Singer, songwriter and guitarist Boh Runga rocked the mid-nineties with her band stellar* which went multi-platinum in New Zealand. Now, having gone solo, Boh's built a career defined by both strong will and musical versatility. She resided in Silver Lake, just west of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles before heading back to New Zealand.
Best thing about Los Angeles is:
The sun. Almost every day is the same sunny with that upbeat feeling.
Describe the vibe:
Silver Lake is a little run-down which gives it a boho feel. Not terribly gentrified yet, so rather fun.
Top 3 things to do:
1. Mushroom crepes with cheese topping at the crepe truck at Silver Lake Farmers Market
2. Margaritas at Malo
3. A movie at the Vista Theatre
Best free thing to do:
Attend Silver Lake Jubilee it's a big block party with loads of bands and a sweet party vibe, plus it's free.
Favourite place for a bite:
Sunset Junction Coffee Shop Diner for their delicious and generous sized salads.
Best shopping or best store:
One of my favourite things to do is to stroll along Sunset Blvd and up Sunset Junction visiting the boutique stores. I'm usually nursing a coffee from Intelligentsia and yes, they know what a Flat White is!
I like Reform School or Mohawk General Store for some window shopping and wishlisting on the Sunset Blvd.
The cities best kept secret?
The 99 cent store has V8 vegetable juice for 69 cents. Regular or Sodium Free. True story.
Don't leave Los Angeles without eating...
Tacos from Tacos Delta.
Boh Runga will be playing with Anika Moa and Hollie Smith Together Concert. The talented trio are touring New Zealand - for tour dates check out: The Classic Hits Acoustic Church Tour 2012: Anika, Boh & Hollie Together in Concert