Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Little Beach House Malibu
The Little Beach House Malibu, an outpost of Soho House, offers beachfront dining, drinking and the dream of a life on the California coast.
Nobu Ryokan Malibu
A sumptuous hotel on the Pacific Coast Highway, Nobu Ryokan Malibu blends Californian style and Japanese hospitality to great effect.
Gwen
The second LA restaurant from famed chef Curtis Stone, Gwen is a meat-lover’s dream, found on iconic Sunset Boulevard, with its own on-site butcher counter.
Obsolete
A design store in Culver City from Ray Azoulay, Obsolete stocks one-of-a-kind, utterly lust-worthy pieces from furniture and lighting to homewares.
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...
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...
Shutters on the Beach
Shutters on the Beach is a serene waterfront property with whitewashed New England charm on the ocean front in Santa Monica
Casa del Mar
Casa del Mar offers unbridled luxury overlooking the gentle roar of the ocean for old and new school glitterati...
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.
Viceroy Santa Monica
Eclectic, cosmopolitan chic for an elegantly fluid clientele...
Mr C Beverly Hills
Mr C Beverly Hills comes from the four-generation Cipriani family business effortlessly mixing old world Hollywood glamour with a modern, chic exterior.
The Huntley Hotel
Stylishly adorned with modern designed pieces, this Santa Monica beach-front hotel is for the those who want a cut above...
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Grand, sophisticated and elegant, this downtown hotel is a bastion of timeless, Old Hollywood opulence.
Staples Center
Like the gates of heaven for sports fiends and fans alike the Staples Center is also a great place to spot a-listers in the crowds that congregate here.
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
Just low profile enough to attract the real heavy hitters, Raffles combines new-school design with old-school opulence...
Hotel Bel-Air
Swan-filled lakes in a serene Spanish colonial setting epitomises the grandeur of LA's grande dame...
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
A Rodeo drive classic with all the bling, all the celebrities and prices to match.
The Charlie
A slice of the English cottage life makes The Charlie one of the more quaint places to stay in Los Angeles, with amenities bursting out of its stained-glass panes.
Beverley Hills Hotel
Steeped in legend and sophisticated glamour the celebrity dripping Beverley Hills Hotel & Bungalows is one of LA's most decadent...
Chateau Marmont
The Chateu Marmont provides more than just accommodation in LA for its famous guests...
Bar Marmont
Downplayed chic draws starlets to the laid-back and cozy interior...
Mélisse
An artist with herbs and a scientist with flavor combos marry French flair and Californian approachability...
Comme Ça
French power bistro from our favorite chef in LA fuses the comforting and the creative...
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.
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
Tower Bar
An elegant oasis of calm amid the roar of Sunset Strip...
The Polo Lounge
The ultimate icon of Old Hollywood glamour, elegance and privilege...
Formosa Cafe
Classic cocktail joint from a bygone era has refused to fall into tourist hell...
Pantages Theatre
Come here to see big musical shows and some of your favourite musicians play in a classic Hollywood venue.
The Hungry Cat
Slick and chic seafood restaurant and raw bar Hungry Cat secretes from view behind a Borders bookstore in the Sunset + Vine complex on, you guessed it, Sunset and Vine. 
Providence
Some of the best seafood in LA with the emphasis on simplicity of flavors...
Musso and Frank
Grilled meat’s their speciality but it don’t come cheap. Make sure you attend though – even just for one of their famed bone-dry Martinis. This is a Hollywood institution.
Belvedere
A celebrated eatery with a powerful and bold-faced clientele...
Sunset Marquis Hotel
The original rock god hotel - its modern, edgy elegance blends with the tranquility of its lush tropical grounds. Head to the Whisky Bar for rockstar sightings and slick tunes.
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The grand Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel has refashioned its image as hip, hot and haute: it offers an unequaled mix of classic charms and contemporary chic, and echoes with the voices of Old Hollywood.
Spago Beverly Hills
Spago Beverly Hills is a classic. As star-studded now as the day it first open, this chic eclectic restaurant is about the people-watching and the food...
Moonshadows Blue Lounge
Magnificent Malibu bar overlooking the crashing waves of the Pacific...
Osteria Mozza
Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton team up to bring you a modern Italian classic...

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