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T+L's Definitive Guide to Los Angeles

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Three Angelenos share their favorite places in the city.

Kris Morningstar

Executive chef, Ray’s & Stark Bar

Where I Go For...
A Quick Bite: I head to the original Farmers’ Market. Try the mole poblano at Lotería Grill (Stall 322; $$) or get a burger at Short Order (Stall 110; $$).

A Drink: La Descarga (1159 N. Western Ave.; $$) is a bar with an Old Havana vibe and a major focus on agave and tequila.

Inspiring Architecture: LACMA is one of my go-to spots.

James Cuno

President & CEO, J. Paul Getty Trust

Where I Go For...
Great Art: I love Matthew Marks Gallery (1062 N. Orange Grove), in West Hollywood, and Gagosian Gallery (456 N. Camden Dr.), in Beverly Hills.

A Good Read: Santa Monica’s Diesel, a Bookstore (225 26th St.) has a well-curated selection.

Exercise: I bike the Pacific Coast Highway. The light and views are restorative.

Rashida Jones

Actress, producer, star and co-writer of Celeste and Jesse Forever

Where I Go For...
A Light Lunch: The Vietnamese dishes at the low-key Gingergrass (2396 Glendale Blvd.; $$), in Silver Lake, are always delicious.

The Basics: Broome Street General Store (2912 Rowena Ave.) sells the best of everything—artisanal coffee; toothpaste; organic beauty products.

A Relaxing Afternoon: Raven Spa (2910 Rowena Ave.) gives wonderful traditional Thai massages.

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