As founder and president of The Wall Group, Brooke Wall represents some of the world’s top hair, makeup and styling talent. No slouch in the chic department herself, the bicoastal beauty executive shares some of her favorite Los Angeles haunts.
AIRLINE: Virgin America. A modern, relaxed and friendly atmosphere where your pets can hang out at your feet. Feels like a living room in biz class!
BUSINESS TRAVEL CITY: Paris. I can work and play in the prettiest city on the planet, and I always love Karl’s surprise theme at the Chanel shows.
CLOTHING STORE/BUSINESS: Barneys in Beverly Hills. Chrys Wong always helps me. She has a great eye and no-nonsense approach, which I appreciate since my time is limited. 9570 Wilshire Boulevard; 310-276-4400
DRY CLEANER: Brown’s Cleaners. Pricey, but great attention to detail. 1223 Montana Avenue; 310-451-8531
MOBILE DEVICE: iPhone 5S and Blackberry Bold
RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS LUNCH: Chateau Marmont. I love lunching in the garden and they have the best french fries in L.A. 8221 Sunset Boulevard; 323-848-5908
RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS DINNER: Tower Bar at Sunset Tower Hotel. Cozy atmosphere, great view and I had my favorite dinner ever there with Catherine Deneuve (it was sorta business...) 8353 West Sunset Boulevard; 323-654-7100
APP: Jamie Oliver’s 20-Minute Meals
BAKERY: Joan’s on Third. I am obsessed with their French breakfast muffins, croissants and coconutcupcakes. 8350WestThird Street; 323-655-2285
BOOK: J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye and Wine and War by Donald Kladstrup.
CELEBRATION RESTAURANT: Osteria Mozza. If I’m celebrating, it has to involve Nancy Silverton’s burrata with caviar, orecchiette with bread crumbs, affogato and a bottle of Vespa Bianco. 6602 Melrose Avenue; 323-297-0100
CHAMPAGNE: Champagne Krug NV for breakfast; Jacques Selosse Substance for later in the day.
CHOCOLATIER: ChocoVivo.A unique bean-to-bar concept where you can handcraft your own pure chocolates. 1617 Abbot Kinney Boulevard; 310-463-7878
CLOTHING STORE/EVENING: Maxfield on Melrose 8825 Melrose Avenue; 310-274-8800
CLOTHING STORE/WEEKEND: Fred Segal on Melrose. 8118 Melrose Avenue; 323-651-1800
DINER: The Fountain Coffee Room at Beverly Hills Hotel. Epitome of Old Hollywood. I always run into friends at breakfast, and I love that you feel so pampered. No food request is ever denied! 9641 Sunset Boulevard; 310-281-2916
FLORIST: BotanyFlowers. The Brentwood Country Mart 225 26th Street, Suite 41; 310-394-0358
HIDEAWAY: San Ysidro Ranch. I love staying in Jackie O’s honeymoon suite. 900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara; 805-565-1995
STATIONER: Sugar Paper in the Brentwood Country Mart for invites, and Cartier in Beverly Hills for personal stationery. 225 26th Street, Suite 27; 310-451-7870. 370 North Rodeo Drive; 310-275-4272
VACATION SPOT: Castiglione del Bosco in Tuscany. A 5,000 acre resort in the beautiful hills of Tuscany. The most impeccable rooms. Amazing cooking school, gorgeous winery and close to the sweet little town of Pienza. castiglionedelbosco.com
HEALTH AND BEAUTY
DERMATOLOGIST: Dr. Raj Kanodia 414 North Camden Drive; 310-276-3106
MANICURIST: April Foreman or Ashlie Johnson thewallgroup.com
MASSEUSE: Karen Robinson 3 10-383-5612
TRAINER: Core Fusion at Exhale Fairmont Miramar Hotel 101 Wilshire Boulevard; 310-319-3193
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