Step into unexpected places of repose throughout Greater Los Angeles with the intriguing tour guide Rebecca Razo. A former Los Angeles City police officer-turned-writer raconteur, she revivifies her vision – and ours – of what this one-off megalopolis can be. The tonic havens from hectic haze that she discovers in Quiet Los Angeles are variously fun, mysterious, opulent and novel. Hint: One of the spots she chose is Chevalier’s! Take a dip with us on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m.
Following from Quiet London, Paris and New York, comes Los Angeles, the next in the series discovering quiet places in the midst of some of the busiest cities in the world. But Rebecca Razo decided she wouldn’t do our city justice without including the 4,750 square miles that make up the whole of L.A. County. Her enticing jaunt takes us from a 1910 Renaissance Beaux-Art mansion in South L.A. that once belonged to Busby Berkeley – to La Strada, a downhome Italian spot in Long Beach – and on to Downtown where a treasury of rare books thrives in an untouched vintage shop. These guides offer both visitors and locals a chance to enjoy the tranquil side of lively cities and to amble upon places off the beaten track. Included are more than 120 quiet places to meet, drink, dine, sleep, read or wander. There are evocative photographs and a short description for each location, with thorough travel, access and contact details.
Born and raised in Southern California, REBECCA RAZO has been a writer and editor for more than 16 years, covering everything from art and literature to design and wellness. A former Los Angeles City employee for nearly a decade, Rebecca loves L.A. for its rich heritage, as well as its cultural and geographical diversity, which are best experienced through its myriad quiet locales. For more information, visit www.rebeccarazo.com.