Now In LA: 4 New Fall Spots to See

Laura Eckstein Jones and Claire Harper | October 16, 2020 | Food & Drink Lifestyle

From a sleek destination for high-speed cars to a vacation-ready restaurant pop-up, L.A.’s latest offerings are turning over a new leaf. Here are four new spots to see and things to do in Los Angeles this weekend.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF O’GARA WESTLAKE

JOY RIDE

3610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., ogaracoach.com

Luxury automotive group O’Gara Coach has planted roots in Thousand Oaks with the recent opening of its Lamborghini Westlake Village showroom. Housing Lambo’s sleek new releases of the Huracan, Urus and Aventador models, the 2,400-square-foot space, conveniently located right off the 101, turns all of your car fantasies into a reality. In the market for a new flashy whip? The showroom also boasts top models from brands like Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Genesis, Maserati and Rolls-Royce. –CH

PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

FEEL-GOOD FASHION

moca.org

“Making a mask to support MOCA was a no-brainer,” says Alex Israel, who contributed to a line of limited-production, artist-designed face coverings adorned with iconic works from MOCA’s catalogue—plus original art created exclusively for the initiative. “I want to encourage everyone to wear a mask in public, and if you wear mine, I hope you’re smiling under there!” adds the creative, who joins a group of nine others, including Virgil Abloh, Mark Grotjahn and the Andy Warhol Foundation. With all proceeds supporting the museum, wearing a mask can be a fashion, health and charitable statement all in one—talk about win-win-win. –CH

PHOTO: BY A ARON FEAVER

IN THE BAG

janessaleone.com

Known for her effortlessly chic hats worn by stylish men and women the world over—including Meghan Markle, who recently donned the Serena style when interviewing Gloria Steinem—Janessa Leone has added a new category to her repertoire: classic leather goods. Made from lightweight leather, the collection’s bags and belts are understated and effortless, meant to stand the test of time. “I am always looking for ways to simplify my routine and be more efficient with my time, so I try to design accessories that uncomplicate my lifestyle,” Leone explains. Although minimal in style, the pieces have a place for everything. The belt bag, for example, has specifically sized spots for a phone, wallet and mask, and is chic enough to wear day to night. “I wanted to offer a well-made catchall solution that would fit into my customer’s world,” Leone says, “and add value to their busy lives and wardrobes through purposeful design.” –LEJ

PHOTO: COURTESY OF OLIVETTA

TAKE IT OUTSIDE

9010 Melrose Ave., olivetta.la

Ever since she moved back to SoCal from London, where she starred in the Bravo series Ladies of London, Marissa Hermer—along with her husband, Matt—has made a splash on the L.A. restaurant scene, first with The Draycott at Palisades Village and then with Olivetta in West Hollywood. Now, in a pandemic-related pivot, Olivetta on Holiday has bowed at the La Peer Hotel. Downstairs, plush furniture has been set up poolside, where chef Michael Fiorelli’s inventive cuisine, including flavorful seasonal appetizers and crowd favorites—like radiatore Bolognese—are served in a sexy setting. Upstairs, expect woodfired pizzas, cocktails and a breathtaking view of the West Hollywood Hills. Delicious! –LEJ



Photography by: Courtesy of: O'Gara Westlake, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Aaron Feaver, Olivetta, Philip Macias, Richard Moriarty, Jason T. Conforti