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Morena Baccarin's Favorite Street

Proof Bakery, Vanessa Stump

Photo by Vanessa Stump

Proof Bakery

Photo by Guy Aroch/Fox.        

In the Marvel Comics-based movie Deadpool, out February 12, actress Morena Baccarin plays Vanessa Carlysle, the girlfriend of the title character, a mercenary with accelerated healing powers. “Vanessa is incredibly different from any character I've ever played because she's a great combination of smart, sexy, cool and tough," says Baccarin. “She’s able to be witty and funny and also unabashed and feminine.” If she could pick a superpower for herself, it would be the ability to “prevent people from doing stupid things, especially when driving in Los Angeles.” When there, Baccarin likes to poke around Atwater Village, the bustling sliver of a neighborhood shouldering Griffith Park and Silver Lake. “I’m an Eastside girl through and through,” she says.

“You literally can’t go wrong with anything on the menu at this Italian restaurant. I recently had a wild boar gnocchi and a grilled octopus that were out of this world.”

Proof Bakery
The menu changes daily at this sweets emporium. “They make amazing coffee, great sandwiches and their pastries are incredible. I like to get their canelé along with a decaf cappuccino.”

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This shop stocks everything that keeps Los Angelenos looking effortlessly put together. “It’s a little bit hipster, sort of bohemian, European—a big eclectic mix.”

This Sunday farmers market caters to locals procuring fresh produce and visitors looking for a bite on the go. “They have all different kinds of meal stands, including pupusas.”

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