Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Fred Segal
The 'it' store for 'it' girls; Paris Nicole and Lindsay love the labels on offer here and so will you.
Fendi
Fendi equals fabulous which is why you should get yourself down to the brand's LA flagship for bags clothes and all that's beautiful in between.
Elyse Walker
One store is never enough to get your fashion fix which is why Elyse Walker has three - all within walking distance from each other on the same block. Credit cards at the ready!
Des Kohan
Bringing together the best in the fashion biz Des Kohan has material girls flocking through its shiny glass doors.
Decades
Go back a decade or two at this vintage emporium, which is brimming with clothes from the 60s and 70s. Retro is so now.
Curve
Don't even think about it unless you're size zero. Super-skinny clothes for super-beautiful people, ironically entitled Curve delivers the goods. 
Christian Louboutin
We all recognize those red-soled heels when they click past us in the street. Isn’t it time we had a pair, or two, of our very own? And where better to buy them than in their birthplace, Paris?
Buffalo Exchange
Bored of your old clothes? Want some new ones? Easy! Shop the LA thrift way by trading them here at Buffalo Exchange.
Brooks Brothers
Want to get that preppy all-American look but Abercrombie isn't your thing? Step forward Brooks Brothers, where crisp tailoring is the order of the day.
Blends
Looking to get your kicks? Get them at Blends, which has every trainer (or sneaker as LA peeps call them) known to man.
Black Market
Think you're a sk8r boy? You will be once you've stocked up here; a mecca for trendy teens looking to get their kicks.
Beverly Center
Take a trip to the Beverly Center for every materialistic item your hedonistic self could possibly desire, from decadent designer clothes to high-end beauty products. One-stop luxury shopping.
Barneys New York
Label lovers descend on Barneys New York for its stock of designers; they're all present and accounted for here, from Lanvin to Manolo.
Balenciaga
Balenciaga bags will always be in style - just ask LA's 'it' girls - so snap up one (or two if you're feeling flush) right here.
Anya Hindmarch
British designers are big hits stateside and Anya Hindmarch is no exception. Her designs are loved by LA's loveliest ladies.
Amoeba
Spend hours perusing the dusty vinyls at LA's beloved record shop - indie kids can't get enough.
American Rag Cie
Live out all your denim fantasies here at American Rag Cie, your one-stop jean shop.
American Apparel
So popular you'll find more than one American Apparel dotted across the city.
Alexander McQueen
Bringing drama and extravagance to every catwalk show he ever did, McQueen was a British fashion icon - his London flagship store is certainly worth a visit.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Opened in 2003, the Frank Gehry-designed concert hall is worth visiting if only to view its exterior. An amazing piece of architecture, the building houses some of the best classical music events in the city.
The Wiltern
A large venue where the best musical artists are endowed with the grandeur they deserve.
The Brewery
The Brewery Art colony consists of five hundred or so artists in every field of production. Over 170 private studios in the 300-studio complex throw open their doors to the public, so keep an eye out.
Silent Movie Theatre
Devoted to reinvigorating the movie-going experience, the owners of the Silent Movie Theatre believe that movies work best as social experiences. Get involved and pay a visit to this quirky cinema.
Santa Monica Pier
If the rides and cotton candy put you off visiting the pier in the day, head down after dark and participate in their programme of events including a series of dances and concerts.
Royce Hall
An architectural gem as well as home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and stage to luminaries such as Albert Eintsein and Ella Fitzgerald, Royce Hall is a must-see LA icon at UCLA.
Pasadena Playhouse
Remarkably, the second oldest regional theatre in the entire United States, The Pasadena Playhouse has been a great institution of American theatre since 1917.
Nuart
Go along on a Friday to see the Nuart's 'midnight movie', with a different choice every week, and experience one of LA's most beloved cinemas.
Museum of Contemporary Art
The only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art, MOCA has one of the nation's most renowned and comprehensive permanent collections. A mu
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
An important site in the city's cultural map, LACMA has housed some impressive collections over the years and is a great place to visit if one has had enough of
Huntington Library
An unmissable oasis of architectural and cultural beauty in Pasadena, the Huntington Library boasts a impressive collection of rare books, manuscripts and artwork to rival any museum in LA.
Hollywood and Highland Center
Are your hands bigger than Elizabeth Taylor's? There's only one way to find out, and that's on the sidewalk outside the legendary Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. A touristy must-do.
Hammer Museum
Situated on the gorgeous UCLA campus, the thought-provoking and engaging exhibitions at the Hammer Museum are sure to provide something of interest.
Griffith Park
Griffith park is not only home to that ultra-famous Hollywood sign, but also holds the title of the largest municipal park in the United States. Come here to escape the traffic and enjoy a little green space.
Getty Museum
An architectural gem, the J. Paul Getty Museum showcases beautifully-curated collections of Western art. Stroll through the central gardens and soak up the Californian sun.
El Capitan
For a piece of that old movie palace glamour, take a look inside El Captain, one of the few left of its kind.
Bergamot Station Arts Center
SMMoA devotes its exhibition spaces-the main gallery and two project rooms-to presenting and advancing the work of contemporary local national and international artists whose work merits 'sustained inquiry and recognition'.
Alex Theatre
Placing itself at the centre of the city's arts, culture and community programming the Alex theatre has a large role to fill which it does it exceptionally well.
Ace Gallery
If you're often left cold by exhibitions of modern art, we urge you to give this gallery a try. With a balance of emerging and fully established artists, much e
Villa
Elite and exclusive and oh-so-particular about dress code and guest list, the Villa is like a secret society where the glitterati go to see and be seen.
Vibrato Grill Jazz
Romantic, of-a-certain-age scene serving smooth live jazz...

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