Author(s): Alana Stone
Analogue Guides are a series of curated city guidebooks featuring high-quality, low-key venues distilled through the lens of the neighborhood. Each neighborhood is complemented by a concise set of sophisticated listings, including restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, and serendipitous finds, all illustrated with photographs. The listings are supplemented by user-friendly maps to facilitate navigation of the cityscape. By highlighting aspects of the urban patina frequently lost under the corporate veil of large restaurant groups and ubiquitous chains, the mood and feel of each unique city is captured. The result is a compact, efficient manual celebrating the ingenuity of the contemporary metropolis.Decades of immigration and reinvention have created America's most diverse suburban landscape, interspersed with pockets of distinct metropolitan flair: Abbot Kinney Boulevard in the midst of Venice's bohemian patchwork of wooden cottages, sophisticated West 3rd Street in the Fairfax District and ubercool Sunset Junction in Silver Lake. And then there's Downtown--the former heart of the city is morphing into a strangely urban incarnation of L.A. life: a diverse neighborhood with metro stations at busy intersections and loft apartments in former bank buildings. The guide jumps into the driver's seat to unearth the most fascinating bits that this enthralling city has to offer.
Alana Stone is a wine specialist with an editorial background. She is fluent in five languages and has lived in eight countries. She lives in New York City.