Smart design steals the show at four new California locales.
Venice Beach classic The Rose Cafe-Restaurant has emerged from a makeover by L.A.’s own Studio UNLTD as the neighborhood’s latest see-and-be-seen spot. Chef and partner Jason Neroni (Superba Snack Bar, Catch & Release) helms the stoves in the indoor/outdoor space, complete with a 40-foot bar, full market and bakery. rosecafevenice.com. • Freshly reimagined interiors by HD Buttercup Creative Director Heather Ashton at Tangata Restaurant echo the modern look of its home inside Orange County’s Bowers Museum. patinagroup.com. • Kelly Wearstler’s signature midcentury aesthetic sets the stage for chef Michael Hung’s (Faith & Flower) refined Continental cuisine at Viviane, the new poolside dining experience at Beverly Hills’ Avalon Hotel. vivianerestaurant.com. • At Sunset Strip’s Estrella, L.A. design darlings at Studio Collective have channeled a cozy Laurel Canyon vibe (including a romantic landscaped terrace), serving as the backdrop for tasty seasonal meals by Top Chef alum Dakota Weiss. estrellasunset.com.
Written by Lesley McKenzie and Danielle Dimeglio.