London-born Gideon arrived in Los Angeles from New York in 2015. He is currently Southern California and global agent for Savills associate The Agency. Gideon is a classic-car enthusiast and an avid follower of Formula 1, as well as a keen fencer, fly fisherman and wine enthusiast.
Which are the coolest spots to eat, drink and shop in Los Angeles right now?
For the perfect cocktail – and the perfect view – you can’t beat The Roof, the Edition hotel’s rooftop bar. Founder Ian Schrager is a genius: you’re always guaranteed a cool experience at his hotels, and the Edition’s arrival has revolutionised the energy of West Hollywood. The Edition’s bar has raised the bar!
Gigi’s is a super-sexy American-French restaurant on Sycamore Avenue in Hollywood. For decades this was an industrial area, but the warehouses have been converted into mini neighbourhoods full of coffee shops, boutiques, record stores and tech companies. I love sitting at Gigi’s bar and ordering a gin martini and oysters – it feels so industrial-LA cool.
The façade of Maxfield, an avant-garde boutique on Melrose, looks like an art gallery. And what they sell is wearable art. It’s the hottest – and most heavily guarded – clothes store in LA. If you’re looking for incredible designer pieces, this is the place. If you can’t be bothered with the traffic and the tourists in Beverly Hills, Elyse Walker in the Pacific Palisades is the go-to for women’s designer fashion – nothing beats the in-store experience.