Los Angeles, United States
Elena, 34
Film Producer & Fitness Buff
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a Film Producer and a huge fitness enthusiast simply because I love movies and food;)

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Kings Of Leon - Closer, Barry White - Just the way you are, The Roots and Erykah Badu - You got me, Fugees - Ready or not

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Breaking Bad, Modern Family

Name some spots in Los Angeles that are good for a Tinder date.

Food Truck Friday on Abbot Kinney (every first Friday of every month), The Bungalow in Santa Monica, The Dark Room in WeHo

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Any nice little store on Abbot Kinney in Venice, really.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Not a huge fan of DTLA

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Tanning unfortunately😂

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Los Angeles and where did you get it?

All food at Food Shop LA events. They are a team of professional chefs and food enthusiasts who cook every Friday-Sunday for their guests. Always at different locations. One menu only stays for a month.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Los Angeles that you particularly like?

No Name on Fairfax ave in West Hollywood sure is hidden. No vacancy (actually is on my list because it's worth visiting) and Dirty Laundry in the heart of Hollywood. The Nice Guy on La Cienega Blvd in West Hollywood.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Los Angeles? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Japanese restaurant Asanebo (former Michelin star) that's located in the Valley. They serve you the freshest of the freshest fish, it's considered to be one of the best sushi places for those who value an upscale experience, but I still cant call myself a real fan.

What restaurant in Los Angeles looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Authentic Italian place - Madeo.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Los Angeles? Which one do you like?

Here's looking at you. Real cocktail den. I like Tropical Medicine.

Where would you take your partner in Los Angeles if you wanted to really pamper them?

I have the best Thai masseuse ever - Annie. She works in a simple place BUT when she puts her hands on you, you feel real paradise vibes.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

All kinds of healthy things that you couldn't even imagined they exist. Mixes of spirulina-acai-non gmo-vegan-gluten free-coconut-lemongrass-superfood-hemp seeds-kale-etc-zero calories cookies😂 LA has it all. If you want to try stay healthy, you came to the right city. Something new surprises me still on a daily basis.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Los Angeles?

Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Really, there is not much to see. Don't feel weird when you don't recognize most of the names. It's crowded and loud.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Los Angeles?

Blue Heights. It's an overlook known by few. Maybe it's a good thing. Just ask me how to get there.

What are the Los Angeles spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Griffith Observatory. A. It's an amazing overlook over Los Angeles. B. If you are into movies, a very well known classical "Rebel without a cause"with James Dean was shot there. C. You can watch stars through famous Zeiss Telescope.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Los Angeles. How do you spend it?

Hopefully it's Sunday because I would sooo go to Malibu, tan like there's no tomorrow, have seafood lunch at the Paradise Cove and then come back to Venice to watch sunrise and old school roller skaters who changed my world on my 4th day in America. If you are not sure what free spirit is yet, it's there❤️

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?


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