Los Angeles Concierges Tweet Their Secrets

Just in time for the Oscars, two L.A. concierges—and a special guest—share the best of their city live on Twitter.

Feb 8, 2013
Joyce Louie, Christine Kirk and Brandon Perkins, Los Angeles
Joyce Louie, Christine Kirk and Brandon Perkins share the best of L.A. live on Twitter.
Photography courtesy Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Updated February 20, 2013—As Hollywood’s biggest night approaches, Four Seasons wants to help put you right in the action. The 2013 Academy Awards will be taking place on Sunday, February 24, so if you’re going to be in town for the big show—or even if you’re planning a trip later this year—you’ll definitely want someone on the inside to make sure you hit all the highlights.

On February 19, @FourSeasons hosted another instalment of its popular #bestofcity chats live on Twitter, this time featuring two of L.A.’s top concierges, plus special guest host Christine Kirk, the face behind @LuxuryPRGal. With more than 13 years of luxury hotel experience, Chef Concierge Joyce Louie from Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills loves sharing her wealth of information with guests while catering to their needs and making the impossible possible. Concierge Brandon Perkins from Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel) has also spent the past 10 years “making it happen” for his guests, having been nominated for Concierge of the Year by the Los Angeles Concierge Association in both 2010 and 2011.

With all the added glitz and glamour that the Oscars bring to the City of Angels, this trio of Hollywood power players is here to help you get the red-carpet treatment wherever you go. “It’s about going above and beyond and always giving more than what was asked for. We don’t believe in red tape,” says Louie.

Missed the chat? Here are Brandon and Joyce’s top tips for visiting Los Angeles during Oscar week:

Oscar Tips from Beverly Wilshire Concierge Brandon Perkins

Best places for Oscar week celeb spotting:
You’ll have a good chance spotting famous faces at a Lakers game, Soho House in West Hollywood, Equinox West Hollywood and, of course, LAX.

Best places for film buffs to visit: Take the Hollywood Museum studio tour, and be sure to visit Cinespia, TCL Chinese Theatre and Egyptian Theatre.

Best places to shop among celebrities during Oscar week: Hit American Rag, Fred Segal or Opening Ceremony.

Best places to get A-list pampered and red-carpet-ready:  Pamper yourself at L.A.’s Kinara Skin Care Clinic & Spa, Terri Lawton, Ole Henriksen or Ona Spa.

Best place to get primped for Oscar week: Kinara offers a three-hour Red Carpet Ready package—it’s L.A.’s best!

Best Oscar parties in L.A.: Some of the hottest parties include Vanity Fair’s annual bash at Sunset Tower Hotel, Elton John’s party at Pacific Design Center, and the Governors Ball at Hollywood & Highland Center. Getting a ticket to the Oscars is near impossible, but you can buy tickets to some of the after-parties in L.A. … for the right price!

Best place to dine with celebs during Oscar week: Madeo, Mr. Chow, The Ivy and the Beverly Wilshire’s CUT all guarantee run-ins.

Best place to go for a taste of Old Hollywood nostalgia: Try Formosa Café, The Orpheum Theatre, Cicada Club or Sunset Tower Hotel—so nostalgic!

Best L.A. movie theatre to watch your favourite Oscar contender: Head to ArcLight Cinemas or The Landmark.

Oscar Tips from Four Seasons Los Angeles Chef Concierge Joyce Louie


Best places for Oscar week celeb spotting: Try Boa Steakhouse, Villa Blanca, The Little Door or Katsuya by Starck.

Best place for a walk through Hollywood history: Film buffs should not miss a trip to L.A.’s Hollywood Forever cemetery.

Best place to shop among celebrities during Oscar week: Hit Christian Louboutin or Fred Segal.

Best Oscar parties in L.A.: At Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills—come check out The Wrap action!

Best places to dine with celebs during Oscar week: Try Culina, Modern Italian; The Polo Lounge; Cecconi’s West Hollywood; Villa Blanca; or The Ivy.

Best place to go for a taste of Old Hollywood nostalgia: For some Old Hollywood nostalgia, head to The Polo Lounge or The Grill on the Alley.

Best L.A. movie theatre to watch your favourite Oscar contender: Definitely ArcLight Cinemas

Best L.A. spot to watch the Oscars from: Windows Lounge at Four Seasons Los Angeles!

Oscar Tips from @LuxuryPRGal Christine Kirk

Best places for Oscar week celeb spotting:
You can spot celebs having Sunday brunch at Culina, Modern Italian, dining at The Polo Lounge or hiking Runyon Canyon.

Best places to get A-list pampered and red-carpet-ready: A-listers get red carpet ready at Kim Vo at the Montage salon, and get spray tans at Infinity Sun.

Best place for view and cocktails: You’ll see great cityscapes at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. For oceanfront scenery, try One Pico at Shutters on the Beach or Gladstones.

Best healthy eatery: There are tons! I love True Food Kitchen and Le Pain Quotidien.

Best new restaurant to take a date: Try Bedford and Burns.

Best place for Sunday brunch: In L.A., the best place for Sunday brunch is the one and only Culina, Modern Italian. There you can rub elbows with celebs and enjoy a make-your-own-Bloody Mary bar!

Won’t be in town for the Academy Awards? Click here for more Los Angeles travel tips from Joyce and Brandon.


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