farmers market
(323) 933-9211

fred segal
(310) 458-9940

pasadena city college flea market
(626) 585-7906

culture
arclight cinemas

(323) 464-4226

the greek theatre
(213) 480-3232

griffith observatory satellite
(323) 664-1181
note: the main buildings are closed till 2005, but there is a small satellite building that features planetarium shows and exhibits.

j. paul getty museum
(310) 440-7300

the museum of contemporary art
(213) 626-6222

new beverly cinema
(323) 938-4038

pantages theatre
(323) 468-1770

wiltern theatre
(213) 380-5005

nightlife
chez jay

(310) 395-1741

spaceland
(323) 661-4380

tiki-ti room
(323) 669-9381

we said....

the gals covered a lot of good ground in l.a., but we couldn't help but throw in a few of our own choice recommendations.

hotel
hotel bel-air

very expensive
(310) 472-1211.
whenever we can afford it, we stay here, one of our favorite hotels in the world.

mondrian
very expensive
(323) 650-8999.
yes, it's a "hip" hotel from ian schrager and philippe starck and the rooms can be minuscule. but what are you doing alone in your room when downstairs in the lobby and the skybar the best scene in l.a. awaits?

dining
the ivy

expensive
(310) 274-8303.
the always-star-studded patio is the place to be. for lunch, try the barbecue shrimp.

joe's restaurant
expensive
(310) 399-5811.
the california-style food is incomparable. ask for the chef's table for two, right in front of the kitchen.