Bob Hope Airport is a small commercial airport bordering a popular airstrip used for private jets and charter operations. Most flights in an out are domestic, short-haul flights. It is most convenient when your final destination is on the east side of Los Angeles or in the San Fernando Valley.
Long Beach Airport
Daugherty Field is the southernmost airport servcing the Los Angeles area and offers easiest access to the South Bay and west side, as well as Orange County. Both cross-country and short haul domestic flights are available.
Los Angeles International Airport
LAX Is the largest and busiest airport and is the only one out in LA with an international terminal. Located near the neighborhood of Westchester, it is most convinient for those staying on the west side, South Bay, or south of Hollywood. If you can, avoid flying in during rush hours (weekdays 6:30-9 a.m.; 4:30-7:30 p.m.).
When flying in and out of LAX, Long Beach, or Burbank, rent from one of the national chains. Round-trip cab fare is often more expensive than the competitve day rates.
Black & White Rentals
A boutique rental company with location at the airport, Beverly Hills, and in West LA. Cars range from zippy compacts to posh head-turners.
An enviromentally aware chauffered fleet of Prius, hybrid SUVs, and alternative fuel-powered town cars.
The standard when it comes to chauffered transporation, offering a range of vehicles to meet a variety of needs from airport transfers to special events transporation.
Available citywide, this standby operation is best for immediate service.
The sprawling city is serviced by the a bus and rail system. It’s not the most efficient or the easiest way to get around, nor is it a real way to avoid traffic, but it does in fact exist. Fares run between $1.50-$5. Schedules are available online.
Plan Your Trip
The best for figuring out how to get from point A to point B, as well as a handy resource for proving that a trip across town using public transportation could take you hours at any time of day or night.
8700 Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills, +1-310-423-8780
Centrally located in the heart of the LA, the hospital is known for advanced medical care and outstanding professionalism.
924 Westwood Blvd., Westwood, +1-310-794-0585
The university's well staffed state-of-the-art facilities is widely regarded as one of the best in the country and is easily accessed from anywhere on the Westside.
1509 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, +1-310-392-3890
The knowledgable staff helps patients navigate the many choices of canibis-based products ranging from typical buds to artisanl foods that best address the symptoms of their condition. A medical marijuana card is required at all dispensaries.
Andy Lecompte Salon
616 N. Almont Dr., West Hollywood, +1-310-273-4100
A full service hair salon known for snipping the styles of the moment in an lofty, gallery-like space.
Byron & Tracey
9294 Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills, +1-310-276-4470
Call in advance if you want an appointment with colorist Tracey Cunningham, whose appointment book is a who's-who of Hollywood, music, and fashion industry A lists.
With locations in Brentwood, Sunset Plaza, and Studio City, this always buzzing blowdry-only salon is there when you need a quick hair fix for $40.
Kelley Baker Brows
1636/38 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 2nd fl., Venice, +1-310-314-2769
Brows are clean, natural, and unfussy as the ship-shape salon itself.
Think of this boutique chain of five walk-in-ready, full-service salons spread across the city like a modern day SuperCuts with a hipster edge. Many stylists who rise through the ranks wind up spinning off on their own.
Kinara Skincare Clinic and Spa
Results-oriented treatments that still pass as pampering. Check off facials, body treatments, waxing, and any additional beauty maintenance to-do's in one place.
3915 W. Olympic Blvd., Koreatown, +1-323-857-0666
Arrive an hour early for your scrub appointment at this traditional Korean spa to take advantage of the hot mugwort tea bath, jade-lined steam room, and the rest of the plunge pools and restorative areas.
Sunset Foot Spa
5419 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, +1-323-898-4220
An hour treatment (herbal soak, green tea, 40 minutes of reflexology, 20 minutes for head, shoulders, back, and neck) is $25. Even with the $5 up-charge at both the La Brea and Beverly Hills locations, it's still one of the best deals in town. Call ahead.
Walk-ins are welcome at each of the seven locations of this chain indeginous to LA. An extensive service menu offers many options for add-ons and seasonal services.
8616 W. 3rd St., West Hollywood, +1-310-550-5925
Japanese nail salons known for wild style nail art and the basic manicure and pedicure combination, widely regarded a fast and well-priced service.
3335 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, +1-323-666-3335
Modern minimalist decor reflects their no-nonsense approach to hair removal. In addition to the original Silver Lake location, they're in Studio City and West Hollywood.
840 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood, +1-323-653-6016
A favorite of costume designers and celebrity stylists, this dry cleaning and tailoring operation is known for rushing orders and accomodating special requests.
720 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, +1-310-395-9354
Dependable dry cleaners and laundry service with locations throughout the city.
225 26th St., Brentwood, +1-310-394-0358
A jewel box of a flower shop offering contemporary bouquets and arrangements ranging from the demure to the dramatic for delivery or pick-up.
Clementine Floral Works
3936 W. Sunset Blvd., +1-323-622-2808
Drop by the Eastside florist for architectural arrangements, potted succulents, and floral tokens of appreciation.
644 N. Robertson Blvd., +1-310-360-9400
Pick up organic blooms by the box or plan ahead for an arrangement designed around a vintage vessel from the electic collection that is peppered with Rosenthal, Raymor, and Alain Le Foll.
Arturo’s Shoe Fixx
9643 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, +1-310-278-9585
Shoes, handbags, and small leather goods repaired fast at a reasonable price.
Pasquale Shoe Repair
5616 San Vicente Blvd., +1-323-936-6883
Cobbler to the stars and recommended partner on the West Coast of Christian Louboutin.