Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

The Native Hotel
Found on the Pacific Coast Highway, The Native Hotel is a simple but stylish 13-bedroom hotel in Malibu, found not far from the ocean.
Baroo
Famous for good reason, Baroo serves up creative, seasonal dishes inspired by Korean cuisine in its white-walled, petite space in Hollywood.
Jon & Vinny’s
A stylish restaurant in Fairfax, Jon & Vinny’s is the popular creation of chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, serving modern Italian from breakfast to dinner.
Here’s Looking at You
Here's Looking at You is an international restaurant in Koreatown, serving a creative menu of dishes and an innovative bar programme.
The Butcher’s Daughter
The Butcher’s Daughter restaurant in LA is much like its sister outposts in NYC; it’s a “vegetable slaughterhouse”, and a damn tasty one at that.
Shibumi
Shibumi in Downtown LA is the kind of Japanese restaurant that dreams are made of – stylish, scrumptious, and with a serious eye to quality.
Umami Burger
Umami Burger at The Grove in LA’s La Brea neighbourhood is bold, bright, and packing a menu of seriously tasty fried and fabulous dishes.
Salazar
A Mexican restaurant in Frogtown, Salazar offers its diners top-notch dishes inspired by the Sonora region in its leafy, largely al fresco space.
Salt’s Cure
A New American restaurant in Hollywood, Salt’s Cure is popular week-round for its well-sourced, expertly-prepared dishes.
Destroyer
Serving breakfast and lunch during the week, chef Jordan Kahn’s Scandinavian-style cuisine at Destroyer has wooed and won the hearts of LA diners.
Farmshop
Found in the historic Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, Farmshop is a restaurant and market that showcases Californian cuisine and ingredients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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...
Surf Academy
Nobody likes to wipe out which is why Surf Academy is a must when thinking of taking to the waters to impress bikini-clad girls.
Honda Center
No it's not a car showroom - it's an indoor arena for the almighty Anaheim Ducks ice hockey's much-beloved team.
Solstice Canyon
Be sure to take your camera with you to Solstice Canyon which offers more superb scenery than you could ever imagine.
Esotouric Bus Adventures
Don't get put off by the idea of a bus tour, when Esotouric takes you on a tour of LA's most hidden treasures it's got to be worth it. And it is ten-fold.
Huntington Beach
Like something straight off a postcard Huntington Beach offers the kind of orange-hued dreamscape that would make anyone want to pack up and move to LA. Sun sand surf and so many damn sexy people.
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!'
Santa Monica Surf School
Surf's up! So grab your board and head down to Santa Monica where there's plenty of swell and the Santa Monica Surf School to get you started.
Segway Los Angeles
It may look a little daft whizzing about on a Segway but it's an ideal way to comb the city without having to actually move your legs.

Sign up for our newsletter

We'd love to keep you up-to-date with what's really going on around the world, from the hottest new restaurants and mind-blowingly beautiful hotels, to thumping underground clubs and world-class art galleries. Sign up to learn more - we promise you it'll be worth it...

X

Follow Us