Smoky-voiced singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell is all up in the L.A. music scene. In addition to being a solo artist in her own right, with her album Artificial Fire coming out in early '09, the chanteuse plays with a band with Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond) and Inari George (The Bird and the Bee) called The Living Sisters and a pop band called The Grabs with Nigel Harrison, Blondie’s former bass player. Here is her guide to L.A...
My favorite place to eat in L.A. is... A.O.C. and Viet Noodle
My favorite place to party in L.A. is... my living room
My favorite store in L.A. is... Revival
My favorite celebrity in L.A. is... Johnny Depp
My favorite movie about L.A. is... Chinatown
My favorite street in L.A. is... Mulholland Drive
My favorite place to make love in L.A. is... my living room
My favorite thing about L.A. is... the space and the grit.
Photo by Jiro Schneider