Stephanie Danler's Guide to LA
Stephanie Danler is a writer and the author of the National Bestseller Sweetbitter, now available in paperback from Vintage Contemporaries. She holds an MFA from The New School. After attending Kenyon College for undergrad, Stephanie moved to New York to pursue writing while supporting herself by working in the restaurant industry, an experience that inspired her debut novel. Her work has appeared in The Sewanee Review, Travel + Leisure, Vogue and The Paris Review. She currently lives in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles.
Where To Eat
Grabbing a plate of escargot and a glass of wine here is my ideal indulgence.
HOLLYWOOD FARMERS MARKET
I’m here most Sundays – I usually have oysters for breakfast there, I go super early before it gets crazy.
TOAST BAKERY CAFE
Where To Get Coffee
LAUREL CANYON COUNTRY STORE
In the canyon, I go to Lily’s coffee stand almost every day – that place is beyond special, I always meet someone borderline insane who has lived in the Canyon for decades.
Where To Shop
RAG & BONE
Where To Get A Juice
Where To Get A Drink or Have A Meeting
I get drinks or have meetings here– it’s walking distance.
Where To Buy Wine
It's the best wine store in Los Angeles, I tack it onto my Hollywood errands.
Where To Sweat
FRYMAN CANYON PARK
When I’m writing all day at home, I’m between these two hikes. I go out three times a week, sometimes to sweat, sometimes to think over a project I’m working on.