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West Hollywood

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Just a short (well, short by L.A. standards) car ride away you’ll find West Hollywood. Though it shares part of its name with Hollywood, the vibe over here is completely different.

And the best place to feel that WeHo vibe in its prime is at La Peer. Also a Kimpton property, you’ll notice immediately the differences between this and other properties in the Kimpton portfolio.

As the first hotel in the famed Design District of West Hollywood, La Peer pulled inspiration from its eclectic neighboring art galleries, architecture studios, and high-fashion shops. And the hotel absolutely killed it with its decor. Renowned Icelandic designer Gulla Jonsdottir headed the decor of La Peer, and took the concept of “drool worthy” to unfathomable heights.

Modern, yet classic; cool, yet warm. General manager Nick Rimedio described La Peer perfectly: it is all about “unbuttoned luxury;” the luxury sans the stuffiness that we aspire for, and can actually attain.

With 105 guest rooms and suites with bathtubs to die for, every corner of every space in La Peer is curated to bring guests an extravagant urban WeHo getaway.

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To get the lay of the land in WeHo, we highly recommend taking a walking tour of the Design District. Here you will find the fashion houses of your dreams, along with high-end showrooms and galleries that will make your jaw drop, including our favorite, LECLAIREUR. This brand was founded in 1980 “as a meeting point between fashion, design, art and lifestyle with the will to build bridges between cultures and enrich the creative dialogue.” And they have done just that, with great success.

Peruse this store and the numerous fabulous others along the streets of the Design District for the ultimate inspiration to get your creative mind moving, and to get a taste of the true West Hollywood life.

One thing is for sure: we certainly are not in Scottsdale anymore.

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All that shopping will surely make you hungry, and you’ve got a fantastic option right at your fingertips at La Peer -- Viale Dei Romani. Handmade pastas, tasty wine, and Italian crudo are at the heart of this inviting restaurant where the culinary history of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the Moorish influence on European’s southern coast come to life.

Finish the night with a cocktail at the hotel’s stunning outdoor bar, then head up to your room for a custom bath ritual. Choose from bath bombs, body butter, and body polish, as well as champagne and rose petals for the most idyllic nightcap.  

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After a wonderful night’s sleep in your over-the-top comfortable bed, you’ll want to head to La Peer’s rooftop for a Yoga Wake Up. L.A. yogi Lindsey Valdez, partnered with the “Yoga Wake Up” app, will take you through a beautiful morning rooftop yoga sequence with views of WeHo that will have you calling down to the front desk to extend your stay.

And what better place for a post-yoga meal than L.A. favorite, Gracias Madre? Featuring CBD-infused cocktails and locally-sourced, healthy Mexican eats including Tempe Chorizo Tortas and much more, you’ll feel so WeHo while dining here.

Plus, chances are good you’ll get in a celeb sighting or two, and we won’t judge you for getting excited about that.

So next time you’re craving a trip north to La La Land, venture to Hollywood and West Hollywood for an elevated L.A. experience that will take you on the optimal food, arts, culture, fashion, and fun tour that you never knew existed.

To book your stay at The Everly: www.everlyhotelhollywood.com

To book your stay at La Peer: www.lapeerhotel.com