The Upkeep app–an app that lets you book MedSpa appointments on demand–is in expansion mode and coming soon to a major city near you. So, we thought it would be fun to do city guides for some of the places we already are. West Hollywood was one of the first areas we started out because of all the fantastic medspas in the area. It’s easy to add a beauty treatment into a fun day out in this bustling, welcoming, super-sunny neighborhood. So, here’s our recommendations for a perfect day in West Hollywood.
Every day should start out with caffeine. We love Alfred coffee, and their original location on Melrose Place is the perfect way to start your morning. It’s super design-oriented and perfect for Instagram–and their matcha’s top notch. We also like Dayglow, with an eye-catching mint green interior and innovative coffee drinks inspired by craft cocktails.
Next, it’s time to do some shopping, and that means one thing: Melrose. Close to Alfred you’ll find Isabel Marant, Vince, and The Row boutiques. And Italian contemporary label Forte Forte just opened their first boutique in the United States–believe us, it’s a must-see! The brightly colored clothes are incredible and the interior design is super luxurious. We’re talking dressing rooms with golden walls and plush pistachio-green carpet! It’s worth a visit just for the interior design alone–but we dare you to walk out of there without a silk cami or perfectly tailored jacket. Make sure to stop by Violet Grey for a curated selection of luxury beauty products.
For luxury shopping finds, we recommend the Real Real. Known for their authenticated pre-loved luxury, TRR also has a personal styling service so you can find that extremely specific Dior saddle bag, or a special outfit for that first date you have coming up.
When in LA, getting a beauty treatment is key to experiencing the local lifestyle. We love Le Jolie MedSpa in West Hollywood, and you can’t go wrong with a quick Botox pick-me-up. Looking to open up your eye area and appear more awake? Go for a Brow lift, created with Botox injections for an elevated look. Or get a lip flip for subtle volume and projection on your upper lip, no filler needed. Botox is a great treatment to work into a busy day because besides occasional bruising, no one will be able to tell you’ve had anything done that day. The results show up slowly over the next two weeks. And if you’re looking for the full, evenly proportioned lips seen on just about every Hollywood starlet? Lip fillers are also a good option for treatments-on-the-go, but you will see some swelling soon after injections. Book your beauty treatment through the Upkeep app for appointments on demand and rewards points you can apply towards future treatments!
When it’s time for dinner, West Hollywood has tons of great options, but Italian and Mediterranean food is really where it shines. Cecconi’s is a chic Italian option with great food and ambiance. We also love Dan Tana’s. It’s old school, tiny, and hard to get reservations, but something about it is just special. It has an Old Hollywood vibe. Every time we go there, we see a celebrity–yes, John Mayer really is as handsome as you think, and significantly taller.
For those of you who are vegan or vegetarian, we recommend Gracias Madre. It’s 100% vegan and organic, with great enchiladas and street corn.
Looking for something European and chic? We love Olivetta. Atmospheric and elegant, half the reason to go there is how beautiful the restaurant looks. Pink fabric ceilings reminiscent of a circus tent, hello! But the food is incredible, too. The best thing on the menu? Their pasta. You can’t go wrong with the lamb bolognese!
There’s our guide for a fun day in West Hollywood. We hope that if you’re in the neighborhood you’ll stop by some of our favorite places :) And don’t forget to incorporate a beauty treatment into your day!