Sydney-born Linda Marigliano has forged a cracking career as a presenter and music aficionado, as well as hosting her heartfelt podcast, Tough Love.

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Raffi’s Place

Restaurant
211 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205, United States
Raffi’s Place

"Drive to Raffi’s Place, which is a massive, bustling Mediterranean restaurant that is indoors, but it's made to look like it's outdoors. The service is impeccable. It's huge, filled with families eating their hearts out at any hour of the day. They do an incredible eggplant dip and incredible hummus, and this thing called the Tadig stew, where you bake beans on top of a layer of rice."

Linda MARIGLIANO

BCD Tofu House

Korean restaurant
3575 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, United States
BCD Tofu House

"In Koreatown, I'll go to a place called BCD Tofu House, which specializes in this Korean tofu soup and all of the Korean side dishes."

Linda MARIGLIANO

Huge Tree Pastry

Taiwanese restaurant
423 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754, United States
Huge Tree Pastry

"At a Taiwanese restaurant called Huge Tree Pastry, get one rice ball. It basically looks like a log burrito made of rice, and stuffed inside are the most incredible greens, pickled vegetables."

Linda MARIGLIANO

Mariscos Jalisco

Mexican restaurant
3040 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023, United States
Mariscos Jalisco

"There is a stunning, colorful taco truck called Mariscos Jalisco. They specialize in seafood tacos — in particular, a ceviche, and also these really special fried shrimp tacos that are so fucking sensational and addictive. You will order two, then you’ll probably go back and order another two, then you might even order another two."

Linda MARIGLIANO

Dayglow

Coffee shop
3206 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, United States
Dayglow

"My favorite café is a little hole-in-the-wall called Dayglow in West Hollywood. You can go there, pick up your perfect cup of coffee — perhaps an iced oat cortado, that's what I get. And then you sit outside — choose not to sit on the really hot aluminum benches, sit on the curb, because the streets are always really quiet."

Linda MARIGLIANO

Taverna Tony

Greek restaurant
23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265, United States
Taverna Tony

"Get a huge meal at this long-running Greek restaurant in Malibu called Taverna Tony. There's such satisfaction in doing this big hike and being a little bit dirty, and just turning up to a restaurant and knowing they're going to treat you as well as some celebrity that might walk in."

Linda MARIGLIANO

Malibu Creek State Park

State park
1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA 91302, United States
Malibu Creek State Park

"Doing the trek to Malibu, you just feel so remote. When I'm in Malibu Creek State Park, all I can see are the mountains and all I can hear are the trees and that beautiful sound of your sneakers crushing stones. It's so soothing when you are in a city that's going 24/7."

Linda MARIGLIANO

The Huntington

Tourist attraction
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108, United States
The Huntington

"There's an art museum that has a beautiful, permanent collection, and you can trot all around the botanical gardens… My two favorites are a Chinese garden and a Japanese garden."

Linda MARIGLIANO

Awan

Ice cream shop
866 Huntley Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States
Awan

"There is a fantastic gelato place that was started by a couple of Australians. It's called Awan. I choose blood orange with coconut, but maybe if you're feeling adventurous you can have the tortilla signature gelato they've been making lately."

Linda MARIGLIANO

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