LA For LoversMay 26, 2017
The Perfect Day… For Lovers
LUXE tailors the perfect itin for couples for a loved-up date in LA. Revel in the city’s endless sunny days and balmy nights, storied Hollywood glamour and modern romance. Passion is so in fashion!
To feast your eyes on La La Land’s loveliest sights, pop up to The Getty museum for contempo art, stagger archi, and pano city and sea views, ideal for a cheeky morning peck with a little culture on the side.
Arted to the gills? Hop in your wheels and zap off on a romantic curve-hugging ride along winding Mulholland Drive, which boasts miles of stunning city vistas. Be sure to stop off at the Hollywood Bowl Overlook for Insta-ready snaps of the Bowl (duh), Griffith Park & Observatory and the iconic ‘Hollywood’ sign!
Lovers who lunch should head next to the semi-alfresco local Farmers Market, at Third and Fairfax since 1934, packed with aisles of gourmet grocers and restaurant-quality food stands selling everything from crepes to tacos to Texas BBQ. There are tables both indoors and out, so take a seat and savour your meal before stopping in at mod-rustic La Brea Bakery for divine sweets for your sweetie, and pastries to go-go, including muffins, doughnuts and brownies.
For couple’s R&R in the afternoon, take a dreamy dip at all-natural spa Beverly Hot Springs, before climbing out of the bubbles for a quick drive over to Le Jardin, a stripy-sofa'd, South of France-inspired alfresco garden that's the see-and-be-scene cocktail sipper du jour. You'll spy A-listers clinking rosé and chatting about the Cannes red carpet while fire pits keep things cosy.
Next, the historic, happening Hollywood Bowl beckons, so grab a blanket and a bottle and catch a live show under the stars in the awesome amphitheatre gardens. Stay under the open sky with a candlelit dinner at exquisite French-Med charmer The Little Door, which sports a romantic patio perfect for kindling your own flames.
The Getty / 1200 Getty Center Dr / +1 310 440 7300 / 10am-5.30pm Tue-Sun, until 9pm Sat / getty.edu
Farmers Market / 6333 W 3rd St / +1 323 933 9211 / 9am-9pm Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm Sat, 10am-7pm Sun / farmersmarketla.com
La Brea Bakery / 468 S La Brea Ave / +1 323 939 6813 / 8am-4pm daily / labreabakery.com
Beverly Hot Springs / 308 N Oxford Ave / +1 323 734 7000 / 9am-9pm daily / beverlyhotsprings.com
Le Jardin / 1430 N Cahuenga Blvd / +1 323 463 0006 / 10pm-2am Wed-Fri, 9pm-2am Sat / lejardin.la
Hollywood Bowl / 2301 N Highland Ave / +1 323 850 2000 / hollywoodbowl.com