A LOCAL'S GUIDE TO L.A. WITH DIYA BY RICHIE DAVIS
A local of Los Angeles, Nagnata girl Diya Patel shares her top tips of where to go, what to eat and where to shop.
Photographer: Richie Davis
You’ve arrived in L.A., where is your first stop: My first stop is Larchmont Village. They have a great farmers market, which I love to go to on Sundays. It’s also the best place to hang out because it has a ton of restaurants, coffee shops & clothing stores.
Favourite place to eat: République in La Brea - this place has some of the best food in L.A.! The restaurant is also super picturesque. They have a seasonal menu too, so I always get to try new dishes. My favorite dish is their corn agnolotti pasta, it's to die for.
Favourite place to hike: The Los Liones hike.
Favourite place to shop: Westfield Century City Mall - this mall has pretty much everything you need. It is also an outdoor mall and has a great layout so walking around isn’t awful and it doesn’t feel crowded.
Favourite live music venue: The Mint Again - it has a very homey and approachable vibe, and is never crowded, which is a huge plus for a live music venue.
Where to find the quiet amongst the chaos in L.A.: I love to drive along Mulholland Drive and watch the sunset.
Undiscovered secret spots: Secret pockets in Malibu beach.
What destination is next on your list: My next stop would be London.