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Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, Downtown
Wallpaper, Wallpaper, Vogue
Recipient of Wallpaper's award: Runner-up:  "Best Urban Hotel 2014."  Vogue featured the launch of Ace Hotel group's outp ...
One Fine Stay - Mulholland Drive, Bel Air
Tatler
Tatler's insider pick for a luxe break in LA away from the glitz and paparazzi.   One Fine Stay offers a private house rental with amazing v ...
Hotel Normandie, Koreatown, Downtown
Vogue
"The Normandie, a 94-room hotel with a dazzling terrazzo-floor lobby, is a great base for hitting up the restaurants in buzzing Koreatown, inclu ...
The Line, Koreatown
Wallpaper
Wallpaper praised the design of this new 388-room hotel in L.A.'s up-and-coming Koreatown.  "The iconic building, designed in 1964 by a ...
Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Wallpaper
Wallpaper admired the new, Santa Monica outpost of LA hip hotels, Palihouse and Palihotel.  "Like the West Hollywood properties, the d ...
Palihotel, Melrose Shopping District
Wallpaper
Intimate 32-room boutique hotel in the heart of L.A.'s Melrose Shopping District.  Wallpaper comments about Palihotel in May 2012,, "Th ...
El Tres Inn, Siver Lake / Los Feliiz
Elle
Funky, good value accommodations in L.A.  In May 2012, Norah Jones tells Elle, "When all the sofas are occupied [at her pad], Jones sends frie ...
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills
Vanity Fair, British Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair, Elle, Our Friends, DailyCandy, British Harper's Bazaar, DailyCandy
Harper's Bazaar calls The Beverly Hills Hotel, "one of the world's most glamorous hotels." "Forget the studios.  ...
Hotel Bel-Air, Bel-Air
Wallpaper, Wallpaper, Our Friends, British Harper's Bazaar
Hotel Bel Air, the old-time favorite, reopened with much fanfare in late 2011 following a 24-month hip overhaul. "Great care was taken to keep much ...
Mr C Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
Elle, Financial Times, Town and Country
Swanky new hotel in Beverly Hills by the Cipriani clan.  "Celebrity-hangout," advises Elle in November 2011.  "Mr C. ...
Farmer's Daughter Hotel, Fairfax, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills border
Our Friends
Great off-beat find in L.A. by our friends, Canadian hipsters VitaminDaily.com. Farmer's Daughter Hotel, offering a "good ole country experien ...
The Redbury Hotel, Hollywood
Wallpaper, Elle Decor
Boho-chic hotel in Hollywood, by photographer Matthew Rolston.  Called "hot" by Elle Decor in November 2010, The Redbury  is &quo ...
W Hollywood, Hollywood
Elle Decor
Elle Decor calls the W Hollywood "hot."  "An open-air rooftop pool, bar, and nightclub are highlights of the eco friendly propert ...
Palihouse Holloway, West Hollywood
Tatler, Elle Decor
Tatler gossips, "Nowhere is as cool right now [in LA] as Palihouse.  It's for the Chateau Marmont crowd looking for new pastures... a m ...
SLS Hotel, Beverly HIlls
Financial Times
Much-hyped new luxury hotel with 297 rooms in Beverly Hills. Super-slick interior by Philippe Starck. In the attached review, the FT checks out the SLS ...
The Charlie Hotel, West Hollywood
Vanity Fair
Creative compound in West Hollywood built by Charlie Chaplin as an "oasis" for his friends in 1924, converted into a stylish hotel comprising ...
Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas, West Hollywood
Elle Decor, Wallpaper, Our Friends
The villas of the Sunset Marquis Hotel are considered a great place for extended stays in LA. In May 2009, Elle Decor called hotel's Los Angeles Restaur ...
The London West Hollywood, West Hollywood
Elle Decor, Elle Decor, Elle
Plush new hotel in West Hollywood with 200 rooms, reflecting the fusion of both names.   Gordon Ramsay oversees the dining.  In ...
The Standard Hollywood, West Hollywood
Elle Decor
 "Pretty people combined with funk-fresh interiors make this a favorite among L.A. young smart set." [Elle Decor, Elle Decor goes to W ...
Chamberlain West Hollywood, West Hollywood
Elle Decor
Elle Decor writes about the Chamberlain West Hollywood, "The eye-popping design will blow you away with its kaleidoscope of period references and b ...
Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood
Vanity Fair, Elle Decor, DailyCandy, Vanity Fair, British Harper's Bazaar, Financial Times
Revamped Art Deco hotel, by Jeff Klein. "Sleep in glamour", writes DailyCandy. Quite the 'it" spot, says Bazaar and Vanity Fair ab ...
Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood
Town and Country, Elle Decor, Elle, Our Friends, DailyCandy,
"The storied Los Angeles hotel, a castle-like landmark with plush suites and bungalows, has been sheltering discretion-seeking celebrities and fash ...
