Thursday, 12 July 2012

My favourite places to stay in Los Angeles............

Los Angeles, I have been several times and been fortunate enough to stay in some wonderful places from deluxe to quirky. These are my top picks of places to stay in LA.
The London West Hollywood

Just so beautiful and sumptuous
A typical room
I think the bathroom in this hotel is my favourite of all time
A Gordon Ramsay restaurant- you never know who you will be sat next door to at breakfast.
The London is nestled in the heart of hip West Hollywood, it is super cool with a beautiful rooftop pool. The hipster hangout with a touch of class, the food and ambiance are world-class .

Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica
Beautiful outdoor space
The most gorgeous pool
Fig- at the Fairmont- amazing fresh food.
The Fairmont Miramar is facing the beach at Santa Monica. The front facing rooms have beautiful views of the Santa Monica pier and it feels so *lost boys*. Bedrooms are not huge but the calm, lush gardens make you feel like you are in a *resort* opposed to steps away from the hustle and bustle of Santa Monica.

The Palomar (A Kimpton Hotel) in Brentwood
The foyer is a teeny bit David Lynch-ian I do like a red drape.
Bathrooms are modern with some interesting design twists.
The pool- lovely to sneak out and cosy up in front of the fire.
Brentwood is a gorgeous area where people *walk* I know shocking!!!! Safe great for families with some unpretentious local restaurants, an amazing farmers market and you are about 10 mins from Santa Monica & the beach and about 15 mins from Sunset- a fantastic location.

Villa Delle Stelle- a home from home
The bungalow at Villa Delle Stelle
The cute little kitchen.
Villa Delle Stelle, is the only place in LA I have stayed more than once, it is not glamorous like the London, with an amazing pool like the Miramar or in a ritzy neighbourhood like the Palomar but it is so comfortable and quiet yet seconds away from Sunset. No shelling out for valet parking, no tipping, just a cute little bolt hole in LA.

Ok- I have to let you into a huge secret, I did not pay full price for any of these places, I shopped around on sites like:,, Priceline etc and bargain hunted- well meant there was more money in the pot to spend on Make Up in Fred Segals :)