OCCUPATION: Co-owner of Poppy, with Jenny Belushi

MY STYLE: Chic, but not boring, classic. Celine is my favorite ever.  I also love Marni and Philip Lim mixed in with lots of J. Crew Collection! I’d describe our home as curated but not decorated. There are various shades of white with color from art or pillows.

WHY I LOVE LOS ANGELES: There is an endless number of things to do.

Barney Greengrass

Barney Greengrass

This restaurant, one of New York’s classic delis now imported to L.A., boasts views stretching from Culver City to the Hollywood Hills. Smoked fish and bagels from back East, when paired with coastside caviar, make a delicious meal. We also love the salad with chicken and apples.

M+B Fine Arts

One of the city’s most buzz-worthy galleries, M+B focuses on contemporary photography. Noted past exhibitions include Hunter S. Thompson’s unique perspective on American life, and Lisa Jack’s photographs depicting Barack Obama as a freshman at Occidental College.

Will Rogers Park

Will Rogers’ former home and estate was given to the city of Los Angeles after his wife’s passing in 1944. Visitors can enjoy the 31-room family home, stables, and garden, in addition to taking in the polo matches. Horseback riding lessons are also available through Westside Riding School, which operates from Will Rogers’ nationally registered historic stables.

Beverly Hills Hotel

Beverly Hills Hotel

We’d love to lounge for days on end on the green-and-white-striped pool chairs at this iconic Hollywood hotel. Despite its “throwback” aesthetic (pink stucco, marble bathtubs, you name it), the Beverly Hills Hotel is well equipped to attract today’s hippest crowds—kids included. “We’ll have Easter egg hunts and staycations here,” says Lara Shriftman. “It’s our home away from home. We love the pool and fountain coffee shop.”

Murphy Sculpture Garden

This five-acre sculpture garden on the UCLA campus boasts more than 70 outdoor works, including pieces by Calder, Arp, Noguchi, Moore, and Rodin. Equally impressive is the landscaping, as the property is filled with South African coral trees, sycamores, and eucalyptus. Learn more at one of the garden’s group tours, which, though available year-round, must be booked at least one month in advance.


After shopping for decidedly off-the-farm goods at Brentwood Country Mart’s luxe boutiques, why not stop into Farmshop for unfussy, simple fare. We love the farm egg salad, beet and avocado salad, and pastry basket, and the shop also stocks its own larder of farm-fresh items such as charcuterie, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, wine, and beer.

Reddi Chick

Since 1979, Reddi Chick has incited mass frenzy over its delicious and succulent rotisserie chicken at the Brentwood Country Mart. On weekends, be prepared to wait, but also to be utterly satisfied by the ribs, mac ‘n cheese, or signature chicken basket with fries. After chowing down, we love browsing the surrounding shops, and kids will love the coin-op rides.

Four Seasons Santa Barbara

Once the posh playground for Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, and Lana Turner, this Spanish Colonial-style hotel has since been scrumptiously restored. Situated right on Butterfly Beach, with access to the adjoining Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, this resort is the perfect getaway for visitors from L.A. and beyond. Better yet, child amenitieis include mini terrycloth robes, board games, bedtime milk and cookies, and babysitting services.