Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Farmshop
Found in the historic Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, Farmshop is a restaurant and market that showcases Californian cuisine and ingredients.
Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
Found in West Hollywood, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is a sleek, stylish bar and restaurant with a great drinks list and an international menu.
Commissary
Housed in a greenhouse on the second floor of The Line Hotel in LA, Commissary serves delicious international, Instagram-worthy fare in Koreatown.
The LINE Hotel
A sleek hotel that knows how to use colour, The LINE Hotel in Koreatown has restaurants from chef Roy Choi, an open-air pool, and industrial-chic rooms.
République
Restaurateur Bill Chait and husband-and-wife team Walter and Margarita Manzke are responsible for the French-inspired splendour of République in LA.
Scopa Italian Roots
LA's Scopa Italian Roots, with its sleek interiors, expertly-mixed cocktails and delicious Italian fare is a reservations-only kind of place.
The Factory Kitchen
A trattoria-style Italian restaurant in LA’s Arts District, The Factory Kitchen has an industrial heritage and a truly accomplished menu.
Estrella
A hippie chic Modern American restaurant on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, Estrella serves delicious, creative fare in a Laurel County bungalow-style space.
Orsa & Winston
Orsa & Winston is light-filled, simply-decorated space in Downtown LA, serving seasonal, creative cuisine from chef-owner Josef Centeno.
Sotto
Found in West LA, Sotto takes its inspiration from the cuisine of Southern Italy, offering Neapolitan-style pizzas and a fantastic cocktail list.
Otium
Found next to the contemporary art museum The Broad in Downtown LA, Chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s Otium is a sophisticated, approachable restaurant.
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is a beacon to the local and international creative set, thanks to its homey-cum-industrial style and trendy public spaces.
Redbird
Redbird, found in the 1930’s rectory of Downtown LA’s deconsecrated cathedral, is a New American restaurant from talented chef Neal Fraser.
Maude
An intimate restaurant in Beverly Hills from Chef Curtis Stone, Maude serves a nine-course tasting menu that takes one key ingredient as its focus.
The Gadarene Swine
Apart from the odd drizzle of honey, there are no animal products on the menu at The Gadarene Swine in Studio City, but you won’t miss them.
Alimento
Found in Silver Lake, Alimento is an Italian restaurant from Chef Zach Pollack with serious culinary chops and a neighbourhood vibe.
Hotel Covell
Hotel Covell is a scene-tastic micro-hotel from the minds that brought LA the ultra-trendy Bar Covell, offering five intensely design-conscious rooms.
Tavern
Tavern is an achingly hip Californian eatery from irrepressible duo sommelier Caroline Styne and chef Suzanne Goin serving superb seasonal produce...
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...
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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...
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!
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. 
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 Shade Hotel
Beachside boutique hotel known for its laid-back surf chic.
Starline Tours
Renowned operator Starline Tours takes celeb-lovers to the homes of the rich and famous and now beyond.
Tropicana
The A-list has slunk off elsewhere, leaving a mid-century modern oasis complete with heated pool to steam up the scene.
Perry’s
Perry's is something of an institution on LA sands; offering bikes and burgers in equal measures (not at the same time mind) this is the perfect place to get some exercise and refuel in suitable calorific fashion afterwards.
Hotel Erwin
Ideal accommodation in LA for those who prefer to stay within minutes of the sea, Hotel Erwin also allows guests to enjoy the scenery after a day on the sand from a lofty perch on its rooftop garden.
Petit Ermitage
Achingly hip and artisan spot in West Hollywood that’ll bring out the bohemian in any traveler.  
Malibu Beach Inn
Eco-surf-chic hotel is the embodiment of California cool in one of the most laid back areas to stay in Los Angeles...
Chung King Road (N Hill St)
Take a break from scoffing dim sum in Hollywood's famous Chinatown to get all cultural and view some art in the galleries that line the surrounding streets.

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