Best Design Guides | Los Angeles ⇒ A design lover´s guide: here you will find where, when and what to do on one of the hottest cities on the planet, Los Angeles, the City of Angeles.
1- Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills – A Four Seasons Hotel *****
9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills , 90210 California
2- The Peninsula Beverly Hills *****
The Peninsula Beverly Hills is the ultimate home-away-from-home with 194 luxurious guest rooms include 38 elegant suites and 16 private garden villas that exude classic sophistication in a discreet residential setting, all just minutes from Rodeo Drive and Century City.
9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills , 90212 California
3- The Beverly Hills Hotel *****
Affectionately known as the ‘Pink Palace’, The Beverly Hills Hotel is famous for legendary service and legendary guests.
9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90210
4- L’Ermitage Beverly Hills *****
Exquisitely secluded for a Beverly Hills vacation, yet ideally located to explore the City of Angels, the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is just minutes by car to most major businesses, LA’s fashion and entertainment centers, famed tourist attractions, Cedars Sinai Hospital, the Pacific Design Center, the Getty Center and UCLA.
9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 90210 California
5- Mondrian *****
Mondrian LA is a parallel universe of perpetual possibility. Rejuvenated by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, this luxury boutique hotel in the heart of West Hollywood captures everything the Strip stands for – excitement, invincibility and glamour.
8440 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Asanebo, located in Studio City since 1991, offers a simple but cozy “at home” atmosphere. Michelin Guide – 1 Star in 2008 & 2009.
11941 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, 91604 California
The most exclusive Japanese restaurant hidden on Rodeo Drive. Hiroyuki Urasawa is often praised as the best Japanese chef in America.
218 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, 90210 California
3- Saam at The Bazaar
Chef José Andrés will “delight all your senses” with his “exquisite” Eclectic tasting menu – “22-plus courses of molecular gastronomy at its best” – served in an “oasis of calm” inside the Bazaar in Beverly Hills.
465 South La Cienega Boulevard, 90048 California
A couple of words about Providence: Two Michelin Stars; 2013 Best Restaurant, LA Times; 2010 Chef of the Year, Angeleno Magazine; 2011 and 2010 Best Chef Nominee, James Beard Foundation; Best New Restaurants, Esquire Magazine; Best New Restaurant nominee, James Beard Foundation and the list goes on.
5955 Melrose Avenue, 90038 California
From the intriguing season-driven menu to its world-class wine list, Mélisse is the two Michelin Star Award-winning restaurant of Chef/Owner Josiah Citrin. Voted one of the Top 40 Restaurants in the US since 2006 by Gayot.
1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 90401 California
1- Kelly Wearstler
Multitalented designer Kelly Wearstler has opened an eponymous Los Angeles boutique that showcases the breadth and daring of her creative output. The goods include not only home furnishings but also her recently launched line of clothing and accessories.
8440 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, Los Angeles
Founded in 1996 by Mark Haddawy and Katy Rodriguez, with boutiques in New York and Los Angeles, Resurrection is one of the world’s premier international venues for collectible and historic clothing.
8006 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, Los Angeles
Decades is the illustrious vintage and haute consignment retailer in Los Angeles, worshipped by fashionistas and collectors alike for an unparalleled collection of designer clothing and accessories dating from the 1920s to today.
8214 1/2 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, Los Angeles (between N Harper & N La Jolla Avenues)
4- Fred Segal
One of two Los Angeles locations, the Fred Segal at Melrose and Crescent Heights has been a hotspot since its opening in 1965. Originally a 400-square-foot outpost for Segal’s own brand of high-end denim, the boutique evolved into a compound of individually owned stores each offering their own unique selection of clothing under the Fred Segal umbrella.
8118 Melrose Ave, Hollywood & West Hollywood, Los Angeles
5- Just One Eye
Just One Eye is a luxury fashion retailer in Los Angeles sharing unique creations; fashion, Jewellery, shoes, art & design.
7000 Romaine St, Los Angeles, California 90038
Art & Culture
1- Mark Moore Gallery
Mark Moore Gallery always brings the exact perfect blend of serious and experimental culture, avant-garde visuals and back-patio bartending. An opening reception there is the sort of evening you think of when you grab your friends and get a little dressed up for an archetypal art-world gathering in perfect, well-heeled bohemian style.
5790 Washington Blvd, Culver City, California
2- LA Louver Gallery
Something of a standard-bearer in the Venice art scene of the past 25 years, LA Louver Gallery openings are art-world destinations for a surprisingly eclectic crowd. Whether they’re showing British legend David Hockney or graffiti artist Gajin Fujita, there is a certain temple-like quality to the beachside space that inspires both reverence and networkable merry-making in visitors.
