SECRET ADDRESS: JOY BRYANT’S L.A.
It wasn’t long after moving to Los Angeles six years ago that actress and former model Joy Bryant found her West Coast groove. In addition to the glamorous haunts of Hollywood, Joy’s secret spots are found in California’s natural areas and the state’s vast wilderness. “The oceans, desert, ancient forests, and snow-capped mountains,” Joy says. “This may sound like the commercial, but California really does have it all.”
Pace, 2100 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
“Great food, great wine, great vibe. I love that it’s tucked away in the hills. My favorite dish is the pappardelle with mushrooms and leeks.”
Golden Bridge Yoga, 6322 De Longpre Ave., Los Angeles, CA
“Kundalini yoga therapy…om!”
Angeles National Forest
“Hiking behind my house in Glendora: I’m unofficially training to hike Kilimanjaro. Kind of.”
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA
“Still holds the crown. It’s centrally located. The perfect place to meet up with people. I always end up running into people there.”
The Continental, 316 West Route 66, Glendora, CA
“This is in Glendora. It’s walking distance from my house, with cheap drinks and original ‘70s décor . . . awesome!”
Griffith Park Observatory, 2800 East Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA
“It’s the astronomer in me.”
“I always try to bring a little California sunshine with me wherever I go. Hopefully I’ll bring some to the inauguration!