Where to Run Into Stylish Celebs in Los Angeles
One of the many perks of Who What Wear being based in L.A. is that we often end up rubbing shoulders with some of our (and our readers’) favorite celebrities. Whether it’s at our local coffee shop or on a night out, there’s nothing better than seeing first-hand how L.A.’s stylish celeb set dresses off-duty—and sharing it with our readers. On that note, today we’ve decided to bring you a next-level city guide of sorts. Not only are these places amazing in their own rights, but an added bonus of each of them is that the odds of a star sighting are extremely high (and we have the pictures to prove it).
Scroll through for seven L.A. hot spots our favorite stylish stars love to go to!
Whether they’re just having dinner or are throwing a private party, West Hollywood hot spot The Nice Guy is has been a night-out destination for L.A.’s celebrities since it opened its doors last summer—and we can’t blame them. The upscale Italian food and handcrafted drinks are to die for, and the reservation-only bar and dining room have an intimate, lounge-like atmosphere that’s often accompanied by live music and DJs. From pop stars to Victoria’s Secret angels, everyone is a fan.
Located on historic shopping street Melrose Place, Alfred Coffee & Kitchen (aka “Alfred”) is as well-known for its people watching and Instagrammability as it is for its coffee and snacks. Whether you stop by in the morning before work or on Sunday while the farmer’s market is going on, you’re sure to spot at least one off-duty celebrity getting their caffeine fix.
With something for every member of the family, The Brentwood Country Mart is the perfect spot for celebrities with or without their kids. Tucked away in the barn-themed outdoor mall are stores (like Intermix and Jenni Kayne), children’s rides, a candy shop, restaurants, and more. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder Alessandra Ambrosio is a regular visitor.
Between the über-private guest rooms, restaurant, bar, and sheer number of events and afterparties held there, there’s never not a celebrity to be seen at the historic Hollywood hotel Chateau Marmont. If you ask us, it’s best on a sunny L.A. day for lunch in the garden.
Since long before Kim Kardashian dubbed it her favorite restaurant, the cream of L.A.’s celebrity crop has been flocking to Craig’s for its homestyle food and upscale vibe. On any given night, you can find yourself just a booth away from an under-the-radar Oscar winner—probably chatting away with Craig himself, who’s served as the host of his restaurant since it opened four years ago.
Pretty much anyone in L.A. looking to get their shopping fix (or window-shopping fix) heads to Barneys in Beverly Hills—and celebrities are not exempt. With a newly redone rooftop restaurant, personal shopping on the second floor, and a shoe department dreams are made of, going there is more of an activity then an errand.
Already dubbed the most popular date-night spot for Hollywood celebrities by WWW, there’s a reason no one can get enough of family-operated Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi. Having been in business for more than 25 years, the dining spot's homemade pastas (and every other dish, really) are done to perfection. Also, it’s beachside and away from Hollywood, which, in L.A., translates to under-the-radar and private.