They have the best cracked crab that’s finger-licking good and served with garlic noodles. It’s a great family establishment that serves a sexy dinner. The lighting is lovely and the band plays some nights and the walkway is a fish tank, which is really cool. I would take out-of-towners here to give them a taste of L.A.
The lemon pepper lobster is sinful. It’s a hot spot in L.A. that I’ve been going to for years. Whether I’m celebrating a birthday or premiere, we always go there.
California Pizza Kitchen
I love food but I have to watch my diet and this is a great place to go and cheat ’cause I can have salads or pizza. I’ve always been a lover of great salads and they have really great salads. I hate deep dish and since I’m usually on a low-carb/low- sugar diet I don’t feel as bad having their thin crust pizza, which is bomb.
I love their chicken soup. It’s my go-to soup whenever I’m sick. It’s open 24 hours and there aren’t that many spots in L.A. that are, so we went there after a late night at the club and that’s how I discovered it.
I’ve got a pretty good game. I’ve been going there for 15 years, ever since some friends threw a party there. I like it ’cause on some days they have disco bowling and that’s what makes it fun. They light up the lanes and play music; it’s like a club and bowling at the same time. It’s just fun and a good release.
I like to escape and watch movies. I love that you can pre-book your seats so you don’t have to fight and get there early to get a good seat. If I really want to see something I’ll go to the movies by myself, but mostly I go with my girlfriends.
Beverly Hot Springs
It’s a great place to dip in natural alkaline waters and they have excellent massages. My acting coach introduced me to it 20 years ago and I’ve been a loyal customer ever since. This is where I would go for a relaxing weekend getaway.
It’s an excellent place to have brunch overlooking Burbank. It’s really family-oriented; I go and hang out with the family after church.
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
When I want to be really hoity-toity I go there. The location is fantastic, the food is beautiful, and it’s just fabulous. I’m not a big breakfast person but their waffles are the bomb as well as their fresh omelets. I like to get with the girls and be fabulous and have a champagne brunch.
Saks Fifth Avenue
It’s everything that gets me in trouble some days. I’m a shoe ho and I’ll send my personal shopper pictures and she always hooks me up. I’ve been going there for 15 years. The moment I could afford it, I was there.
I like to go and get my Jo Malone fragrance, which is my favorite, and they have a fabulous shoe collection. I also love their famous chili, which is delicious. I’ve been having it for 15 years. I discovered it after experiencing some shopping fatigue and the employees recommended I try it.
When I’m in the mood for good Mexican food that feels like mama is in the kitchen, Casa Vega is the spot. They have the best margaritas, so I like going there for girl’s night. It’s good home cooking that you can watch Sunday football with and just chill out. It’s been there for 56 years and I know all the employees, they’re like family. It’s a little hole in the wall in the Valley and it’s very sentimental to me.
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