This week, Whitewaller Los Angeles launches for Art Los Angeles Contemporary (January 25—28). To help guide you to the best spots in town—where you can eat, drink, see art, and relax at, we hear from a group of insiders. First up, architect and founder of wHY, Kulapat Yantrasast.
WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
My happy place would absolutely be Destroyer in Culver City. I plan my days so I can benefit from breakfasts and lunches here; Jordan Kahn and his team there are wise and wholesome, and the food reflects that integrity. As to sips, definitely The Tower Bar at Sunset Tower—so popular, I know, but there is still nothing like it.
WHERE TO SEE ART
The Wilshire Cultural Corridor, as I call it, is where you’ll find me on most weekends, in awe and inspired by artworks. From the vibrant Hammer Museum to LACMA, on to the new Marciano Art Foundation, and further to DTLA. Art galleries like Sprüth Magers, Matthew Marks, Regen Projects, and David Kordansky Gallery, too.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
I live in Venice Beach, so the ocean and the Venice Boardwalk are my playgrounds. Nature is naturally the source of relaxation, but you’d be surprised by the exciting and eccentric people I meet on the beach and what I learn. I guess I was right to move to L.A. not to be bored!