CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Celebrating our September issue with our cover stars Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy, and our publisher, Alison Miller; Spending time with two of my favorite publicists, Megan Sekkas and Brittany Pearce; At our pre-Emmys partywith Gilt City’s Matt Davis, LAC’s online market editor Michelle Ward and Community Collection’s Brooks Cook
When I went away to college, and my parents took me from my childhood home in Toledo, Ohio, to Boulder, Colorado, we went to Target to stock my dorm room with all the freshman-year necessities every bright-eyed, scared-to-death young coed needs. As we were walking out of the Target in the idyllic mountain town, we were greeted by the most stunning view of the mountains I had ever seen. Yes, even strip malls have spectacular scenery in this neck of Colorado. I remember my mother saying to me—half kiddingly—“If you ever, ever take that view for granted, I will fly out here and bring you home. Remember where you came from. It doesn’t look like this.” I never forgot how special that view was; I never took it for granted for even one moment, my mother’s words ringing loud and clear in my head.
I don’t live in Colorado anymore, and yet I still hold that sentiment close to my heart, determined to never take for granted what Los Angeles has to offer. There are moments when it overwhelms me how lucky I am to live here—when I’m heading down PCH and round a curve to see the deep-blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean come into clear, full view; when I turn down La Cienega off Sunset and see the lights of the city twinkling below; when I am driving through neighborhoods as varied as Beverly Hills or Silver Lake and see the endless options of restaurants, bars, galleries, and boutiques this city has to offer on any given day; and so many other times.
It’s with that sentiment we take on this magazine each month. We think Los Angeles never gets boring—there is always someone doing something new and fascinating to learn about (the high style-meets-philanthropy e-commerce site Community Collection); a new restaurant to be tried (Michael Voltaggio’s long-awaited Ink.); a new trend to be explored (Wild West-inspired fashions); and a new hero to be celebrated (the incomparable Eli Broad). There is no shortage of discoveries to be made. Turn the pages to find out about all these things and so much more. When you live in Los Angeles, life is never dull. We are very lucky.
Here’s to living in the best city in America,
SARI ANNE TUSCHMAN