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Alexandra Le Tellier's Personal Top 10 in LA of 2006

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Alexandra Le Tellier is the Managing Editor of, the swanky, chic, stylin' website about LA. just delivered a five-part Best Of guide to LA's newest and retooled hot spots of everywhere from spas to Philly cheese steak spring rolls.

But we wanted to know more. We wanted to get inside the head of Alexandra. To where she lives. What she's passionate about personally. You know, the dirt!

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What we discovered is that she knows a place where you can get cookies the size of your face.

Find out where, after the jump...

My personal Top 10 would be...

I am a television junkie. I would die without Ugly Betty, Entourage, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Veronica Mars and Friday Night Lights. I might not die without Boston Legal, but I would definitely suffer without James Spader.

Best. Club. Ever.

Sundays at the Cha Cha Lounge
Bloody Marys are only $2 from 5pm-8pm, but they're completely decadent--if you can use such a word when referring to a Bloody Mary--and it only takes one to knock me out.

Bodega de Cordova
Cheap, cute and easy, just how I like my bars. Bodega totally reminds me of the little bars in Spain and the owner, Kenny Cordova, treats everyone like he's known them for a million years.

Because I love the general manager Bobby Montes. He's one of the nicest, most sincere people on the planet, which is a surprising because he's tied up in the whole Hollywood scene.
(He's in my Nightlife Royalty Guide:

Luna Park
Everything here is just cute. Cute menu. Cute drinks. Cute crowd. I don't think I'll ever get tired of this place.

Marc Jacobs
Both stores. All of the time.

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The Grove
For reasons that make sense to no one, I come here to relax. There's something oddly meditative about getting lost (or stuck) in a crowd.

Café Tropical
This is a tiny Cuban café next to the Silverlake Lounge. I like to come here when I'm craving sugar because the cookies are literally bigger than my face.

I would never survive the traffic without "To the Point," "All Things Considered" or "Which Way LA."

photo by San Marcos

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