Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Surf Academy
Nobody likes to wipe out which is why Surf Academy is a must when thinking of taking to the waters to impress bikini-clad girls.
Honda Center
No it's not a car showroom - it's an indoor arena for the almighty Anaheim Ducks ice hockey's much-beloved team.
Bradbury Building
Named after its commissioner – Lewis L. Bradbury – a mining millionaire turned developer, this now National Historic Landmark has been the muse for many a science fiction production. 
Black’s Beach
Most of us prefer to cover up on the beach but some prefer to sprawl on the sand and frolic in the surf without so much as a stitch. And for those there's Black Beach.
Solstice Canyon
Be sure to take your camera with you to Solstice Canyon which offers more superb scenery than you could ever imagine.
LeSpa
Sumptuous treatments are the order of the day at Le Spa the in-house spa at Sofitel Hotel. Expect decadence by the bucketload.
Bar Noir at Maison 140
The classic secret rendezvous with perfect Martinis to kick start the action...
Argyle Spa
Esotouric Bus Adventures
Don't get put off by the idea of a bus tour, when Esotouric takes you on a tour of LA's most hidden treasures it's got to be worth it. And it is ten-fold.
Thompson Beverly Hills
Luscious dark 60s décor is re-imagined to LA simplicity in Thompson Hotel’s Beverly Hills offering.
The Charlie
A slice of the English cottage life makes The Charlie one of the more quaint places to stay in Los Angeles, with amenities bursting out of its stained-glass panes.
Huntington Beach
Like something straight off a postcard Huntington Beach offers the kind of orange-hued dreamscape that would make anyone want to pack up and move to LA. Sun sand surf and so many damn sexy people.
The Standard Downtown
Funky, kitsch and oh so retro-cool downtown hotel with to die for rooftop bar.
Mark Taper Forum
Known for its nurturing of quality productions, the Taper is reputed for housing slightly more weighty productions. Look up the schedule for a new season of fantastic theatre.
Chamberlain West Hollywood
This sleek, recently converted boutique hotel prizes that oasis vibe above all else, as it strives to pamper guests with brand-name bath products, private balconies, in-room fireplaces, and an eponymous bistro serving new Californian cuisine. 
The Original Pantry Cafe
24-hour restaurant with a menu as large as the portions...
Beverley Hills Hotel
Steeped in legend and sophisticated glamour the celebrity dripping Beverley Hills Hotel & Bungalows is one of LA's most decadent...
Chateau Marmont
The Chateu Marmont provides more than just accommodation in LA for its famous guests...
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Recreating that authentic safari vibe San Diego Wild Animal Park is an ideal way to see exotic animals without having to traipse to Africa. All are well cared f
Attend the Taping of a TV Show
Take a peek behind the scenes of telly world and grab the chance to see one of your favourite shows in the making. You'll forever be able to shout when it appears on screen: 'I was there!'
Hotel Angeleno
Modern luxury with an emphasis on the bedding makes an impact in tony Brentwood...
Santa Monica Surf School
Surf's up! So grab your board and head down to Santa Monica where there's plenty of swell and the Santa Monica Surf School to get you started.
Segway Los Angeles
It may look a little daft whizzing about on a Segway but it's an ideal way to comb the city without having to actually move your legs.
Bar Marmont
Downplayed chic draws starlets to the laid-back and cozy interior...
Los Angeles Conservancy
For a deeper cultural or architectural insight (beyond the obvious glitz and glam’) join one of LA Conservancy’s tours.
Dodger Stadium
Baseball is huge here in Los Angeles and there's no better place to watch it than at Dodger Stadium - home to the almighty Dodgers. Go wild in the crowds.
Dtox Day Spa
When you're feeling a little jaded - and let's face it who doesn't? - treat yourself to a treatment or three at Dtox Day Spa. Unwinding here is practically compulsory.
Acme
A wide range of work is exhibited at ACME, including painting, drawings, prints, sculpture and installations. With the great variety of artists and media here even the most discerning are sure to find something.
Chanel
Dior
Gucci
Louis Vuitton
Katsuya
Intermix
Jonathan Adler
Zuma Beach
A surfer's paradise Zuma Beach's pristine water sands and regular swells make for a great day out indeed.
Venice Beach
Steroid-pumped hunk trunks and silicon-filled beach babes flock to Venice Beach where thin is in and fitness is everything.
Trapeze School New York
If you've ever want to pack everything in and run away with the circus then Trapeze School New York may be just the thing. The best bit? It's not only in New Yo
Mélisse
An artist with herbs and a scientist with flavor combos marry French flair and Californian approachability...
Comme Ça
French power bistro from our favorite chef in LA fuses the comforting and the creative...

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