How To… Survive The Oscars
So you’re in LA during The Oscars. Well, hopefully your calendar is already crammed with red carpet calls and all-night after parties, but if not, here’s how to shop, eat and imbibe like the stars during Tinseltown’s top pretty parade.
Whether you’ll be posing for the paps or not, this time of year is all about what – or who – you’re wearing. So ladies should shimmy over to vintage label stable LILY et Cie for a ravishing one-of-a-kind gown, while gents can get measured up at Art Lewin & Co for a snappy bespoke tux.
Of course, you’ll need something glinty to go with your getup and the best estate jewels, antique cufflinks and collectible watches can be found at Craig Evan Small, a 5-min ride up La Cienega Boulevard.
Outfit sorted, now it’s all about where to see and be scene. Have your concierge secure you a lunchtime perch on the star-studded patio of The Ivy, before getting an A-list-approved cut and colour at glam salon BENJAMIN, with a stash of covetable take-home smellies just next door at sis establishment Selects Apothecary.
Now it’s just a case of getting stitched into that slinky number before you away to your private partay. Or, if your invite got lost in the post, don’t fret, pet. Elegant eatery and rooftop bar E.P. & L.P. is a shoe-in for vibey sups and stellar sunset views.
Phew! What a day. Finish with a night cap at The Peninsula’s own lobby-level Club Bar – the perfect kick back for a spot of post-awards celeb-spotting. Thank you, thank you…
LILY et Cie / 9044 Burton Way / Beverly Hills / +1 310 724 5757 / 10am-6pm Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat / lilyetcie.com
Art Lewin & Co / 8383 Wilshire Blvd / Beverly Hills / +1 310 734 4990 / 10am-5pm Mon-Thu, 10am-3pm Fri / + branches / artlewinbespoke.com
Craig Evan Small / 731 N La Cienega Blvd / West Hollywood / +1 310 550 7895 / 11am-6pm Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat / craigevansmall.com
The Ivy / 113 N Robertson Blvd / West Hollywood / +1 310 274 8303 / 8am-9.30pm daily / theivyrestaurants.com
BENJAMIN / 8910 Melrose Ave / West Hollywood / +1 424 249 3296 / 8am-8pm Mon-Sat / salonbenjamin.com
E.P. & L.P. / 603 N La Cienega Blvd / West Hollywood / +1 310 855 9555 / 5pm-2am Mon-Sat, 2pm-2am Sun / eplosangeles.com
Club Bar / G/F / +1 310 551 2888 / 11am-1am Mon-Sat, till midnight Sun / peninsula.com