Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

2030 Ocean Avenue
Surf surf and sizzling sex bodies are to be had around these parts; indulge in some high-octane beach volleyball to get the best out of the beach.
4 Play Gentleman’s Club
Baroque bordello meets Studio 54 for LA's most beautiful strip club...
800 Degrees
When it comes to good-quality fast food Los Angeles is changing the game, and 800 Degrees is at the forefront of that culinary shift.
A Marilyn Monroe global city tour
With the upcoming release of My Week with Marilyn, we decided to compile a guide to a worldwide tour of all things Marilyn Monroe.
A Taste of Peru in LA | Interview with Picca’s Owner, Ricardo Zarate
A-Frame
Fun boutique picnicking with a mouth-watering global vibe.
A.O.C.
Super-sexy Mediterranean tapas joint with an impressive wine list.
A+R
As the home of contemporary home furnishings in LA, this is where chic celebrities come to deck out their hillside homes.
Abalone Cove
Natural beauty awaits at Abalone Cove where skinny-dippers and fishermen alike come to explore the tidepools.
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
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.
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.
ACME
ACME Los Angeles is one of the top contemporary art galleries in the city. Found just off Wilshire the gallery is home to some top international names...
Agent Provocateur
All manner of lacy, silky, naughty lingerie can be found here.
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.
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.
Alimento
Found in Silver Lake, Alimento is an Italian restaurant from Chef Zach Pollack with serious culinary chops and a neighbourhood vibe.
Alma
The combo of farm fresh local produce and chef Ari Taymor's creative flair make this unobtrusive gem a unique spot in LA.
American Apparel
So popular you'll find more than one American Apparel dotted across the city.
American Rag Cie
Live out all your denim fantasies here at American Rag Cie, your one-stop jean shop.
Amoeba
Spend hours perusing the dusty vinyls at LA's beloved record shop - indie kids can't get enough.
An Ode to Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier is the old-school focal point of the whole Santa Monica community and the tourists who troop along the boardwalk
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.
Animal
Modern American fusion from the 'food dudes' of the LA restaurant scene, Animal idolises the finest ingredients.
Anya Hindmarch
British designers are big hits stateside and Anya Hindmarch is no exception. Her designs are loved by LA's loveliest ladies.
Apple Pan
Homey hamburger joint with three kinds of pie...
ArcLight
This self-professed 'cinerama' offers a complete experience for movie lovers. The schedule has a mix of current blockbusters and retrospective screenings of old
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
Argyle Spa
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!'
Auntie Em’s Kitchen
Country charm abounds at this sweet and hearty comfort food joint...
Avalon
Historic landmark meets LA superclub in this converted Spanish Colonial Theatre. 
Backstage Bar & Grill
Unassuming down-and-dirty-dive hosts one of the wildest no-frills party scenes...
Bagatelle LA
Bagatelle LA, which serves up a blend of French and New American cuisines (think grilled wild salmon and truffle gnocchi), turns into a DJ-helmed dance club by mid-afternoon on the weekends.
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.
Bar Lubitsch
Russian-themed bastion of vodka in deep post-Soviet hues...
Bar Marmont
Downplayed chic draws starlets to the laid-back and cozy interior...
Bar Noir at Maison 140
The classic secret rendezvous with perfect Martinis to kick start the action...
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. 
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.

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