Tips and Articles for Los Angeles

Lisa Eisner

Heads swiveled at a recent Texas dinner party when a CEO announced that a day spa was on his cell-phone speed dial. Massage, he explained, is the only... Read More

It’s a traffic stopper—and not just for those who need to fill the tank. Over 1,600 panels of stainless steel give Helios House (8770 W. Olympic Blvd.;... Read More

Where to StayLong before the latest generation of young painters and curators turned the industrial spaces of Culver City into an art colony rivaling... Read More

White Mojito Plaza Athénée A blend of elder flower, violet, and rose essences adds plenty of zing.Garden of Eden Hotel Bel-Air Don’t miss this tart... Read More

See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009.In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of... Read More

Q: I'd like to take my daughter to a spa for her birthday. Can you suggest any U.S. resorts that offer weekend packages? —Tatiana Bossy, Saint-Joseph-Du... Read More

“I had hoped to visit a friend in Africa this summer,” admits Susan McCombs, of Kensington, California. “But with recent increases in fuel and ticket... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Most Notorious Hotel Rooms.Just what is it about a hotel room that inspires outrageous, flamboyant, or destructive... Read More

See our slideshow of The Best Cities for Street Art.For much of 2005, I walked the same five-block stretch of Rivington Street, on New York City ’s... Read More

"Paris, London, Milan," says Evan Cole, rhapsodizing about world-class shopping locales. "And now—Culver City." The cofounder of New York furniture... Read More

Why go to a store when the store will come to you?The New York City– and soon-to-be Los Angeles–based boutique-on-wheels Caravan (www.shopcaravan... Read More

I'm in Reign, Keyshawn Johnson's restaurant in Los Angeles. I always order the roasted California chicken with mashed potatoes. Sometimes when I'm in L... Read More

Propelled by the dot-com stock rush, San Francisco surfs on a tidal wave of martinis and rare Bordeaux. The kitchens of Chicago and Boston get hotter by... Read More

It's the ultimate upgrade: Forget about crowded cabins, lines at check-in, and interminable delays on the tarmac. Instead, simply call for a plane... Read More

AUSTRALIA COUTURE Everything about the new Palazzo Versace on Australia's glitzy Gold Coast reflects the Italian fashion empire's trademark opulence:... Read More

To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend... Read More

American theater has never been livelier. Broadway is crowded with sold-out shows, hundreds of regional theaters are producing new works, and many of... Read More

For Angelenos, shopping may be a Zen exercise second only to Porsche-waxing, Rolodex-flexing, or embarking on strange high-protein diets. Los Angeles... Read More

Who are you? If you're the average business traveler, you . . . • Travel 17 weeks a year • Are away six days on each trip • Have joined four frequent... Read More

so you want to see The Lion King?Everyone knows that if you're hoping to absorb some culture on a trip, you should buy your tickets ahead of time.... Read More

No. 5You have to wonder about a hotel with door tags that read do me now please (a cheeky instruction to make up the room). Add bamboo floors, faux... Read More

Long shunned by the film industry in favor of hipper locales, Hollywood is once again a hot spot teeming with actors, artists, and hungry young studio... Read More

The good news: Based on statistics from major United States airports, in-terminal theft has been steadily declining for the past several years."And in... Read More

telephone zoneThe new luxury perk: your own cell phoneRemember when cell phones were considered status symbols?Nowadays, business has become so wired ... Read More

sydney's new modernismChintz is one thing, but Sydney has long lacked a groovy, posing-in-the-lobby hotel. The Kirketon, in edgy Darlinghurst, fills the... Read More

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