Ask an Angeleno: Kelsi Smith: Director, Los Angeles Fashion Council
Where’s your ‘hood?
How long have you lived in LA?
Almost seven years.
Best dive bar?
Bar 107 in downtown Los Angeles.
Fave quick eats?
Before I went vegetarian there was nothing like a bacon wrapped downtown dog! Now… I love the veggie tacos at Hugos Tacos.
It’s date night: where are you headed?
You want to get dressed up. where are you going?
Usually a fashion event!
Your secret shopping destination?
St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Lincoln Heights…shhh. Don’t tell!
Describe your style in three words:
Preppy, Feminine, Childish.
Why do you love L.A?
It has everything. I love that I get to pick which small town culture I get to play in each day – there’s just so much variety, which we all know is the spice of life!
You have 24 hours left in L.A – GO!
I’d be torn between Malibu and Downtown – can I have 48 hours?! It’d either be sandwiches from Johns Garden (Malibu Country Mart) eaten on the beach at El Matador, followed by wine tasting at Malibu Wines and Cornell Winery, with maybe a trip to Paramount Ranch for a walk and photo opp OR my four countries, one day, one city, tour: Morning shopping and sightseeing in Chinatown (when the sun hits those lanterns!) followed by lunch at Olvera Street, followed by shopping and dinner in Little Tokyo (Shojin – for vegan sushi!) followed by Mojitos poolside at Hotel Figueroa and ending it all with a late night breakfast at The Pantry.
Two perfect sides of L.A.