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Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - DESTINATION UNITED STATES -

One-time ed­i­tor of De­sign­ers West Magazine, Greg Fir­lotte knows a thing or two about style. Which is why the WeHo veteran is the ul­ti­mate tour guide around the fash­ion-for­ward De­sign District. Stroll through oh-so cool in­te­ri­ors’ show­rooms, gaze in the win­dow of ap­point­ment-only bou­tiques – there are more than 300 high-end re­tail­ers along the strip – and pon­der larger-than-life street art by the likes of Maris­abel Bazan and graf­fiti artist RETNA.

PRE­PARE TO SPIN

chain of­fer­ing 45-minute work­out ses­sions that unite a spin class with rhythm-based chore­og­ra­phy, a high­oc­tane sound­track and a lit­tle wis­dom cour­tesy of the in­struc­tor. The high-in­ten­sity car­dio, mus­cle­s­culpt­ing strength-train­ing aside, this mind-body class is se­ri­ously fun – you’ll leave sweat­ing, but smil­ing. Book in ad­vance on­line. SOUL-CY­CLE.COM

DODGE PA­PARAZZI AT CRAIG’S

the en­trance. The menu is straight­laced, if a bit bland – think, clas­sic wedge sal­ads, shrimp cock­tails, pizza and chicken parmi­giana. But you don’t come here for the food; you come for the chance of spot­ting Ge­orge and Amal hud­dled in a dimly lit booth. When the cam­era flashes go off out­side, you’ll know it’s time to look over your shoul­der. CRAIGS.LA

POLE DANCE AT THE ABBEY

The sub­ject of a re­al­ity TV show, the ec­cle­si­as­ti­cally themed restau­rant and LGBTQ bar hosts nightly par­ties, none quite as raunchy as the day­time Sun­day ses­sions. Barely clad dancers grind against poles hang­ing from the ceil­ing, try­ing to outdo each other in tips, while pun­ters queue for ridicu­lously strong 300ml ap­ple mar­ti­nis. Great for peo­ple watch­ing, go-go dancers and buzzing vibe, it’s al­ways packed, so ar­rive early to nab a booth. THEABBEYWEHO.COM

NATASHA DRAGUN WAS A GUEST OF VISIT WEST HOL­LY­WOOD

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