Listen Up: L.A. Picks and Costuming The Get Down!
Our alternate title for this was “The Hollywood Episode,” and it’s just as entertaining as that time Carrie Bradshaw went to Los Angeles and hooked up with Vince Vaughn. First up, Claire and Erica’s guide to the best of Westside L.A. Then costume designer Jeriana San Juan tells us alllll about her crazy dream gig working on The Get Down—the show everybody’s going to be talking about the moment it debuts on Netflix on August 12th!
P.S. You have two weeks left to read our newest #ReadingThings book club pick, Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie. We’re discussing it 8/15, so get to it!
On our very favorite things about L.A.’s Westside...
- To do: Olive & June for manicures, The Now for massages that start at $35 for 25 minutes, the Brentwood Farmer's Market, Santa Monica beach for running, Lower Canyonback Trail for hiking, and The Getty Center.
- To eat: Sugarfish for sushi, Tacos Punta Cabras for scallop tacos, Rose Cafe for outdoor dining and good vibes, Night + Market for Thai street food with excellent wine pairings, Café Gratitude for a VERY L.A. vegan experience, and Gracias Madre for Mexican vegan food with some pretty impressive faux cheese.
- To have meetings: Both Palihouse hotels, Tavern and Soho House West Hollywood for stellar people-watching, and Sweet Rose Creamery at Brentwood Country Mart for ice-cream-eating and eavesdropping on fancy teens.
- Most importantly: Stream the first six episodes of the show on Netflix come August 12th!
- Read the history of Harlem designer Dapper Dan and the New York crew that only wears Ralph Lauren.
- If you don’t know Grandmaster Flash—well, now you know.
- You can buy your own pair of recently re-issued Pro-Keds!
- Check out the work of photographers Joe Conzo and Jamel Shabazz, who documented the era.
- For more of Jeriana’s work, watch FX’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, currently in its second season!
Our intro music, “Butterfield East,” is written and performed by The Soulful Saints, and we have Julia Alsop to thank for our sound-engineering. Want more, more, more L.A.? Here’s how to get into the city’s museum scene.