Brea Bakery
Best Sunday brunch: The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel
Hautest club and/or lounge: Bar Marmont–classic!
Best place for a power business meeting: The Ivy
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Viceroy Santa Monica or Avalon Beverly Hills
Favorite shopping venue/boutiques:
New: Curve, Creatures of Comfort; Satine, Opening Ceremony
Vintage: Catwalk, The Way We Wore, A Little Vintage, and Golyester
Best spa: The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie
Best gym/athletic facility: Barry’s Bootcamp
Best massage: Cheyenne Petrelli, 323.630.7612
Best limousine/driving services: Rafic Hage at American Competitive Limo, 310.433.7353
Favorite charity event: DIFFA’s Dining by Design
Favorite cultural institution: The Getty
Best museum/exhibit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Greystone Mansion and Park
All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles: Larchmont Street
Best aspect of Los Angeles: The indoor/outdoor lifestyle and the proximity to the beach and the snow!