Four Girls, Four Cities The chicest residents of London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris share their favorite places to shop for everything from lingerie to steak.
If you were a child of the '90s, you were probably obsessed with The Baby-Sitters Club. While the series was largely focused on the group's adventures in after-school childcare, any fan of the books knows that style played no small part.
There is no menu at L’Entrecôte. It offers only steak, but it’s the best on the planet. It’s served with a salad, fries and dessert. They do not take reservations, and it is the only place I will ever stand in line for. 20 rue Saint-Benôit, 33-1-4549-1600, relaisentrecote.fr
My husband and i find unique home items at Film Biz Recycling. It’s a great nonprofit that sells reclaimed movie props. You might end up with a desk Al Pacino sat at in his last film. 540 President St., basement level, Brooklyn, 347-384-2336, filmbizrecycling.org
If indie designers are your thing, head to Creatures of Comfort. The shop carries its own line, as well as Patrik Ervell, LD Tuttle and the best selection of Isabel Marant in L.A. 7971 Melrose Ave., 323-655-7855, creaturesofcomfort.com
If you like high-concept designers (and have cash to burn), head to Des Kohan. Formerly a warehouse, it’s filled with incredible pieces from Alaïa, Viktor & Rolf and the like. 671 Cloverdale Ave., 323-857-0200, deskohan.com
My favorite restaurant in the world is Axe (pronounced “a-shay”), in Venice. It’s just fresh, clean, local food. Go for brunch and be sure to order the massive nine-grain pancake for the table to share. Everyone will thank you for it. 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310-664-9787, axerestaurant.com
Anyone I know with taste gets plates from Heath Ceramics. They use them at Axe. 7525 Beverly Blvd., 323-965-0800, heathceramics.com
Like your edgiest friend’s closet, accessories and shoes boutique Mona Moore has a tightly edited collection of dark-but-pretty pieces. 1112 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310-452-4070, monamoore.com
A bohemian paradise, Lost & Found occupies an entire block. I like the Il Bisonte wallets, amazing wooden bowls and French tunics I wear as nightgowns. 6320 Yucca St., 323-856-5872, lostandfoundshop.com
Even my most conservative friends can’t resist a manicure at WAH Nails—there are about 60 different designs to choose from! I recently got a psychedelic daisy mani to match my Erdem skirt.