A Southern Californian’s Guide to Los Angeles

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With a city in the throes of exciting and tremendous growth, the abundance of new L.A. offerings is nearly impossible to keep track of. One month, it’s this bar in Atwater Village, another it’s a taco spot in Venice, the next–who knows. Which is why, one supposes, it’s best to look towards those who travel well and travel often. While SIXTY professes to know many of the answers, we believe one can only benefit from crowdsourcing recommendations. For our latest guide, we got Nathan Mueller of travel site The Venue Report to share some of his favorite spots in L.A. when in town. His taste, we assure you, is a thing you can trust.

Eveleigh Los Angeles

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Eveleigh

While especially appealing at night, the city glittering beneath you, Eveleigh shines, perhaps more figuratively, during a sun-filled hours of a weekend brunch. The space, adorned with plants and in possession of a breezy and barn-like quality, lends itself as much to late-night cocktails as it does a morning flat white.

8752 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Huntington Library

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Huntington Library

Speaking of plants, the Huntington Library in San Marino offers botanical treasures in abundance. Inside, there’s high-brow intellectual curiosities like Gainsborough’s “The Blue Boy” and a copy of The Canterbury Tales. Outside, though, is the draw. One-hundred and twenty acres of land holds a veritable Small World of flora. Chinese gardens, Japanese walking paths, tropical jungles, deserts: it’s got it all.

151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

petit trois le valley

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Petit Trois Le Valley

The Petit Trois team gives you classic French fare, full bar, and… an undeniably delicious excuse to visit the Valley. Its bistro chairs and checkered floor are pure Paris, more +33 than 818. On the plate, Petit Trois does what it does best: rich, delicious food similarly designed to transport. It’s open daily, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and serving all the meals one would expect in that time.

13705 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

ostrich farm LA

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Ostrich Farm

Back in 2014, Ostrich Farm transformed a simple building in Echo Park into precious local gem with seafoam banquettes and brass fixtures. (The clean California look has since crept its way into nearly every city, New York included.) Husband-wife team Jaime Turrey and Brooke Fruchtman turn out American classics from their wood-fired grill. Locally sourced veg is the veg of choice here, with some produce sourced from its own garden.

1525 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

great white venice

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Great White

Great White. The kind of place where the breakfast bowls are as photogenic as the clientele. Aussie-run, the menu features fresh, beach-friendly fare that focuses on local Californian flavors and excellent coffee. Oh, and healthy smoothies that taste like dessert. The space itself is just as sweet. It’s airy, open, and inviting all year-round.

1604 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

sixty beverly hills

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SIXTY Beverly Hills

A shameless plug? Maybe. But with a gorgeous rooftop snap like this, we just couldn’t help ourselves.

9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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