Stylist Petra Flannery Shares Her California Musts

The Bay Area native, and stylist to the likes of Emma Stone and Amy Adams, shouts out her Golden State favorites

As told to MARIE LOOK


What’s your neighborhood?
Coldwater Canyon. It’s pine tree-lined, very cinematic and there’s a great mini track in the park for exercise.

Favorite hike?
Mount Tamalpais. I grew up in Mill Valley. You don’t realize how lush everything is until you go back.

Favorite beach?
Paradise Cove is so tucked away and it feels like you could be somewhere else.

Favorite getaway?
Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club. Even though it’s been around so long, it still feels modern.

Go-to restaurant?
Locanda Portofino in Santa Monica for the the penne alla vodka.

Favorite cocktail?
The Tower Bar has this great drink, The Tower Smash, it’s a tequila drink with a little jalapeno.

Favorite market?
Bryan’s Grocery in San Francisco’s Laurel Village. I’m biased because it’s my dad’s market.

Favorite museum?
I love the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Last show that impressed you?
Guy Bourdin [2018] at Milk Studios. Also “Icons of Style” at the Getty Center.

Favorite vineyard?
The Altamura winery in Napa has great red wines.

Where do you take visiting friends?
The Fountain Coffee Room at The Beverly Hills Hotel. It’s fun and interactive, almost like theater.

What do you wear by day?
High-waisted jeans by Khaite or The Row, a Brock Collection cashmere sweater, Celine sneakers and a crocodile belt.

What do you wear by night?
I love black Valentino pants with a killer Saint Laurent or Chanel heel.

Favorite boutiques?
Mameg. You have to walk through Maison Margiela on Santa Monica Boulevard to get to it. It has European designers and things you wouldn’t typically see. Also, RTH on La Cienega Boulevard has custom pieces, like denim reworked and belt buckles that feel a little bit Western.

Favorite sunglasses?
A modern cat-eye — a black pair by Thierry Lasry or Cutler and Gross. They’re simple in style.

Favorite drive?
Up north, the road to Stinson Beach — it’s beautiful, coastal and winding. It feels like home.


Feature image: PETRA FLANNERY. Photo by Naj Jamal.


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

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