Its starry boulevards, endless beaches and urban highways… Los Angeles is a cosmopolitan city that never ceases to fascinate. The Cité des Anges has plenty of places to go out, including bobo restaurants, luxury hotels and trendy bars, especially as new addresses are springing up every day. Here’s a selection of ten good addresses not to be missed when you’re packing your bags in L.A.
We’re sleeping at the:
The Mama Shelter was born on June 1st in a beautiful 1920s building in the heart of Hollywood. We go there for its original design and (a bit) bobo, but especially for its very Californian rooftop (we’re talking about a giant open-air screen and a gym with a view on all Hollywood).
From 132 € per night6500
Selma Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
After taking a dip in the hourglass-shaped pool and sunbathing in the patio-dining room, a nap is in order in the sleek, retro-chic rooms of the Avalon Hotel, once home to Marylin Monroe.
9400 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
We’re eating at:
Vegans, this new urban living space is for you. At The Springs, we only eat raw… You drink detox juice and after a healthy meal you take Ayurvedic treatments and yoga classes. There are often even art exhibitions!
608 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Grand Central Market
It’s one of L.A.’s top attractions. The town’s oldest covered market is home to the most popular food stalls. Among them: Egglsut, the famous egg sandwiches, G&B Coffee for excellent lattes, or BelCampo Meat, behind which bearded and tattooed butchers are preparing your Cuban and organic meats.
317 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013
Juice Served Here
Juice bars are a veritable institution in Los Angeles. For an express vitamin cure, head over to Juice Served Here, which serves detox, vitamin and protein juices, all served in recycled bottles. The craziest juice? Twenty Dollar Juice, a mix of coconut, honey, vanilla bean, bee pollen and colloidal silver (capable of killing most microbes and stimulating natural defenses.
We’re going out to the:
A small hideaway and discreet spot in Santa Monica, The Bungalow, at the Miramar Hotel Fairmont, looks like a Tiki Lounge with its woven wood chairs, intimate patio and rustic interior design. While sipping one of the best margaritas in town, (alcohol is dangerous for your health, drink in moderation) enjoy the unique view of the cliffs of Santa Monica beach.
101 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401>
Designed by internationally renowned decorator Paul Fortune, Tower Bar is one of the most chic bars in Los Angeles. Dimmed lights, panelled walls, panoramic view of the city: here, guests can sip cocktails while being lulled by mythical jazz tunes.
8358 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, CA
The Santa Monica Pier
If we haven’t already done so, we run to the carnival on Santa Monica beach, just above the sea. We go there for its big wheel, its roller coaster, its 1920s carousel, but also for its delicious churros and smoothies sold in the stands. The view of Los Angeles and the Santa Monica
is unobstructed from the Ferris wheel.
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
We shop at the:
Third Street Promenade
It’s the only pedestrian street in Los Angeles. Located in Santa Monica, it is home to a large number of trendy and typically American boutiques such as Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Anthropologie, Sephora, Levi’s, Lush, Bebe, Abercrombie, Gap… After an afternoon of shopping, head to the beach just a few meters away to cool off instantly.
1351 3rd Street Promenade #201, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Wacko is THE shop that sells everything possible and imaginable. Ali Baba’s cave in a way: from superficial gadgets to indispensable gadgets, from the most expensive to the least expensive, here you will surely find what you are looking for! The most? This boutique with a kitsch front, houses a gallery “La Luz de Jesus” where you can see some old and rare figurines and paintings of the Virgin Mary on display. 4633 Hollywood
Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90027