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Mr. Chow: This Beverly Hills institution, which premiered in 1974, was Michael Chow's second restaurant to open after London (1968). A NYC location followed, which quickly became the go-to for art- world superstars and glamorous fashion designers. The Bev Hills spot has always had a loyal clientele of industry types who like to dress for an evening. The famed Peking duck is a favorite of mine, particularly when I know someone else is putting the dinner bill on an expense account, given the price: upwards of $75 per person. 344 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.278.9911. WORTHY OF SECURING A RES: The Palm: 1100 Flower St., Los Angeles, 213.763.4600. Le Comptoir: 3606 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 213.290.0750. Perch LA: 448 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, 213.802.1770, Gigi's: 904 N. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles. Matsuhisa: 129 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.659.9639. République: 624 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, 310.362.6115. RETAIL THERAPY FASHION Decades: Cameron Silver's vintage shop opened in 1997 and has been a go-to for stocking up on gently worn designer frocks with an intriguing provenance, such as a '70s-era YSL smoking jacket or white jersey gown from the Tom Ford-era Gucci in the late '90s. Some refer to it as the Holy Grail for pre-loved designer goods and neo vintage. Devotees include celebrity stylists and the icons they dress, from Chloë Sevigny, Jennifer Lopez, and Nicole Kidman to the Kardashians. 8214 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Dover Street Market: The most avant-garde store in L.A., DSM is home to many designers — but the fantastically strange ones are what make it special. If you're searching for a pair of Balenciaga Crocs or a Craig Green knit straight out of Wonderland, this is the place. The store itself is a maze of art installations and eye-popping fashion. 606-608 Imperial St., Los Angeles. Fred Segal: Two words: California cool. In 1961, Fred Segal opened his first store, inventing the denim bar and making the fashion world realize that American style had a home in the west. For 60 years, he helped shape the image of West Coast fashion as sexy, casual, easy, and Santa Ana breezy. His namesake store with its ivy-covered walls and palm trees has always been a must for fashion addicts, actors, and musicians. 8500 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles San Vicente Bungalows (SVB): This is likely the hottest spot right now to gain access. We're certain the membership files are a veritable who's who of A-list stars, talent agents, moguls, celebrity artists, and jet setters. The domain of Jeff Klein (who also owns the glamorous Sunset Tower Hotel around the corner) provides highly personalized, old-school service in its romantic dining room, courtyards, intimate bar that's just begging for a clandestine rendezvous, airy pool house, and cozy living room. It's the perfect spot for those who can't even begin to put a price on their privacy — smartphone camera lenses are covered with stickers when guests of members arrive. 845 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood. FEELING PECKISH OR IN NEED OF A COCKTAIL? The Ivy: This always packed, relatively unassuming spot on Robertson perfected a formula when it opened in the heady early 1980s with an unfussy menu and colorfully floral homespun decor. Prepare to get a once-over from the swarm of paparazzi that hover on the adjacent sidewalk. But unless you're repped by a power agent at CAA, don't count on having your photo snapped. I was there recently with Dallas' Brian Bolke, Christen and Derek Wilson, Nickki St. George, Zoe Bonnette, and Ceron for a perfect light lunch with cocktails before hitting the adjacent boutiques along Robertson Boulevard. Order the French rosé champagne sangria made with organic fruit. A couple of these, and you'll give Bradley Cooper a flirty wink. 113 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, 310.274.8303. The Abbey: If you're in the mood to gaze at a sea of gorgeous men, many of whom are tending bar between auditions, with megawatt smiles and Adonis-like bodies then look no further then this West Hollywood gay bar. The Abbey is a scene most hours of the day, from breakfast meetings over cappuccino to lunches post-shopping on Melrose. And when the sun goes down, it really revs up with cocktailing and shirtless dancing. Known for decadent and debauchery-filled nights, plan on a morning-after hangover brunch with your compatriots for a recap. 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.289.8410. Craig's: Having celebrated its 10-plus-years anniversary during the pandemic, Craig's proves its staying power in a relatively fickle restaurant scene — perhaps because owner Craig Susser was at another long-standing hot spot for the celebrity crowd, Dan Tana's, before opening his namesake restaurant. 8826 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310.276.1900. The Beverly Hills Hotel Decades The Britely YE RIN MOK (Continued from page 76) (Continued) 78

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