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Hoorsenbuhs: Made famous on Instagram by Lori Hirshleifer, this L.A.-based fine jewelry brand has gained a particularly influential clientele since its conception in 2005. Known for silver and gold pieces, Hoorsenbuhs' low profile exudes a sense of mystery that many people want to figure out. If you find yourself at their boutique, don't miss out on the coveted and extremely rare emerald jewelry (it's Hirshleifer's favorite). 2217 Main St., Santa Monica, Maxfield: Nirvana for edgy and avant-garde designers. Behind the imposing concrete walls, you'll find an assortment of Lucullan men's and women's clothing, accessories, and shoes with prices to match. A recent shopping trip to Maxfield with Brian Bolke and Ceron was like witnessing a gifted violinist with a Stradivarius. 8825 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. DESIGN Blackman Cruz: A mainstay in the design world, moody and magnificent. Stock ranges from vintage to artisan crafted. 836 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. JF Chen: A legendary source for 40 years for antiques, vintage and extraordinary furniture, lighting and objects from the just unusual to masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries, housed in 30,000 square feet. 931 N. Highland Ave. and 1000 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. Hammer & Spear: Founded by husband and wife Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham, the showroom and design studio has engaged and collaborated with the craftspeople of the Arts District, with 5,000 square feet of furnishings, decorative objects, and much more. 765 N. La Cienega, Los Angeles. Nickey Kehoe: Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe's design studio and boutique recreates their love of the hunt and discovery of uncanny beauty. Household objects of every distinction. 7266 Beverley Blvd., Los Angeles. LET'S NOT FORGET CULTURE Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Film lovers, rejoice: A museum that was always meant to exist in Hollywood has finally premiered — this is the perfect way to get your fill of Tinseltown history. Pritzker Prize- winning architect Renzo Piano's building alone justifies a visit. The museum is housed in the 250,000-square-foot former May Company department store, an acclaimed historic streamlined Moderne structure. 6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Getty Center: When you're on the 405, look up and gaze at the splendor of this shining white monument to art envision ed by Richard Meier. The Getty Center, located in the tony Brentwood neighborhood, opened in 1997 but it requires some planning to visit. Admission is free, but parking is $20, and upon arrival, guests take a people mover up the hill to the impressive buildings and grounds. Be prepared to behold art from the Middle Ages to today. 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles. LACMA: The largest encyclopedic art museum on the West Coast has everything you need to spend an entire day immersed in culture. I should know. I once worked there and fondly remember escaping from my desk to visit undiscovered galleries or to sit quietly with one of my favorite art works from the permanent collection. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Ladies' Room: This downtown gallery shows female and non-binary artists exclusively but enthusiastically reminds us on their website that "all genders are welcome to visit." The program was launched after extensive research: When nearly 2 million different art- auction sales were studied, it was found that female artists earn an average of 47 percent of their male artist counterparts; only 31 percent of solo exhibitions in museums are female artists; and when more than 5,000 artists were tallied in the top contemporary art galleries worldwide, only 30 percent are female. The current group show, "Salamanders Use the Stars to Find Their Way Home" (through October 22), brings together artists including Amina Cruz, Kim Schoenstadt, and Yi Gao. 1206 Maple Ave., Los Angeles. MALIBU CALLING The kids in the movie Spanglish joyfully squealing, "Mali-boo! Mali-boo!" came to mind when as I spent a few days in this alluring seaside enclave — or, shall I say, this hamlet of calculated casual glamour. I used to affectionately refer to this as "Malibu style" when I lived on the West Coast. Those studied outfits usually consisted of untucked John Varvatos button-up shirts paired with flip- flops for men, with the women sporting Dior sunglasses and Rachel Comey maxi dresses that they likely procured at Fred Segal (where everyone shops, including myself on my recent trip). Consider booking a room at the Malibu Beach Inn ( If this boutique hotel were a performer, it could simply come on stage, say, "Look at this view," and drop the mic. It's located on what many call Billionaire's Beach, due to the sheer number from the moneyed class who have homes on the adjacent stretch of sand. And, yes, the view truly is that spectacular at the Inn, with only 34 steps to the ocean via the private stairway from the hotel. The intimate establishment has 47 guest rooms, all showcasing the proximity to the ocean from private balconies. Another perk when staying at the Malibu Beach Inn is that everything you need is within walking distance. For dinner, lay down your Amex Black and celebrity ogle at Nobu Malibu. For a light lunch, visit Malibu Farm Café located on the famed pier visible from some of the inn's rooms. A short distance from the hotel, you'll find retail nirvana at Malibu Village and the adjacent Malibu Lumber Yard. Blackman Cruz Malibu Beach Inn IAN HUGHES (Continued from page 78)

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