BEV­ERLY HILLS

Women's Health (UK) - - WELL TRAVELLED -

WHERE? Mon­tage Bev­erly Hills, LA WHY? To live like an A-lis­ter

HOW MUCH? From £695 per night; mon­tage­ho­tels.com

WHO? Roisín Dervish-o’kane, WH Fea­tures Writer Bev­erly Hills, the city syn­ony­mous with luxury, is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing some­thing of an evo­lu­tion af­ter declar­ing it­self ‘The City of Wellth’ (be­cause health is the new wealth, get it?) ear­lier this year. Quite a claim, sure. But within min­utes of set­ting foot on its im­mac­u­late streets (sorry, drives) and eye­balling its glossy, well-hewn res­i­dents, the ev­i­dence that this place is equipped to help you look and feel your op­ti­mum is ev­ery­where. But first, sleep. I chal­lenge you to throw your out-of-sync post-flight body down on a mat­tress more comfy than those in the award-win­ning Mon­tage Bev­erly Hills. From the out­side, it’s like the fan­ci­est Span­ish villa you’ve ever seen; the re­cep­tion bloom­ing with enor­mous vases of pil­lowy pe­onies (I also clocked one Big Lit­tle Lies cast mem­ber). If you wake up ready to sweat, book a bike at the world-fa­mous Soulcy­cle stu­dio on Wil­shire Boule­vard. For a gentler in­tro­duc­tion to the Bev­erly Hills fit­ness scene, book in for some mat time at Alo Yoga, the Kar­dashi­ans’ well­ness haunt of choice. Kit your­self out in a new pair of mesh-pan­elled leg­gings and a co-or­di­nat­ing crop top from the store, then head up­stairs to the stu­dio to work out mind and body with classes led by buzzy Cal­i­for­nia yo­gis like Ca­ley Alyssa, who boasts 100k In­sta fol­low­ers and, of course, one oblig­a­tory small white dog. Re­fuel at the pop-up of New York plant-based chef Matthew Ken­ney in luxe depart­ment store Neiman Mar­cus, where the ad­di­tion of bright smoked beets and radishes will leave your #avo­toast cry­ing out to be

When evening rolls around, The Belvedere restau­rant in The Penin­sula ho­tel on Santa Mon­ica Boule­vard is the place to be. On en­ter­ing, you’re greeted by a harpist, teacup roses and the sense that you’re about to be very well looked af­ter. Book a ta­ble out­side if you can; the small plates of Span­ish oc­to­pus, roasted aubergine and charred Brus­sels sprouts are all the more de­li­cious de­voured in the balmy evening air. Oh, and dessert is breath­tak­ing – more of a per­for­mance than a course. Or­der it. The num­ber one joy about tak­ing up tem­po­rary res­i­dence in 90210 is you can cast aside any clas­sic Bri­tish guilt about feel­ing self-in­dul­gent. You are here to be spoiled: you know it, your hosts know it – and every­one is on a mission to make it hap­pen. ’grammed. For lunch? Head up to the rooftop of the Mon­tage for a fish taco to die for while gazing over the sun-soaked Hol­ly­wood Hills. As for get­ting about? The driv­ers at the Mon­tage will hap­pily chauf­feur you around Bev­erly Hills. And should you fancy a hike up the Hol­ly­wood hills or a dip in the ocean (let’s make the most of it, shall we?), Grif­fith Park and the wa­ters of Santa Mon­ica are both an Uber away in ex­change for just shy of $20. Get your pam­per­ing fix at the Forbes five-star rated spa in the Four Sea­sons Bev­erly Wil­shire ho­tel (yep, the one from Pretty Woman). My choice? The su­per­food detox wrap, which es­sen­tially in­volved 90 min­utes of be­ing scrubbed, smeared with good stuff and mas­saged by a ther­a­pist with some se­ri­ous skills.

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