The Culver Steps is a mixed-use development and gathering place across the street from Culver City.
Café seating at the Citizen Public Market food hall.
Classic movies projected in the restaurant at the circa-1924 Culver Hotel.
Carolina to California: About 2,200 miles west from Charleston (as the plane flies), LA style begins. Here, a view toward the carousel-topped Santa Monica pier.
A historic boarding house-turned-boutique hotel, Palihotel Culver City is on a low-traffic street near the Culver Steps.
French restaurant Simonette.
Some rooms open to an interior patio.
While touring the Getty Villa’s classic architecture and galleries, a man suddenly kneels and proposes by the reflecting pool. Onlookers cheered and clapped.
A grand peristyle overlooking the gardens.
The main entrance of the circa-1949, glass-and-metal Eames House.
A view from the property, on an ocean-facing bluff in Pacific Palisades.
Modern Love: With low, flat rooflines and flanked by gardens, the 1921-built Schindler House in West Hollywood is still studied as a landmark of California modernism.
Roasted prawns for brunch at Gjelina.
Gjelina, within a mile of Venice Beach.
The Pacific sparkles near the Santa Monica Mountains during a sandy stroll at Malibu Lagoon State Beach.
A lineup of shops and palms along busy Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach.
Patios open to the neighborhood’s canals, dug in the early 1900s.
Hotel June, just off Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
Porridge at Destroyer in Culver City.
Destroyer with a Vespertine view in Culver City.
The circa-1921 Hollyhock House, a Frank Lloyd Wright design landmark in East Hollywood.
The Plant Daddies’ shop opened in Platform in Culver City this spring.
For the second of our One-Flight Wonders series, we’re getting a taste of iconic SoCal style