Places to see (and be seen)
GIBBS GIDEN LOCHER
TURNER SENET &
Driving south on Topanga Canyon, coming around
the last bend before you hit Pacific Coast High-
way. When the ocean suddenly comes into view, it
makes me catch my breath every time.
Malibu Creek State Park is stunning, and there are
so many different hikes to choose from. You can
even hike to the M*A*S*H set.
GO-TO SPORTS VENUE
The Rose Bowl. It doesn’t hurt that it’s a client.
GO-TO ARTS VENUE
The Hollywood Bowl. The views and acoustics
really are as good as people say.
BEST PLACE FOR PEOPLE-WATCHING
FAVORITE LOCAL SHOP
The Last Bookstore. I love bookstores, which are
sadly in short supply in recent years. This one is
amazing and unique. The space is huge, it has
a seemingly endless selection of new and used
books, and The Labyrinth upstairs has incredible
book art installations—including a book tunnel!
FAVORI TE WATERING HOLE
The Cellar, a slight step above a hole-in-the-wall
masquerading as a classic English pub, located in
our office building.
FAVORI TE SPORTS BAR
Joxer Daly’s in Culver City. It has character, a lot of
screens, and it’s an Irish bar. But it wins because
it’s also a Washington Redskins bar, and that’s my
hometown team. #HTTR.
San Clemente: gorgeous views, great food and a
relaxing vibe. It doesn’t hurt that one of my best
friends lives there.
FAVORI TE HIS TORICAL SITE
Union Station in downtown LA, a combination of
art deco and Spanish colonial revival architecture,
WHERE TO GO AFTER A WIN?
Can I say The Cellar again? My colleagues and I go
there a lot. No judgment on frequency, please—
we’re lawyers, after all.
WHERE TO GO AFTER A LOSS?
You’d have to ask my opponents.
FAVORI TE COURTHOUSE PERK
Grand Park, which is right next to the Stanley Mosk
Courthouse. Sitting outside next to the fountain
before a morning hearing is a moment of Zen
before the battle.
FAVORI TE THING ABOUT YOUR OFFICE
The people who work in it. I realize how cheesy and
clichéd that sounds, but I am really lucky to work
with some incredibly smart people who are also
fun to be around.
FAVORI TE BREAKFAST SPOT
Leo & Lily in Woodland Hills and Sweet Butter in
Sherman Oaks are both excellent bistros.
FAVORI TE LUNCH SPOT
Bay Cities Italian Deli in Santa Monica has the best
sandwich in LA: the Godmother. And UberEATS
brings it right to us on Wednesdays.
The Gibbs Giden attorney tells us
what’s good in the neighborhood
BEST PLACE TO REFLECT
Sitting on the beach on a sparsely populated
stretch of sand, staring out at the Pacific.
FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP
I don’t like coffee. I realize that’s a fringe opinion.