I moved to LA for the weather (one of the few not in the industry). So when East Coasters complain about trudging through the snow, sleet, and slush, I half listen…sorry. I’m too busy deciding where to soak up the sun at some of L.A.’s outdoor patios. Here are three of the best!
Inn At The Seventh Ray
This is a hidden gem of Topanga canyon where the food is locally sourced, the wine list is biodynamic, and the gardens are unbelievable. It’s romantic by candlelight, but come here with friends to experience the best Cali has to offer. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd.; 310.455.1311 128
The Little Door
Want to get out of hustle and bustle? Duck into The Little Door and you’ll feel like you’ve just been transported to Morocco. Yes, the food is great, but it’s the sexy outdoor garden dining area that will keep you coming back for more. 8164 W 3rd St., West Hollywood; 323.951.1210
Usually populated with a major singer here and there, or a rising star or supermodel in town for work, the Polo Lounge oozes old Hollywood. Enjoy their McCarthy Salad this “see and be seen” spot. 9641 Sunset Blvd.; 310.887.2777