L.A. offers plenty of chances to treat yourself like a celebrity. Indulge in some pampering after spin class, smile for the paparazzi after a patio lunch, and hire your own stylist to select the perfect designer outfit for your celebrity chef dinner or your walk on the red carpet! The following high-profile locales are your best bet for experiencing unforgettable luxury and rubbing elbows with the city’s rich and famous.
Join Hollywood A-listers and treat yourself to a rigorous and enlightening workout at SoulCycle. From the moment you enter the studio, the yellow spin bikes and inspiring instructor let you know this is a positive community. You clip into the bike, adjust the resistance, and get ready for a ride that will challenge not only your body but also your mind. The rocking beat of the soundtrack motivates you to push yourself through the fat-burning cardio, free weights, and core work. It’s 45 minutes of a soul- and body-energizing adventure.
Exhale Barre Yoga Spa
Following the lead of your favorite celebrity, treat yourself to a massage and facial at Exhale in either the spa’s Hollywood or Santa Monica location. The signature Flow Massage will bring you to your inner Zen, unlocking stress and even detoxing your body as your therapist kneads your muscles in choreographed waves. It’s a deep tissue experience without the pain. Now relaxed, you move on to a Moon Beam facial, which will leave your skin glowing for all those paparazzi moments. Take in a cleansing breath as the facialist applies a healing light that will reduce fine lines, sunspots, and breakouts.
The Ivy has been a cozy celebrity haunt since 1983, with the sidewalk in front of the white picket fence flashing with paparazzi and smartphone lights. You score a table on the coveted patio, relaxing back in the comfy seats with overstuffed floral pillows. It’s your grandma’s porch, if grandma were a studio executive or an agent. Should you order gimlet—a refreshing blend of vodka, lime, and homegrown mint—or the fresh coconut pineapple martini with house-made pineapple puree? The Ivy’s grilled vegetable salad is a classic, with either mesquite-grilled wild Florida shrimp or Maine lobster. Of course, you did complete that spin class this morning, so you need to treat yourself to a sundae with homemade vanilla ice cream and praline gelato, swimming in hot fudge and butterscotch, topped with whipped cream and roasted almonds. Smile and get ready for your close-up!
International Stylist Kelly Lundberg and her team at StyleMeDivine have been styling stars and the rest of world since 2005. Book a three-hour session to seriously spiff up your wardrobe. Visit the city’s hottest boutiques and shops accompanied by your personal stylist who curates on-trend outfits personalized just for you. Treat yourself to a chic dress or ensemble to wear for tonight’s dinner.
Iconic California cuisine launched chef Wolfgang Puck into the culinary stratosphere. Treat yourself to dinner at his flagship Spago in the heart of Beverly Hills. Enjoy creative California cuisine in the sleek dining room designed by partner Barbara Lazaroff, who also designed the original Sunset Strip outpost back in 1982. Surrounded by elegant contemporary furnishings, explore the seasonal farm-to-table menu of Californian, Asian-fusion, and European-inspired courses. Indulge in a craft cocktail featuring top-shelf spirits and pair your meal with a bottle of wine from the list of over 30,000 premiere selections. It’s the perfect way to end an unforgettable day.