Voted one of the top US spa's by Conde Nast Traveler, The Spa at the Four Seasons Westlake Village overflows with opulence. The spa's lush gardens feature an authentic Chinese pagoda, adults-only serenity pool, and 10 cabanas, as well as an ample supply of frozen fruit and sunscreen. The grandeur continues inside the 41,000-sq.-ft. facility, an airy, tranquil space housing 28 treatment rooms where aestheticians offer 30 skincare treatments and massage therapists perform 12 types of massages. Read on to learn about some of the most luxurious treatments taking place inside:
La Alternativa: This facial treatment employs Natura Bissé's Inhibit skincare line to non-invasively reduce expression lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent future ones.
California Dream: A favorite of theFashionSpot, this body treatment begins by sloughing off dead skin cells with a combination of sugarcane extract, shea butter, and noni seed and safflower oils. A peppermint clay body mask then works to remove toxins and other impurities before an application of body butter caps everything off on a nourishing note.
Somadome meditation: The Spa at the Four Seasons Westlake Village is among a handful of places in the country that features this cocoon-like meditation pod. The Somadome's 20-minute sessions may help to relieve stress and improve vitality thanks to a blend of color therapy, meditation, and energy healing.
Fill up on homemade pasta and fresh bread at Maria's Italian Kitchen.
Fill up on healthy eats at Maria's Italian Kitchen, a local restaurant.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
At Maria's Italian Kitchen, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Maria's Italian Kitchen.
Maria's Italian Kitchen is known for its great food, and it also includes a pup-friendly policy neighborhood locals love.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so Maria's Italian Kitchen encourages less-than-fancy attire.
Maria's Italian Kitchen prides itself in its delicious catering.
Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by this restaurant for carryout, or have them come to you with delivery.
Our customers come for our delicious food. They stay in our free parking.
Commute by bike to Maria's Italian Kitchen and find easy bike parking.
At Maria's Italian Kitchen, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
Conveniently serving three main meals a day, the restaurant is a great place to eat at any time of day, but is best known for its evening menu.
If you're looking for some fine Italian cooking, you'll definitely love Maria's Italian Kitchen.
A hot plate of Spanish rice and other dishes can be found at Pizza Nosh.
For pizza or pasta just the way you like it, the pizzeria offers quite the selection.
Low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free selections are also on the menu at Pizza Nosh.
At this pizzeria, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
On warmer days, take advantage of Pizza Nosh's outdoor seating.
Be sure to show up for dinner a little early — Pizza Nosh does not accept reservations.
Pizza Nosh is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Delivery and takeout are also available. You'll be knocking down our door to pick up your food, or we'll be knocking down yours.
Pizza Nosh can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Make use of the ample parking options near Pizza Nosh, including street, valet and garage.
Pizza Nosh is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
So spice it up this weekend with some authentic Spanish cuisine at Pizza Nosh.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Pizza Nosh.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Pizza Nosh. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
Pizza Nosh serves up great pieces of pizza in an even better atmosphere for entertaining you and your gang.
So round up the whole family and head on over to Pizza Nosh for a tasty pizza pie.
Fans of Winner's Pizza and Pasta make every night "pizza night" — reviews prove that this hub sells steaming slices of five-star bliss.
This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this pizzeria, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Winner's Pizza and Pasta.
Be sure to show up for dinner a little early — Winner's Pizza and Pasta does not accept reservations.
Head to Winner's Pizza and Pasta in comfort, where attire is business casual.
The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Winner's Pizza and Pasta to your next party or event.
Need a night in? Don't miss out on this pizzeria's delicious food — you can carry it out to eat at home or have them deliver it straight to you.
At Winner's Pizza and Pasta, we supply free parking. No fees, just your car and our lot.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Winner's Pizza and Pasta. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Winner's Pizza and Pasta for a tasty pizza pie.
Pizza lovers can't get enough of Winner's Pizza and Pasta where the ratings are as hot as the pies, so come on down for a quick slice or two.
For mouthwatering pizza in a casual setting, look no further than the highly-rated Winner's Pizza and Pasta.
No matter what type of pizza you are craving, Winner's Pizza and Pasta has you covered.
Take your Thai cuisine with a fill of first-rate reviews when you dine at Exotic Thai Cafe.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Exotic Thai Cafe.
Top-notch attire is required here, so guests should be prepared to suit up before heading out.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Exotic Thai Cafe for catering.
We understand parking is expensive. That's why we've got a parking lot for you. Spend your money on our delicious food and drink.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Exotic Thai Cafe knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
Exotic Thai Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Come see what all the hype is about and head to Exotic Thai Cafe for star-studded Thai cuisine.
So when you don't feel like dressing to impress but want top-notch Thai all the same, head to Exotic Thai Cafe for the best of the best.
For a casual night out, try Thai at Exotic Thai Cafe.
So spice up your lunch or dinner today with some great Thai food from the highly-rated Exotic Thai Cafe.
Visit Agoura Hills' Wood Ranch Bar B Que for fresh ribs that fall off the bone, sweet corn and homemade baked beans.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Whether you have a large or small group, Wood Ranch Bar B Que can accommodate both.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
Wood Ranch Bar B Que's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Wood Ranch Bar B Que also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
The restaurant offers free parking in the lot next door.
At Wood Ranch Bar B Que, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Dinner is the real yum factor here, though breakfast bites and lunch are also featured.
You may end up with sticky fingers, but you'll treasure the delicious barbecue at Wood Ranch Bar B Que.
