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New in LA: 4 Can't-Miss Debuts Hitting the City This Month

Claire Harper | October 25, 2020 | Lifestyle

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November ushers in a period of indulgence for Angelenos, with four ritzy debuts hitting the city.

1. Élephante (@elephante) Santa Monica hot spot Élephante makes it easier than ever to indulge at home with its newly launched immersive culinary experience, Élephante At Home. Choose from four one-hour virtual classes, including cooking with head chef Phil Rubino, cocktails with bar director Julien Calella and a wine tasting with the restaurant’s sommelier, with the full list of ingredients supplied for all. Saving the best for last, option No. 4 is the customized event experience offering luxury party planning services for your next big celebration—think decor, DJ, florals and more. If you’re in the mood for the eatery’s signature southern Mediterranean fare without any of the work, Élephante At Home also features a catering arm with customizable packages available for buffet-style, seated dinners and cocktail parties. Prices upon request

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2. Jennifer Fisher (@jenniferfisherjewelry) Cult-favorite designer Jennifer Fisher recently returned home to L.A., laying down permanent roots for her eponymous jewelry brand in the town she was born and raised. Set to open this December in the heart of Beverly Hills, the brand’s debut L.A. flagship was designed in close collab with interiors mogul and friend Michelle Gerson. The 1,200-square-foot space marries the industrial edge of the Fifth Avenue storefront with a bright California aesthetic—think exposed brick walls, white minimalist details and modern pieces from Fisher’s new CB2 home collection, The Jennifer Fisher Collection—and complements the stunning jewels on display, including the newly released and powerful VOTE charm, which donates 70% of proceeds from each purchase to nonprofit organizations When We All Vote (@whenweallvote) and i am a voter (@iamavoter). Talk about statement-making jewelry.

3. The Maybourne Beverly Hills (@themaybournebh) After more than a decade as Montage Beverly Hills, the captivating Spanish Colonial Revival-style property welcomes a new era of occupancy with The Maybourne Beverly Hills, the debut international hotel from London’s Maybourne Hotel Group. Evoking the spirit of the Golden State, with a nod to its British roots, the hotel unveils a revitalized lobby boasting a mix of vintage Scandinavian and new American design aesthetics, plus a chic new alfresco dining spot overlooking Beverly Cañon Gardens. Helmed by executive chef Kaleo Adams, The Terrace serves dishes inspired by California’s vibrant colors and flavors and infused with locally sourced ingredients. With more luxe launches on the horizon—think world-renowned bars and innovative culinary collabs—the five-star respite is the ideal spot for a holiday staycation.

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4. Starr MedSpa (@starrmedspa) Located within the new 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.”



Photography by: Photos (in order of appearance): by Genevieve Adams; courtesy of Jennifer Fisher; by Glory Munoz