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Girls’ Getaway Guide To West Hollywood

August 30, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Tee Burgess)

(credit: Tee Burgess)

(credit: Tee Burgess)

(credit: Tee Burgess)


If you’ve been itching for a girl’s getaway, then West Hollywood is the city to explore. WeHo is a glitzy town within Los Angeles that offers a diverse range of hotels, shops and nightlife. Window shop at Armani Exchange or browse Kitson on Melrose. West Hollywood is definitely known for its nightlife and WeHo’s calendar is full of exciting happenings throughout the year. Check out the Halloween street party that takes place on Santa Monica Boulevard or be one of the thousands of attendees to experience the iconic LA PRIDE parade. Cruise down Sunset Strip for a celebrity sighting or hang out at one of the many glamorous hotel bars just like your favorite celebrity. Ladies, whether you are looking for a Broadway experience, relaxing spa moment or a chance to create your own Hollywood history, West Hollywood will not disappoint.

Stay & Play

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(credit: Tee Burgess)

The London West Hollywood

1020 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 854-1111
www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

The London West Hollywood is the perfect hotel for your girls’ getaway. Experience English flair, sophistication and comfort in every amenity that is offered here. Guests are greeted with friendly first-class service upon arrival. The stylish hotel offers 200 beautiful suites with spacious bathrooms and luxurious beds. Step out onto your private balcony for amazing views of the city before heading up to the rooftop pool. Ladies, you’ll feel glamorous while basking in the sun surrounded by panoramic views of Los Angeles. Cabanas are available for rental for your group and special occasion.

Dining options include the Gordon Ramsay restaurant for lunch and dinner. The decor is modern and elegant set in whites and gold tones but feel free to dress casually. The menu includes entrees such as Blackened California Halibut and Steak Tartare. Breakfast can be enjoyed at the Boxwood Cafe or experience brunch at Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay. The Rooftop will offer exceptional scenery while enjoying your meal and cocktail. Your experience would not be complete without afternoon tea. Every Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., guests can enjoy finger sandwiches, treats and drinks. The London West Hollywood is centrally located and within steps of the Sunset Strip.

See & Do

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(credit: Tee Burgess)

Sunset Strip

No trip to West Hollywood would be complete without a drive along the famous Sunset Strip. Laughter is the best medicine and you’ll get plenty of that at The Comedy Store. I love going to comedy shows with girlfriends! Step into history at The Chateau Marmont. Enjoy a lunch or a drink at this L.A. landmark. Be careful — you might miss it as it sits above the street.

If you are looking for a book to read by the pool, then stop at the independently-owned bookstore, Book Soup. Walk past their newsstand and follow the maze of bookshelves for staff-recommended books and be sure to check their calendar for author appearances.

There’s no shortage of live music venues on the Sunset Strip. Check out The Viper Room, Whisky a Go Go and The Roxy. These spots are where all the top name musicians from past and present have performed.

(credit: Burke Williams Spa)

(credit: Burke Williams Spa)

Burke Williams Day Spa

8000 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 822-9007
www.burkewilliamsspa.com

Every girls’ getaway should include a day at the spa or at least a massage. Burke Williams Day Spa is a luxury spa that will pamper you from head to toe. Located on Sunset Boulevard, expect a clean facility that offers numerous treatments including skin care, massages and nail care. I’ve been to different locations and have been treated to different services alone and with friends. I’ve enjoyed socializing in the lounge, while sipping on fresh fruit water. You could truly spend a day decompressing at this peaceful sanctuary!

(credit: Nuart Theatre)

(credit: Nuart Theatre)

Nuart Theatre

11272 Santa Monica Blvd,
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-8530
www.landmarktheatres.com

Take in a classic movie or documentary at The Landmark Nuart Theatre. All shows are $11 and the popcorn is the best around. Movies run for one week and every Friday at midnight a different movie is screened. Saturday night would be perfect for your ladies night out as the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” is screened weekly.

(credit: Pacific Design Center)

(credit: Pacific Design Center)

MOCA Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 657-0800
www.moca.org

View permanent collections as well as temporary exhibits of modern art at the Museum of Contemporary Arts. Whether you truly understand modernism or pretend to, this two floor museum will give you the right amount of culture at the best price – free. Make sure to check out all the public art inside and around the Pacific Design center. Within the colorful complex of the Pacific Design Center are showrooms for the interior design industry. Feel free to browse, but bring a designer friend for quotes from the various designers at the PDC. Top off your cultural visit with a stop at the beautiful WeHo Library that is located directly across the street.

Eats & Treats

(credit: Cecconi's)

(credit: Cecconi’s)

Cecconi’s

8764 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 432-2000
www.cecconiswesthollywood.com

Why not spoil yourself with dinner or lunch at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood? This trendy spot is pricey, gorgeous and great for people watching. It has a diverse menu of Italian fare. Pizza, pastas, salads are a few of the classic items to choose from.

(credit: Tee Burgess)

(credit: Tee Burgess)

Jinpachi

8711 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 358-9134

Jinpachi is a small sushi bar and a West Hollywood favorite. The edible creations are deliciously fresh, attractive and are definitely worth the wait. Not sure what to try? Order from the chef’s menu for a taste of sushi, sashimi and more.

(credit: Tee Burgess)

(credit: Tee Burgess)

Fonuts

8104 W 3rd St,
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 592-3075
fonuts.com

Head to Fonuts in West Hollywood for a “healthy donut.” Less sugar and non-fried, these delectable treats will satisfy that sweet tooth without clogging your arteries. My favorite flavors are the cinnamon sugar and peanut butter chocolate. The latter is dense so consider saving half for later. Fonuts also offers gluten free and vegan options.

whipped weho Girls Getaway Guide To West Hollywood

Whipp’d LA

7901 Santa Monica Blvd #106
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 300-4722
www.whippdsoftserve.com

Get a taste of Disneyland at Whipp’d LA (formerly known as House of Dolewhip) in West Hollywood. Imagine standing in line at the Tiki Juice Bar in Disneyland as you order the World Famous Pineapple Dolewhip at Whipp’d. The pineapple flavor is sweet and the soft serve is creamy. The Dolewhip float is topped with a Hawaiian Umbrella! Other items served are shaved ice, ice cream and hot dogs topped with bacon bits and pineapple.

Tee Burgess spends time writing about family fun at www.thatsitmommy.com but she plans dates with girlfriends on a monthly basis! Girl power!

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