Lily Aldridge Shares Her Golden State Musts

The California-bred model and newly minted perfumer shares her guide to West Coast living



Where did you grow up? 
Dixie Canyon in Sherman Oaks. (My daughter’s name is Dixie!)

Favorite California scent? 
Churros at Disneyland. They remind me of so many great childhood memories.

Favorite beach? 
Laguna Beach. My family and I would go there for every Fourth of July growing up.


Favorite retreat? 
Santa Barbara is the perfect getaway.

Favorite hotel? 
Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood — it’s my home away from home. The bar in the back [Bar 1200] is so pretty and relaxed.

Favorite drink? 
Casa Dragones Blanco tequila with soda and extra lime.

Favorite restaurant? 
Sushi Park in West Hollywood. I love the omakase.

Favorite market? 
The crepe stand at The Original Farmers Market at The Grove. Yum!

Favorite California wine? 
Screaming Eagle is pretty special.


Where do you take visiting friends? 
The courtyard at Chateau Marmont for dinner and drinks.

Favorite museum? 
I’ve always loved the Getty Center. The views are incredible.

What’s your daily uniform? 
Isabel Marant and Levi’s; The Row.


Ray-Ban Wayfarers and Celine.

What’s in your makeup bag?
RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up; Marc Jacobs mascara; Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil.

Favorite skincare products? 
I love Tata Harper’s Repairative moisturizer. I started using it when I was pregnant since it’s all-natural and haven’t stopped. I also love the 111Skin Sub-Zero De-Puffing eye mask. I travel so much and always have these on the plane.


What perfume are you wearing?
Haven by Lily Aldridge Parfums. It’s my first scent and is inspired by my home and garden.

Favorite candle? 
Byredo Burning Rose.


Go-to facialist? 
Shani Darden. She makes my skin flawless and glowing.

Favorite spa? 
Beverly Hot Springs in East Hollywood. You leave feeling squeaky clean.


Feature image: The MISSION ROSE GARDEN in Santa Barbara. Photo by Ron and Patty Thomas/iStock.


This story originally appeared in the November 2019 issue of C Magazine.

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