Bret Easton Ellis' Story
Do you have a favorite spot in LA?
The Village Theatre in Westwood
Is there a gadget you must always have with you?
I’m really getting into my iPad, but I’d have to say it’s still my iPhone.
Who is your favorite clothing designer?
Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders is a good friend, and I get what he’s doing. As far as to wear, James Perse. I also love my Persol reading glasses—they’re a huge step up from what I had been getting at CVS.
Is there a place you always go to write?
Which books are currently on your nightstand?
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy, Mergers and Acquisitions by Dana Vachon, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz, The Nashville Chronicles: The Making of Robert Altman’s Masterpiece by Jan Stuart
What are you listening to on your iPod?
High Violet by The National is the best record I’ve heard in a year. It’s the only thing I’ve listened to on the Imperial Bedrooms book tour.
If someone gave you $10,000, how would you spend it?
Really good tequila and massages
Where is your ideal vacation destination?
My book tours are so intense it’s rare I’ll take a vacation anywhere more than a few hours away. I love a few days in Palm Springs.
What’s your preferred method of transportation?
A car with a driver
Do you have a favorite hotel?
I just stayed at Luton Hoo in England, which is a very cool place.
What’s your preferred Los Angeles neighborhood?
The Beverly Hills/West Hollywood area where I live, but I’m getting better about going to places both west of the 405 and east of Highland.
What are your favorite restaurants in LA?
The Tower Bar, Soho House West Hollywood, Chateau Marmont and Comme Ça. The best meal I’ve had all year was at Bistro LQ. A friend was actually taking me to dinner, but I thought the place was so great I ended up treating.
Is there a motto you live by?
Make friends with death.