Southern California is no stranger to luxurious five-star hotels and resorts. From gorgeous beachfront favorites to exquisite mountainside lodges, The Golden State’s surplus of stellar stays is a marvel in its own right. But an even rarer gem, even on the west coast, is a hotel that can truly transport its guests, evoking memories and visions of divine destinations from all over the world. Whether it’s carefully chosen decor, extravagant eats or an enticing ambiance, these six SoCal stays all harness the unique ability to help guests truly escape and embark on adventure in a city far away.
As you’re beach cruising in Santa Monica and you see this vibrant, mesmerizing home, it will make you stop mid pedal. The striking color combinations matched with the sandy beach that is only steps away looks like it came straight off the set of Aqua’s 1997 hit “Barbie Girl” that we all know the lyrics to.
Listen up, Long Beach locals! You just finished up a delicious dinner on Friday night, and you certainly don’t want the night to end. For another cocktail, a little bit of dancing and some flavorful bites, look no further than these late-night hot spots.
When he’s not riding his motorcycle on Pacific Coast Hwy, Luis Octavio Lopez is shaking up the best margarita in town. As an ambassador for family-owned distiller and distributor William Grant & Sons, Lopez is all about crafting an inviting and vibrant atmosphere. A true Los Angeles native, Lopez shares his insights on the best places to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month—happening now through Oct. 15!
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The Shade Hotels on the California coast showcase what we love about the Golden State—an ocean breeze, coastal cuisine and pure relaxation—through their sleek and luxurious locations. Plan your dream beach wedding, a celebratory dinner or much-needed weekend away in Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach.
Most of our produce is picked up at the local grocery store and unceremoniously transported home where it is then devoured. On the other hand, pumpkins are the only fruit (look it up, don’t @ me) that we take pictures with. They are in all of our fall photos, we place fake ones on our coffee tables, and we saturate our morning coffee with their essences for six weeks each fall.
You have the need to travel—well, so do I. But I’m sure, if you’re anything like me, you enjoy seeing all that the United States has to offer just as much as exploring a new country. We have a little bit of everything in America from skyscrapers and bustling downtowns (hello, New York!) to dream-worthy beaches with crystal blue waters in Hawaii and if you travel up the coast, you get a break from sunny California, you become engulfed in an artsy, cozy city and you’ll leave with a full stomach.
After being cooped up for so long, we all deserve a dream vacation (or two…or three). We know that adventure calls everyone differently, but if that call includes beautiful weather and hours of sunshine, set your GPS out west. Here, you’ll find everything from deserts and beaches to cityscapes and treelines. So, whether you’re looking for a sweet honeymoon or a girly getaway, these eight hotels are the perfect destinations for your westside escape!
Football szn is officially here, which means it’s time to throw on your jersey and head to the nearest pub! We’ve been waiting months for a reason to drink beer, and now we’ve got one. But before you turn on the tube and spend your Sundays on the couch, we’d like to introduce our favorite sports bars in LA.
Lounging poolside never goes out of style. The only thing that makes soaking up the summer sun even better is a refreshing, cool cocktail in hand as you relax and unwind. Thankfully, Southern California has an impressive array of hotels with stellar pools (and stacked cocktail lists to match) that’ll set the scene for an epic summer. These crafty beverages all feature a splash of smooth Milagro Tequila, which will have you saying, “Just one more.”
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