Mondrian, West Hollywood
Elle Decor, Our Friends, Financial Times
This temple of all that is Philippe Starck was given a face-lift by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz a couple of years ago.   Elle Decor praised the Mondrian ...
Shangri-La Hotel, Santa Monica
Financial Times
Revamped art deco hotel in Santa Monica, with beach views from every room. "Chic rooftop bar, new restaurants" comments the Financial Times. R ...
Venice Beach Eco-Cottages, Venice Beach
Financial Times, Elle
An eco-friendly, funky choice for LA. Elle and the FT raved about these three former crack houses on Venice Beach that were converted into solar-po ...
Hollywood Roosevelt
DailyCandy, Tatler
Tatler says to "forget the Chateau Marmont, baby--the Roosevelt is the talk of the town."  Acclaimed designer Dodd Mitchell spruced up th ...
Malibu Beach Inn
W Magazine, Financial Times, Vogue
David Geffen's renovated Malibu Beach Inn has 47 rooms, each with ocean views.  ...
Avalon Hotel, Beverly Hills
Our Friends
Posh contemporary hotel in Beverly Hills.  Good value.  In June 2011, Tatler picked the refurbished Avalon as the magazine's place to stay in ...
Casa del Mar, Santa Monica
Our Friends
Tucked down a little street in Santa Monica, this historic beachside hotel provides contemporary luxe accommodations while preserving its 1920s feel.&nb ...
L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
Our Friends, British Harper's Bazaar
Luxury hotel in Beverly Hills with the largest rooms and the most advanced technology for its guests.  Harper's Bazaar suggested checking ...
Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica
Our Friends, Town and Country
Cool beach hotel  in LA with a chilled, laidback vibe.  Feels more like Santa Barbara or Martha's Vineyard.  Town & Country prai ...
Viceroy Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Our Friends, DailyCandy
City-smart and by the sea, the Viceroy Santa Monica fuses classic sophistication and contemporary chic to create a thoroughly modern and uniqu ...
Standard Downtown LA, Downtown
Vanity Fair, British Harper's Bazaar
Harper's Bazaar pick for stylish digs in downtown LA.  Good value. ...
Maison 140, Beverly Hills
Our Friends
Stylish, intimate boutique hotel in Beverly Hills. ...

Where to Eat

Fifty Seven, Downtown
Wallpaper
Slick new restaurant and lounge in downtown LA's emerging arts district.   "The clean, minimal lines and white pottery evoke a modern S ...
The Sycamore Kitchen, Hollywood
Vanity Fair, DailyCandy
Hotspot for breakfast and lunch in Hollywood, according to Vanity Fair in a March 2014 travel review on L.A.  Learn more about The Sycamore Kitc ...
Girasol, Studio City
Our Friends, DailyCandy
Lots of buzz about this new, locally-sourced restaurant in Studio City by Chris Jacobsen, a former Top Chef and alum of world-acclaimed, Copenhagen r ...
Trois Mec, Holllywood
Elle Decor
"The most anticipated restaurant opening of 2013," boasts Elle Decor about Trois Mec, a new hotspot in L.A.'s hip new neighborhood arou ...
Animal, Mid-City West
W Magazine, Elle
"L.A.’s most exciting restaurant opening of the past few years is Animal, where the meat-heavy menu—crispy pig head and even a bacon ...
The Bazaar, Beverly Hills
Financial Times, Elle, Elle Decor
"James Beard award winner Jose Andres has crafted an eclectic Spanish-influenced menu" at The Bazaar, comments Elle Decor in the attached, ...
Fig, Santa Monica
Elle Decor
Fig is a hot bistro in Santa Monica where "rising star Ray Garcia builds simple dishes around fresh, local ingredients."  [Elle Decor]  R ...
Gjelina, Venice
Elle, Elle Decor
"Venice is L.A.’s definitive bohemian enclave, and Gjelina is its jewel," remarks Elle. "In the dim dining room, outfitted ...
Ink, West Hollywood
Elle Decor
At Ink, "Michael Voltaggio's experimental cooking is a counterpoint to California rustic.  Try the pork belly with charcoal oil and corn," advises ...
Jittlada, Hollywood
Elle Decor
Elle Decor says Jittada is "widely considered to serve the best-and Thai food in Los Angeles."  Get other cool L.A.travel tips in ...
Sugarfish
Elle Decor
For sushi in L.A., Elle Decor suggests Sugarfish, which has four locations in the city. "Sushi master Kazunori Nozawa is a legend; fans opt for his ...
Shanghai No. 1 Seafood Village, San Gabriel
Elle Decor
Rave reviews for this new modern Chinese restaurant. located in the San Gabriel Valley. "This upscale Chinese restaurant is the fourth locatio ...
