MY STYLE: I’m a bit of a clotheshorse—something I inherited from my mother. Dressing is all about balance, much like furnishing a room. I like to look put-together, but in a casual, unselfconscious way, so that I don’t look over-the-top or ridiculously overdressed.
I LOVE LA BECAUSE: Each neighborhood has something for everyone in the family. From the beach to Beverly Hills to the eastern edges of the city, each sector has its own personality and mood.
No one can resist Caroline Styne’s own Brentwood restaurant, Tavern. The gorgeous, airy restaurant is the perfect place for a date night, but it’s also fine to bring the kids—what could be better? The New American menu has a children’s section that’s kid-friendly without resorting to French fries, and the Larder is open all day for small takeaway meals and gourmet pantry treats.READ MORE
La Brea Bakery
Everyone adores the delicious breads from James Beard-winning pastry chef Nancy Silverton. Her beloved bakery, which has been open for more than 20 years, is credited with starting the artisanal bread movement. Once a simple storefront, La Brea Bakery now sells its bread all over the country and in the United Kingdom. Stop by for a sandwich, pastry, or just a perfectly crafted roll.READ MORE
This wine shop on Melrose Avenue is all about “honest” wines—that is, wines made by people, not by megacorporations. The attentive and knowledgeable staff make selecting wine enjoyable and not intimidating. A portion of the store’s inventory is sold online, so if you’re not a West Coaster, you can still shop this great spot.READ MORE
Often touted as L.A.’s best bagel joint, this unpretentious spot is New Yorker-approved. Baked every morning, the bagels achieve the perfect balance of chewy and yeasty on the inside and crisp on the outside.READ MORE
Craft and Folk Art Museum
There’s something for everyone at this fun and unusual museum. The exhibitions are full of provoking and unusual pieces of craft and sculpture. Caroline Styne loves that her “five-year-old and14-year-old both have a good time” here, and everyone is a fan of the superb gift shop.READ MORE