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2-My Secret L.A.: Taye Hansberry

24.02.12

Name: Taye Hansberry Occupation: Actress/Photographer/Blogger My Blog: www.stuffshelikes.net Where in L.A. are you based: West Hollywood

Taye Hansberry

WHAT DO YOU DO ON YOUR DAYS OFF:  Search for new places to discover and sleep. Oh, and catch up on all my guilty pleasure trashy TV  shows.

FAVOURITE PLACES TO DINE OUT FOR DINNER IN L.A.: Izaka-Ya by Katsu-yaon 3rd for Sushi, Cafe Gratitude for raw/vegan, Stout for great burgers, Chateau Marmont for everything. Pizzeria Il Fico for hand made pasta and Osaka for fusion.

Chateau Marmont

Stout

FAVORITE PLACE TO HAVE A DRINK: The Bar at Fig & Olive.

Fig & Olive

BEST BRUNCH SPOT: Griddle Cafe (just plan on being wiped out the rest of the day…food coma!),  The Little Next Door, Luxe Hotel on Sunset.

BEST CAFÉ: Urth Cafe, M Cafe, Jones on 3rd, Froma on Melrose.

Urth Cafe

CURRENT HOT SPOT: Anything I ‘Like’ is a hotspot in my world.

FIRST STOP FOR ANY VISITOR IN THE CITY:  If you have never been, the Chinese Theater (awesomely touristy, awesomely historic), Max Factor Museum and Greystone Mansion.

Chinese Theater

Greystone Mansion

FAVOURITE BOOKSHOP: Bodhi Tree.

MOST INSPIRING PLACE IN L.A.: The Top of Runyon Canyon, you can see all the possibilities in the whole city and the beach, of course.

Runyon Canyon

NAME A PARK THAT YOU COULD SPEND YOUR WHOLE DAY IN: The beach, I know that’s not a park but…

FAVORITE BEACH: Santa Monica, the energy on any given day is so amazing, especially when the Cali sun is shining. Probably not a great idea to get in the water though, go to El Matador for that.

Santa Monica

WHERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL PLACES TO SHOP: Satine on 3rd Street, Squaresville in Los Feliz, Milk and there is a little store on Beverly Dr called Anat B that has super cute dresses and basics that won’t break the bank.

Satine

Squaresville

WHAT’S A KEY FASHION TREND YOU SEE ON THE STREETS OF L.A. RIGHT NOW: Being comfortable in your skin. Dancing to the beat of your own fashion drum. The mixing of proportions.

IF YOU COULD THINK OF ONE SONG AS THE SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR LIFESTYLE IN L.A. WHAT WOULD IT BE: Trick question.

BEST PLACE TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS:  As a photographer I can’t give that away.

SECRET GEM: Le Saint Amour in culver city for amazing French Moroccan cuisine.