How To Live Like the A-List During Awards Season


Stay: The Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 551-2888
The Peninsula is one of the best hotels in Los Angeles for a reason: a stay here is personalized, private and plush. It’s like a home away from home, albeit one where you sleep on monogrammed pillows and every doorman and bellhop knows your name.


Dine: Soho House
West Hollywood
9200 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 432-9200
Everyone who is anyone hits Soho House for dinner or après-dinner drinks regardless of the time of year. But if you’re not dining on Chicken Paillard or Sea Bream at this members-only club come awards season, you haven’t truly arrived in Hollywood.


Brunch: The Four Seasons Los Angeles
300 S Doheny Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 273-2222
Though starlets are desperately trying to fit into their designer gowns come Oscar Sunday, there is one thing they cannot resist: and that is brunch at the Four Seasons Los Angeles’ delectable restaurant, Culina, Modern Italian. Should you opt for the buffet of house-made sushi, dim sum, seafood and seasonal salads, you may say sayonara to your waistline, but it will be worth it.


Spa : Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa
8622 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles,
CA 90069
Phone:(310) 854-7700
After a session at Ole Henriksen’s West Hollywood sanctuary, you may just be asked if you’ve had work done – and you’ll honestly be able to answer no. The facials here are so rejuvenating and refreshing that it’s easy to see why the hottest stars in Hollywood from Jessica Chastain to Amy Adams to Mark Wahlberg have made Ole their luxury relaxation spot of choice.


Drive: Empire CLS
(201) 588-2897
Did we say drive? What we meant to say is have someone drive you. Whether you prefer to be chauffeured around in a Rolls Royce, Maybach or Cadillac Escalade SUV, every car is customized to suit your needs. If you’re in the mood to feel like Royalty, book the new Mercedes Benz Executive Van, which features eight Italian leather captain’s chairs, hardwood floors and a mobile theater system. How haute is that?


Shop: Dior
315 N Rodeo Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 247-8003
When in doubt, wear Dior. That wasn’t actually Jennifer Lawrence’s mantra at the 85th annual Academy Awards, but it might as well have been. The Best Actress winner’s strapless pale pink silk brocade gown (as well as her Chopard and Roger Vivier, accessories, of course) was the talk of Tinseltown on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year.


Party: Chateau Marmont
8221 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-1010
What goes on at the Chateau stays at the Chateau. Andre Balazs’ luxurious hotel is the ultimate place to party in style — and regardless of the ever-present paparazzi lurking outside, no one will ever have to know just what you got up to.