matsuhisa
very expensive
(310) 659-9639.
serves the world’s best sushi. the sushi bar is the best place to eat when you’re solo; you never know whom you’ll be sharing your chopstick space with.

spa
beverly hot springs

(323) 734-7000.
a natural spring that bubbles into a soaking pool, it’s undoubtedly the best hot tub on earth. also, great shiatsu massages and a body scrub that leaves you glistening.

juice
beverly hills juice

(323) 655-8300.
after your soak, head west on beverly to this sweet spot for a fresh watermelon or pear with ginger juice.

shopping
book soup

(310) 659-3110.
boasts the best magazine rack, getting the new issues first, and books that offer the latest and greatest.

lily et cie
(310) 724-5757.
no one has better vintage clothing and jewelry, and there are few better authorities on all things chic than proprietor rita watnick.

nightlife
trader vic’s

(310) 276-6345.
dark, retro, and deadly. two mai tais and you’re cooked.