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This week in Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle newsletter, GOOP, she tackles Los Angeles. She writes: "Los Angeles, where I was born and partially raised, will always hold a special place in my heart. Not the L.A. of Hollywood, but the old-school seventies beach vibe that which still lingers in corners." Oh, she's so bohemian! Not loving Hollywood—which made her all her money—and not even the beach, but the 'beach vibe'...of the seventies. So, she loves LA in a conceptual way from a different era, except for those 'corners,' which apparently you can find in the below places to stay, eat and shop. Of course, we couldn't wait to read:
The newsletter is dominated by places to stay (Shutters on the Beach, Beverly Hills Hotel, Hotel Bel-Air, The London West Hollywood) and many places to each (La Scala, Via Veneto, Mozza, Hamasaku, Chinois on Main, among the list).
We get a little retail action, mostly under 'The Ultimate Local's List': The Brentwood Country Mart ("I grew up going to the Brentwood Country Mart...They now also have the tasty City Bakery (and some nice shops, such as Calypso and Calypso Home too"); Santa Monica Co-Op ("This...is a one-stop-shop for fresh produce, delicious ready-made food and all the organic products you could ask for"); Joan's on Third ("This is a market and a cafe – incredible edibles, baked goods, sandwiches, takeout..."). She also mention Intelligentsia in Silver Lake as "The best coffee I ever tasted!" and the Hollywood Farmers Market and Santa Monica Farmers Market.
· Go: Los Angeles [GOOP]