Jess Hart shows us her favorite spots

Hidden Gems: Los Angeles

Jess Hart in front of a red Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupé
Jess Hart in front of a red Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupé

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 12.7 - 12.3 l/100 km | CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 287 - 280 g/km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]

Australian model Jess Hart settled in the U.S. early in her career and now calls Los Angeles her home. Having explored every nook and cranny of the sprawling metro, Jess reveals her favorite spots.

“For me, the freedom of driving is such an integral part of the LA experience. Before moving here, I had this preconceived idea that it was a superficial place, I didn’t think there was very much depth or culture and everything was a little bit make-believe. But driving in the city has been really liberating, it’s allowed me to explore the different districts and neighborhoods, and to discover the real Los Angeles. In a vast city of endless options, you have to put in the time and effort to get to know it and really understand it.

Over the years, I’ve gotten to know the city through its roads, to understand its intricacies and complexities, and found the people and places that make it feel like home. The following are these trusted locations, the ones I return to time and time again, from the restaurants, to the brands I feel most connected to, this is my LA.”   

A red Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupé
A red Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupé

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 12.7 - 12.3 l/100 km | CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 287 - 280 g/km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 12.7 - 12.3 l/100 km | CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 287 - 280 g/km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]


GOOD ART HLYWD


Jewelry is a big part of my own personality, and also something that I love gifting to those closest to me. It’s almost like an armor or an extension of myself, so I’m very selective and will only buy and wear pieces that I know will be treasured and passed down for generations to come.

One of my favorite designers in the city is Good Art. Josh Warner, the founder, has such a unique way of turning an everyday object into a beautiful and wearable piece of art. At their studio adjacent to Downtown Los Angeles, I love watching the pieces come to life, from the initial designs to the foundry process. You get to see all of the love and craftsmanship that is poured into each piece, binding the artist and the jewelry together. There is something really powerful about getting to know a brand’s story in that way, and it makes wearing and gifting their designs that much more meaningful. Knowing the hands that made something, I believe that you carry a little bit of their energy and soul with you when you wear it.

Good Art Hlywd, 1014 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015


LECHUZA BEACH

The city has an always-on pace and I can start feeling quite restless and lost if I don’t take the time to be in nature. That’s when I head to the ocean to reconnect and find balance. We’re incredibly lucky in LA, bordered by one of the most beautiful stretches of California coastline.

Finding a quiet beach in LA isn’t always easy, so we usually escape the city and head out north on PCH towards Malibu’s shores. Lechuza Beach is off the beaten track, you have to get your past these incredible homes to get to the water. And it’s worth every bit of effort, it’s one of the most beautiful spots in the city and somedays it feels like you have the place to yourself. 

Lechuza Beach, 31712 Broad Beach Road, Malibu, CA 90265

Jess Hart and a lake in the background
Jess Hart and a lake in the background
Jess Hart with her partner and child
Jess Hart with her partner and child
A red Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupé
A red Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupé

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 12.7 - 12.3 l/100 km | CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 287 - 280 g/km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 12.7 - 12.3 l/100 km | CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 287 - 280 g/km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]


GREAT WHITE VENICE

We are so lucky with the food culture in LA, there is everything you could ever want and it’s a really creative culinary scene. I actually only became vegan once I moved out here, it was an easy decision because the city really caters to it and there is an abundance of plant-based options.  

Venice Beach is such an iconic LA location, from the Venice sign to its boardwalk and skatepark. It’s a vibey neighborhood full of color and character. Among all the hustle and bustle, Great White is an Aussie-run café that offers a sense of calm and retreat. It’s one of our favorite restaurants in the city. Their menu is seasonal and creative, and they focus on using organic, locally grown ingredients which is important to me. The diverse options make it a perfect destination for me and my friends.

Great White Venice, 1604 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles 90291

 

Jess Hart with her partner and child in her arms
Jess Hart with her partner and child in her arms
A red Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupé
A red Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupé

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 12.7 - 12.3 l/100 km | CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 287 - 280 g/km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 12.7 - 12.3 l/100 km | CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 287 - 280 g/km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]

Jess Hart with her partner in the restaurant
Jess Hart with her partner in the restaurant

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