MY CITY

LOS ANGELES

CHARLIE VILLIERS

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 and produced in Porto, Portugal, their boxer briefs are made using a sustainable, eco-friendly blend of micro  modal and 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, and the Liberty print tab inspired by a pocket square.

Charlie splits his time between London and 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 (WEHO)

Fusion food

Started by chef Kris Yenbamroong, this restaurant in Weho describes its vibe as 'California chill meets Bangkok  frenzy', melding old school Thai with 90s Asian-fusion influences. - "Loud and fun vibe, good for groups and great food. This is a perfect 'go-to' spot, with locations in Silverlake and Venice as well."

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CAFÉ STELLA

Low-key bistro

A bustling neighbourhood French bistro boasting a "great location, lovely food and friendly staff." Charlie's tip? "Make sure you grab a cocktail before and stay for a  nightcap after, as the bar is well worth visiting."

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HINANO CAFÉ

The perfect beach bar

This local bar has been serving tasty burgers and ice cold beers just steps  away from Venice Beach pier since 1962. - "Beach bar vibes complete with saw dust on the floor, live music, pool tables and no spirits available. As close to a 'local' as you are going to get and perfect because of it. The best bar in Venice."

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LOS LEONES CANYON TRAILHEAD

Ocean views

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."

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THE LANDMARK

Slick screenings

This sophisticated cinema complex  in the Westside Pavilion offers 12-state-of-the-art auditoriums and an upscale lounge. - "A good bar, better snacks and a slightly older audience than your regular AMC cinemas, The Landmark is the best setting to watch any new movie."

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Check out the Lucky Pants website for their upcoming  new designs and a soon-to-drop women's range. And you can grab your very own pair of Lucky Pants while you're there.

Follow Lucky Pants on Instagram:

@theluckypants

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All photos are copyright 51 Squared B.V. except: Portrait (Image courtesy of Charlie Villiers);  This feature was not paid for in any way.

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