Kristina Martindale, chef concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, suggests the ideal places to enjoy with your closest friends from morning to night for the perfect girls’ getaway.
“[Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills] offers the biggest buffet in the city, complete with a bloody mary bar and doughnut machine,” Martindale says. “The brunch also has sushi, dim sum, a quesadilla station and farmers market salad station.” Available on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the meal takes place at the hotel’s Culina, Modern Italian restaurant with seating available inside or out on the terrace. Martindale also recommends brunch at Crossroads on Melrose Avenue for its plant-based selections like the eggless frittata or croissant sandwich with kale, organic tofu and mushroom bacon. (Four Seasons: 300 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills; 310-860-4000; fourseasons.com) (Crossroads: 8284 Melrose Ave., Beverly Grove; 323-782-9245; crossroadskitchen.com)
Following brunch, Martindale recommends a trip to the spa at Four Seasons. “We now have four pedicure stations and [two] manicure stations in the beautiful nail suite overlooking palm trees,” she explains. In addition to the signature all-inclusive manicure that includes a sugar scrub, refining mask and hand massage, another notable service is the Minx manicure, in which design coatings are applied to the nail and require no drying time. (300 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills; 310-273-2222; fourseasons.com)
When it comes to dinner, select a trendy spot where your group will enjoy good food combined with a lively atmosphere and people watching. “The Nice Guy and Hyde Sunset Kitchen & Cocktails are new and both become clubs toward … the later end of dinner service as well,” Martindale suggests. “Numerous celebrities have been spotted at [both] of these locations.” (The Nice Guy: 401 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood; 310-360-9500; theniceguyla.com) (Hyde Sunset: 8117 Sunset. Blvd.; 323-940-1650; sbe.com)
Stop by the hotel to freshen up or to do a quick wardrobe change; then, Martindale recommends girlfriends go to an upscale bar or lounge. “I would recommend Windows Lounge at Four Seasons,” she says. It is known for its specialty martinis and live music on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. She also suggests Eveleigh, with fresh, seasonal cocktails. (Windows Lounge: 300 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills; 310-273-2222; fourseasons.com) (Eveleigh: 8752 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 424-239-1630; theeveleigh.com)
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Los Angeles caters to night owls, as there are several places to continue the celebration. “For a club, I would recommend Warwick in Hollywood,” Martindale says. Reservations are a must, and it’s best to get there early to avoid the long lines. Inside, enjoy the loud music with signature drinks. (6507 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 323-460-6667; warwickla.com)
—Written by Kirsti Correa