Next time you're craving some ribs, brisket, or pulled pork, think about stopping by Wood Ranch Bar B Que for a quick bite of barbecue.
Ordering a Dodger Dog is a ritual. Customers queue up in one of two lines—one for grilled dogs and the other for classic steamed. They inch ever closer to the counter where stadium workers dole out foot-long franks that stretch far beyond the confines of steamed buns. Finally they head over to the condiment stations to load up on mustard, ketchup, chopped onions, or relish.
Dodger stadium’s divide-and-conquer approach is the product of years of experience. Many estimate that the millions of Dodger Dogs sold each baseball season outrank sales of any other frank in the league. But once foodies have had their fill of the gargantuan Dodger dogs at the stadium, or even purchased at local markets, they’ve only just begun exploring the diverse hot-dog scene in Los Angeles.
Take the Korean-style franks of Seoul Sausage Co.. They’re a bit harder to track down than a ballpark frank. Without a food truck or retail space to call home, these succulent, grilled delicacies crop up at street fairs and catered events all over LA, where their inventive cooks offer up a kalbi-flavored sausage topped with tangy kimchi relish, and a spicy pork sausage crowned with apple-cabbage slaw.
For a taste of the increasingly hard to find LA street dog, enthusiasts can hunt them down at Skooby’s, where decadently bacon-wrapped franks nestle into fresh buns delivered by a local bakery.
Perhaps the crowning glory of LA’s hot-dog inner circle is the chilidog, which local favorite The Hat has been slinging since 1951. Pink’s, on La Brea and Melrose since 1939, is now practically a regular set piece on TV shows and movies set in LA for its addictive dogs and cheerful, familiar sign. Their ode to the chilidog is a love letter to its loyal patrons written with all-beef franks slathered in chili, mustard, and onions.
Elsewhere in the city, more progressive—even avant-garde—culinary sensibilities shape the future of the humble hot dog. At Let’s Be Frank, nitrate- and hormone-free dogs are made fresh from grass-fed beef and layered with toppings and veggies sourced from local farms. At The Stand, diners can customize their low-fat turkey dogs or chicken-apple sausage with quintessentially Californian toppings including avocado and corn salsa. At Vicious Dogs, the whimsical 8-bit-inspired art of cook Stacey Hughes colors the walls. The eatery’s Thanksgiving turkey dogs arrive smothered in all the trimmings—stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Adventurous patrons can even go off the menu and try their hand at topping Stacey by building their own creations, including Latin-inspired, deep-fried doggie flautas.
If the film industry resides in Hollywood, the greater city of Los Angeles is its backyard. Filmmakers have taken to exploring this backyard in their movies, and local residents have come to accept that a routine trip to the deli can quickly turn into a cameo in the latest blockbuster. Though tourists have taken to camping outside celebrities’ homes for a glimpse of fame, there’s a less invasive—and far tastier—method of stargazing. Here, we follow the cameras to seven restaurants made famous by their appearances in film.
If you’re flying in to LAX, your first stop should be Randy’s Donuts on West Manchester Avenue. No, Randy’s was not named after Randy Newman. It was, however, briefly featured in the music video for the singer’s 1983 paean to his native city, “I Love L.A.”. When the giant donut that sits atop the shop isn’t appearing in action films such as 2012 and Iron Man 2, it acts as a beacon, enticing pilots to visit during long layovers at the nearby airport.
Next, take a drive over to Canter’s Deli in the Fairfax District. Though countless celebrities have feasted on Canter’s pastrami sandwiches since 1931, Walter Matthau bears the rare distinction of doing so on camera in Neil Simon’s I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982). Current owner Marc Canter recently penned a book about Guns N’ Roses, whose frequent visits to his deli evince the band’s appetites for things other than destruction.
If pastrami and hair metal don’t satisfy your taste for decadence, head to the lavishly appointed Cicada Restaurant downtown. In a memorable scene from Pretty Woman (1990), Julia Roberts flings a snail across the restaurant’s art deco-inspired dining room. Her costar, Richard Gere, would return to the restaurant just a few years later in Final Analysis (1992). Perhaps he was drawn back by the mallechort elevator doors or gold-leafed ceiling—traces left over from the restaurant’s former life as a 1920s haberdashery.
Cicada’s transformation seems minor compared to that of J & J Sandwich Shop. The 6th Street delicatessen was stripped of its walk-up sandwich counter and injected with a dose of 1950s noir for L.A. Confidential (1997). Recast as the Nite Owl Coffee Shop, J & J became the scene of a multiple homicide and ground zero for the movie’s pulpy action.
Hop on the 101 freeway and exit at Franklin for a post-lunch coffee or milkshake at the appropriately named 101 Coffee Shop. Restaurateur Warner Ebbink carefully designed the shop’s interior—complete with swiveling counter chairs and plush leather booths—to mimic the funky diners of the 1960s. According to the New York Times, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn frequented the diner back when it was called the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop. They repaid the hospitality by immortalizing the shop in their hit comedy Swingers (1996).
Get back on the 101 and take it out to the San Fernando Valley for the last stop of our tour, which brings us to a nondescript strip mall in Granada Hills. This is the site of Vincenzo’s Pizza, which the filmmakers behind the neo-noir Drive converted into Ron Perlman’s latest criminal lair. Though one of the film’s most violent scenes takes place inside the renamed Nino’s Pizzeria, it’s worth risking your life for a slice of Vincenzo’s New York–style pepperoni.