Studio City Insider: Actress Heather McComb
Name, Age, Occupation: Heather McComb, 32, Actress
Neighborhood: Studio City, Los Angeles
Abode: Two bedroom Tudor house
How long have you lived in Studio City? Almost 10 years in Studio City, but in this house almost a year.
What do you love about your neighborhood?
I love that it's secluded and private. It's sort of country-like but in the city. The nice thing is that Hollywood and Beachwood are nearby.
Best kept secret in Studio City?
My favorite breakfast place called The Studio Cafe. I always get the Santa Fe scramble with corn tortillas and Chulula. And then there is this great little new wine-and-cheese place with salads to go that I just discovered on Tujunga. It's kind of a specialty place for us because we don't have anything Dean and Deluca like over here. And there is a great store called Mimi & Hy -- and not just because they sell the jewelry I make. And for amazing sushi there is Sushi Nozowa. Although I say that really Katsu-Ya is my favorite, I was there just last night!
Favorite way to spend a Saturday night?
I would probably say a girls and gays night out and head to sushi at Katsu-Ya and then this really cool bar called La Loggia. It's a restaurant but there's a bar too and it's nice to get a drink there. A lot of the time I spend at the house though. I love to invite friends over for dinner, and everyone brings things. It's so peaceful there.
Not that there's anything wrong with the Valley, but why Studio City?
I love Studio City! I've lived in the Valley since I was 12 years old. I love that I am in the hills and I can walk places, I can hike my dogs. It's close to the city but not in the city. It's got great little shopping off the beaten path and everything I need is in a small condensed area.
We really have great cafes now and shopping; Studio City has really expanded. And I have to say that my favorite thing is that they have an annual Christmas parade with all the local vendors. For example, a hair salon will sponsor a float and they will have marching bands from the local schools. The streets close down and everyone is out, it's a really fun local tradition.
So are you a Studio City lifer?
I love Studio City and I'm not thinking of moving but if I did it would be to Malibu or the beach. If I moved I would want something completely different.
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