OCCUPATION: In addition to Kimmel Kids, my line of children’s art tools, I’m a creative consultant to several clothing brands, am working on a major interior design project, and organizing a family weekend program at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs called Crafting Community.
MY STYLE: I’ve been going through a Topanga-meets-postmodernism/minimalism phase. The outcome is curated comfort with a nod to classic California style.
I LOVE LA BECAUSE: It is a true combo platter—you can be surfing, hiking, or getting your park on, and hit up a museum for an opening the same night. The true luxury of living in Los Angeles is outdoor access 24-7.
Tucked away in Wilshire Center, this L.A. ice cream institution has gained a reputation for delicious and inventive flavors, like brown bread and maple chai tea. The selection includes vegan options and changes every day.READ MORE
For you: inventive, sustainable design objects and housewares from independent designers. For your child: throwback toys, such as slingshots, tree swings, and scooters. Each month, owners Billie Lopez and Tootie Maldonado elect a Student of the Month, which started as an artist-in-residence program and has recently grown into curated pop-up shops.READ MORE
LAMC Farmers’ Market at Barnsdall Art Park
Overlooking Barnsdall Art Park and Hollyhock House, this market gets our thumbs-up for its incredible location and view. Karen Kimmel makes sure to come every week because of its small, manageable size and great produce selection. Many of the vendors are favorites from bigger markets in Santa Monica and Hollywood—sans crowd.READ MORE
This Italian-American eatery is authentically Mulberry Street. Big red banquettes, black-and-white-tiled floors, and beautiful period fixtures throughout are second only to the consistently tasty homestyle food. Dishes not to miss: Italian wedding soup, rice balls, roasted zucchini and eggplant with burrata, fried-oyster sandwich, ricotta gnocchi with wild boar ragù.READ MORE
From classics to limited editions, this sneaker store has it all. Stop by to gawk at Jeremy Scott x Adidas or leave with some old-school Vans or Converses. What could be cuter than a pair of tiny shell tops or slip-ons? Undefeated’s range of kids and baby footwear makes our little ones look pretty cool.READ MORE