Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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...
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.
Beacher’s Madhouse
Ideally suited for a night out with a few friends (as mentioned, entry is very exclusive so best bets are to pay for table reservations in advance), Beacher’s is one of those bucket list destinations: you can go to other dance clubs in LA, but
Belvedere
A celebrated eatery with a powerful and bold-faced clientele...
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.
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
A Rodeo drive classic with all the bling, all the celebrities and prices to match.
Bluewater Sailing
Skippers ahoy! Grab your blue-and-white striped t-shirt and head to Bluewater Sailing which will have you sailing the Seven Seas - or at least one of them - in no time. We can feel the wind in our hair already.
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.
Burke Williams Day Spa
Rest relax and rejuvenate at Burke Williams; super-luxurious it's where celebrities and their various hangers-on go when they've jetted into town to make sure t
Cameo Bar
Classic elegance close to the ocean is a rarity the Cameo is opulent with a capital 'Oh'...
Catch
Ocean-fresh seafood is on offer at beach front eaterie, Catch. Located in Santa Monica it's been making waves now for some time...
Cecconi’s West Hollywood
Cecconi's West Hollywood is the LA outpost of Soho House-owned luxe mini-chain of Italian restaurants with elegant interiors and wonderful Italian dishes.
Chanel
Chateau Marmont
The Chateu Marmont provides more than just accommodation in LA for its famous guests...
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?
Comme Ça
French power bistro from our favorite chef in LA fuses the comforting and the creative...
Covell
If you find yourself in the neighborhood of Los Feliz hankering for a delicious glass of wine in a civilised bar that feels more East Coast than West, here's your imperative: visit owner Dustin Lancaster at his new outpost, Covell.
Crustacean
Glorious Euro-Viet seafood restaurant for Beverly Hills power brokers...
Cut
Wolfgang Puck is the master of all things meaty - and his LA outpost of Cut is no different - sublime cuts of meat on offer...
Des Kohan
Bringing together the best in the fashion biz Des Kohan has material girls flocking through its shiny glass doors.
Dior
Dtox Day Spa
When you're feeling a little jaded - and let's face it who doesn't? - treat yourself to a treatment or three at Dtox Day Spa. Unwinding here is practically compulsory.
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!
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.
Fig and Olive
Fine French flavors and buzzing celebrity crowd, Fig and Olive is a definite one not to be missed.
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...
Formosa Cafe
Classic cocktail joint from a bygone era has refused to fall into tourist hell...
Four Seasons Hotel
In one of the best areas to stay in Los Angeles, the Four Seasons Beverly Hills boasts the timeless style and luxury many have come to expect from the group
Gordon Ramsay
Tempestuous British celebrity chef brings his award-winning cooking to West Hollywood...
Green Door
A lush and labyrinthine parlour evoking 1920s Paris...

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