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