Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Zuma Beach
A surfer's paradise Zuma Beach's pristine water sands and regular swells make for a great day out indeed.
Zen Retreats
Chic and contemporary apartments are a favourite of our publisher...
Zankou Chicken
At Zankou Chicken the spit-roasted chickens are unbelievably tender and flavourful, with an otherworldly crispy skin. Trying it is a must...
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.
Winter Events Calendar
Wilshire Limousine Services
One of the best, Wilshire Limousine Services offers affordable transport around the city for those who want to arrive looking like a hip-hop legend...
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.
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.
Villains Tavern
Retro-cool bar with a demonic edge...
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.
Viceroy Santa Monica
Eclectic, cosmopolitan chic for an elegantly fluid clientele...
Vibrato Grill Jazz
Romantic, of-a-certain-age scene serving smooth live jazz...
Via Veneto
Pedigree Italian stallion is perfect for a steamy third date...
Venice Beach
Steroid-pumped hunk trunks and silicon-filled beach babes flock to Venice Beach where thin is in and fitness is everything.
Urth Caffé
The hippest purveyors of organic coffees and teas in LA...
Urasawa
Heavenly formal sushi dining from one of the US’s hottest omakase chefs. 
Undefeated
Ultra-cool sneakers and clothes. Need we go on?
Umami Burger
Umami Burger takes the concept of fast food and gives it a fine-dining spin, with both celebrities and locals flocking to its outposts for calorie-heavy fare.
Tropicana
The A-list has slunk off elsewhere, leaving a mid-century modern oasis complete with heated pool to steam up the scene.
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.
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
Tower Bar
An elegant oasis of calm amid the roar of Sunset Strip...
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.
Tommy’s
Home of the city's most famous chili-topped burger...
Tom Bergin’s Tavern
A truly great Irish pub with added authentic LA 'Oirishness'...
Tito’s Tacos
Serious authentic Mexican street fare that commands a huge following...
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Tiki-Ti
Unassuming tiki shack that serves the gamut of exotic cocktails - come early to snatch one of the few seats and join the luau.
Thompson Beverly Hills
Luscious dark 60s décor is re-imagined to LA simplicity in Thompson Hotel’s Beverly Hills offering.
Third Street Promenade
Parade around the Third Street PRomenade for shopping with a side order of pouting and posing.
The Writer’s Room
A vintage leather-clad grotto tucked away behind Las Palmas club, The Writer’s Room is a destination LA speakeasy within the city’s modern, super-sleek bar and club scene.
The Wiltern
A large venue where the best musical artists are endowed with the grandeur they deserve.
The Well
Sultry, sophisticated, chilled and just occasionally wild as hell...
The Way We Wore
A throwback to the days of yesteryear The Way We Wore (with one of the best puns we've ever come across included in the name) is the place to come for vintage both high-end and casual.
The Varnish
The Varnish is a teeny boite hidden in the back of Cole’s Downtown (the famed, circa-1908 establishment that claims to have invented the French dip sandwich), and entering the bar (which used to be a spare storage closet) feels a bit like walki
The Trails Cafe
Away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown LA, The Trails Cafe - found in Griffith Park - offers vegetarian fare amid 4,000-acres of lush parkland.
The Standard Downtown
Funky, kitsch and oh so retro-cool downtown hotel with to die for rooftop bar.
The Stairs

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