Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Nobu Los Angeles
Consistently elegant cooking and clientele continue to win Nobu plaudits the world over...
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.
Classic Peruvian grub is given a modern LA makeover in Mo-Chica’s hip new Downtown digs. 
A modern gem with a contemporary, sophisticated take on finger-licking Mexican cuisine. 
Don't let the Sunset Boulevard address throw you - Malo is no Hollywood scene with terrible food that no one orders. Quite the opposite, in fact.  Exceptional Mexican dishes and margaritas.
Lazy Ox Canteen
This eclectic Little Tokyo joint serves up crafted global cuisine with a chic exterior. 
Hinoki & The Bird
Hinoki & The Bird, which boasts a studiously ornate interior and too-cool-for-school waiters who rock converse and chambray shirts, brings together fresh California cuisine with the delicacy and balance of Japanese cooking.
Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
Fresh healthy food for diners wanting to look good without sacrificing the taste.
Soak up Venice’s hip atmosphere in this stylish eatery, complete with roaring open fires and small plates for sharing.
Dan Tana’s
An old school 1964 Hollywood institution with all the charm of an Arthur Avenue Italian diner. 
Glorious Euro-Viet seafood restaurant for Beverly Hills power brokers...
A celebrated eatery with a powerful and bold-faced clientele...
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. 
Modern American fusion from the 'food dudes' of the LA restaurant scene, Animal idolises the finest ingredients.
The combo of farm fresh local produce and chef Ari Taymor's creative flair make this unobtrusive gem a unique spot in LA.
Super-sexy Mediterranean tapas joint with an impressive wine list.
Fun boutique picnicking with a mouth-watering global vibe.
Zen Retreats
Chic and contemporary apartments are a favourite of our publisher...
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.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The ultimate hideaway for the high-powered and the high-profile...
The Mondrian
Schrager's 90's hotspot is a valley girl magnet, searching for long-gone Hollywood icons...
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.
The Avalon Hotel
A gorgeous old-timer in one of the quintessential areas to stay in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills.
Maison 140
Dramatic design flair with a sumptuous union of Far Eastern and French influences...
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.
Heavenly formal sushi dining from one of the US’s hottest omakase chefs. 
Smokin’: The Best Los Angeles Barbeque Joints
Dance your way around LA | The City’s Top Electronic Music Venues
Post & Beam
Cheery farm-fresh food straight out of the wood-burning oven.
Take a Bite | Artisanal LA
Tips of the Town | Blogger Eva Goicochea on LA
A Taste of Peru in LA | Interview with Picca’s Owner, Ricardo Zarate
Five short films to show why we really love LA
These 5 short films capture all the things we love about LA through stunning cinematography.
Behind the Vines: An Interview with Carhartt Winery
Carhartt Winery is a family-run winery located just outside Santa Barbara - here we catch up with Brooke Carhartt to chat about Californian wines...
Winter Events Calendar
Miu Miu
A little bit of fashion from a line related to Prada.
Ultra-cool sneakers and clothes. Need we go on?
Agent Provocateur
All manner of lacy, silky, naughty lingerie can be found here.
Macabre Martinis & Spooky Speakeasies – Haunted Bars for Drinks with the Dead
The Ivy Los Angeles
The Ivy is the glamorous Beverly Hills restaurant where stars and starlets preen for the eagerly on tap paparazzi, schmoozing over great American staples...

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