Essential La

Hieu Huynh

TV Producer, Food Lover

Hollywood Farmer's Market

Best food stalls hands down! Freshly made Pai Thai for 4 bucks, horchatta and pupusas, and Mediterranean plates, watermelon aqua fresca....

Hollywood Farmer's Market

Barnsdell Art Park

Located in LA's hip Los Feliz neighborhood, great park to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, plus a free art gallery housed in a Frank Lloyd Wright cool is that?! Don't miss the panoramic views of the Griffith observatory on one side and DTLA on the other

Essential La


A superstar of the LA culinary scene, Animal is where LA food royality get their decadent poutine and chicken and waffles on. Not for the faint of heart, come hungry and ready to chowdown on pig ears and bacon

The Standard, Downtown LA

Quintessential LA hotspot

The Edison

One of LA's top "speakeasy-style" lounges, beautifully designed with warm leather and contain traces of the original Edison Light Bulbs

I would stay at: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

My go-to hotel in Hollywood. From the spanish tiles to the warm dark woods, the Roosevelt screams old Hollywood Glamour