There is a second element of my guide, the travel part. The Secret List contains numerous ‘spots’ – places to eat, drink, dance etc. Here then are some photographs and comments from my last two trips to Los Angeles.
Los Angeles 2010 and 2011
I am a lover of street art and graffiti. This stencil is all over LA.
A good example of ‘Googie’ architecture, a style introduced by John Lautner, at Norms restaurant, 470 N La Cienega Boulevard. I wouldn’t recommend any more than a cup of coffee here, but lovely to look at.
Somewhere on the approach to Los Feliz.
Art deco style cinema, Los Feliz 3 Cinemas, 1822 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Feliz
LA boasts some great clothes retailers, here is a hat from Goorin Bros ,7627 Melrose Avenue. The photo was taken at Little Dom’s, 2128 Hillhurst Avenue which does very good Italian bistro food. The portions are small but the food is very tasty and Little Don’s has an impressive bar.
Keeping on the clothes tip, this is the old BAPE store on Melrose Avenue, now unfortunately closed.