LACMA Curator Franklin Sirmans’ Insider’s Guide to Los Angeles

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Everyone knows that, as a curator at LACMA, Franklin Sirmans has impeccable taste when it comes to art. Those who have met him also know he’s one heck of a dresser. This is why Bloomingdale’s has chosen Simans as one of its seven L.A. Style Icons (the others include TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie, stylist Johnny Wujek, actor Manish Dayal, chef Roy Choi, sunglasses designer Garrett Leight and Media RED founder Tom Leach) and launched its L.A. Style Icons lookbook this past Monday. Here, this sartorially impressive curator shares his insider’s guide to Los Angeles (which, of course, includes a few shoutouts to his very favorite place in the City of Angels, LACMA). 

Where were you born: New York

How long in LA: 5 years

Neighborhood: Mid-City

Occupation: Curator

Favorite Restaurant: My Two Cents

Best Sushi: Sake House Miro

Best Italian: Terroni

Best dessert: Sprinkles

Best place for a romantic date: WP24

Best Sunday brunch: Post & Beam

Best place for a power business meeting: Ray’s

Favorite Cultural Institution: LACMA

Best Pizza: Village Pizzeria, Larchmont

Best Lunch: Republique

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Uber

Best Museum/Exhibit: LACMA

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Watts Towers

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: Cliche, but of course it’s the weather.