“Los Angeles is like a beauty parlor at the end of the universe.” Emily Mortimer
Los Angeles is a hundred different cities in one. There are the more-or-less clearly defined neighborhoods—like Koreatown, DTLA, Venice, and West Hollywood—and there are the neighborhoods of the imagination. These places don’t exist on a map but in the mind. Think: old-world Hollywood, new-age la la land, and hipster art houses. We love it all, and we love that it’s always changing. In no particular order, here are a few personal favorites, places where we’ve lived the LA high life.