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Beauty Inc issue 04/12/2013

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.

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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

BAND: Radiohead

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

8825 Melrose Avenue; 310-274-8800

9634 Wilshire Boulevard; 310-275-4211

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.


414 North Camden Drive; 310-276-3106

MANICURIST: April Foreman or Ashlie Johnson

MASSEUSE: Karen Robinson 3

TRAINER: Core Fusion at Exhale Fairmont Miramar Hotel
101 Wilshire Boulevard; 310-319-3193