“Tip the world,” said architect Frank Lloyd Wright, “and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.” This county of 10 million is as diverse as they come. Its sunshine and can-do ethos have been a magnet for a generation of dreamers and drummers, would-be starlets and moguls, wannabes, surfers, chefs – as well as regular folks working their way up from parking cars or cleaning houses.
The world’s entertainment capital, a beach Mecca and multicultural meeting place, modern LA dates back to the late 18th century but has consistently (re)made itself by seeking out the next big thing.
Sure, the movie studios and theme parks are there. But scratch not much deeper and you’ll find LA is much more than just pop culture. You’ll find some of America’s best museums and most significant architecture, shops by designers local and international, and some of the world’s most authentic cuisine.