Discover a place to seek the beauty in every moment. In these modern studio, one, and two bedroom apartments at the center of L.A. arts and culture, inspiration is right outside your door. Here, amenities rich living meets the vibrancy of a creatively driven community. Welcome to Liv on Pico.
Liv is located in an intimate, walkable neighborhood adjacent to Culver City and Miracle Mile. Designed in the 1920s as a center for art and commerce, this area has come of age as a hub for some of LA’s best offerings. From award-winning bars and restaurants to world-famous museums, our community sits at the intersection of incredible potential.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the Western United States, and attracts nearly one million visitors every year. With iconic installations like Chris Burden’s Urban Lights and live programming year-round, this is a must-see for art lovers of every stripe.
WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
In nearby Beverly Hills, the Wallis is a home for both local and international performing arts, from puppetry to punk. With diverse, acclaimed programming, this converted 1920s post office is also an architectural marvel that hosts free, community-oriented events.
LA BREA TAR PITS
Get in touch with your primal side at The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, where natural asphalt has preserved fossils and artifacts for tens of thousands of years. A pop culture touchstone and educational center, the tar pits still hold sway for anyone with an interest in primitive life -- and death.
PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
Following a 2015 renovation, a facade of glimmering steel ribbon has made this museum one of the most eye-catching structures in Los Angeles. Auto aficionados will dive deep into the history of their favorite vehicles, while casual fans can check out iconic cars from film and television history.
EL REY THEATER
Originally constructed as a movie palace in the 1930s, the El Rey is another stunning Art Deco performance venue. Over the years, it has evolved to host many different kinds of performances, and can be seen in multiple films, television shows, and music videos.
CARTHAY CIRCLE PARK
This small, tranquil oasis at the center of Carthay is a pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle of LA city life. It also houses “Dan the Miner,” a 500-pound sculpture of a prospector gold-panning, that dates back to Carthay’s earliest days a century ago.
Previously known as the Craft & Folk Art Museum, the Craft Contemporary is dedicated to exploring the intersection of contemporary folk art and design. Founded half a century ago as an egg-themed cafe and gallery, today it is one of only two museums in the United States dedicated to showcasing 21st century craft.
PAVILION FOR JAPANESE ART
Technically a part of LACMA, the Pavilion for Japanese Art is housed in its own exquisite building, designed by legendary architect Bruce Goff. Here, over three thousand years of Japanese art and artifacts are on display for the public, from Edo scrolls to contemporary collages.
Formerly known as the Fox Wilshire Theater, in the past century the Saban has showcased everything from rock stars to religious ceremonies to vaudeville. Like many other art deco landmarks, it is included on LA’s National Register of Historic Places.
With its spacious, beautiful veranda, Craft has been consistently named one of LA’s best outdoor dining experiences. Come for the pleasant atmosphere, stay for the fresh, ultra-seasonal cuisine.
A self-described “gastronomical experience,” Vespertine brings together food, music, and immersive design for every unique meal. This collaboration between chef and architect makes for an unforgettable night out.
The flagship restaurant of James Beard-winning duo Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo is a temple to modern meat-heavy cuisine. From chicken liver toast to sweetbread and pork toro, there’s something here for every carnivore.
Famous (or infamous) for its long breakfast lines, the wait is worth is at this gorgeous restaurant space. Any time of the day, Republique has incredible, seasonal dishes on hand for laid-back Angelenos.
A sister restaurant to Vespertine, Destroyer is similarly driven by an eclectic, avant garde dining philosophy. Low-key and supremely Instagrammable, this is cuisine for those with a sense of adventure.
LA’ self-described “No. 1 Korean restaurant” is a casual, contemporary eatery renowned for its plentiful banchan -- small side dishes served with rice. Braised short ribs, spicy kimchi stew, and soft tofu soup are among other popular offerings.
Maude, named for the chef’s grandmother, rose to acclaim with a series of themed tasting menus. Today, it features four unique menus every year, themed around different global wine regions, to create an intimate dining experience.
At n/naka, the focus is on kaiseki -- a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. Each individual part of the dining experience receives special creative attention, adding up to a powerful (and delicious) whole.
SON OF A GUN
This hip, nautical-themed restaurant is known for its shrimp toast, lobster rolls, and other all-American comfort food. Hailing from the Jon & Vinny team, it balances a playful aesthetic with sophisticated, hearty menu options.
