THE BEST . . .
SCORING A TABLE NEXT TO TOM FORD
Tower Bar Restaurant
8358 Sunset Blvd.
When it comes to L.A.’s toughest reservation, your only chance is to impress maître d’ Dimitri Dimitrov. His taste runs toward elegant style, not trendy flash: While Ford and class acts like Anjelica Huston often hold court, Dimitrov reportedy gets perverse pleasure out of turning away the likes of Lindsay Lohan.
8500 Wilshire Blvd.
This laser center has a pop-in atmosphere: West Hollywood types slouched on couches, free wi-fi, and the Verve remixes on the stereo. From $39 per square inch per visit, Dr. Tattoff removes all manner of roses, tribal armbands, and, of course, lots and lots of names.
IRONIC SILK-SCREENED T-SHIRT OF THE MOMENT
1716 Silverlake Blvd.
At press time, the slacker must-have tee was Dangerous Breed’s ski iraq, $28 at A+R.
WAY TO FIT IN WITH THE LOCALS
150 S. La Brea Ave.
In the land of conspicuous denim consumption, you’ve simply got to have the right pair of jeans. Right now it’s about the super-skinny look—in black or gray. Go to American Rag for Earnest Sewn’s model-slim LC.87 Jean ($240), debuting in June, or Tsubi’s Jet Black SuperSkinny style ($215).
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