we couldn’t wait any longer for the sun (or warmer weather), so armed with Point Sur jeans, we headed to LA—the denim capital—to meet up with a few of our beach-loving counterparts. meet Alison Altomari, a food-blogging, olive-oil-making adventurer with a love of the outdoors.
Hometown & current home
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and now, in the Franklin Hills of Los Angeles.Food blogging, working at RTH, starting an olive-oil line, you sure are busy… Tell us more about what you’re up to these days.
It has been a really exciting time! I’ve joined the team at Summerland
, an LA company that brings the farmers’ market to your front door. They’ve brought me on board to help source products and oversee the test kitchen. I help out with special projects at the incredibly inspirational RTH
. Along with my fiancé, Jay Carroll, we are starting a food brand—the first product will be an extra-virgin California olive oil, which will launch this fall in time for the next harvest. And I’m always cooking and sharing photos and travel stories on À la Alison
.You love to travel—what trips are on the horizon?
New Orleans this month, Maine this summer, a motorcycle trip to Scotland’s Isle of Skye and weekend trips out to Joshua Tree whenever possible.
Your style, too, reflects your love of travel. Tell us about some of the pieces you wear from your trips.
1. The bag I carried during our shoot: a brown leather purse from Starnet in Mashiko, Japan
2. My favorite shoes: Cobra Rock boots from Marfa, Texas
3. My vintage Fred Harvey-style turquoise cuff from New Mexico
In the spirit of California, let’s play a little either-or: “California Girls” by the Beach Boys or
“California Love” by Tupac?
“California Stars” by Billy Bragg & Wilco.
Fill in the blank: You know you live in LA when…
Your Uber tab is higher than your bar tab.Since you’re a foodie, what are some restaurants that shouldn’t be missed in LA?
1. Breakfast at Sqirl in Silver Lake
2. Salt’s Cure in West Hollywood
3. Night + Market in West HollywoodPhotography by Bryan Derballa. Hair and makeup by Gabi Pascua for the Wall Group.
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