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Friday, January 1, 2016

Jennifer Meyer Maguire divulges her L.A. secrets

Jennifer Meyer Maguire is a Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani alumna, who struck out on her own to create an uber-popular jewelry brand, Jennifer Meyer Jewelry. Fans of the brand got a special treat this past fall when, in celebration of 10 years of partnership with Barneys, Maguire expanded into clothing with a capsule collection called Barneys New York XO Jennifer Meyer. As if her laid-back chic style and creative chops weren’t enviable enough, she is also a mom of two beautiful children, and—minor detail—she’s married to Spider-Man. Well, technically she’s married to Tobey Maguire, but that’s pretty cool, too.

Take her advice

There are so many amazing places to stay in L.A.! The Chateau Marmont is right in the center of everything and is old Hollywood in the most incredible way. Rumor has it there is a gorgeous hotel opening up next to Nobu in Malibu. I can only imagine how wonderful that will be, especially since I grew up in Malibu. The Sunset Tower has beautiful rooms and the best bar. You also can’t go wrong staying at the Peninsula! 

Coastal style

Los Angeles is such a huge part of who I’ve becomemy style, designs and overall attitude. There’s the perfect balance of working hard and being laid-back. I’ve been living in my Barneys New York XO Jennifer Meyer collectionthe perfect dresses, cozy sweaters and denim jacket! I live in my Superga sneakers all day and I throw on a great pair of heels to go out at night.

Take it from an Angeleno

Born and raised in L.A., I’m a Cali girl through and through. You have everything, from the mountains to the ocean. We’re so lucky to have the best of nature and the culture of a big citythere’s so much going on right now with art and fashion. Of course, the thing that I love the most about living in Los Angeles is that all of my favorite peoplefamily and friendslive here!

Jen’s seal of approval

Driving along the Pacific Coast Highway on a sunny day is one of my favorite things to do in L.A. It’s the perfect way to see the city, listen to great music, and of course stop somewhere on the coast for an amazing meal. I love taking the kids to Malibu Farm Caféit has  the most delicious food and the most gorgeous view!

The Broad Museum just opened Downtown, and it’s amazing! They have the most insane collection of art, and it’s the perfect place to spend the day with my kids. We love going to Little

Tokyo for the excellent sushi, and we stop in every shop.

Perfect day prescriptive

I love starting the day on Abbot Kinney for brunch and amazing shopping. Abbot Kinney is close to the beach, so if it’s a gorgeous day (which it usually is) I take the kids bike riding on the Santa Monica beach bike path. If I have enough energy, we’ll head over to the Santa Monica Pier and ride the Ferris wheelit puts a smile on all our faces. For dinner, I absolutely love Casa Vega. They have the best margaritas and authentic Mexican food. 

I can’t live without . . .

My charm necklacesthey bring me good luck and protection wherever I go. And of course, my kids! 


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