Even Hollywood A-listers need some time off every once in a while. If you could use a retreat from life's constant badgering, dodge the press (read: your boss) and slip into the fabulous Hotel Shangri-La for a well-deserved Escape.
You and your bodyguard (read: your beau) can luxuriate in a one-bedroom suite with a full kitchen and live it up with a touch of Tinseltown glamour, Sundays through Thursdays ($249) or Fridays and Saturdays ($329) from November 11, 2012, to February 1, 2013.
Just a few sandy footprints from the Pacific and overlooking Santa Monica Beach, this boutique hotel is a stunning Art Deco palace of bright white elegance and chic décor. Your suite is outfitted with plush hypoallergenic furnishings, perfect for any LivingSocialite hiding from the paparazzi.
Lounge in a poolside cabana, cocktail in hand, as you renew your sun-kissed glow. Then meet your entourage for drinks and a midday meal at The Dining Room. This hip, refined restaurant serves an array of savory dishes, such as truffled egg toast, squash-blossom ravioli, and grilled swordfish with a side of warm baby artichokes.
Within short walking distance are the Third Street Promenade (a vast outdoor shopping haven) and the colorful Santa Monica Pier (because even the glitziest LA celebs enjoy the occasional corndog and a ride on the Ferris wheel).
Drive up the iconic Pacific Coast Highway and take in Malibu's breathtaking coastal scenery, or head over to classic Los Angeles landmarks like Rodeo Drive, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and the beautiful Getty Center.
Be prepared to emerge from this stylish sabbatical ready to take on the media hounds—or just your cubicle mates.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON February 1, 2013
A One-Night Stay for Two, Sundays through Thursdays ($249) or Fridays and Saturdays ($329)
- from $249