My LA to Z: Fran Drescher

The actress on where she goes for Italian food, her secret to great hair, and where she gets her nature fix



Fran Drescher, who we all know as The Nanny, has lived in Malibu for about twelve years. “It seems like a long time, but it went by so fast and I’ve never had a boring day here,” says the actress. She just returned to television with The Fran Drescher Show on KTTV FOX. 
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The Troubadour

I’m very plugged into music, and I love the Troubadour. I saw Nikka Costa there, and she was amazing. I have a very eclectic taste in music, and love all different kinds of music. I will see everything from classical to ska. I was totally into Black Eyed Peas for some time.

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Solstice Canyon

I love to hike, and Solstice Canyon is amazing. It has running water all year round and trees everywhere! The hiking trail goes in a loop, and it’s just so beautiful. Best of all, there are bathrooms, which is good for when I hike with my cousin because she has a small bladder. Once in a while, I’ll go on a date there, but usually I go hiking with my girlfriends that live nearby.

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Chris McMillan the Salon

I just got my hair cut by Chris McMillan. Chris used to do my hair all the time when I was working on The Nanny. Now that I’m starting the talk show, I want him to style my hair again.

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Chateau Marmont

For my hip out-of-towner friends, I like taking them to the Chateau Marmont. It still remains exclusive. I like that it has a great style to it and how it isn’t pretentious. It’s comfortable, and I like sitting out on the terrace or in the lobby with my friends if it’s cold. When I’m there, I know that people aren’t going to come up to my table and ask if I can take a picture, which I don’t always mind, but the privacy is nice.

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Ralph Lauren

Beverly Hills is a great place to just walk around, shop, and eat with my girlfriends. I like to shop at the Ralph Lauren store there. They have great clothes

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Mr. Chow

Another Beverly Hills favorite! It’s got great food, and a great vibe to it.

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Burke Williams

My reflexologist tends to come to the house. But I do like Burke Williams and have gone there from time to time.

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I really love Capo. They serve Italian food, but they have an open-fire grill, so their steaks are to die for. The rigatoni with a truffle meat sauce is off the scale! I also love their incredible dairy-free soup. I used go there often with my ex, so I haven’t been back too often, but I try to go at least once a week. It’s a great place that’s perfect for special occasions. It’s also just nice to sit at the bar with a friend or a date.

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  • Hank Guardado

    Let’s go hiking Fran!!!