Interview

Los Angeles through the eyes of Mira Mikati

Here's your City Guide!
By Hanane Tabet
November 18, 2018

The Lebanese designer who launched an outstanding pop up store in London fell in love with the city of Angels. Mikati shared with us her best locations in LA. Here's what she told us:

MY HOTEL

Rose Hotel 

It’s the Californian Paradise for surfers since it’s only two minutes far from the waves and the welcoming is very warm. Here’s a plus for you, my little morning pleasure: the delivery of my favorite juices straight from Moon Juice with their magical powder. My favorites are Beauty Dust, Dream Dust, and Power Dust. These are a great energy boost before you jump into the waves and I’ll let you imagine how beautiful the sunset can be.

15 Rose Ave, Venice. therosehotelvenice.com

 

MY TABLES

Gjusta

To start your day in a typical Californian way, Gjusta serves the best breakfast. Their tastiest options: breads and sandwiches.

320 Sunset Ave, Venice. gjusta.com

 

Little Prince

My Go-to destination for brunch! I go there just to taste their Avocado toast and their pancakes: both very delightful!

2424 Main St, Santa Monica. Littleprince.la

 

Malibu Farm

Perfect for lunch ! everything is organic and comes straight from Santa Monica Famers Market every morning. The Turmeric Latte is to die for, the salads are delicious and the cauliflower pizza is my little indulgence. Not only the ambiance is very cool but also the place is worth a tour. The decoration is quite dreamy and so is the view: Surf Rider Beach with the music, a real magical moment.

23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu. malibu-farm.com

 

Little Pine

Situated in the district of Silver Lake, this place which belongs to the Singer Moby is for me the best when it comes to vegan dinner. The servings are both healthy and tasty.

2870 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles. littlepinerestaurant.com

 

Felix Trattoria

It’s not light but it’s super delicious. The food is hand cooked, their pizzas are a must…every calorie is worth it.

3386, 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice. felixla.com

 

AN ESCAPADE

Topanga Beach

Just like its name shows, this beach offers the best waves, the best view, and most importantly the best surf. A true happiness. This is where I go for a dose of adrenalin. For those who do not like to surf, strolling is a good idea during sunset – which is breathtaking.

18700 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

 

MY SHOPPING

Burro

My shopping in LA consists of finding the best of the best and a list for the whole year. Actually, when I walk in Abbot Kinney, I always crack for little souvenirs from Burro, a concept store that hides many jewels.

1409 Blvd Abbot Kinney,Venice. burrogoods.com

 

A SPA

Surya Spa

I love this place for its authenticity, its ocean view, the breads and the teas. The ayuverdic care sequences Panchakarma is unbelievable. A true experience, you exist relaxed and ten years younger!

15539 Vía De Las Olas, Pacific Palisades. suryaspa.com

 

A MUSEUM

Broad Museum

I go there for Murakami and the infinity Mirror Room of Kusama. You never get enough, a must for your Instagram feed.

221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles. thebroad.org

 

BEAUTY

Carasoin

​For the best face care, ask for Lena. You go out completely relaxed with a tan more glowy than Rosie Huntington-whiteley.

474 CA-2, West Hollywood. carasoin.com

 

MY UNAVOIDBALE

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream for the best Matcha Tea vegan Ice-cream, in Silver Lake district! Benefit to go out for a walk in the district and do some shopping.

2925 W Sunset Blvd. vanleeuwenicecream.com

 

A DISTRICT

Abbot Kinney

Just the thought of it makes me happy…and of course, skating or biking at Venice Beach is unavoidable!

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