West VISIT Hol­ly­wood

AFTER A TRUE HOL­LY­WOOD- GLAM EX­PE­RI­ENCE? YOU’LL FIND IT AT WEST HOL­LY­WOOD – OR WEHO, AS THE LO­CALS ( READ: CELEBS) CALL IT! THE COSMO TEAM HUNG OUT POOL­SIDE AND BARSIDE, AND TRULY LIVED THEIR BEST LIFE IN THIS SUN- DRENCHED, CUL­TURE- PACKED NEIGH­BOUR­HOOD

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With mild weather all year round and sunny hol­i­day vibes, there’s never re­ally a bad time to visit star- stud­ded LA with your squad. With its mas­sive ar­ray of sport sta­di­ums, theme parks and shop­ping malls, not to men­tion tons of Miche­lin­starred restau­rants and fashion ranging from vin­tage to high cou­ture, it’s the en­ter­tain­ment cap­i­tal of the world. Walk the streets of LA’s ge­o­graph­i­cal heart, West Hol­ly­wood, and you’ll un­der­stand – it’s no won­der all the celebs are here for that shop­ping, sun­ning, swim­ming, par­ty­ing life! Why wouldn’t you want to stay here when they have not one but two amazing pools? The pool by the lobby has a fam­ily vibe, but all the best celeb spot­ting hap­pens be­side the villa pool on the prop­erty. It’s a glam mag­net for babes!

Sunset Mar­quis has a very mu­sic- steeped his­tory – Led Zep­pelin and a lot of fa­mous bands in the ’70s stayed there rou­tinely, so it’s al­ways been ‘ the’ place to be ( prob­a­bly for an after­party or f ive!). The ho­tel stays very true to its rock and roll rep – re­ally luxe but also re­laxed.

The vil­las are the place to book – there’s a slight Span­ish vibe go­ing on, with beau­ti­ful, lush gar­den sur­rounds. And it def­i­nitely em­braces the al­lAmer­i­can men­tal­ity, with beds and baths su­per- sized to the max. It’s also the ul­ti­mate

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celeb hotspot if you’re after a sight­ing ( but be sure to play it cool). The vil­las are like luxe homes, so they have celebs there on the reg­u­lar – Ri­hanna even stayed at the ho­tel dur­ing her ren­o­va­tions.

For a lazy day in, en­joy brunch then wan­der up to the pool for the day. After soak­ing up the sun, hit up Bar 1200. Prime In­sta-wor­thy ar­eas are ev­ery­where ( par­tic­u­larly the pool or villa gar­den at night) – and the restau­rant is the place to be for sure. Celebs of­ten have meet­ings there as it’s su­per secluded, so away from the paps and pry­ing eyes. DEF­I­NITELY hit it up for the brunch buf­fet, par­tic­u­larly the crepe bar (we may have gone back for thirds).

You’re smack bang in the mid­dle of WeHo, so Chateau Mar­mont is a stone’s throw away, and you’re a block from the Mon­drian’s pool par­ties if that’s more your scene. The Abbey’s a short walk away too if you’re after a dance. If you’re in a shop­ping mood, Mel­rose Av­enue is just a 15- minute walk – per­fect for an after­noon stroll to hit up Chloé.

for a lazy day in, en­joy brunch then wan­der up to the pool for the day

COSMO’S ANA, LEISA AND EMMA STAYED AT THE UL­TI­MATE ‘ LA COOL’ HO­TEL SUNSET MAR­QUIS IN WEST HOL­LY­WOOD, CAL­I­FOR­NIA. TO FIND OUT MORE SEE VISITWESTHOLLYWOOD.COM.

LEISA FINDS A PHOTO OPP ANY­WHERE!

THERE’S A RECORD­ING STU­DIO ON SITE AND MU­SIC MEM­O­RA­BILIA EV­ERY­WHERE, SO IF YOU’RE A MU­SIC BUFF YOU’LL BE IN HEAVEN!

THE COSMO TEAM READY FOR A BIG DAY EX­PLOR­ING WEHO!

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