Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

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
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...
Cut
Wolfgang Puck is the master of all things meaty - and his LA outpost of Cut is no different - sublime cuts of meat on offer...
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...
Flight 001
Looking like the interior of a 747 fuselage, Flight 001 has a retro-chic interior and every possible gadget for the dedicated traveller...
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.
Brentwood Country Club
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
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.
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...
Palihouse Holloway
Combining luxury long-stay residences and boutique hotel suites, Palihouse Holloway brings chic styling and top amenities to its upscale properties.
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 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...
The Mosaic Hotel
Just along from Rodeo Drive this is the epicentre of shopping, pampering and flirtatiously eyeing-up media moguls over a saketini.
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.
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
The Shade Hotel
Beachside boutique hotel known for its laid-back surf chic.
Regency Car Rentals
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.

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