In our Little Black Book Series, our editors share their absolute favorite places to wine, dine, primp and preen from coast to coast. Here are our Executive Editor Nola Weinstein's go-to spots in Los Angeles:
Where to Stay & Spa:
The Four Seasons Los Angeles: 300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA (310) 273-2222
When I'm in Los Angeles, I consider The Four Seasons my home away from home. The service is impeccable, the rooms are warm and inviting, the bar scene is spectacular, Culina never disappoints, and nothing beats working poolside on a sunny day.
On the Go Beauty:
The Dry Bar, 8595 Sunset Boulevard: West Hollywood, CA (323) 843-4777
Wherever I am, The Dry Bar is where I go for a fast and reliable blowout. I also love that this location is located right across the street from SoulCycle so I can get in my workout and then immediately get my hair done before heading on to meetings and events.
Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge: 8591 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA (310) 652-5874
When I have a red carpet event on my agenda, I always make sure to pop by Blushington to get my makeup done. For just $35, a group of talented makeup artists will leave you looking fresh faced and fabulous; plus they use Stila products, which I love!
Where to Squeeze in a Workout:
Physique 57 320 North Cañon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA (310) 271-0570
When I'm traveling I tend to pick workouts that don't involve sneakers as packing them takes up too much weight. Physique is the perfect way to get toned after a long flight or too many nights of partying at The Chateau.
SoulCycle: 8570 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA (310) 657-7685
When SoulCycle moved West I was elated. Spinning is my go-to workout and now I can get in the same 45 minutes of cardio and core that I adore in NYC.
Juice Crafters, 11682 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles CA (424) 442-0555
Green juices do help with jet-lag and fatigue. Juice Crafters is located just down the block from SoulCyle in Brentwood so I always pop by after class; l concoct my own creation consisting of kale, pineapple, mint, and lime.
Go-To Sushi Spot:
Sugarfish by Sushi Nozawa 11640 W. San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA (310) 820-4477
The sushi literally melts in your mouth. By using warm, loosely packed rice and fresh fish, the sushi literally melts in your mouth. It's the first place I stop for lunch when I land in LA and always go with the Trust Me tasting, which includes edamame, tuna sashimi, salmon and yellowtail sushi, a divine toro hand roll, and more.
Go To Restaurants:
Madeo: 8897 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA (310) 859-0242
Old school Italian at it's finest. The first time I dined at Madeo the table next to me included Valentino, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Claire Danes; not a bad way to enjoy a bottle of red and the perfect pasta
Izakaya by Katsu-Ya, 8420 West 3rd Street, Beverly Hills, CA (323) 782-9536
The vibe at Izakaya is simultaneously vibrant and low key. A fun crowd frequents this spot for it's awesome sushi menu and exceptional dishes. The steamed mixed mushrooms wrapped in foil and seared albacore are musts!
Picca Peru, 9575 West Pico, Los Angeles, CA (310) 277-0133
Small Peruvian dishes and unique libations make this lovely spot a unique place to dine with a group.
The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA (310) 276-2251
An iconic spot to watch Hollywood's movers and shakers make deals over a martini.
The Chateau Marmont Garden Terrace, 8221 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA (323) 848-5908
Charming and intense at the same time, The Chateau's Garden Terrace is always busting with young starlets, musicians, and designers who are very comfortable in the discreet scene.