Where the stars actually go in LA during awards season.
The light of Los Angeles glows brighter every winter when the Hollywood elite descend on the California city for the Oscars. The awards ceremony, held this year on 9 February at the Dolby Theater, draws A-list celebrities and industry insiders from around the globe, making the already buzzing city even more exciting.
Los Angeles is already tailored to the super rich, with high-end spas and hotels at the ready, but during awards season there’s even more luxury to be found, particularly if you avoid the tourist traps.
Los Angeles, a potential new home for Harry and Meghan, takes its indulgence with a dose of wellness, opting for vegan eateries and boutique workouts to accompany the late-night cocktails and sunbathing (if you’re not near a swimming pool, you’re doing it wrong).
For the best vacation in LA, take a cue from the A-listers: work hard and relax even harder.
Where to work out
Simone de la Rue
The trainer Simone de la Rue CREDIT: RONY SHRAM
Sweating is a rite of passage in Los Angeles, whether it’s with a personal trainer or on one of the many popular hiking routes around the city. Body By Simone, located in Brentwood or West Hollywood, features classes tailor-made by celebrity trainer Simone de la Rue, while Tracy Anderson’s Brentwood Studio offers private training sessions for those who want to tighten and strengthen up.
For a higher intensity workout, visit personal trainer Jason Walsh, who runs Rise Movement and is responsible for getting Brie Larson into fighting shape to play Captain Marvel. Those who want to test their own superpower strength can book into his killer 30-minute classes at Rise Nation in West Hollywood, which run at $26 for a one-off session.
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