LOS ANGELES - MALIBU
If I could move to a beach place in America I would move to Malibu. I love the laid back feel with the glam shops and restaurants. Some of my favorites are:
Malibu Farm is right on the water. It is super casual but has amazing juices and food. ( I use their cookbook at home regularly). My fav thing on the menu are the fish taco’s. It is always great to sit outside. grab a Malibu cap and a cozy blanket and take in the fresh air and views.
The Malibu country mart is great for people watching and shopping my favorite place to eat while here is the casual Mexican/Cuban Cafe Habana (owned by Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. The taco’s are delicious and all the cocktails are made of my favorite Casamigos Tequila !
I stop at The SunLife Organics inside the country mart for an elixir and juice. Khalil Rafati started SunLife Organics after years living on skid row as a heroine addict a friend introduced him to juicing and superfoods. He has now completely changed his life around and built this business. His autobiography “I forgot to die” book is fascinating.
Nobu Malibu is my favorite Nobu in the world. It is important to book ahead but you can get a drink and the full menu at the bar. I love to sit outside and watched the waves and beautiful people. My favorite cocktail is the sake martini combined with the black cod with miso. If you want to make things easy book in next door at the new Nobu Hotel where you can order room service straight from the restaurant!
If you need a place to let the kids run wild, play lawn games and enjoy a glass of rose’ then head into the canyons to this family owned ranch for a day out in the sunshine. It has great bbq and live music. My kids always ask to go there when we are in town.
My favorite place to stay in Malibu with my family is the Surfrider. This complete redesign of the original 1950s-era motel has transformed The Surfrider into a contemporary boutique hotel. It has great food and the location is amazing . I love to have a cocktail on the roof deck and watch the sunset.