No, me neither, but you’ll recognise her inspiration for her latest novel about tennis… and what’s best you get to Reid all about LA.
Taylor Jenkins Reid is rolling out Carrie Soto Is Back at just the right time with Serena Williams winding down her career.
With Carrie Soto the bad-ass GOAT of women’s tennis and creation of a driven LA dad.
TJR has cornered the market for sparky novels about LA.
With Carrie Soto coming hard on the heels on August 30, of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Daisy Jones & the Six and Malibu Rising.
And because we’re a broad church here, and our friends at Discover Los Angeles alerted us to the big book news in La-La Land…
A trip around Carrie Soto’s LA.
Drink in Malibu
Avid readers of TJR already know Carrie from the Rivas’ Malibu house party in Malibu Rising.
And so Discover Los Angeles advises we take an open-top car and try to spot which luxury beachfront home is the Rivas.
Then dive into the lives of the Riva siblings with Aqua Surf promising to have you up on the swell in under two hours.
And it’ll scratch an itch I’ve had since my last trip out there (steady!) and didn’t get to learn to surf because of a double booking.
Before refuelling at Neptune’s Net which has a similar family vibe as the restaurant June’s parents run in Malibu Rising.
You might know it too from The Fast & the Furious, Gilmour Girls and Point Break.
The Golden Age
And you’ll get to explore the iconic backlot from the early days of the Studio through the 1970s.
Readers can also channel their inner Evelyn from when she wins her first Oscar at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
And exploring the museum’s collection of Old Hollywood costumes, props, memorabilia and more, head over to the Oscars Experience.
Where you’ll hear your name called on the Dolby Theatre stage and receive a video of your winning moment.
Landmarks of the golden age of film that are must-dos include a martini at the century-old celebrity hot spot restaurant Musso & Frank.
Or visit former Oscars host, the Pantages Theatre.
You can even stay in the classic hotel that once housed Marilyn Monroe and hosted her first professional magazine shoot, the Hollywood Roosevelt.
Make mine’s a Mac
Daisy Jones & The Six, of course chronicles the rise of a rock group and their beautiful lead singer in 1970s Los Angeles.
Actually Fleetwood Mac and the making of Rumours.
Lastly, don’t forget to swing by Amoeba Music, the world’s largest independent music store, to pick up a few albums.
Well, maybe not lastly because you’ll want to get back to tour Carrie Soto book and Reid all about LA.