From L.A.’s Alma to Lotusland in Montecito, this is where you can find the fashion duo spending quality time in the Golden State
Snapshots of the Golden State, as seen through the eyes of its biggests fans: Justin Kern & Stephanie Danan
The L.A.-based power couple behind ready-to-wear label co takes cues from their backgrounds in film (Justin Kern is a former screenwriter; Stephanie Danan was a producer) as well as the West Coast’s cinematic past when designing the polished, easy pieces that comprise their 6-year-old brand. “We’re drawn to California’s long line of eccentric personalities who’ve come here to create their own unique worlds,” says Kern. “It’s a history that is an endless source of creative inspiration.” co-collections.com.
“Lotusland is one of those places that feels uniquely Californian. It’s equal parts outsider art and botanical garden.” —Justin
Cold Springs Rd., Montecito, 805-969-9990; lotusland.org.
“A’maree’s is a West Coast fashion institution, from the soaring windows overlooking Newport Harbor to the warm hospitality of sisters Dawn Klohs and Denise Schaefer.” —Stephanie
2241 West Coast Hwy., N.B., 949-642-4423; amarees.com.
“If I’m ever in Hollywood with an hour to kill, I inevitably wind up at Galerie Half, browsing the museum-worthy furniture and objects like these Le Corbusier chairs from Chandigarh.” —Justin
6911 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323-424-3866; galeriehalf.com.
“Tony Duquette has been a longtime inspiration of ours, and we were fortunate to be able to throw a dinner at his Dawnridge estate in Beverly Hills.” —Justin
“I love Alma not just because Ari Taymor is a James Beard-nominated chef, but because he and partner Ashleigh Parsons have used the restaurant as a much-needed meeting place on social issues from Standing Rock to their nonprofit, Alma Community Outreach.” —Stephanie
8300 Sunset Blvd., W.H., 323-822-3131; alma-la.com.
Edited by LINDSAY KINDELON