Artist Ryan McGinness Shares His Haute LA Secrets

 Photo Credit: Soul Brother for Hennessy V.S

Ryan McGinness may live in New York, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have some Los Angeles secrets to share. The multi-medium artist was in Tinseltown recently to launch his new Hennessy V.S. label as part of the brand’s Limited Edition bottle series. We caught up with McGinness during his brief trip in town to find out where he likes to eat, play and stay in the City of Angels.

Where were you born: Virginia Beach, VA
Neighborhood: NOER (North of Eagle Rock)
Occupation: Artist
Favorite Restaurant: Tavern
Best Sushi: Shunji
Best Italian: Arkitip
Best dessert: A.O.C.
Best place for a romantic date: Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Best Sunday brunch: Larder at Burton Way
Best place for a power business meeting: In-n-Out Burger parking lot near LAX
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The Standard 
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Giant Robot
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Rose Bowl Flea Market
Best Spa: What’s a spa?
Favorite Charity Event: The Academy Awards
Favorite Cultural Event: Printed Matter’s Art Book Fair
Favorite Cultural Institution: Kohn Gallery
Best Steakhouse: HVW8
Best Pizza: Two Boots
Best Lunch: Lucques
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Anthem
Best Massage: Don’t touch me.
Best Limousine/Driving Service: Thumbs-up
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: New Image Art
All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Amoeba Music
Best Aspect of Los Angeles: Venice Beach