Nov 26, 2021
2 min read

A Netflix Writer's Guide to LA

Marina Mularz is a writer living in Hollywood (in the heart of Thai Town), with an enviable job in product, editorial, and writing innovation 
for Netflix
. She has also published a collection of short stories, 
Welcome to Freedom Point
, which is funny, honest, relatable 
 won Marina the New American Fiction Prize in 2019. Marina loves to travel, especially in and around California – you’ll catch her on the scenic coastal train heading down to San Diego, or darting up to Silicon Valley several a month. 
Read on for 
‘s guide to Los Angeles. 
Marina Mularz
Marina Mularz

What do you love most about living in Los Angeles?

Never running out of things to try. There is always a new restaurant, a new museum exhibit, and a new hike I’ve never taken (with so many new trail dogs to pet). Los Angeles is the ultimate running list of a city.

What is your favorite part of Los Angeles? 

I am a Los Feliz/East Hollywood fan for life. I love the energy, the artistry, the history and the access to serene spaces like 
Barnsdall Art Park

The best coffee shop in LA?

Bolt EaHo
 gets my bid because they have the kindest staff, the coolest space 
 they make homemade Twix bars

Your favorite Los Angeles restaurant? 

 I’ve eaten nearly everything on the menu, tried every location and it always delivers on quality food and quality company. If I could, I’d marry the milanesa.

The best thing to do in LA?

I’m a small business super fan and shopping for stationary (
The Social Type
) and unique accessories (
) is my kind of way to spend a day. I’ve also fallen in love with is satin jackets and 
Tuesday of California
 is an incredible local designer.  
Tuesday of California
Burro // Tuesday of California
Where would you love to work in LA?
! For real. I might be the only person in history to measure productivity between corn dogs, but I have an Annual Pass and I feel inspired every time I am there. I’ve done more writing sitting on Disneyland benches than I have at any desk. 

Your go-to Los Angeles bar or nightclub? 

I am a non-drinker, so I give extra points to any bar that does a great mocktail. That said, 
Harvard & Stone
The Edison
 both deliver inclusive and unique experiences.

And of course, your favorite LA bookshop? 

My heart belongs to 
 of Pasadena. It’s well worth the drive and they also champion a lot of local literary journals and short fiction collections (which are often hard to find on the shelves!)

OK, we’re in Los Angeles for a work trip, and want a hotel where we can get stuff done and have a fun stay – any shouts? 

For the tried-and-true experience, go 
Kimpton Everly.
 My out-of-town colleagues love it, and I love it, too, because it’s the perfect flavor of contemporary comfort. For more adventurous spirits, go with the boutique experience of 
Hotel Covell.
 It’s got great writerly energy and a bustling bar.
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