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Star Mapper: Los Angeles, 10/09

With Hollywood, the Walk of Fame, and red carpet events galore, Los Angeles is an obvious mecca of all things celebrity—and as such, is without a doubt my favorite U.S. city (sorry New York!). You can hardly hit up a Starbucks in L.A. without tripping over someone who's had their 15 minutes or more. Suffice it to say, tracking down this handful of celebs—with a little help from my West Coast accomplice—was like a walk in the park.


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10/2: During an event at Sonny McLean's—a Santa Monica Irish pub with an affinity for all Boston-based sports teams—a few patrons were lucky enough to be waited on by none other than Megan Fox. She was the surprise celebrity bartender. The celeb that was actually scheduled to be there? Brian Austin Green.

10/3: An unexpected pair, Tila Tequila and Meghan McCain were seen dining at the see-and-be-seen über celeb hangout, Mr. Chow. Oh, to have been able to catch even a snippet of that conversation!

10/4: Jennifer Coolidge was spotted supporting local farmers, artisans and bakers at the Hollywood Farmers' Market, one of the dozens of certified open-air street markets in the city.

10/5: David Spade took the night off at The Grove Movie Theater with his dad at his side. Flick of the night? The Invention of Lying.

10/12: Mary Murphy, everyone's favorite screaming judge of So You Think You Can Dance? fame stopped by RockSugar, a pan-Asian restaurant in Century City. I was hoping to hear she'd ordered something—anything—with a tamale (bonus points if you get that joke), but alas, Mary was there for her dessert of choice: banana custard cake.

Which city will I cover next? Paris? Maybe London? Have you seen any celebs while out and about in either of these cities? I'd love to hear about it! E-mail me at TLFeedback@aexp.com. (Be sure to include "Celeb-Spotting" in the subject!)

Joshua Pramis is an online associate editor at Travel + Leisure.

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