A New Year, A New You
Now that 2017 has officially arrived, I am sure you have lists of resolutions you are combing through and pacts you are trying to keep. But take it easy on yourself. It doesn’t have to be a laborious process to change up your routine and try a new spot or two. Join me as I list some favorite places to spice up your fitness routine, diet and wardrobe all within West Hollywood! Here’s to a “A New Year, A New You.”
Get Your Fitness On!
When it comes to the New Year, everyone is trying to figure out what fitness routine works for their lifestyle. Living in Los Angeles, there is no shortage of workout options. So think outside of the box, and try one of these sporty activities. Ready to sweat?
A boutique gym located in the heart of West Hollywood (and a Brentwood location too), Burn 60’s goal is to maximize calorie burn in just 60 minutes. Every class is different, mixing up treadmill interviews with floor work and free weights. As if the knowledgeable trainers were not enough to motivate you, the awesome music mixes inspire you to push harder. Your abs will thank you for giving Burn 60 a try. And you might even bump into a celeb or two. The first class is free, and parking is easy with a huge lot located across the street. www.burn60.com
#ConciergeTip: Commit yourself for at least a month, and you’ll see huge results!
Dance to the beat while spinning? Don’t mind if I do! They have six locations throughout Los Angeles, including a studio that is walking distance from The London in West Hollywood! Each class is a combination of jogging, sprinting, climbing—all to the beat of high energy songs! Unlike other studios, SoulCycle commits to providing a full body workout, complete with hand weights, so all you need is 45 minutes to burn fat and change how you look and feel. Convinced yet? I dare you to try it! www.soul-cycle.com
#Concierge Tip: Book in advance via their website to secure a spot and choose your bike! Spin on!
Tasty and Healthy? It’s Possible!
You told yourself you were going to try and eat healthier. Well, you’re in luck, because not only is it possible, but your taste buds will thank you! I bet you can’t eat at any of these cool restaurants just once.
Insanely delicious cocktails, a beautiful patio, great scene, and plate-licking-good-food are all on the menu at Gracias Madre. Part of the Café Gratitude family, Gracias Madre serves up plant-based Mexican cuisine. Seriously, don’t knock it ‘til you try it! With their tasty vegan twist on Mexican classics, you won’t miss the meat. The combination of fresh veggies and flavorful spices please the palate and the tummy. It doesn’t hurt that they have some of the best guacamole this side of the border! Don’t miss out on their fancy cocktail program or their brunch. Another plus, it is a short 5 minute drive from The London! www.graciasmadreweho.com
#ConciergeTip: You have to order the Butternut Squash Quesadillas, cauliflower smothered in cashew cheese, and the Boozy Popsicle. You can thank me later.
Located in the heart of Sunset Plaza, a short 5 minute walk from the hotel, Tocaya Organica serves delicious healthy Mexican in a casual, modern atmosphere. They have menus for every diet—from Gluten Free to Vegetarian. And everything is organic! Whether your style is a filling Black Bean & Quinoa Bowl, a lighter Chop Chop Salad, or even a, organic Carne Asada Burrito, all ingredients are sourced from local farms. Food that makes you feel good and does good—sounds good! www.tocayaorganica.com
#ConciergeTip: Sip on one of their tasty Aqua Frescas to round out the meal. Cheers to that!
Get Some New Threads!
Start off the New Year by rocking a new look, or at the very least, sprucing up your wardrobe. Everyone has their staple stores they love to shop at, but this year, think outside of the box and check out one of these unique boutiques!
Located on La Cienega Boulevard in the space that used to be Charlie Chaplin’s dance studio, Opening Ceremony succeeds in creating a unique place for the special shopping experience they provide. Downstairs you will find their in-house brands, and the upstairs is designed as a “mini mall” home to brands like Top Shop and Alexander Wang. You can’t miss their “Little House of Accessories,” an adorable cabin filled with shoes, bags, and jewelry! Shopping here is like gaining access to a personal stylist’s closet!
#ConciergeTip: If you really want to get down with the fashion scene, check out one of the many events they host, from barbeques to bazaars to art installations.
Cameron Silver’s Decades is hands down one of the most famous vintage clothing stores in the world. Located in the heart of Melrose, next to some of the best shopping, Decades holds its own. Whether you’re looking for classic Chanel, an amazing Dior dress from the 70s, or pre-2000 pieces by Gucci, Valentino or Versace, they will have it. Known for their incredible selection of vintage couture that is continually replenished by celebrity closets, Decades gets a huge thumbs-up from the fashion world’s superstar-stylist, Rachel Zoe. With that endorsement, you know you can’t go wrong.
#ConciergeTip: It’s a great place to spot a celeb and snag a few Oscar-worthy frocks
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