Beverly Hills, California
A Perfect Day
Have bagels and lox at Nate ’n Al’s, a local institution that has smoked fish flown in from New York, or for healthier fare try the macrobiotic M Café (pictured). Stroll around Beverly Hills and stop to browse the beautiful books at Taschen in the Philippe Stark-designed store. Hit the road and head for the coast—if you’re up for more shopping, visit the new Santa Monica Place. Either way, take the PCH to Malibu and stop for lunch at the Reel Inn, a casual spot with the freshest catch and communal tables. Check out the surfing at Zuma Beach and then stretch your legs with an easy hike at Point Dume, which offers stunning views of the Pacific. Head back to the Beverly Wilshire where your sun-kissed body can relax with a facial at the Spa. End your day with a cocktail at Sidebar and dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s Cut.
Frederick R. Weisman Foundation has a private art collection on display in a historic Beverly Hills residence with landscaped grounds. The collection houses more than 500 pieces of contemporary art, including works by Lichtenstein, Warhol, Picasso and Miro. Or visit the Hammer Museum, which has a wonderful collection of 19th-century French paintings and often hosts film screenings, readings and public talks.
Get glowing skin from the rejuvenating, cutting-edge treatments of celebrity facialist Kate Somerville. The Spa at Beverly Wilshire is a purveyor of her signature facials and skin therapies. This fall, the Spa at Beverly Wilshire begins a new partnership with one of the most exclusive brands in the world, Natural Bissé. At the only spa in Beverly Hills to utilise products from the Barcelona-based line, guests can enjoy a variety of unique treatments, including wraps, scrubs, massages and facials, highlighted by the exclusive Diamond Collection.