Running in the Hollywood Hills
There are the sprawling estates of Jennifer Aniston (when she was married to Brad Pitt), Tom Cruise (when he was married to Katie Holmes), Michael Jackson (where he overdosed), Elvis (in his heyday) and Mick Jagger (when he was getting some satisfaction).
With some exercise under our belts, we reward ourselves with lunch at Gracias Madre, a vegan Mexican restaurant on Melrose Avenue, where we order the jackfruit tacos and an enormous margarita for two.
Then, there's more pool time at The London before heading out to Lucques' ivy-covered courtyard for pan-roasted barramundi fish paired with Gruner Veltliner wine from Santa Barbara County.
The next morning, to effortlessly work off the indulgence, we drop by the West Hollywood outlet of Shape House – an urban sweat lodge.
We're wrapped in infrared blankets and heated to 77 C for an hour while we sip alkaline water and watch repeats of That '70s Show on TV.
The profuse sweating promotes weight loss, reduces stress and soreness and gives you a big metabolic boost for 36 hours.
Invigorated, and armed with the promise of faster metabolism, we Uber to outdoor mall The Grove for some shopping and lunch before more pool time back at The London and dinner at Tesse on the Sunset Strip.
At Tesse, I'm sure we obliterate all the benefits of our sweat by gorging on caviar on toast, lobster sausages with French fries double fried in duck fat and chocolate souffle. Oh well, I went for a run the next morning to repent, zig-zagging up and down streets in the Hollywood Hills to soak in the palm-tree scenery and say goodbye to California before returning to Canada's upcoming winter.
Air Canada flies to Los Angeles from Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
Our Bike and Hikes LA Celebrity Tour peddles down palm-treed Bedford Avenue in Beverly Hills.