Carlo Sestini – L.a. confidential

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Based in London, socialite and jet- setter Carlo Sestini is one of the new names to watch. With a keen eye for luxury and fashion, this influencer with Italian origins represents the new era of social media, which he uses to showcase his luxurious, exciting and hectic lifestyle. His life is anything but ordinary: tens of thousands of fans follow him through his journeys through Europe and the United States and appreciate his energy, character and savoir faire of an Italian gentleman but always with a British touch. Sestini embodies a sophisticated yet casual style and is often spotted wearing exclusive brands or on the catwalk, such as Dolce & Gabbana’s this season. Who could best guide us around Los Angeles? Carlo told us about his love for the City of Angels, now more than ever a favourite new destination of the fashion world, chosen by huge brands such as Tommy Hil ger and Christian Dior.

What is your favorite thing about Los Angeles?
I love it because it is a metropolitan mix where there are many events and happenings, but also a huge array of cultural activities, with many exhibitions, theater performances, movie premieres and concerts. The food is great and very healthy, as Californians are very attentive to fresh and organic food, of which I am a fan, and of course the ocean! Not to mention that the weather is always great and that keeps you in a good mood.

What are the essentials in your suitcase?
I always bring a tux with me, you never know the occasion or the event. Also, several sunglasses, because I like to change them according to the look, especially since I’ve started wearing those with coloured frames like yellow, pink, blue and mirror lenses. I can’t forget a large selection of shirts and sportswear items, because everyone in Los Angeles is crazy about fitness, and this pushes me to get busy in the gym. And finally, swimsuits, of course.

A special memory tied to the city?
There are many, but if I have to choose, I would say the photoshoot I did for Ermanno Scervino at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Your top 5 Places to visit?
For coffee I recommend Alfred who, although in America, I think makes the best coffee I have ever tasted and the best fresh juices. I always get the carrot, celery and ginger. The Ivy, for its relaxed atmosphere, a delicious menu of contemporary american nouvelle cuisine, and its rétro vibes. A trendy ingredient like kale is present in many bar and restaurant menus, although clearly you can not help but try a good old hamburger. More than any, I recommend the legendary independent fast food chain In & Out, a temple of goodness, thanks to its use of quality raw materials. In the afternoon, besides beach life, it’s great to take a stroll on Santa Monica Piers, with all its sea-view rides and barges. For a night out, a place often chosen by celebrities is The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, a very intimate bar and restaurant with design furnishings. For dancing I recommend the Warwick club with Art Deco and mid century vibes, on Sunset Boulevard.

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