Allison Holker Shares Her Haute Secrets to Los Angeles

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Allison Holker may have only been in Los Angeles for five years, but she feels like a native. She certainly has had a few banner years after celebrating her first Emmy nomination (alongside Derek Hough) for a 2013 Best Choreography Award for her work on Dancing With the Stars; she is currently on her third season of the hit ABC show and last year placed as runner-up. Holker, who is married and expecting a schild with Magic Mike XXL star Stephen “tWitch” Boss, is an all-star dancer and choreographer on the Fox series So You Think You Can Dance, has appeared on VH1’s TV series Hit The Floor and is one of the Los Angeles Devil Girls, a premiere dance team in the league. When she’s not filming or traveling around the country teaching dance, she is working on her new dancewear line Revolution Dance and her online dance studio, CLI Studios. She continues to be a member of fellow So You Think You Can Dance alum Travis Wall’s dance company “Shaping Sound.” Here, this all-star dance pro shares her insider’s guide to the City of Angels.


Where were you born:  Minneapolis, MINNESOTA
How long in LA:  5 yrs
Neighborhood:  Sherman Oaks
Favorite Restaurant:  NOBU (Malibu)
Best Sushi: KATSUYA
Best Italian: I don’t eat pasta, too many carbs.
Best dessert:  Carrot cake, or a classic cheesecake
Best place for a romantic date: NOBU (Malibu)
Best Sunday brunch: Joans on Third
Best place for a power business meeting: Firefly
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The London 
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:  The Grove, and shopping on Larchmont 
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: favorite watches: Michael Kors – jewelry: I have such an eclectic look so I like a place that has tons of options. So, I like Nordstrom!
Best Spa: Voda Spa 
Favorite Charity Event:  Dizzyfeet Foundation Gala. I am honored to be on their board of directors
Best Steakhouse:  Morton’s Steakhouse 
Best Pizza: Pitfire Pizza
Best Lunch:  Barrel & Ashes 
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Soul Cycle– I’m addicted
Best Massage:  Burke Williams
 Best Museum/Exhibit:  The Getty, and LACMA
Describe your city in three words:  Family, fun, beautiful
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The Getty
Best Aspect of Los Angeles:  There are so many options in Los Angeles, you can always have a good time here — from shopping to hiking to the  beach and/or different events. I love the fast paced life here that is filled with love and fun