Neighborhood Spotlight: L.A.’s Blissful Brentwood

Positioned on the coveted westside of Los Angeles, just this side of Santa Monica, Brentwood is a leafy suburban haven that backs up towards gorgeous canyons. Novelist Antoine Wilson and his spouse, Chrissy, have lived right here due to the fact 2005. With two little ones, family time is their principal concentrate. Other than when the surf ’s up. “I love Brentwood for the proximity to the seashore,” he says. And people canyons.

Antoine Wilson.

Wilson was born in Montreal but moved to Santa Monica in middle school. After heading to the College of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, “I discovered my way back again to L.A. for my spouse, Chrissy—and for browsing,” he suggests. “And after owning lived via winters in Iowa Town and Madison, Wisconsin, the greenery of Brentwood manufactured my eyeballs pop out.” Wilson’s 3rd novel, the literary thriller Mouth to Mouth, came out earlier this yr. The New York Occasions called Wilson “a beautiful author, pulling you in and compelling you to hold looking through.” He may well nicely use the very same word—powerful—to his favourite places in his community. —Lisa Rosen


Mandeville Canyon.

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“I enjoy to hike up Mandeville Canyon or Kenter Canyon,” he states. “There are tons of small secret and not-so-top secret spots in which you can really feel like you’re totally outside the house the town in considerably less than 15 minutes. That is seriously distinctive.” When their young children had been young, they loved Crestwood Hills Park (1000 Hanley Ave., 310.472.5233 ). “It has a good small playset. And it’s in a bowl, so you truly feel like you are actually surrounded by character, in a various planet.”

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The venerable, whitewashed Brentwood Nation Mart (225 26th St., 310.458.6682 ) is the beating coronary heart of Brentwood, “ironically positioned on the edge of city. I like going for walks to the Country Mart, and I just can’t wander via Diesel Bookstore (Suite 33, 310.576.9960) without shopping for a e book. For what appears to be like a little bookstore, it is exceptionally properly curated, and the team is the friendliest of any bookstore I’ve ever recognised.”

A several ways away in Brentwood Region Mart, Wilson suggests the pastries at Farmshop (Suite 25, 310.566.2400), primarily the cinnamon rolls. In the meantime, “my daughter is addicted to the rooster tacos at Frida Tacos (Suite 14, 310.395.9666), and I like their breakfast burrito.”


When it’s time for coffee, or at the very least the fixings, “I’ll prevent by Caffe Luxxe (11640 San Vicente Blvd., 310.394.2222) for some beans. I generally occur again to their Montenero beans. I audio like a espresso snob now. We’ve obtained the machine with the dial to get the proper force, but I will drink Jiffy Lube waiting-room conclude-of-the-day coffee also. I’m a gourmand.” He likes to camp out on the patio at Caffe Luxxe with a close friend “and remark on the passers-by.”

Sushi from Taiko.

Further more afield, “The New York Bagel Co. (11640 San Vicente Blvd., 310.820.1050)—not the chain—is my residence absent from house that is not the Place Mart. They have very very good bagels, and a delectable tuna fish patty with cornflakes, eggs, and sauteed onions in it. You will never find that in other places. I adore them. I adore the owners. I enjoy the full vibe.”

The relatives also enjoys Taiko (11677 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 302, 424.317.5238 ), “a Japanese soba restaurant in an old mini-mall termed Brentwood Gardens. It is informal and scrumptious, and the young ones like their tempura.”

In Brentwood Village, at Sunset and Barrington, an additional not-to-overlook is The Yogurt Shoppe (11726 Barrington Ct., 310.440.0088 ). “Their peanut butter frozen yogurt is off-the-charts insane. I was skeptical, but it’s brain-blowingly excellent.”

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