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With a history that includes modelling and fronting a rock band, Anine Bing knows a little something about cool cred (she’s also lending her expertise to our Mr & Mrs Smith Awards panel, helping choose the Hottest Hotel Soundtrack). Her eponymous line of of sleek leather, updated basics, and the kind of slouchy-but-chic sweats you want to live in is quintessential California cool, so we asked the rocker-turned-designer about her favourite haunts in Los Angeles.

You just landed. Where’s the first place you head? I always go to one of the many great juice places, like Pressed Juicery or Kreation to load up on greens after a long flight.

Caffeine fix Go Get Em Tiger on Larchmont. They have the best almond latte in town.

Go Get Em Tiger, Los Angeles Guide

Where do you go to unwind? I go get a massage at the Thai massage place on Larchmont. So good and inexpensive.

Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles

Chateau Marmont; photo by Nikolas Koenig

Favourite place for cocktail hour Chateau Marmont is a great place for people watching. It’s a fun scene!

Dinner destination Pace in Laurel Canyon has been one of my favourite restaurants for over 10 years now. I love the food and the vibe.

Best late-night spot I very rarely go out these days, but if I do, Soho House is always fun.

Can’t miss shopping Can I say the Anine Bing boutique on Third Street in West Hollywood? It’s one of our first flagship stores and I really like the space. There are also so many cute cafes and restaurants nearby, as well as other stores, so it’s a good destination for lunch and shopping.

Where do you go to get cultured? Mouche Gallery. I love their collections – this is where I’ve found a lot of great photography, including work by Terry O’Neill.

What place makes you feel like a local? The Rose Bowl Flea Market is amazing. I love collecting gems, and I often go there to find inspiration for my next collection or to find furniture for my house or boutiques.

Rose Bowl Flea Market, Los Angeles

Photo via Jeff Wheeler/Flickr

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