Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Wilshire Limousine Services
One of the best, Wilshire Limousine Services offers affordable transport around the city for those who want to arrive looking like a hip-hop legend...
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
The Mosaic Hotel
Just along from Rodeo Drive this is the epicentre of shopping, pampering and flirtatiously eyeing-up media moguls over a saketini.
The Ambrose
Santa Monica’s only sustainable boutique hotel provides luxurious accommodation in LA without denting your eco-conscience or your pocket – it’s well placed at the heart of the thriving neighbourhood, a hop away from Wilshire’s
London West Hollywood
Subtle British glamour showing the Americans how style is really done...
Canter’s Deli
This iconic Jewish deli is a delightfully unrefined holdover from a bygone era...
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.
Casa del Mar
Casa del Mar offers unbridled luxury overlooking the gentle roar of the ocean for old and new school glitterati...
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
As you'd expect animals abound inside Los Angeles Zoo - particularly of the primate variety. So quit monkeying about and get yourself a ticket.
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.
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.
Burke Williams Day Spa
Rest relax and rejuvenate at Burke Williams; super-luxurious it's where celebrities and their various hangers-on go when they've jetted into town to make sure t
Harding Municipal Golf Course
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.
Viceroy Santa Monica
Eclectic, cosmopolitan chic for an elegantly fluid clientele...
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 Shade Hotel
Beachside boutique hotel known for its laid-back surf chic.
Regency Car Rentals
Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
Quite possibly the best place to stay in LA for those looking to indulge in luxurious quiet, the bi-level hotel’s lobby is set apart from guest areas, which are located on a separate, uphill level. 
The Huntley Hotel
Stylishly adorned with modern designed pieces, this Santa Monica beach-front hotel is for the those who want a cut above...
Mr C Beverly Hills
Mr C Beverly Hills comes from the four-generation Cipriani family business effortlessly mixing old world Hollywood glamour with a modern, chic exterior.
Four Seasons Hotel
In one of the best areas to stay in Los Angeles, the Four Seasons Beverly Hills boasts the timeless style and luxury many have come to expect from the group
The Otheroom
Eclectic Venice scene of young professionals, arty types and beach bums...
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Grand, sophisticated and elegant, this downtown hotel is a bastion of timeless, Old Hollywood opulence.
Grand Central Market
For international culinary diversity collect your change and bag a bargain at LA’s oldest and largest open-air food hall.
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.
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...
Massage Therapy Center
You can't always rely on your other half to massage out your knots particularly if you don't have an other half which is where the Los Angeles Massage Therapy Center comes in; sure to put a smile on even the most stressed-out city-dweller's face.
Boardner’s
A Tinseltown tipplers Mecca that has hosted many of Hollywood's finest...
Burke Williams
Tropicana
The A-list has slunk off elsewhere, leaving a mid-century modern oasis complete with heated pool to steam up the scene.
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
Green Door
A lush and labyrinthine parlour evoking 1920s Paris...
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.

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