Avec Nous

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Walking into Avec Nous is like entering another world... it is a perfect pairing between a relaxed St. Tropez villa and a cool Californian style lounge.  The ambiance is serene, the music relaxing and at a perfect pitch, the lighting fixtures are splendid, yet not ostentatious while the fire purrs gently.  The camel semi-circular booths... Read more »

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

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From the moment you arrive at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, with its beachfront position and chilled Santa Monica vibe, each fibre in your body starts to relax. Having travelled there from the Hollywood hustle and bustle of Beverly Hills, it was a welcome retreat to step out of my car and in the air-conditioned... Read more »

SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

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Beverly Hills is a district within the city of Los Angeles, sometimes known as "90210", and it has been home to many actors and celebrities. I was in LA for the Golden Globes so, in traditional Hollywood celeb style, where else would I stay but the glamour mecca that is the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. This... Read more »

Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica

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Santa Monica is a beachfront district in western Los Angeles and while it is home to many Hollywood celebrities and executives, this area serves up a mixture of people from surfers to politicians. The vistas, bars and clubs of Santa Monica has influenced many a band including one of my favourite exports from Los Angeles,... Read more »

The Downtown Standard

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Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is a world centre of business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media and fashion. I was in LA for business but in such a diverse and buzzing metropolis it is hard not to have a good time. My hotel, The Downtown Standard, is famous for being featured in the movie... Read more »