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Diane von Furstenburg Discovers Los Angeles

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Amphora Arts & Antiques
"The Persian owner stocks wonderful things, from ashtrays to furniture." 308 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills; 310/273-4222
Beverly Hills Hotel
The 90-year-old palace houses the famous Polo Lounge, in favor again with young industry types. Doubles from $415. 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills; 800/283-8885 or 310/276-2251, fax 310/281-2905; www.thebeverlyhillshotel.com
Bodhi Tree Bookstore
After a day of shopping, Diane likes to pop into this landmark spiritual center. "I get many design inspirations from the East, and I like reading the books there," she says. 8585 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; 310/659-1733
Lily et Cie
"I always see movie stars at this clothing boutique," says Diane. "The owner can be difficult, but it's worth it." 9044 Burton Way, Beverly Hills; 323/852-0667
A spacious, gallery-like store with designer clothes and vintage furniture. 8825 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; 310/274-8800
Samy's Camera
"It's where all the real photographers go." Not to mention Brad Pitt and several movie directors. 431 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles; 323/938-2420


Café Tropical
"Everybody goes for breakfast just to hang out. It's a total scene." 2900 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; 323/661-8391
Les Deux Cafés
This modest building fills up with immodest hipsters, especially on Monday nights, when it becomes one of Hollywood's most elite eateries. Dinner for two $90. 1638 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood; 323/465-0509
Casbah Café
A seedy-chic hangout between Silver Lake and Los Angeles, with live music. 3900 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; 323/664-7000
A Hollywood candle shop with a celebrity following. 8302 W. Third St., Los Angeles; 323/782-0342 Los Angeles Zoo
"It's big," says Tatiana, "but there are workshops for kids that make it feel like a local community place." 5333 Zoo Dr., Griffith Park; 213/666-4090
Rm. 107
"An absolutely gorgeous minimalist furniture store right around the corner from my house." 2396 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake; 323/912-1940
In a former auto-repair shop with a clublike ambience, hipsters get cheap cuts described by one stylist as "couture punk." Mohawks, anyone?4451 Sunset Blvd., Los Feliz; 323/661-6535
Shabu Shabu House
"I love it because it's completely unpretentious and authentic." Dinner for two $25. 127 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles; 213/680-3890
Silver Lake Yoga
A friendly neighborhood hatha yoga studio with pre-natal and post-natal classes. "It has good teachers, and the people you see there are very low-key for L.A." 2810 1/2 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake; 323/953-0496
Standard LA Downtown
A sexy hangout for the chic and budget-minded. Doubles from $125. 550 S. Flowers St., Los Angeles; 213/892-8080, fax 213/892-8686


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