What better place to live the glam life for a bit than in Hollywood? Hila and Dvir spent part of their honeymoon in Los Angeles and treated themselves to the finer things in life during their whirlwind stay. Read on for the details, plus Flytographer Dipan’s favourite local picks for a glam L.A. visit.
“Los Angeles was one third of our honeymoon. We also visited Maui, Hawaii and Las Vegas (where we also booked Flytographer). We only had 80 hours in L.A., so we had to be quick. We landed at 8:00 am (after a 16-hour flight from Israel) and immediately started running.
“Our first tour started at 10:00 am and included the Grove and Farmers Market, Venice Beach, fancy shops and the very cool SLS Hotel (designed by Phillip Stark, who also designed our former house back home). We had an incredible massage at the hotel’s Ciel Spa – worth every penny.” – Hila
Hila and Dvir ended up scoring third row tickets to a Lakers game through a family friend while they were in town, but if you don’t expect the same, have no fear. We talked to Flytographer Dipan and got his favourite local picks for a weekend in L.A.
Noshing on outstanding Mexican food is a must for any California trip. Dipan’s favourite is Ortega 120, where you can tuck into a platter of lamb shank birria, pork belly with Mexican grits, or pan-seared red snapper. Vegetarian options are also available.
For a chic, waterfront dining spot, head to R/10 Social House. Everything is made in-house, from pickles and cured meats to condiments and ice cream. Visit during their daily social hour and enjoy a classic cocktail paired with inspired small plates.
For a romantic dinner, there’s no better place than Old Tony’s, specializing in seafood and cocktails with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Celebrate a special night out in style with lobster tails or crab legs.
For stellar views of Los Angeles, Griffith Observatory is the place to be. Be there before sunset to catch the Hollywood Sign and the city illuminate as dusk sets in.
See where the stars work by going behind the scenes at Universal Studios. The VIP Experience gives you access to real working sets, includes breakfast and lunch in VIP dining areas, and gets you straight to the front of the line for all rides. Feel like a star yet?