9 Places You Might See a Celeb in L.A.
Without being, like, a stalker
You’re visiting Los Angeles and vibing on the sun, the shore and (with a little advance planning) the proximity to off-hours celebrities. Here are some of the spots you’ll want to keep your eyes open for maximum star wattage, in both the level of star quality and the stuttering flashbulbs of roving packs of paparazzi.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher: Staples Center
Whether it’s bemoaning the Lakers or cheering on the Clippers, Angelenos love their sports teams. (Even Kobe Bryant is a little starstruck.)
Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St.; 213-742-7100 or staplescenter.com
Jennifer Garner: Brentwood Farmers Market
In SoCal, farmers' markets are as much for people-watching as for stocking up on organic greens. Tip: Hit weekend markets in neighborhoods like Brentwood and Santa Monica (since they have a high concentration of stars’ homes).
741 Gretna Green Way, Brentwood; ccfm.com
Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner: Runyon Canyon
It’s a three-mile hiking loop with great views of Hollywood from the top of the hill. Bonus: You might also get to see known hikers Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and their dogs next to you on the trail.
2000 N. Fuller Ave.; or lamountains.com
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend: Craig's
This West Hollywood restaurant is the place to star-spot New Hollywood on Saturday nights, thanks to the charm of its owner, Craig Susser, the former maître d' of Dan Tana’s, the watering hole for Old Hollywood types. Order the honey-truffle chicken (it’s the house specialty).
8826 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; 310-276-8900 or craigs.la
Halle Berry: Fred Segal
This multi-level boutique is known for its eclectic mix of styles--and its famous clientele.
Melrose Avenue & Crescent Heights Boulevard; fredsegal.com
Selma Blair: Rodeo Drive
Kind of a no-brainer. But here’s a star-sighting tip: Lots of celebs, like Selma Blair, walk their own dogs, so keep your eyes open for the person on the other end of that cute four-legged creature.
Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills
Sarah Silverman: Largo at the Coronet Theatre
At this underground comedy and music spot in the middle of the design district, it’s hard to tell the audience members from the performers, since it’s a popular go-to for artists to support one another.
366 N. La Cienega Blvd.; 310-855-0350 or largo-la.com
Jessica Alba: WIlliams-Sonoma
Looks like we’re not the only one who regularly impulse-buys new spatulas.
Williams-Sonoma, 1600 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; 310-586-1018 or williams-sonoma.com