Plan the Perfect Girls Day Out in Los Angeles

girls day out in Los Angeles
Grab your gal pals and head out to a decadent afternoon at Spa Montage. Photo by John Russo.

Dine, shop, stroll and pamper yourself in the lap of luxury during a perfect girls day out in Los Angeles. See for yourself: What’s the best way a lady can spend an LA afternoon?

—adapted from 4 Perfect L.A. Days by Lesley McKenzie in Where Los Angeles magazine

Start the day with your BFFs at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery, on the first floor of Bouchon Bistro, and arguably home of the city’s tastiest kouign-amann pastry.

A short drive away, burn off the calories with a stroll through the manicured Virginia Robinson Gardens, then head to Rodeo Drive to burn plastic at classics such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.

Continue the bonding moments with a “Spa Soiree” package for six or more at the elegant Spa Montage inside the Montage Beverly Hills. The spa also offers a new à la carte menu of Kerstin Florian skin-care-centric treatments, including a results-driven Deluxe Caviar Facial and the glow-inducing Illuminating Body Treatment. Reconvene for the hotel’s afternoon tea service, served Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sip on artisanal teas and nibble on sweet bites by executive pastry chef Julie Jangali before heading out the door to hair maestro José Eber’s eponymous salon nearby for sexy blowouts, makeup applications or a quick trim.

Show off your new dos over pre-dinner cocktails at Above Beverly Hills, atop the Sixty Beverly Hills, then dine on Wolfgang Puck’s famous California cuisine at the legendary Spago, or at celebrity toque Curtis Stone’s tiny, seasonally driven Maude.

Cap the night in style, with inventive cocktails at swanky Hakkasan Beverly Hills.

Side Trip

Work It Out
Get fit and have a blast with Richard Simmons’ high-energy Slimmons classes for all levels, often taught by the fitness icon himself (call Monday to hear which dates he’ll be in town). Bring a yoga mat and don a wacky outfit if you desire—because Simmons will, too—and line up in advance for a spot at one of these highly popular workouts, including the famous Saturday morning Richard Simmons Sweat!!! class, combining cardio, light weight training and a whole lot of fun.

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