Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
Fresh healthy food for diners wanting to look good without sacrificing the taste.
Gjelina
Soak up Venice’s hip atmosphere in this stylish eatery, complete with roaring open fires and small plates for sharing.
Dan Tana’s
An old school 1964 Hollywood institution with all the charm of an Arthur Avenue Italian diner. 
Crustacean
Glorious Euro-Viet seafood restaurant for Beverly Hills power brokers...
Belvedere
A celebrated eatery with a powerful and bold-faced clientele...
Barbrix
Located on Hyperion just minutes away from the famed Greek Theatre, Barbrix introduced farm-to-table gourmet and a creative but accessible wine selection to the east side when it opened in 2009. 
Animal
Modern American fusion from the 'food dudes' of the LA restaurant scene, Animal idolises the finest ingredients.
Alma
The combo of farm fresh local produce and chef Ari Taymor's creative flair make this unobtrusive gem a unique spot in LA.
A.O.C.
Super-sexy Mediterranean tapas joint with an impressive wine list.
A-Frame
Fun boutique picnicking with a mouth-watering global vibe.
Zen Retreats
Chic and contemporary apartments are a favourite of our publisher...
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The ultimate hideaway for the high-powered and the high-profile...
W Hotel Hollywood
There are plenty of places to eat, drink and sleep in Hollywood that offer a relaxing respite from the high profile, see-and-be-seen phenomenon aptly referred to as the scene. Just know, the W Hotel Hollywood is not one of them.
The Mondrian
Schrager's 90's hotspot is a valley girl magnet, searching for long-gone Hollywood icons...
Sunset Marquis Hotel
The original rock god hotel - its modern, edgy elegance blends with the tranquility of its lush tropical grounds. Head to the Whisky Bar for rockstar sightings and slick tunes.
The Avalon Hotel
A gorgeous old-timer in one of the quintessential areas to stay in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills.
Maison 140
Dramatic design flair with a sumptuous union of Far Eastern and French influences...
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The grand Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel has refashioned its image as hip, hot and haute: it offers an unequaled mix of classic charms and contemporary chic, and echoes with the voices of Old Hollywood.
Urasawa
Heavenly formal sushi dining from one of the US’s hottest omakase chefs. 
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Post & Beam
Cheery farm-fresh food straight out of the wood-burning oven.
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A Taste of Peru in LA | Interview with Picca’s Owner, Ricardo Zarate
Five short films to show why we really love LA
These 5 short films capture all the things we love about LA through stunning cinematography.
Behind the Vines: An Interview with Carhartt Winery
Carhartt Winery is a family-run winery located just outside Santa Barbara - here we catch up with Brooke Carhartt to chat about Californian wines...
Winter Events Calendar
Miu Miu
A little bit of fashion from a line related to Prada.
Undefeated
Ultra-cool sneakers and clothes. Need we go on?
Agent Provocateur
All manner of lacy, silky, naughty lingerie can be found here.
Macabre Martinis & Spooky Speakeasies – Haunted Bars for Drinks with the Dead
The Ivy Los Angeles
The Ivy is the glamorous Beverly Hills restaurant where stars and starlets preen for the eagerly on tap paparazzi, schmoozing over great American staples...
Spago Beverly Hills
Spago Beverly Hills is a classic. As star-studded now as the day it first open, this chic eclectic restaurant is about the people-watching and the food...
Down and Dirty Heads in LA
A+R
As the home of contemporary home furnishings in LA, this is where chic celebrities come to deck out their hillside homes.
The Music Center
The performing arts centre of Los Angeles, The Music Center is formed of four venues: the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Ahmanson Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum.
The Greek
For a festival vibe, visit the Greek and watch some live music under the stars in the heart of the city. Having played host to some of the biggest names in entertainment, the Greek knows what it's doing.
Hollywood Bowl
Home to rock stars and concert musicians alike, the Hollywood Bowl has something to suit all tastes. How better to appreciate your favourite artist than in such amazing and historic surroundings?
Geffen Playhouse
The place to go for plays and musical/vaudeville pieces, the Geffen Playhouse caters to the discerning theatre goer and sing-a-long lover alike.

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