Jacey Duprie gained a loyal following with Damsel in Dior, the lifestyle blog she launched in 2011. As the years went by, she got married—to real estate developer Grant Leavitt—and had a baby girl, and with that, her career path expanded. In addition to launching an exclusive-to-Nordstrom His & Hers clothing collection earlier this year, Duprie and Leavitt recently embarked on a new adventure: flipping homes. “I like to take bigger risks with home decor that I may not necessarily take with my wardrobe,” she says. “I’ll work with bolder colors and patterns. But it honestly depends on the space.” Here, the couple, who plan to add more L.A.- and Palm Springs-area homes to their portfolio this year, share their favorite spots across the city.
“One of our favorite things to do in L.A. over the summer is Cinespia. It’s the best outdoor experience and a great time with friends.”
“Highly Likely has a Brooklyn feel and is in West Adams, an up-and-coming area. There aren’t many places you can get a great bodega-style sandwich in L.A.”
“DTLA’s new Dover Street Market is off the beaten path and full of great brands that you can’t find everywhere else.”
“Roberta’s in Culver City is my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. I don’t love salads, but their Little Gem is next level.”
“I’ve been going to Mèche in Beverly Hills for years. It’s the best for top-notch hair stylists in L.A.”
“I’m a longtime lover of Heidi Merrick, and her quintessential DTLA store is in a great location.”
Photography by: cinespia photo by Kelly Lee Barrett/Cinespia | dover street market photo by Eric Staudenmaier | heidi merrick photo courtesy of the brand | highly likely photo by john von pamer | meche photo courtesy of the brand | portrait by Felicia Lasala | roberta’s photo by Brandon Harmon