Ditch the tourist traps and live it up like a local in West Hollywood.
You don’t have to listen to back catalogues of ’80s hair-metal bands to know that, for a period, anyone who stepped off a Greyhound bus with aspirations of becoming a rocker, movie star or supermodel ended up in West Hollywood.
Described as a place where rock’n’roll meets fashion and art merges with culture, Weho is renowned for its designer flagship stores, celebrity hotspots, bizarre fitness studios and notorious nightlife (hello, Sunset Strip). And the great news is, you don’t need to cut your debut album/reel/portfolio to enjoy the very best of it. Dilvin Yasa
Spot celebs such as Tom Hiddleston or Samuel L. Jackson as you wait for the concierge/breakfast/ taxis at chic hotel THE LONDON; thelondon westhollywood.com. Let your people argue with everyone else’s people over lunch at agent and celeb hotspot, CECCONI’S; cecconis westhollywood.com.
Part nightclub, part spin class, SOULCYCLE features instructors who man both a bike and decks so you can sweat out that hangover; soul-cycle.com.
Train with every La-based Aussie actor worth their salt at former rugby player Luke Milton’s TRAINING MATE; trainingmatela.com. Push the likes of Al Pacino out of the way and order a Where Love Lives cocktail – the signature drink at rooftop bar L.P; eplosangeles.com.