Sasha Spielberg’s Mini Los Angeles Guide
In a city comprised almost entirely of transplants, Sasha Spielberg—a born-and-bred Angeleno—is something of a unicorn. So it was no surprise that when we asked for a few of her regular haunts around town, she named the kind of off-the-beaten-track spots you need to be a local—or be friends with one—to know. And being that she has excellent, subtly retro taste, and spends a good part of her life on stage (she’s one-half of indie-folk band Wardell, the other half is her brother Theo Spielberg) her vintage shopping recs are nothing short of priceless.
12244 W. Pico Blvd, West L.A. | 310.826.4737
This is a very special place. Sit at the bar and order the omakase tasting. Also, get the tomato tofu—I’ve never tasted anything like it before.
1840 Westwood Blvd, West LA | 310.473.5533
I was hesitant to tell you all about this place because to me, it’s the best-kept secret in Los Angeles. But here I go, my selfless gift to you: $39 for an hour-long massage…the best massage I’ve ever received. Ask for Hana or Cindi. Afterwards pick up fish/Japanese vegetables/Japanese chips at the Nijiya Market and then fun beauty supplies next door at Daiso.
1000 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica | 310.393.5244
I love this place and find it to be oddly romantic—it’s a great date spot, in my opinion. Go early and order white wine and oysters.
1525 W. Sunset Blvd, Echo Park | 213.537.0657
Very sweet place, and the food is tasty.
29983 Mulholland Hwy, Agoura Hills | 818.706.9001
This place in Agoura Hills is a bit out of the way but worth it. I think the best time to go is early on a Sunday. Get the shepherd’s pie.
1800 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz | 323.669.8464
This place has the widest range of vintage in Los Feliz. I always walk out with something memorable.
4208 Santa Monica Blvd, Silver Lake | 323.522.3368
A very nicely curated vintage store in Silver Lake with a great selection of jewelry and sunglasses, too.
3100 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank | 818.557.8447
This is my heaven: A huge selection of vintage clothing with little bits and bobs floating around.
5376 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile | 323.930.5617
In true “freelance job” fashion, I go here when I’m bored and just try on wigs. And I always bring a friend…and I always make them take pictures…and I become the most annoying customer.
412 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood | 323.334.3369
The bucatini cacio e pepe pasta, burrata pizza, and wine are the ideal order here. Also great for breakfast.