Conrad Spa Los Angeles
Here are some of the best indoor activities in Los Angeles on a rainy day.
Designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry with an interior design by Tara Bernerd & Partners, the contemporary Conrad Los Angeles is a perfect way to spend a rainy day in Downtown L.A.. Aside from housing San Laurel and Agua Viva—original food and beverage concepts from chef José Andrés—the Conrad Los Angeles hotel features a unique downtown spa oasis unlike anything in the area. Conrad Spa Los Angeles is a relaxing retreat offering unparalleled views and top-notch services, from Augustinus Bader skincare treatments to an intuitive massage by master therapists who'll ease your mind and body.
This intimate spa at the luxurious Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica is a tranquil retreat right on the beach. Slip away for a tension-soothing massage or an anti-aging, hydrating skin treatment, such as an oxygen or microcurrent facial. The new Hydrafacial with an Omorovicza serum provides cleansing, exfoliating, extraction and hydration—leaving skin fresh and glowing. Afterward, enjoy eggs benedict, lemon ricotta pancakes and other delicious brunch items from Terrazza in the hotel's lobby—offering breathtaking views of the beach.
Located within the Tuscan-inspired Spa Relais at Westlake Village Inn, Starr MedSpa is an oasis of self-care 45 minutes from L.A. proper. Led by founder Tenley Starr Fabian, RN, BSN, the serene spot boasts offerings like injectables, microneedling, PRP and more. The best part? An appointment includes access to the spa’s luxe amenities, like the Himalayan salt sauna, a snow shower and the gorgeous outdoor pool. “You get to make what used to be a benign appointment to get poked into a full day of relaxation and fun,” says Fabian, who takes a less-is-more approach to cosmetic enhancements. “My philosophy follows a very simple route that starts with a question: What is the simplest thing I can do to enhance my natural beauty?” she says. “The less, the better.”
Founded by Camrin Agin—who found relief from acupuncture, meditation, sound baths and crystal therapy after suffering from chronic, debilitating migraines and back pain for years—ALTYR is a wellness concierge service that delivers healing practices to you at home via in-person or Zoom appointments. ALTYR’s menu includes a variety of grounding, holistic services, including energy healing, sound baths, breathwork and meditation, space clearing and more. “The whole point of our business is to give our clients the tools to slow down, notice what they’re feeling and why, and approach it in a self-compassionate, nonjudgmental way,” says Agin.
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, Rita Ackermann. Vertical Vanish
Hungarian-American artist Rita Ackermann will present her abstract work for the first time on the West Coast with Hauser & Wirth at the gallery’s DTLA space. On display through April 30th, Vertical Vanish is a series of oil paintings featuring obscured figures and motifs, all hidden beneath vivid brushstrokes. Ackermann toys with lines, shapes and colors to alter the perceived narrative of each painting. Through April 30th, 901 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles
Rele Gallery, Nobody’s Appendage: Unapologetically Free
As an homage to women’s month, Nobody’s Appendage at Rele Gallery features the work of several incredible female artists, including Nigerian painter Ndidi Emefiele and Atlanta-based artist Lewinale Havette. The collection of paintings, sculptures and photographs challenges the restrictive social narratives surrounding Black women and encourages viewers to think deeply about these complex systems. Together, the artists’ work aims to empower Black women and inspire others to share their own realities with the world. Through April 8th, 8215 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
Bags in a variety of fabrics and a multitude of colorful shades rule at Clare V.'s three L.A. locations, as does apparel in eye-catching patterns. The classic woven Grande Fanny bag and quilted Lucie purse in bright poppy are perfect for those who appreciate clothing and accessories with a bit of quirk. Santa Monica, Silverlake, West Hollywood
Visit the gorgeous Brentwood Country Mart boutique and peruse covetable clean-beauty finds to functional and chic kitchen essentials, the lifestyle-focused brand’s offerings will be sure to impress the pickiest present recipients. Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., Ste. 37, Santa Monica
A staple for interior design buffs, Lawson-Fenning’s thoughtfully crafted offerings will appeal to the aesthetes in your life. Treat yourself with home decor pieces like a vintage Willy Guhl Planter crafted with concrete or a handwoven Moroccan rug to add a pop of color. Whatever you choose, it'll instantly brighten your home on gloomy days. 6824 Melrose Ave., L.A.
Head to this luxury lifestyle-focused shop within The Peninsula Beverly Hills to peruse a plethora of enticing pieces. Pick from items like the sumptuous silk printed city pajamas, handmade accessories for dogs in a chic metallic color palette and home goods like Italian-made leather trays and the enticing MF candle. The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills
This beautifully curated shop is just the place to go for finds with an international edge. It has everything you need, including artsy fine jewelry by Polly Wales and Retrouvai in addition to handmade-in-L.A. sculptural kitchen and tableware items, coffee-table books and more. 8303 West 3rd St., L.A.
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