An Insider’s Guide to Easy California Living

Model-turned-milliner Nick Fouquet reveals his favorite places to shop, hang, and surf.

Nick Fouquet

Over the past year, Nick Fouquet has starred alongside some of the most beautiful women in the world (Gigi Hadid, Georgia May Jagger, Chanel Iman, and, yes, even Kate Moss) in several global ad campaigns—and opened up an eponymous hat store in Venice, California. In his free time, Fouquet likes to surf, shop, and watch the sunset. Here, he reveals his favorite local destinations.

Cafe 50’s 838 Lincoln Blvd “This retro diner is my go-to lunch spot in Venice. They make the best malted milkshakes in town.”

Malibu First Point “It’s the surfing spot for an iconic right-hand surf wave. It’s my favorite place to hang out and watch the sunset after a day of surfing.”

Gjusta 320 Sunset Ave “This restaurant is a local institution in Venice. It’s my go-to for farm-to-table goodness, like amazing preserves, cold cuts, and my favorite bahn mi sandwich.”

H.O.W.L. 1629 Abbot Kinney “The owner of this great jewelry shop is a rad hippie girl who is the absolute sweetest. I got my favorite dream catcher there.

Chateau Marmont 8221 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, California. “My favorite after hours hang-out spot. It’s classic L.A.!”