The lobby at the new Maybourne hotel is an oasis of calm in the center of the city.
After months of lockdown, Beverly Hills is back and better than ever. Get ready to taste, try on and tone up at these new hot spots.
Although it took over The Montage Beverly Hills months ago, The Maybourne has been slowly transforming the iconic property to be its own. Expect a brand-new bar at the Andre Fu-designed lobby this summer, along with a new, COVIDcompliant spa concept. Also new—54 completely refurbished rooms on the fifth floor, with suites to come shortly after. maybournebeverlyhills.com
Sleek and streamlined, the new Onitsuka Tiger boutique in Beverly Hills echoes its stylish sneakers that honor Japanese heritage with a modern flair. The shop marks the brand’s third brick-and-mortar following openings in New York, and will carry apparel, kids items and, of course, sneakers. Look out for exclusive items to mark the occasion. onitsukatiger.com
PIE PHOTO BY ANDREA D’AGOSTO
The pandemic has forced many business owners to shift gears, including chef Curtis Stone, who runs Gwen and Maude. Now offering both sweet and savory options, the Aussie chef has transformed the latter into a pie lovers haven. Chicken, leek and thyme pie; the Gwen sausage roll; and Banoffee cream pie (brown butter graham, toffee, malt whipped cream) are just some of the mouthwatering menu items. @thepieroombygwen
SKINSPIRIT PHOTO BY AMY GRAVES; ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF BRANDS
THAT’S THE SPIRIT
Located across the street from The Peninsula at the former Lasky Aesthetics space, SkinSpirit’s 17th U.S. location boasts gorgeous, airy interiors with incredible services to boot. The medispa is known for its natural aesthetics achieved via injectables, microneedling, Ultherapy, CoolSculpting and more. skinspirit.com
Alexandra Nechita, “Love Anatomy” “LOVE ANATOMY” PHOTO BY GABRIELA OLTEAN; ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF BRANDS
This May, Beverly Hills welcomed a stunning new public art piece to the city. Dubbed “Love Anatomy,” the 9-foot-tall bronze sculpture by artist Alexandra Nechita joins three other pieces in the area. “‘Love Anatomy,’ for me, represents this eternal question and quest for the answers,” says Nechita, whose work resides in the private collections of Oprah Winfrey, Calvin Klein and more. “I made this sculpture in pursuit of understanding the structure and internal workings of love.” alexandranechita.com
DOUBLE THE FUN
Two iconic Waldorf Astoria properties—Beverly Hills and Monarch Beach Resort & Club—recently announced the California Coastal Voyage Experience. Including stays at both properties, guests will board a 40-foot private yacht for a three-hour voyage to the hotel of their choice (the trip can start in either L.A. or O.C.). Included in the package are luxe accommodations for two nights, multiple meals, golf, spa treatments and more. Sounds suite! waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com; waldorfastoriamonarchbeach.com
Christian Louboutin has opened a stunning two-story boutique on Rodeo Drive stocked with party-ready footwear in every color of the rainbow. The cinematic, European holiday-inspired design pays homage to the building’s past as Charlie Chaplin’s offices—the perfect setting for the designer’s dramatic creations. us.christianlouboutin.com