Soccer Star Christen Press Shares Her Haute Secrets to LA

 Photo Credit: Todd Rosenberg Photography

Christen Press is a woman very, very familiar with L.A.—she was born in the City of Angels, after all. While the US Women’s World Cup Champion and Olympic probable was born and raised in Palos Verdes, she’s constantly traveling for the game she loves, so calls the world at large her home. As one of the youngest players on the US Women’s National Soccer roster, Christen earned the respect of her teammates in the opening game of the World Cup when she scored a goal, leading her team to a victory over Australia and advancing them in the tournament. Throughout the rest of the tournament, Christen remained a crucial contributor and a leader on and off the field. Even with the USWNT recent “Victory Tour” around the country, Christen has consistently been scoring goals and even had a hat-trick. When the Stanford-educated athlete isn’t on the field, you can find her blogging, meditating, spending time with family or playing with her two rescue dogs. Here, this Olympic hopeful shares her haute secrets to Los Angeles. 




Where were you born: Cedars Sinai
How long in LA: Born and raised! Until college…
Neighborhood: Palos Verdes
Occupation: professional footballer
Favorite Restaurant: MB Post
Best Sushi: Katsuya
Best dessert: creme brûlée 
Best place for a romantic date: Geoffrey’s
Best Sunday brunch: the attic, long beac
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Terrenea
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Cami
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Catbird NYC
Favorite Charity Event: Grassroot Soccer Annual Gala
Favorite Cultural Event: Jazz Fest
Best Pizza: Chicago style 
Best Lunch: Abigail 
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Equinox
Describe your city in three words: special, serene, hidden
All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Manhattan beach 
Best Aspect of Los Angeles: great weather great people great food!