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.”