CHARLIE VILLIERS IS ONE OF THE 3 FOUNDERS OF 'LUCKY PANTS', AN UNDERWEAR BRAND THAT APPEALS TO THE SUPERSTITIOUS SIDE IN ALL OF US./
DESIGNED IN LONDON + PRODUCED IN PORTO, PORTUGAL, THEIR BOXER BRIEFS ARE MADE USING A SUSTAINABLE, ECO-FRIENDLY BLEND OF MICRO MODAL + ELASTANE./ THE STYLES ARE INSPIRED BY CLASSIC MEN'S TAILORING, WITH THE DOGTOOTH PATTERN WAISTBAND A NOD TO AN OLD HERITAGE DESIGN FROM SAVILLE ROW, + THE LIBERTY PRINT TAB INSPIRED BY A POCKET SQUARE./
CHARLIE SPLITS HIS TIME BETWEEN LONDON + LOS ANGELES, TWO CITIES THAT ARE VERY CLOSE TO HIS HEART./ WE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM TO FIND OUT SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES IN THE SUNNIER CLIMES OF LA...
NIGHT + MARKET
Started by chef Kris Yenbamroong, this Weho restaurant describes its vibe as 'California chill meets Bangkok frenzy', melding old school Thai with 90s Asian-fusion influences. - "Loud + fun vibe, good for groups + great food. This is a perfect 'go-to' spot, with locations in Silverlake + Venice as well."
A bustling neighbourhood French bistro boasting a "great location, lovely food + friendly staff." Charlie's tip? "Make sure you grab a cocktail before + stay for a nightcap after, as the bar is well worth visiting."
LOS LEONES CANYON TRAILHEAD
Charlie's favourite spot for hiking is the picturesque Los Leones Trail: - "Set just off the PCH this has a number of different trails to pick from depending on your mood, all with some stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. A place for the locals when all the tourists are walking up Runyon."
DISCOVER MORE AMAZING LOCALS
UNCOVER TOP PICKS + INSIDER TIPS FROM OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF INSP1RATIONAL LOCALS./ FROM CREATIVES + MUSICIANS, TO ENTREPRENEURS, WE MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE VERY FABRIC OF THE CITY. //
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