The A-List’s Ashlee Margolis Shares Her Haute Secrets to LA


Ashlee Margolis is a woman familiar with life on the A List…it is the name of her company, after all. Since founding The A List in 2001, Margolis has grown it into one of the most renowned talent procurement and celebrity dressing agencies in the entertainment industry today. As Founder, Margolis oversees all aspects of the company’s business, focusing on creating long-lasting and meaningful strategic partnerships by pairing top brands with leading talent, causes and charities. She dresses some of the biggest names in the business, from Jessica Alba and Freida Pinto to Lily Collins and Camilla Belle. This celeb-heavy database enables Margolis to curate guest lists for everything from intimate influential dinner parties to larger events around awards season, festivals, Fashion Week and more. Here, this Los Angeles native and Beverly Hills resident shares her haute secrets to the City of Angels.

Where were you born: Los Angeles, California
How long in LA: Born and raised four years in college at Wisconsin, one semester at Sea and six months in NYC
Neighborhood: Beverly Thrills 
Occupation: Entertainment Marketing focused on connecting talent and influencers with brands
Favorite Restaurant: Craig’s
Best Sushi: Sushi Park
Best Italian: Madeo
Best dessert: Coolhaus
Best place for a romantic date: Hollywood Bowl
Best Sunday brunch: Crossroads
Best place for a power business meeting: My office 
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The new Waldorf Astoria
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Ten Over 6 and Curve 
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Anita Ko / I don’t wear a watch
Best Spa: Surya Spa in the Pacific Palisades (I’ve been doing Panchakarma there for five years)
Favorite Charity Events: Baby2Baby Gala, No Kid Hungry Dinner Los AngelesCommunities In Schools of Los Angeles Annual Celebration and The Art of Elysium Annual Event.
Favorite Cultural Event: Mercado Sagrado
Favorite Cultural Institution: The Chateau Marmont :)
Best Steakhouse: The Palm (although I’m a new vegetarian) 
Best Pizza: Jon & Vinny’s
Best Lunch: Porta Via
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Love Yoga in Venice 
Best Massage: Doron Menna 
Best Limousine/Driving Service: Avalon / LYFT
Best Museum/Exhibit: The Annenberg Space for Photography / Rain Room at LACMA
Describe your city in three words: Traffic, Beautiful, Bubble
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Fred Segal :)
All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: The Ranch 4.0 in the Four Seasons Westlake 
Best Aspect of Los Angeles: Beautiful city, perfect LA weather and I’m loving the health and wellness boom happening.