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
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!