Family holidays are great, romantic getaways are dreamy, but there’s nothing like a luxury adventure in Southern California with your girlfriends.
With a vibrant nightlife, endless shopping, glorious weather and trendy wellness experiences, Southern California is the perfect place to bond with your girls. Between the glamour of West Hollywood and the laidback luxury of Newport Beach, discover the ultimate guide luxury guide to the top hotspots for a perfect girl’s getaway in SoCal.
Shape House – West Hollywood
When Hollywood elite wants to try the latest wellness trends, they head to West Hollywood. Join an alternative sweat session at the Shape House (otherwise referred to as an ‘Urban Sweat Lodge’), offering a sweating experience wrapped in a big heated blanket whilst watching Netflix for an hour. During the sweat session, your heart receives a workout similar to that of a ten-mile run, resulting in an intense, detoxifying, health-boosting sweat to help you look and feel healthier, happier and brighter, burning 800-1,600 calories while at it.
With miles of sandy beaches and a dedicated Wellness Week, Newport Beach offers visitors offers a variety of holistic wellness experiences. A haven for wellness, healing and inspiration, The Spa at Pelican Hill is the perfect place to relax and unwind in a serene, refined space. The spa package includes a custom facial or a personalised 50-minute massage. This would be an ideal precursor to lunch.
Shopping in Southern California
Fashion Island – Newport Beach
Shopping is one of Newport Beach’s biggest draws. In particular, it’s Fashion Island which is known for drawing shopaholics from all over the globe. Californian’s are also huge fans as it’s the most popular coastal shopping centre in Orange County. Fashion Island plays host to iconic stores such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s.
In addition, it has some great places to socialise and is perfect for some photographic memories with the shimmering backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. A little tip for you shopaholics: Use the complimentary person shoppers who have all the inside information on the fashion-front and show you the latest and hottest items on offer.season’s
Melrose Avenue – West Hollywood
Melrose Avenue is one of L.A.’s most iconic streets, with a wide variety of trendy shops and restaurants located in West Hollywood. Those looking to stand out can head to Melrose Place, which offers an eye-popping array of designer stores, including Isabel Marant and Marc Jacobs, as well as carefully curated boutiques.