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Raffles L’Ermitage

Raffles L’Ermitage

Beverly Hills, California Raffles L’Ermitage Who says size doesn’t matter? With standard rooms that rank as the largest in the city of Los Angeles (675 square feet), the Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is the business traveler’s ultimate home away from home in the 90210. In meeting the needs of their substantial business clientele, the hotel leaves little...
Voda Spa West Hollywood

Voda Spa West Hollywood

VODA SPA WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA Just east of the nerve center of gay life in Los Angeles, in an assuming warehouse-like building on Santa Monica Boulevard, sits Voda Spa, a contemporary facility reminiscent of a very upscale, state-of-the art community center. Sleek and modern, yet simultaneously warm and inviting, Voda Spa is the result of a collaboration...
Staycation Vacation Malibu: Rosenthal Wine Tasting Room

Staycation Vacation Malibu: Rosenthal Wine Tasting Room

Okay, so I know what you’re thinking…is Malibu known as a wine producing region? Well the short answer is no. However if you were to ask if there are quality wines being produced in Malibu, well then the answer would be yes and the most notable estate doing so belongs to legendary Los Angeles entrepreneur,...
Staycation Vacation Malibu: Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn

Staycation Vacation Malibu: Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn

So I think I have already pretty well established that experiencing Malibu is all about “location…location…location” right? That settled then, it’s not a huge leap to accept the fact that the Malibu Beach Inn, the next door neighbor of Malibu Beach Rental Properties and the Dolphin cottage on Carbon Beach which served as my home...
Staycation Vacation in Malibu: I Love You Bu!

Staycation Vacation in Malibu: I Love You Bu!

Destinations can be a bit like friends — sometimes you can know them, without really knowing them at all. Or at least that was what I concluded after recently spending several days on Carbon Beach in Malibu. They say that sometimes the very thing we’re looking for is right in front of our eyes, but...
Bier Biesl: Austrian Cuisine Comes To Beverly Hills

Bier Biesl: Austrian Cuisine Comes To Beverly Hills

I love a surprise on a Tuesday. There’s always something so delightfully festive about it. So when a girlfriend invited me to lunch at Bier Biesl, the newly opened outpost of former Patina chef, Bernhard Mairinger, I thought to myself ‘It’s Tuesday…I’ve got to say yes!’ After all, it’s not every Tuesday that a boy...
Hot in the City Trend Alert: Sur Lounge, West Hollywood

Hot in the City Trend Alert: Sur Lounge, West Hollywood

I think everyone should have a place outside of home that feels like home. For lack of a more original idea, I might call it a place where everyone knows your name. In another era, such a place might have been something along the lines of a gentleman’s club or even a country club but...
The Nickel Diner’s Homemade Comfort Food Shines With Love

The Nickel Diner’s Homemade Comfort Food Shines With Love

This week I had quite the unexpected treat when I met one of my dearest friends for lunch in Downtown Los Angeles. Nowadays it seems that every interesting new gem I unearth in the City of Angels is downtown; a part of La La land that not so very long ago was among the least...