Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Salt’s Cure
A New American restaurant in Hollywood, Salt’s Cure is popular week-round for its well-sourced, expertly-prepared dishes.
Destroyer
Serving breakfast and lunch during the week, chef Jordan Kahn’s Scandinavian-style cuisine at Destroyer has wooed and won the hearts of LA diners.
Farmshop
Found in the historic Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, Farmshop is a restaurant and market that showcases Californian cuisine and ingredients.
Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
Found in West Hollywood, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is a sleek, stylish bar and restaurant with a great drinks list and an international menu.
Commissary
Housed in a greenhouse on the second floor of The Line Hotel in LA, Commissary serves delicious international, Instagram-worthy fare in Koreatown.
The LINE Hotel
A sleek hotel that knows how to use colour, The LINE Hotel in Koreatown has restaurants from chef Roy Choi, an open-air pool, and industrial-chic rooms.
République
Restaurateur Bill Chait and husband-and-wife team Walter and Margarita Manzke are responsible for the French-inspired splendour of République in LA.
Egg Slut
A gourmet eatery in LA’s Grand Central Market, Egg Slut serves up delicious dishes that feature eggs in the starring role.
Scopa Italian Roots
LA's Scopa Italian Roots, with its sleek interiors, expertly-mixed cocktails and delicious Italian fare is a reservations-only kind of place.
The Factory Kitchen
A trattoria-style Italian restaurant in LA’s Arts District, The Factory Kitchen has an industrial heritage and a truly accomplished menu.
Estrella
A hippie chic Modern American restaurant on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, Estrella serves delicious, creative fare in a Laurel County bungalow-style space.
Orsa & Winston
Orsa & Winston is light-filled, simply-decorated space in Downtown LA, serving seasonal, creative cuisine from chef-owner Josef Centeno.
Knuckle & Claw
Knuckle & Claw offers delicious lobster rolls, oysters, and chowders from its chic seafood “shack” in Santa Monica, with another location in Silverlake.
Sotto
Found in West LA, Sotto takes its inspiration from the cuisine of Southern Italy, offering Neapolitan-style pizzas and a fantastic cocktail list.
Otium
Found next to the contemporary art museum The Broad in Downtown LA, Chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s Otium is a sophisticated, approachable restaurant.
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is a beacon to the local and international creative set, thanks to its homey-cum-industrial style and trendy public spaces.
Redbird
Redbird, found in the 1930’s rectory of Downtown LA’s deconsecrated cathedral, is a New American restaurant from talented chef Neal Fraser.
STK Los Angeles
Beautiful cuts, beautiful people and beautiful decor sum up LA's power steakhouse, STK Los Angeles, in its new found Beverly Hills location...
Maude
An intimate restaurant in Beverly Hills from Chef Curtis Stone, Maude serves a nine-course tasting menu that takes one key ingredient as its focus.
Petit Trois
Petit Trois is a popular and truly petite Franco-licious restaurant in Hollywood, offering up lashings of Parisian ambience and delicious bistro fare.
The Gadarene Swine
Apart from the odd drizzle of honey, there are no animal products on the menu at The Gadarene Swine in Studio City, but you won’t miss them.
Alimento
Found in Silver Lake, Alimento is an Italian restaurant from Chef Zach Pollack with serious culinary chops and a neighbourhood vibe.
Hotel Covell
Hotel Covell is a scene-tastic micro-hotel from the minds that brought LA the ultra-trendy Bar Covell, offering five intensely design-conscious rooms.
The Oyster Gourmet
Run by Master Ecailler, Christophe Happillon, The Oyster Gourmet is a decadent oyster bar based at LA’s Grand Central Market.
Sushi Tsujita
Sushi Tsujita is a high-end, high-calibre sushi joint in LA’s Little Osaka, offering a pricey, but wow-worthy Omakase menu and other dishes.
Tavern
Tavern is an achingly hip Californian eatery from irrepressible duo sommelier Caroline Styne and chef Suzanne Goin serving superb seasonal produce...
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Marc by Marc Jacobs is part of the uber-hip little cluster of Marc Jacobs boutiques in this sunny corner of Melrose
Firefly
Firefly in Studio City is continually feted as one of the most romantic hang outs in LA, who are we to argue, oh the stories we could tell...
Oceana Santa Monica
This is a heavenly Santa Monica spot featuring beachside views, great seafood, and a boutique surf-chic vibe. Definitely one of the more laid back areas to stay
The Beach Cities
Living on the beach nurtures a carefree attitude among residents which is why the beach cities - Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo - are happy places indeed. Flip-flops at the ready.
Harvard And Stone
The best cocktail bar in Los Angeles, Harvard and Stone is an amateur mixologists wet dream with R&D facilities to concoct that perfect drink...
The Mosaic Hotel
Just along from Rodeo Drive this is the epicentre of shopping, pampering and flirtatiously eyeing-up media moguls over a saketini.
London West Hollywood
Subtle British glamour showing the Americans how style is really done...
Casa del Mar
Casa del Mar offers unbridled luxury overlooking the gentle roar of the ocean for old and new school glitterati...
LA Horseback Riding
What's not to love about going out in LA horseback riding, galloping through the Santa Monica Mountains upon a fiery steed? Giddy up!
Rooftop – The Standard
Rooftop at The Standard has the most breathtaking view of LA's sky-high cityscape and sipping cocktails in the warm night surrounded by glittering skyscrapers is something special...
Bluewater Sailing
Skippers ahoy! Grab your blue-and-white striped t-shirt and head to Bluewater Sailing which will have you sailing the Seven Seas - or at least one of them - in no time. We can feel the wind in our hair already.
Surfrider Beach
Serious surfers are drawn to the good swells around Surfrider Beach just off Malibu Pier, with its picturesque location and legendary right break...
The Otheroom
Eclectic Venice scene of young professionals, arty types and beach bums...
Staples Center
Like the gates of heaven for sports fiends and fans alike the Staples Center is also a great place to spot a-listers in the crowds that congregate here.

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