HAUTE SECRETS: LA – Dita Von Teese

Where were you born: Rochester, Michigan

How long in Los Angeles: Ten years, but before that I was in Orange County.

Neighborhood: Los Feliz

Occupation: Entertainer

Favorite restaurant: CRU Raw Vegan

Best steakhouse: Cut

Best sushi: Wa Sushi & Bistro

Best ethnic restaurant: Bulan Thai Vegetarian Kitchen

Best Italian: Little Dom’s

Best pizza: I don’t eat pizza.

Best lunch: Alegria

Best place for late night dining: Fred 62

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:

Weekend antique flea markets

Best spa: Wi Korean Spa – Open 24 hours.

Best gym/athletic facility: Winsor Pilates

Best massage: Sunny Foot Spa – 1 hour for $25.

Favorite charity event: amfAR

Best dessert: Fresh peaches soaked in Cointreau, then dipped in brown sugar and grilled.

Best place for a romantic date:

A private dinner in the Oviatt Penthouse

Best Sunday brunch: The Mercantile on Sunset

or The Beverly Hills Hotel

Best place for a power business meeting: The Ivy

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The Chateau Marmont

Best museum/exhibit: The Getty Villa

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The Hollywood Museum in The Max Factor Building

All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue,

or other: Sunset Junction