Juliette Lewis Reveals Her California Haunts

The actor, singer and lifelong Angeleno shares her Golden State musts



You can catch Juliette Lewis in season two of Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones, out now; the film Breaking News in Yuba County, out later this year; and HBO’s upcoming 2020 limited series I Know This Much Is True. Here, she dishes on some of her favorite places and pastimes when she’s not on set.


Where do you live?
Hollywood Hills, near Universal Studios.

Where did you grow up?
I was born in Los Feliz and lived in Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. There’s a diversity of landscape in and around L.A. that I love.

Favorite hike?
The Ranch retreat’s four-day program. They take you on all these amazing hikes, including Solstice Canyon in Malibu.


Favorite beach?
Venice. It’s urban, groovy, but really arty. You can feel the bustle and creativity.


Favorite getaway?
Santa Barbara, Ojai, Laguna Beach, Palm Springs and Joshua Tree, which is like Venice but in the desert.

Favorite coffee shop?
The Coffee Roaster, a mom-and-pop cafe in Sherman Oaks. They’re super into their coffee. And The Butcher’s Daughter in Venice. I go there for breakfast a lot with my guy [Brad Wilk].


Favorite restaurant?
La Loggia in Studio City for pasta and branzino. And Fig & Olive on Melrose Place for the cheese and charcuterie board with bread and olive oils (their specialty).

Favorite record store?
Freakbeat Records in the Valley is a smaller boutique store that’s been around for a long time.

Favorite theater?
The El Rey and The Fonda theaters have great sound — I have played both. And Largo at the Coronet, where I’ve seen Russell Brand, Bill Burr and Sarah Silverman.

Favorite gallery?
Morán Morán on La Cienega.

Last exhibit you saw that impressed you?
My friend Billy Morrison’s art show pop-up. His stuff is super “now.”

Where do you shop?
Isabel Marant, Marc Jacobs and Rachel Comey — all on Melrose Place — and I also love Michelle Mason and Christian Siriano. For vintage, I go to Crossroads and Wasteland.


Favorite daytime outing?
Makers Mess in Silver Lake — it is the funnest little arts and crafts place where adults can be creative, with everything from embroidery classes to wreath-making workshops.


Where do you work out?
I jokingly — but very seriously — say I’m a disciple of Barry’s Bootcamp. I never regret going, no matter how tired I am.

What are you reading?
Autobiographies. Right now the best ones are Acid for the Children by Flea and Face It by Debbie Harry.


Feature image: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK. Photo by Pablo Heimplatz/Unsplash.


This story originally appeared in the March 2020 issue of C Magazine.

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