Which places are awarded an Oscar by Hollywood’s A-listers? Check out this quick guide to get to know Jennifer Aniston’s favorite wellness center, Quentin Tarantino’s favorite restaurant, and Charlize Theron’s favorite beauty salon in our round-up.
Much of the Hollywood action is concentrated on the Sunset Strip. Here you’ll find a collection of high-end hotels, trendy restaurants, and very private clubs. Book a poolside bungalow at the Chateau Marmont. This iconic hotel nestled on a hill overlooking Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, not far from Downtown Los Angeles.
L.A. has become a foodie’s paradise. For breakfast, book a table at Republique, a contemporary French restaurant on La Brea. You can also grab brunch at Here’s Looking At You, a worldly-inspired spot in the middle of Koreatown. And of course, no trip to Los Angeles would be complete without lining up at Sqirl. This is chef Jessica Koslow’s ever-popular cafe. Netflix star Kiernan Shipka is a fan.
Best Places to Party
Bar Marmont or the Chateau Marmont patio restaurant are the best places to start the night. Especially if there’s a special event at the hotel. From there, head across the street to Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails. It’s a nightclub and restaurant where you can actually hear yourself talk. Then, continue the festivities down the street at Skybar at Mondrian, by the pool with live DJs.
Best Places to Work Out
Working out is a routine activity in Los Angeles. Whether with a personal trainer or on one of the city’s many popular walking trails. Body By Simone offers customized classes taught by celebrity trainer Simone de la Rue. It’s in Brentwood or West Hollywood. Tracy Anderson’s Brentwood Studio offers private workouts. They’re very good for those who want to reshape their figure. For a more intense workout, check out personal trainer Jason Walsh. He runs the Rise Movement and got Brie Larson in shape for Captain Marvel.
Best Places to Shop
Los Angeles is home to all the top fashion brands and designers as well as flagships of coveted fashion labels like The Row. From the famous Rodeo Drive to Melrose Place, to the newly renovated Westfield Century City. Luxury personal shopper Amber Alexandria has worked with Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj. She will help you streamline your shopping for $250 an hour. Meanwhile, personal styling service New Find and Found can seek out the hardest-to-get designer pieces. This service was founded by Molly Levin and Tiffany Wendel. It has privileged contacts with brands like Chanel, Dior, and Prada. They operate under the motto “sold out means nothing to us.”
Best places to relax
For special treatments, book the Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa. It’s a personal favorite of Charlize Theron, Madonna, and Halle Berry. The spa’s most popular treatment is the Signature Red Carpet Facial. It’s an anti-aging facial using LED light and human stem cells. Hollywood’s overworked elite also likes to relax at the Shape House. You can find it in various locations throughout Los Angeles. Kim Kardashian goes there pretty often to chill and have some yummy resting time.