45 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
3- Walt Disney Concert Hall
Designed by architect Frank Gehry, as place in which people would come together and feel comfortable doing so – an iconic destination with which people would identify and think of as their own. He wanted to create “a living room for the city” where music would be accessible to great numbers of people. New home of the Los Angeles Philarmonic, is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world, as well as an internationally recognized architectural landmark.
111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
4- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Milevicinity of Los Angeles. LACMA is on Museum Row, adjacent to the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits. It is the largest art museum in the western United States and attracts nearly a million visitors annually, holding more than 120,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present.
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90036 California
SUBLIMINAL, was originally created by Shepard Fairey and Blaze Blouin. The group played an integral part in introducing skateboarding culture and design to the art world. In 2003, the Subliminal Projects gallery was officially opened in the Los Angeles offices of Studio Number One. The scope of the gallery remained true to its roots while embracing new forms of graphic art, illustration, photography and time-based media. Now located in the historic Los Angeles neighbourhood of Echo Park, Subliminal Projects continues to offer a platform for artistic exploration and innovation. The perennial schedule includes art exhibitions by established and emerging artists, as well as a lecture series, workshops and artist publications.
1331 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
1- The Echo & Echoplex
The Echo & Echoplex has solidified its stance as the go-to destination for major local music events, dance nights and a wide spectrum of touring acts while introducing some of the hottest bands to the L.A. music scene, voted top 5 music venues in Los Angeles by Filter Magazine. Both venues are known for its adventurous booking policy that embraces talent from around the world and down the block.
1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, United States
2- The Airliner
A Los Angeles bar with a no-frills attitude, The Airliner in Lincoln Heights is the city’s go-to venue for forward-thinking electronic music and instrumental hip hop. Home to Low End Theory a weekly experimental hip hop and electronic music club night. and launchpad for success of artists such as Daedelus and Flying Lotus, who describes the club’s humble beginnings as a sort of “producer’s lounge”. This gritty club has garnered much attention after multiple performances by Thom Yorke, with a powerful sound system, and beats that bounce off the ceiling.
2419 N Broadway (at Daly St), Los Angeles, 90031 California
3- Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge
2003 was the end of an era for the iconic Hollywood Star Lanes, an institution that served Hollywood for 43 years and was home to the filming of The Big Lebowski. But just as the door to one icon closed, another opened. In April of that year Lucky Strike debuted its first location in Hollywood. Wanting to pay homage to its predecessor, Lucky Strike purchased Lane #7 from Star Lanes and made it Lucky Strike Hollywood’s bar. Think full entertainment experience with upscale bowling, restaurant and bar with a retro-contemporary look and feel.
6801 Hollywood Blvd #143, Los Angeles, California
4- The Short Stop
The Short Stop on Sunset Boulevard is a classic dive bar in the best sense, and it is the solo Dodgers bar in Los Angeles that prominently features Dodgers memorabilia. Fans who walk the short distance from Dodger Stadium. The place ain’t fancy, but its Happy Hour til 10 and late-night DJs certainly take the edge off. On the third Tuesday of every month, the dance floor fills with nu-disco beats and an alley-like smoking gallery in back transforms into a hunky tableaux of modern gay bohemia. Consistently packed with an attractive and friendly crowd of local movers and shakers.
1455 W Sunset Blvd, Echo Park, Los Angeles
5- Los Globos
A Club Called Rhonda, a carnival of debauchery that descends once a month on a club called Los Globos on Sunset Boulevard. What started as an adverse reaction to the celebutante-heavy and TMZ-soaked club scene that seemed to swallow LA six years ago has flourished into one of the the artsy-est, most inclusive parties in the city. For ambiance, there are concept-driven aesthetics that feel more like set designs worthy of a Vogue photo shoot. With a polysexual crowd of extreme dressers, the be-whomever-you-want-to-be message prevails, so everyone from streetwear-soaked artists to familiar faces like Leona Lewis, James Murphy and Dita Von Teese rock everything from wedding dresses to wife beaters or whatever they damned well please.
3040 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, California, 90026
1- Cinco de Mayo
Los Angeles has the largest Cinco de Mayo street fair in the world, as well as many smaller celebrations in individual neighbourhoods.
2- LA Modernism – Design and Furniture
Forty premier national and international exhibitors featuring Decorative and Fine Arts from all Design Movements of the 20th Century.
3- 4th of July in Los Angeles
There are dozens of festivals and celebrations for the 4th of July around Los Angeles and Orange County.
4- Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival
Food & Wine Magazine’s multi-event food festival in Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and Santa Monica.
5 – The Hollywood Christmas Parade
The Hollywood Christmas Parade is one of the most longstanding holiday traditions. Every year, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Santa accompanies floats and marching bands down Hollywood Boulevard. The parade starts at 6 pm. There are plenty of places to watch the parade for free along the street, or you can purchase grandstand seats.