Rachel Zoe Shares Her Haute Secrets to Los Angeles

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Rachel Zoe is a distinguished designer, editor, author, stylist, TV personality and entrepreneur renowned for her effortless take on glamour. As a designer, Zoe makes her exceptional taste and expertise accessible to the fashion savvy as Creative Director of the Rachel Zoe Collection, comprised of ready-to-wear, footwear and jewelry lines. Zoe is the Editor-in-Chief of online style destination, The Zoe Report, reaching over 13 million worldwide. The Zoe Report recently launched Box of Style, a subscription service filled with over $300 of coveted fashion, beauty and lifestyle items for $100, all hand picked by Rachel and her team. She started her career as a world-renowned stylist revolutionizing the styling business and inspiring future generations of stylists. Zoe is committed to philanthropic organizations both locally and globally, serving as an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children and on the Board of Directors for Baby2Baby. In addition to being recognized as an avid philanthropist, Zoe has been on countless most influential lists from virtually every domestic and international fashion and financial publication. Rachel and her husband, Rodger Berman, run their lifestyle brand all while being parents to two young boys, Skyler and Kaius. Next up, you’ll find Zoe, her husband Rodger Berman and gal pal Molly Sims with her husband, Scott Stuber, hosting Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance’s 3rd Annual Super Saturday Los Angeles this weekend. The day-long guilt-free shopping charity sale will take place on Saturday, June 11 at the historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in California from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The unique designer garage sale will allow shoppers to snag first class deals from the brands including Trina Turk, Wildfox, Lauren Moshi, Calleen Cordero, Jenni Kayne, Black Halo, Brighton Collectibles and more.  Other products will include home goods, men’s products, children’s clothing and cutting-edge electronics. “I’m so excited to return as host for OCRFA’s Super Saturday Los Angeles with my husband, Rodger and our dear friends, Molly Sims and Scott Stuber,” says Zoe, adding, “We are so thrilled that the event has continued to grow and is now in its third year. OCRFA is such an important cause and we are honored to continue to help in the fight against ovarian cancer.” Here, this glamorous style maven shares her haute secrets to the City of Angels.

Where were you born: New York, NY

How long in LA: Rodger and I moved here in 2002. 

Neighborhood: Beverly Hills 

Occupation: Designer, editor, author, stylist, and mom. 

Favorite Restaurant: Au Fudge, Craigs, Tower Bar, Soho House, The Palm, Chateau Marmont 

Best Sushi: Nobu for the view

Best Italian: Giorgio Baldi in the Palisades  

Best dessert: Vegan treats from Baby Cakes or Sweet Laurel 

Best place for a romantic date: Sunset Tower

Best Sunday brunch: Au Fudge or Soho brunch with the kids

Best place for a power business meeting: Soho House 

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The classics; Beverly Hills Hotel, Bel Air or The Montage

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: The Way We Wore, What Goes Around Comes Around, Decades and Resurrection for vintage pieces.

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Jen Meyer, Anita Ko, David Webb and Neil Lane.

Best Spa: Spa Montage

Favorite Charity Event: The Baby2Baby Annual Gala, the Amfar Gala, and The J/P Haitian Relief Organization Gala

Favorite Cultural Event: The Academy Awards

Favorite Cultural Institution: The LACMA 

Best Steakhouse: The Palm – but I choose vegan options :)

Best Pizza: Z Pizza for delivery and Fico for dine in.

Best Lunch: Soho House 

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Body by Simone

Best Massage: I rarely have time to get them, but when I do I have someone come to my house!

Best Limousine/Driving Service: I like Private Chauffeur and Empire CLS.

Best Museum/Exhibit: The Broad, the Rain Room at LACMA, and Alex Israel exhibit at the Gagosian.

Describe your city in three words: Beautiful, iconic, happy.

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: I’ll always love walking the treelined streets of Beverly Hills and down Rodeo Drive, these are some of the most iconic and recognizable landmarks of the city.

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: The Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market – our family tradition every Sunday.

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: LA is the perfect balance of metropolitan and suburban life. It’s why we call it ‘home’.