Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
Louis Vuitton
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
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...
Cecconi’s West Hollywood
Cecconi's West Hollywood is the LA outpost of Soho House-owned luxe mini-chain of Italian restaurants with elegant interiors and wonderful Italian dishes.
Café Stella
The coolest funkiest little French bistro in Silver Lake...
Hotel Café
The perfect place to scout out the next big thing in the indie-alt-rock world...
Urth Caffé
The hippest purveyors of organic coffees and teas in LA...
Barrington Recreation Center
A great place to come and play Barrington Park Recreation Center offerings everything from competitive sports right through to picnic tables. Personally we pref
Argyle Salon & Spa
Visitors flock to Los Angeles hoping for three things: sun, relaxation and the chance to live like the fabulous. The Argyle Salon & Spa in the Sunset Tower
Y-Que Trading Post
Slogan t-shirts are what Y-Que Trading Post Does best so make a statement by stocking up on sarcasm and snarkiness right here.
Trina Turk
Fun and fabulousness abound inside designer Trina Turk's LA outlet with humour added to her line of casual California-inspired clothes.
Traveler’s Bookcase
While we wouldn't usually advocate other travel books those who do want other travel-related literature should come here. Although we're the best of the bunch and you know it.
Trashy Lingerie
Want to spice things up in the bedroom? Get saucy like a celebrity at Trashy Lingerie.
Tory Burch
Peel your eyes away from the lime green carpet long enough and you'll see that Tory Burch's LA flagship is an emporium of style.

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