My LA to Z: Rebecca Minkoff

The designer took a moment from working on her upcoming apparel line to reveal where she gets her inspiration and the dinner dish she refuses to share
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Rebecca Minkoff

Chances are, you’ve seen Rebecca Minkoff’s work. The fashion designer, who lives in Los Feliz, has been designing ‘It’ bags since breaking into the handbag biz in 2005. 

 
1 Rose Bowl Flea Market 

Rose Bowl Flea Market

I go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market for inspiration. I love it. I go and look at the bags and the clothes, even the furniture. And the prices are great. I haven’t found anywhere that has better prices.

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Confederacy 

Confederacy

I think they have an amazing, really well-edited assortment of Alexander Wang, Opening Ceremony, and Rag & Bone. I have a few Alexander Wang T-shirts that I got there that I never stop wearing and this really beautiful wool sweatshirt with zippers.

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3 Beckley 

Beckley

Beckley has a great lingerie selection and some great jewelry, too. It’s a good mix of stuff. I stop in about once a month.

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Little Dom's 

 

Little Dom’s

I love Little Dom’s for dinner! They have the most amazing grilled artichokes. I’m usually a sharer, but when it comes to the artichoke I have to have my own. I had my birthday party there, and on the rare occasion that I go on a date with my fiancé, it’s nice. It’s intimate.

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Malo

Malo

They have—and I’ve never seen them anywhere else—chips that you can get crispy or soft that are in between a tortilla and a chip. You have to try it. They’re really good. And the beef and pickle tacos are amazing.

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6Chateau Marmont

Chateau Marmont

I love the Chateau. I love the outside patio for drinks. It’s so beautiful and it never gets old to me. Right around sunset is the best time to go.

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7Griffith Park

Griffith Park

I love to go on hikes in Griffith Park. I go on the weekends, usually with my brother. On a good day you can see all the way to the ocean, which is nice.

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8Coffee Bean

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

This is where I get my morning coffee, basically every morning. These days I get a soy latte because I’m trying hard to not eat dairy. My business partner can be counted on to be there, too. He and his friends are always sitting outside.

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9Hollywood Farmers' Market

The Hollywood Farmers’ Market

The farmers’ market on Sunset isn’t overwhelming. They have a great selection of baked goods and vegetables. The blueberry muffins are the best.

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Images courtesy of (in order): (1) Flickr/Brooklyn Hilary, (2) Flickr/calamity_hane,  (3) beckleyla.com,(4) Flickr/brian.swanson, (5) malorestaurant.com, (6) Flickr/Floyd B. Bariscale, (7) Flickr/tkksummers, (8) Flickr/ForestMind, (9) Flickr/vj_pdx.