Creative Director Gui Borchert's Travel Playbook includes tucked-away dining in Venice Beach; where to find the coldest beer; and sushi in Beverly Hills.

Bergamot Station Arts Centre

Art gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404, United States
Bergamot Station Arts Centre

"Favorite gallery… Bergamot Station."

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M*A*S*H Hike

State park
1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA 91302, United States
M*A*S*H Hike

"Hike to the original set of M*A*S*H, at Malibu Creek State Park. It's pretty cool."

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Angels Flight

Inclined railway station
350 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013, United States
Angels Flight

"There’s this silly little funicular train Downtown called Angels Flight. All it does is climb these steps to the top of a hill... And it’s across the street from Grand Central Market, so it’s worth crossing the street for."

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Superba Food + Bread, Venice

Californian restaurant
1900 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, United States
Superba Food + Bread, Venice

"We’re at Superba all the time, so I’d be lying if I didn’t pick it."

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Deus Emporium

Clothing store
1001 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, United States
Deus Emporium

"I’ll often bike to Deus on the corner of Venice and Lincoln. They make a mean flat white, everything on the walls looks amazing, the people are always super interesting."

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Urban Outlaw Compound

Garage
1317 Willow St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, United States
Urban Outlaw Compound

"Magnus Walker (also an expat) keeps his vintage Porsche collection in a pretty awesome garage near the Arts District."

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Gjelina

American restaurant
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, United States
Gjelina

"Gjelina is a great place to have a boozy lunch. Part of a great day in LA is to start drinking early, not too much, but just some wine or beer. And then once you get a good booze going maybe hit up a nice gallery."

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Gjusta

Bakery
320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291, United States
Gjusta

"Gjusta is one of my favorites. They have an incredible selection of everything that you can expect between smoked fish and all kinds of bakery items, and good coffee and juices. So I’d start the day there — hitting up a good breakfast spot."

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Nozawa Bar

Sushi restaurant
212 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, United States
Nozawa Bar

"The guy who started Sugarfish is an incredible sushi chef, and there's one that's kind of hidden inside of one of the locations, it's called Sushi Nozawa. You go through the whole restaurant, and through a door at the end, and he's there himself. It’s like the best sushi I've had in my life."

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The Cloverfield

American restaurant
3300 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
The Cloverfield

"A good friend of mine used to run pubs in London, and he decided to open one here, so you can go there, sit outside and let the kids run around while you enjoy some margaritas or beers. The Cloverfield has mastered the art of nearly freezing beer."

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Zinqué

French restaurant
1440 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, United States
Zinqué

"Zinqué is this French little place that's great outdoors, and they serve really cold beers. It's actually a place that people who live here in Venice might know, but it's so tucked away that people don't realize it's there."

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