Aliza J. Sokolow

Contributor | from Los Angeles


The book that changed my life: Get the Guy by Matthew Hussey. It confirmed the importance of valuing yourself.

The most amazing meal I've ever had: The first time I ate the koshihikari rice made with chicken dashi, blue crab, shrimp, uni, egg, and basil at David LeFevre’s Fishing with Dynamite in Manhattan Beach, CA, it changed my life. The chef sent the dish out to us, and I had never experienced a dish that was so hearty, full of soul and flavor. The restaurant seats about 12, and I feel the love every time I sit down for a meal there. The service always makes me feel special, too.

The morning and nighttime routines I swear by: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue and Magic Night Rescue Cream at night, and Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream with SPF during the day. I wash my face every night no matter how exhausted I am. I use Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser.

The best décor hack I've learned: Luckily my childhood friend Leura Fine started this amazing company called Laurel & Wolf. My best decor hack was hiring them!

My interior stylist spirit animal is: Beach hippie. (I went to UC Berkeley and live in Santa Monica.)

The Instagram handles I follow religiously are: @drakeoncake @petehalvorsen @lucaeats

This season, my go-to cocktail order is: White negroni, every season, for eternity. I love all things Italian. My favorite one is at Suzanne Goin’s AOC in Los Angeles, CA.

The first lesson I learned as an Adult with a capital A: You must be your own Advocate.

The most surprising thing I learned from a MyDomaine story is: The 13 Best Places in the World to Take Photographs was excellent inspiration for me as a photographer. This piece included examples of the types of camera to use, as well.