CITY INSIDER — LOS ANGELES

first generation American of Kenyan descent, Nyakio (pronounced ne-kay-oh), resides in hancock park and has called the city of angels home for over 20 years)

Beauty secret curator, formulator and storyteller, Nyakio Kamoche Grieco shares her favorite spots in the city.

BRUNCH SPOT: Weekend Brunch in the garden at Soho House West Hollywood.

DATE NIGHT GO-TO:  Jones Hollywood with my hubby for their famous chopped salad (I add avocado). And their pizzas are beyond!

ARTSY OUTING: Visit to the Broad Museum Downtown Los Angeles.

LOCAL DESIGNER: Australian-born and LA-based Natalie Martin for her hand-batik printed silk dresses.

KILLER WORKOUT: The high-intensity Dance Cardio class at Body By Simone — a full 40 minutes of non-stop dancing, followed up by an arm and ab workout.

COFFEE SHOP: Coffee + Food on Melrose Avenue just East of Larchmont.

TO DO ON SATURDAY WITH KIDS AND ZERO SCHEDULE: Hit the beach in Malibu.

BEAUTY TREATMENT: Facial with Shani Darden in Beverly Hills.

LIVE MUSIC VENUE: The Three Clubs in Hollywood for live music, theatre and cabaret.

FLORIST: World-renowned floral artist Eric Buterbaugh.

SHOPPING NEIGHBORHOOD: Melrose Place — a must-visit shopping experience.

HOTEL FOR OOT GUESTS: The London Hotel for its luxe suites and rooftop pool.

UNDER THE RADAR DEAL: Back patio sales on the cutest kids clothes at FLICKA everyday!!

COCKTAIL HOUR: The dog-friendly patio at The Pikey Los Angeles.