Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

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.
Knuckle & Claw
Knuckle & Claw offers delicious lobster rolls, oysters, and chowders from its chic seafood “shack” in Santa Monica, with another location in Silverlake.
An Ode to Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier is the old-school focal point of the whole Santa Monica community and the tourists who troop along the boardwalk
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.
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.
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.
Blue Plate Oysterette
Blue Plate Oysterette pretty much does what it says on the tin. Ocean-fresh oysters and seafood with a blue and white decor - need we say much more...
Tavern
Tavern is an achingly hip Californian eatery from irrepressible duo sommelier Caroline Styne and chef Suzanne Goin serving superb seasonal produce...
Catch
Ocean-fresh seafood is on offer at beach front eaterie, Catch. Located in Santa Monica it's been making waves now for some time...
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...
Runyon Canyon
If views are your thing a ramble along Runyon Canyon is an incredible way to see the city - from all kinds of awe-inspiring angles.
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.
Abalone Cove
Natural beauty awaits at Abalone Cove where skinny-dippers and fishermen alike come to explore the tidepools.
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...
Shutters on the Beach
Shutters on the Beach is a serene waterfront property with whitewashed New England charm on the ocean front in Santa Monica
Canter’s Deli
This iconic Jewish deli is a delightfully unrefined holdover from a bygone era...
London West Hollywood
Subtle British glamour showing the Americans how style is really done...
Learn to Surf LA
Surfing and LA go together like a horse and carriage which is why Learn to Surf LA - one of the best surf schools in the city - is a must for those serious about the surf.
Angel Stadium
Heaven must be missing an angel - a few of them in fact - but luckily we've found them; they're here at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim home to the minor-league Angels. Grab a hot dog a foam finger and enjoy.
Viceroy Santa Monica
Eclectic, cosmopolitan chic for an elegantly fluid clientele...
Del Monte Speakeasy
Kick back in Venice’s oldest watering hole to the tune of the prohibition, sipping your illicit cocktails with the other miscreants that pack this underground spot. 
Zankou Chicken
At Zankou Chicken the spit-roasted chickens are unbelievably tender and flavourful, with an otherworldly crispy skin. Trying it is a must...
Hollywood & Highland
Malls don't come much bigger or better than the Hollywood & Highland which has pretty much every amenity you could possibly imagine stuffed inside.
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 Huntley Hotel
Stylishly adorned with modern designed pieces, this Santa Monica beach-front hotel is for the those who want a cut above...
The Shade Hotel
Beachside boutique hotel known for its laid-back surf chic.
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.
Grand Central Market
For international culinary diversity collect your change and bag a bargain at LA’s oldest and largest open-air food hall.
Starline Tours
Renowned operator Starline Tours takes celeb-lovers to the homes of the rich and famous and now beyond.
The Dresden Room
Retro-kitsch trappings host LA's most famous lounge singing duo...
Boardner’s
A Tinseltown tipplers Mecca that has hosted many of Hollywood's finest...
Santa Monica Beach
Like something straight out of Baywatch this is LA's signature stretch of sand; expect bronzed bodies lifeguard posts and more sexy scenery than you can shake a very large stick at.
The Stairs
Perry’s
Perry's is something of an institution on LA sands; offering bikes and burgers in equal measures (not at the same time mind) this is the perfect place to get some exercise and refuel in suitable calorific fashion afterwards.
Hotel Erwin
Ideal accommodation in LA for those who prefer to stay within minutes of the sea, Hotel Erwin also allows guests to enjoy the scenery after a day on the sand from a lofty perch on its rooftop garden.
Farmer’s Daughter Hotel
Slightly off the wall, definitely not banal, this West Hollywood boutique intrigues and titivates...
Malibu Beach Inn
Eco-surf-chic hotel is the embodiment of California cool in one of the most laid back areas to stay in Los Angeles...

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