Industriel, Downtown
Elle Decor
"Downtown L.A.'s Industriel delivers a contemporary take on Provencal cooking.  Flo Design Studio used vintage milk crates and cage lig ...
Craig's, West Hollywood
DailyCandy
New L.A. "power" restaurant by Craig Susser, the former gatekeeper / maitre d’ of Dan Tana for 23 years.    Susser c ...
Son of a Gun, Mid-City
DailyCandy, DailyCandy
Hotspot seafood restaurant in Los Angeles.  "Whet your appetite with shrimp toast sammies before diving into the linguine with clams at Son ...
Lukshon, Culver City
DailyCandy, DailyCandy
Slick eatery by Sang Yoon in Culver City serving outstanding Southeast Asian fare.  "Get started with shrimp toast, Singapore-style du ...
Ray's Restaurant and the Stark Bar, LACMA
Vanity Fair
Hip restaurant/bar at LACMA, by Wendy Stark, daughter of L.A. power broker and art collector Ray Stark.  Vanity Fair announced the launch in May 20 ...
Red O, West Hollywood
Wallpaper
Slick "modern-Mexican" restaurant in West Hollywood, by acclaimed Chicago chef Rick Bayless.  In September 2010, Wallpaper admired Red ...
Hatfield's, Hollywood
Elle
"An LA foodie-fav, run by couple-chefs Quinn and Karen: [Hatfield's] reopened at a new larger location that's industrial cool but still intimate,&q ...
Umami Burger, Hollywood, La Brea, Santa Monica
Elle, Vanity Fair
One of the first gourmet burger joints, now setting the standard around the world.  "Owner, Adam Fleischman, 40, explains that his $9 burge ...
Philippe by Philippe Chow, West Hollywood
Wallpaper
A celebrity hang-out in L.A., according to Wallpaper.  "Chow worked at the renowned Mr Chow restaurant in Manhattan for almost three decade ...
Cecconi's, West Hollywood
Our Friends, Wallpaper
"Chic Venetian" restaurant in L.A. serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in the old Morton's space (by Nick Jones of the Soho House group). In M ...
Tavern, Brentwood
Elle Decor
Elle Decor remarks, "Interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks conjures a sophisticated English watering hole at Los Angeles's Tavern.  In t ...
Katsuya Hollywood/S-Bar, Hollywood
Wallpaper, Town and Country, Elle Decor, Wallpaper, Wallpaper
Sushi chef Katsuya Uechi's restaurant with Philippe Starck is just the first of a mini-chain of Katsuya restaurants to open in Los Angeles. Gone is the ...
Lucques, West Hollywood
Elle, Elle Decor, Our Friends
Excellent Californian/French cuisine served in an old, brick carriage house, which once belonged to silent film star Harold Lloyd.  Chef Su ...
Comme Ca, West Hollywood
Elle Decor
"Sate your craving for steak tartare and crisp pommes frites at David Meyer's French brasserie [Comme Ca].  [Elle Decor] ...
Toscana, Brentwood
British Harper's Bazaar
Trendy, small trattoria with a Tuscor decor.  Bazaar says the window tables are popular, along with the "family table" in the middle ...
Tower Bar, West Hollywood
British Harper's Bazaar
"On the fourth floor of the art deco landmark Sunset Tower, this is the place to be seen..." says Bazaar.  The magazine says that ...
The Lobster, Santa Monica
Our Friends, British Harper's Bazaar
Beachside restaurant serving excellent seafood.   Great sunsets. ...
Cha Cha Cha, Silverlake
Our Friends
Contemporary Caribbean food in a fun, hip setting. ...
Crustacean, Beverly HIlls
Our Friends
Trendy Vietnamese restaurant with excellent food.   Try the garlic noodles. ...
Ford's Filling Station, Culver City
Our Friends, DailyCandy
Chic, comfort food by Harrison's son.   Cool ambiance with farmhouse furniture, a roaring fireplace and rugs. ...
Koi, West Hollywood
Our Friends
Trendy restaurant in LA serving Japanese cuisine with a California touch.  Fun, festive ambiance. ...
Madeo, West Hollywood
Our Friends
Top notch Italian restaurant with a wheeler-dealer vibe. ...
Mr. Chow's, Beverly Hills
Our Friends
An old-time favourite, back and going strong. ...
Nobu
Elle, Our Friends
"Stylish celebrities choose this sushi temple for its “new-style sashimi” (thinly cut fish that’s flash-cooked in an oven), Wa ...
The Ivy, Beverly Center
Elle, Our Friends, DailyCandy, British Harper's Bazaar
An old-time favorite "movers and shakers" restaurant in L.A.  "Hollywood power-lunchers convene inside The Ivy’s white pick ...
The Little Door
Our Friends
Charming, "very French" restaurant serving excellent food in a romantic setting.  Try to eat in the courtyard, if possible.  ...
The Palm
Our Friends
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