Eric Buterbaugh’s Insider LA Short List


Eric Buterbaugh x goop Hyacinth Candle goop, $70

If you want straight-up gorgeous flowers in Los Angeles, you call Eric Buterbaugh. Remember those crowns that GP, Nicole Richie, and Demi Moore wore in Harper’s Bazaar? Those were all Eric. And they were made to celebrate the opening of his new perfumery smack in the heart of Beverly Hills. It’s a mini-oasis, with a garden out back that’s primed for entertaining—and while you can’t pick up arrangements (he still crafts those out of a suite at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills), you can pick up one of his seven, very special floral scents, in both perfume and candle form, which he’s made with his business partner—and long-time beauty industry veteran—Fabrice Croisé. (We’re selling an exclusive Eric Buterbaugh Florals hyacinth candle in the goop shop, too.) When he’s not finding the perfect peonies, Eric, who hails from Oklahoma City, is generally out exploring his adopted city of Los Angeles—below, a few of his favorite, insider-y spots.

Food & Drink

  • Joss Restaurant

    Joss Restaurant

    9919 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills | 310.277.3888

    “This is a very small Chinese restaurant on Little Santa Monica Boulevard. The food is delicious and the best quality…so seldom does Chinese food taste so clean.”

  • Chateau Marmont

    Chateau Marmont

    8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood | 323.656.1010

    “It’s sorta been home for me for 20 years.”

  • EarthBar


    8365 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood | 323.301.4980 | plus other locations

    “This is my  juice bar. It’s all organic and I’m addicted to the cold and sinus shots. Fresh horseradish topped with cayenne pepper…it’s heaven.”



  • Nick Fouquet Hats

    Nick Fouquet Hats

    853 Lincoln Blvd., Venice | 310.310.2315

    “The hats are all custom and very special… he is also a wonderful person and very easy on the eyes.”

  • Garde


    7418 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles | 323.424.4667

    “It’s the most wonderful home and gift store in LA. The owners have an amazing eye. It’s the best curation of wonderful things.”

  • Blackman Cruz

    Blackman Cruz

    836 Highland Ave., Los Angeles | 323.466.8600

    “This is my favorite furniture and accessories store in the world. Besides having the most wonderful things, the way they’re presented in their beautiful store is amazing.”

  • Jennifer Meyer Jewelry

    Jennifer Meyer Jewelry

    “Jennifer Meyer Jewelry is my “go to” gift for the girls .. Always right and classic. It’s so lovely to give the gift that people never take off !”