Bring Your Good Hair to L.A.
In honor of VISION ON, our very own Howard McLaren, Garren and Thom Priano and R+Co’s Creative Director Amanda Wall have put together the definitive L.A. Guide—a list of their favorite L.A. hot-spots to hit while you’re in town! From Rodeo Drive to some of the most under-the-radar Eastside eateries, check out this collection and try ‘em all while you’re here—hopefully in celebration of VISION ON and definitely with very good hair.
Garren’s favorite L.A. spots:
There is nothing more old-school L.A. glam than having an iced tea and Cobb Salad for lunch at the Polo Lounge. Not cheap, but the people watching is free—and amazing.
SHOPPING ON RODEO DRIVE
For classic glamour, take the drive to Rodeo Drive—for window shopping, actual shopping or people watching.
MID-CENTURY FURNITURE SHOPPING IN WEST HOLLYWOOD
Mid-Century furniture is so Southern California—and West Hollywood is where design lives. Melrose Ave. and Beverly Blvd. have great options. The Pacific Design Center is good one-stop-shop. If you’re overwhelmed, Modernica is always a sure bet.
Howard’s favorite L.A. spots:
KISMET ON HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
Great, addictive, modern Middle Eastern food and great decor makes this the perfect spot for a casual lunch or dinner with friends.
WASTELAND FOR VINTAGE SHOPPING
Indulge your renegade sense of style—and find some serious bargains—at this quintessential California vintage outfitter.
MOHAWK GENERAL STORE
Upscale, hand-picked guy-centric general store in Silver Lake. Great collection of indie brands for clothes, home goods and more.
THE PIKEY ON SUNSET BLVD.
This UK-style gastro pub—which reminds Howard of his youth in Glasgow—is perfect for a late night fish and chips.
ROSE BOWL FLEA MARKET
One of the world’s most famous flea markets. You’ll find everything from fabulous antique and vintage finds to brand new clothing in its more than 2500 stalls. Held the second Sunday of every month.
THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM AND THE HAMMER MUSEUM
Find exhibitions and permanent collections that have not yet hit the mainstream.
PARADISE COVE - MALIBU
Way up north off of PCH, you’ll hit to Paradise Cove, a right-on-the-beach cafe where you’ll see everyone from hardcore surfers and actual masked Lucha Libres wrestling in the sand.
Thom’s favorite L.A. spots:
Vegan food is amazing in L.A. These are Thom’s favorite vegan spots:
MONTY’S GOOD BURGER
100% plant-based burgers and fries that are 100% delicious. Based in Koreatown.
Way in Santa Monica, Sumo Dog has great vegan dogs (and also regular high-quality meat dogs).
PURA VITA ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Organic, delicious, vegan Italian food and wine bar in West Hollywood.
GRIFFITH PARK OBSERVATORY
Re-live old Hollywood glamour at the famed Observatory, which aside from being an amazing museum—is also where James Dean filmed parts of Rebel Without a Cause.
Amanda’s favorite L.A. spots:
In the heart of hip Atwater village, this book store carries a wide variety of print titles with an emphasis on literature, film and the arts.
Eat incredible food in a casual, coffee shop environment at this under-the-radar spot in the middle of Echo Park.
NINO MIER GALLERY
This West Hollywood gallery always carries work by cutting-edge new artists in an intimate and beautiful space.
Steak and margaritas of the highest order in an artistic, architectural setting in Frogtown—the super-cool neighborhood along the L.A. River.
Also in Frogtown, this place is great for live music and dinner. Since it’s next to Salazar, you can also go for a drink before or after.
Still haven't purchased your tickets to VISION ON? Get the details below—and see you soon in Los Angeles.
When: Monday, November 12, 2018
Where: Hudson Loft, 1200 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tickets available HERE