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L.A. Story Spotlight: Masi Oka

04/08/2014

Los Angeles Magazine

Interviewed by Izumi Hasegawa

Actor Masi Oka is best known for his role as Hiro Nakamura in the TV series Heroes - fans still remember the comic book geek’s cry of “Yatta!” (meaning “I did it!” or “Great!” in Japanese). Oka currently stars as Dr. Max Bergman on Hawaii Five-0. A native of Tokyo, Oka moved to Los Angeles when he was six years old and considers himself an Angeleno.

One of Oka's favorite things to do in L.A. is go for a drive on Mulholland Drive: "We used to take Mulholland Drive to my elementary school, so it’s very nostalgic. I love it because you get to see the beauty of L.A.’s north and south sides. At night, it’s the most beautiful view you can get. Griffith Park and the Getty Museum are staples, but Mulholland Drive for me was always very romantic. Put the music on and drive around and go on a date." Read on for more of Masi Oka's favorite L.A. restaurants and activities.

Lubov Azria's Picks for dineLA's Restaurant Week

01/13/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Lubov Azria is the Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP. Established in 1989 in Los Angeles by Founder and CEO Max Azria, BCBGMAXAZRIA is recognized globally for its high-quality, chic and sophisticated offerings. Lubov joined the company as a designer in 1991 and was named Creative Director in 1996. During Lubov’s tenure, the BCBGMAXAZRIA brand has evolved from an emerging contemporary line to one of America's leading design houses, with collections that include evening dresses, denim, outerwear, footwear, swimwear, handbags and small leather goods. In recognition of her accomplishments as a designer and creative leader, Lubov was inducted into the CFDA in 2010. 

In honor of dineLA’s Winter 2014 Restaurant Week, Lubov Azria picks some of her favorites, ranging from casual dining to high end restaurants.

My LA to Z: Steve Aoki

11/22/2013

Los Angeles Magazine

Interviewed by Jenna Maxfield

The Grammy-nominated producer and founder of Dim Mak Records says his "heart is LA." Here, he tells us where to score classic vinyl, "legendary" juices and the best sushi on the planet.

Joe Mantegna's Los Angeles

11/04/2013

Joe Mantegna

Known for his over 200 film & television appearances, including Searching for Bobby Fischer, the Godfather Part 3, Joan of Arcadia and Criminal Minds, Chicago-born actor Joe Mantegna now lives & works in LA and shares his favorite spots around town, from where to get the best ocean views to the place that boasts the best pastrami sandwich in town.

My LA to Z: Eli Roth

10/14/2013

Los Angeles Magazine

Interviewed by Marielle Wakim

The self-described "party-time psychopath" exposes some of LA's best kept secrets - we're talking pancakes and a video store that might just have that weird DVD you've been searching for.

My LA to Z: Benjamin Bratt

08/21/2013

Los Angeles Magazine

The San Francisco raised actor on the local beach that changed his life, and the Italian spot he takes his wife for kid-free dates.

My LA to Z: Ludo Lefebvre

08/21/2013

Los Angeles Magazine

The French celebrity chef behind pop-up sensation LudoBites reveals his local surf spot, and the L.A. institution where he takes his wife for a double order of spicy penne with langoustines.

My LA to Z: Peter Farrelly

08/21/2013

Los Angeles Magazine

Interviewed by Rachel Aragon

The Ojai resident (you likely recognize his name from such hits as Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary) reveals his favorite things in L.A., including the chicken dish he swears will cure every ailment you've got.