If you’re curious to experience West Hollywood through Associate Partner Brooke Elliott’s eyes, you’d better be prepared to examine the world through a fresh lens, for this design-inclined Westside native and fashionista loves to tap into her creative side. A third-generation real estate agent, Brooke knows where to venture for a night on the town with the best views of the city, and how to entertain visiting friends and family.
Following her schooling at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and prior to returning to Los Angeles, Brooke stayed in the Big Apple to pursue a real estate career—even appearing in Bravo’s Emmy nominated show Million Dollar Listing New York. Brooke’s loyal clientele has since grown to encompass the Westside of L.A. where she specializes in the sale of luxury homes and estates from the Hollywood Hills to Malibu. Additionally, having studied architecture and interior design at UCLA, Brooke possesses the skill and vision to guide her clients through interior design and staging in order to maximize their return on investment.
Here, Brooke leads us through a spirited day in West Hollywood.
A Taste of Hollywood’s Golden Era
Brooke can’t overstate the timeless elegance held by Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard. In 1929, Chateau Marmont opened its doors to the public as the newest residence of Hollywood and through the years it has set the scene for countless films and celebrity jaunts, remaining one of the best places to bring out of town guests (pull up a seat at Bar Marmont). Similarly, Sunset Tower Hotel was once an apartment building for movie stars and remains a Los Angeles Landmark rich in Old Hollywood charm. Dining at The Tower Bar and Restaurant is a must whether you crave an elegant meal inside or a more casual bite poolside, although the hotel’s Art Deco architecture alone is enough to warrant a visit.
No matter which way Brooke chooses to break a sweat—practicing yoga, attending a group fitness class, or participating in the annual Malibu Triathlon—she does it because embracing a health-focused ethos is vital to the kind of lifestyle she intends to live.
For high-intensity interval training (HIIT), her choice studios include Training Mate, lead by Australian instructors who are not only hilarious and energetic but extremely knowledgable, as well as Barry’s Bootcamp. For a workout both physically and emotionally rewarding, Brooke recently completed Barry’s “United We Sprint Challenge,” finishing seven classes in seven days, with proceeds from each series donated to the Family Equality Council. When she wishes to get outside of the gym, Brooke can be found hiking with her two rescue dogs in Runyon Canyon on the weekends, taking the “harder” trail by veering off to the left and heading straight up the mountain.
West Hollywood is home to an abundance of outstanding and brilliantly-designed eateries that cater to all kinds of specific diets (and cleanses, if that’s your thing). One of Brooke’s go-to spots for lunch is Tocaya Organica (especially following Caravan on Tuesdays when they have 2-for-1 tacos) as they offer exceptionally-tasty vegan options and for later in the day, Crossroads, a refined vegan restaurant and bar that is sure to impress any palate.
Get Your Fashion Fix
Brooke’s favorite retail store would have to be Alice & Olivia, a New York City-based contemporary clothing company with designer Stacey Bendet at the helm. She’s been a fan of the (now global) brand shortly after it launched in New York where she lived and worked for a decade.
Eye for Design
Considering Brooke’s fascination with and educational background in the arts, she genuinely enjoys offering architecture and design solutions to her clients, whether they are looking to renovate or start from scratch. She seeks out Jonathan Adler for Hollywood Regency Style furniture with a modern twist (you can always find something here that adds gloss or glamour to a given space). Brooke also shops at Porcelanosa for high-end Spanish tile, always in admiration of the latest in European design.
Few terraces can hold a candle to the L.P Rooftop Bar, part of the Southeast Asian restaurant known as E.P. & L.P. With views of the Hollywood Hills and L.A. cityscape spread out before you, this is the perfect spot to savor a late night cocktail. Brooke also appreciates the friendliness of the bartenders and generally fun, international crowd who find their way to this gem. Hungry? Grab a candlelit evening bite at Lucques offering exquisite and unusual flavors like ricotta salata with lomo iberico, blackberries and pistachios.