Kelsey Merritt’s Favorite L.A. Hotspots

Want to wine, dine and stay like a supermodel? You’re in luck.

When it comes to the best places in town for food, shopping, drinks and more, SI Swimsuit models know it all. So we asked them. They sent us their recommendations for food, drink, shopping and more and we’ve compiled it all in one place just for you. Don’t see your city? Stay tuned. But for now, let’s start with Kelsey Merritt and the City of Angels.

Chicest Hotel: Santa Monica Proper Hotel

“This is one of my favorite hotels in L.A. The interior was done by one of my favorite interior designers, Kelly Wearstler. She did an amazing job of showcasing the beautiful West Coast-vintage style that L.A. is known for. It also has an aesthetically pleasing gym...bonus points!”

Best Brunch in Town: Soho House Malibu

“I love going to Soho House in Malibu for their Sunday brunch. They have the best selection of breakfast and dessert. It’s also right in front of the ocean so you can hear the waves crashing while eating, always the most calming and serene thing to listen to in the background.”

Freshest Farmers Market: Brentwood Farmers Market

“This farmers market is my favorite! The flowers here are so cheap and you can find the freshest produce in the city.”

Top Notch Restaurants: Nobu, Genway, Felix, Baltaire, Honor Bar, Nice Guy and Jon & Vinny’s

“Some of my favorite restaurants are: Nobu Malibu for amazing Japanese food, vibe, and views. Genwa in Beverly Hills for incredible Korean BBQ. Felix in Venice for the best pasta; it’s hard to get a reservation at this one so make sure to book ahead. Baltaire in Brentwood for great steak. Honor Bar in Beverly Hills for the best crispy chicken sandwich. Nice Guy in West Hollywood and Jon & Vinny’s in Fairfax or Brentwood for great Italian food.”

Devine Drinks: Delilah

“This is one of the best spots for getting drinks in L.A. I love the vibe and every Sunday night they have jazz, one of my favorite things in the world.”

Alyssa Conroy