Six Men in the City
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LEFT: Brett Ratner; RIGHT: Sushi Park.
Known for his colorful personality, Brett is a prominent music-video and feature director of such films as X-Men: The Last Stand, Money Talks and the Rush Hour franchise. His favorite restaurant in LA is Sushi Park on Sunset. This tiny sushi bar has great service and the best traditional sushi around. Don’t try to order a California or spicytuna roll here. Be sure to make a reservation. Sushi Park, 8539 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-652-0523
LEFT: Robert Luketic; RIGHT: Confederacy.
We’ve known Rob for years, and he is one of the nicest and most talented directors in town. Robert has directed films such as The Ugly Truth, 21, Monster-in-Law and the megahit Legally Blonde. When Rob isn’t working, he likes to hang out at his favorite shop, Confederacy. It’s a cool, laid-back store that features hard-to-find, original pieces by emerging and established American and international designers. Confederacy, 4661 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 323-913-3040; shopconfederacy.com
LEFT: J.J. Abrams; RIGHT: Blue Plate Oysterette.
J.J. Abrams is a triple threat. He’s the megasuccessful producer, writer and director behind many of our favorite films and television shows, such as Star Trek, Alias and Lost. J.J.’s favorite place to grab a bite to eat is the new Blue Plate Oysterette on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. This is the perfect spot to people-watch while enjoying a cold beer and a bucket of fresh, raw oysters. Sit under the awning and enjoy the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Blue Plate Oysterette, 1355 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310-576-3474; blueplatesantamonica.com/bpo
PHOTOGRAPHS BY WIREIMAGE.COM (HEADHOTS); TERRIUS KIM (BLUE PLATE)
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.