Ultimate L.A. Guide

Our fashionable guide to the who, the what, and the where of the city right now

Westward Leaning

For evidence that die center of cultural gravity is shifting west, look no further than this fall’s ambitious, Getty-led “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” roster of exhibitions spread across more than 70 regional museums and galleries.

Using Latino and Latin American art as a lens, die comprehensive program—which includes “Found in Translation,” a dialogue between 20th-century Mexican and SoCal design at die Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and “Radical Women,” at the Hammer Museum— explores what it means to be a modern Angeleno.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Indigo Seas

As soon as you lay eyes on the off-the-wall decor of the Ivy, you’ll spend the rest of your life wondering how you can take a little piece of it home.

The answer: This antiques and home-goods emporium next door, which Ivy’s Lynn von Kersting also owns and which even stocks the restaurant’s distinctive floral napkins.

One-Pop Shop

By now, Maxfield’s pop-ups are the stuff of local legend. It wasn’t enough to be the one store in West Hollywood that sells Lisa Eisner’s jewelry; in 2015, they actually sweet-talked her into creating an entire installation. Valentino and Gucci are up next.

L.A. Maxfield shop

Think Pink

Run, don’t walk, to the South Coast Plaza outpost of the Webster, the dreamy, Miami-based destination boutique that was pushing millennial pink before it was a thing. The shop has a new exclusive with Repetto, and, yes, they come in its signature hue.

Bunny Hop

In L.A., most infants are better dressed than you. You may not be able to beat them, but at least your offspring can join them.

The new Beverly Hills children’s store English Rabbit features West Coast boutique labels like Flora and Henri and Little Giraffe and designer European brands to make sure they dress the part.

English Rabbit shop in Los Angeles

Inner Peace

Be warned: After a few nights at Nobu Ryokan, a 16-room beachfront inn in traditional Japanese style owned by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, you may never want to return to the famous L.A. hustle.

High Times

Come for the stunning rooftop views of the Hollywood Hills at Beverly Hills’ new Waldorf Astoria and stay for Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s sublime spin on California produce like mole-dressed mushroom tacos and spring-pea guacamole.

The rooftop lounge at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria

Spots and Dots

The only ticket hotter than Hamilton at the Pantages is “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” at the Broad (the 50,000 available for its 10-week run sold out in less than an hour).

If you score a same- day ticket, plan a selfie strategy wisely: You’ll have just 30 seconds to pose in each of its six trippy mirrored rooms.

Manuela

A multidisciplinary experience awaits at designer Rachel Comey’s Fall 2017 venue. While your locally sourced meal won’t come with a fashion show, the restaurant’s unique location, at Hauser & Wirth’s gallery (and its coop of rare-breed chickens), will give you food for thought.

Yayoi Kusama – Infinity Mirrors

Petit Trois

Believe it or not, some of the best restaurants in L.A. can be found in strip malls all over the city—including the finest French bistro outside of Paris. Try the omelet, a perfectly fluffy mound made with Boursin pepper cheese and chives.

Pret-A-Portea

Melrose Place’s oft-’grammed Alfred Coffee & Kitchen has a colorful trick up its #butfirstcoffee sleeve: Alfred Tea Room. It serves turbinado-sugar-sweetened, unicorn-hued boba beverages healthy enough for an Angeleno palate.

Bad Romance

Every rose has its thorn, sometimes literally. Inspired by Patrick Süskind’s novel Perfume: A Story of a Murderer, photographer Sascha von Bismarck’s debut exhibition—featuring Georgia May Jagger, Alice Dellal, and other It Brits-at the Eric Buterbaugh Gallery hints at a seamy dark side to the sumptuous arrangements and fragrances that made the eponymous gallerist and floral designer’s name.

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