Las Vegas import Aburiya Raku balances fresh izakaya fare with an extensive Japanese beer list. When you’re in the mood for a late night bite or drink, this is the perfect place to split a bottle of sake.
Dart down an alley past larger, louder bars to find this small, candlelit lounge. The lights are always low, the bartenders are always experts, and the ambience is always cranked up to 11 in this slick hideaway.
THE BLIND BARBER
This is a speakeasy in the truest sense of the word -- a cool little bar hidden in the back of a barber shop. Cut through the closet and get ready for a night of drinking, dancing, and live music.
BIGFOOT LODGE WEST
A sister bar to Oldfield’s, Bigfoot Lodge West is renowned for its enormous list of whiskeys, its terrific Manhattans, and its corny-chic “country” furnishings. Come by at happy hour for $5 drinks.
An eccentric, multistory hodgepodge, this bar is perfect for wild nights out. Whether you’re hoping to catch the big game on a flatscreen, play some pool, or go through a round of minigolf in its indoor course, good times are all but guaranteed at Busby’s.
Described as “an East Coast bar set in the middle of Los Angeles,” Little Bar is modeled after a homey Boston dive. It offers 15 beers on tap, a jukebox packed with hits, and a casual, no-frills atmosphere.
MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB
For over 40 years, this beloved landmark has been bringing live Irish music (and Irish cheer) to the Miracle Mile. Still family-owned and operated, it can be seen in decades of classic films and television shows.
Established in 1937, The Mint has been providing LA with live music in a chill, retro environment for decades. Good food, good service, and good music are icing on the cake for this friendly watering hole.
This chic, old-world hideaway is tucked besides the Grand Lobby of the Culver Hotel. Its jazzy 1920s decor is complemented by a contemporary soundtrack and expertly-crafted cocktails.
A little off the beaten path, this low-key bar has its own gallery for up-and-coming local artists. Throw in food truck pop-ups and you’ve got a recipe for a fun, creatively-driven night on the town.
OLDFIELD’S LIQUOR ROOM
Named for racer Barney Oldfield, this pointedly laid-back bar serves delicious old-school cocktails in a wood-paneled space. It also features one of the best daily happy hours in Culver City.
PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
With an iconic, colorful facade by Argentinean architect César Pelli, the Pacific Design Center houses public and private showrooms for some of LA’s top furniture/home decor designers. It also contains two restaurants operated by chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck.
HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND
This old-school Hollywood shopping center is most distinguished by its resident movie theaters: The TCL Chinese (formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese Theater) and the Dolby, which plays host to the Academy Awards every year.
THE CULVER STEPS
The Culver City renaissance continues with The Culver Steps, which is set to open next year. It will offer 40,000 square feet of curated retail space, plus another 75,000 square feet of creative office space and an enormous public plaza.
Don’t call it a “shopping center.” Culver City’s newest home for high-end boutiques, restaurants, and other businesses stands out from the pack with its emphasis on local art and pop-up experiences.
LA PREMIER FLOWERS
While it may seem unremarkable at first glance, this small flower shop actually services some of the most prestigious events and celebrations in the city. From The Grammys to the Oscars, Emmys, and more, this is the place for all your high-end floral arrangement needs.
Family run for over 60 years, this LA beauty institution stocks products from all top-tier brands. For those seeking specific or international products, it also features a highly-curated mix of American, European, and Japanese skincare options.
The Golden Triangle is a wedge of Beverly Hills’ finest luxury stores, from Tom Ford and Cartier to Saks Fifth Avenue. Its focal point is the world-famous Rodeo Drive, where top eateries and gold-hued palm trees make for a classically West Coast shopping experience.
WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY
Following a recent remodel, Westfield Century City has become one of the chicest malls in the country -- filled with sprawling pavilions and large-scale sculptural installations. An amazing food court and array of award-winning restaurants compliment its dozens of retail options.
Located near the intersection of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, this monolithic mall houses beloved department stores like Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s. Glass-encased escalators offer dramatic views of the surrounding cityscape as you ascend and descend between eight different floors.
This large, retro-Americana shopping center may be touristy, but its flamboyant displays (and its connection to the historic Farmers Market) make it more than worth a visit. Be sure to catch a “performance” by its famous musical fountain while you’re there.
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