Ellie Kemper Shares Her Haute Secrets to Los Angeles


Ellie Kemper x Buick Cascada Push the ButtonPhoto Credit: Buick

Ellie Kemper is one of the funniest women on the planet. You might recognize the gorgeous redhead from shows like The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (the second season of which premieres on April 15) and The Office as well as films like Bridesmaids , 21 Jump Street and Sex Tape.  She also happens to be the star of Buicks new Buick Cascada convertible campaign (the automaker’s first convertible in 25 years). The digital campaign includes a series of vignettes that feature Ellie’s unique brand of charming humor, discussing her approach to health, wellness and working out. Watch the video above and see Kemper become “the face of Buick mothers everywhere and their beautiful Buick families.” You’ll also see the actress coin a phrase we personally absolutely love: “Buick: Eat your pancakes in luxury.” Here the hilarious titan-haired actress shares her haute secrets to the City of Angels with Haute Living. 

Where were you born: Kansas City, MO

How long in LA: 4 years, but now I am back living in NYC

Neighborhood: Los Feliz

Occupation: Actress

Favorite Restaurant: Sqirl

Best Sushi: Shintaro

Best Italian: Angelini Osteria

Best dessert: Salt & Straw

Best place for a romantic date: The Little Door

Best Sunday brunch: AOC

Best place for a power business meeting: 101 Coffee Shop

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Petit Ermitage

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Marshalls

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Gearys

Favorite Cultural Event: Hollywood Forever Cemetery Summer Movie Nights

Favorite Cultural Institution: The Getty

Best Steakhouse: Mastro’s

Best Pizza: Masa

Best Lunch: Nate ‘n’ Al’s

Favorite Places to Drive: Sunset Blvd between Doheny and PCH

Describe your city in three words: Dynamic, invigorating, potholes

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Venice Canals

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Griffith Park

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: Reinvention