The Assemblist Letter 43 - Hillary's Los Angeles Recommendations

With our LA show just around the corner we asked Hillary France, our co-founder and CEO, to highlight a few places to check out while in town. Whether you're taking a break between market appointments or want to experience LA through the eyes of a local be sure to explore her list of recommendations below!

Bestia, 2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021

This is a Brand Assembly favorite located in the Arts District of DTLA. It has the best of everything! The best pizza, the best pasta and most importantly, the best cocktails!! It is hard to get a reservation but if you go early you can snag a spot at the bar!

Abbot Kinney, 1507 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

One thing we love to do (if we have the time) is to do a little shopping. Usually we love to do a little run up and down Abbot Kinney. I always find some unique things at Principessa, Burro, and Skylark.

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Sugarfish, 600 W 7th Street, Suite 150 (Corner of 7th & South Grand) Los Angeles, CA 90017

Not to add another food-based stop to the list, but this chain sushi restaurant is the reason I do not eat sushi in New York! This place has the freshest sushi with the most subtle of seasoning. They eliminate any choices by giving you a set menu. No thinking and amazing sushi is the perfect combination, haha!

Illustrations by Magdalene Kan for The Assemblist

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