Feb 10, 2007

Hollywood South vs. Hollywood North: Celeb hotspots in L.A. and Vancouver

By: Elle Canada

Author: Elle Canada

Feb 10, 2007

Hollywood South vs. Hollywood North: Celeb hotspots in L.A. and Vancouver

By: Elle Canada
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The Spa: Belle Visage Day & Spa, Studio City, 818-907-0502
Aluma Skin Renewal, a non-surgical facelift (US $325/30 min.) that temporarily reduces wrinkles and tightens skin. "A lot of clients do the eye area before a photo shoot," notes Tina Keshishian, who co-owns the spa with Kirsten Dunst's mom, Inez.
Loyal clients: Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhal
Favourite product: Paul Scerri Regenerating Serum (US $70/1.75 oz)

Botox: Dr. Garth Fisher, Beverly Hills, (310) 273-5995
Botox skin treatment in the forehead to reduce frown lines, erase crow's feet, and smooth the neck 2-3 weeks before the Oscars
Fee: US $300 per area; full forehead US $400
Recovery time: 3-5 days
Clients: confidential. VIP entrance and exit for celebs.

Nip/Tuck: Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, Beverly Hills, 310-550-6300
Three weeks before the Oscars, celebs check in through a private VIP entrance. Then, in a minimally invasive (and extremely popular) procedure, Dr. Lloyd Krieger uses liposuction to thin out fat under the chin and neck. ($4,000/45 min.)

Fingers & Toes: The Peninsula Spa, Beverly Hills, 310-551-2888
Pacific Coast Manicure: In the one-person only nail salon, sip champagne and munch dried fruit. (US $65/45min.) Peninsula Signature Pedicure: Reflexology, an herbal foot bath, and jasmine oil massage plus polish. (US $155/75 min.)
Clients: Packed with stars before the Oscars. Sarah Jessica Parker and the cast of The Sopranos have reportedly been spotted there.
Product: Somme Institute Eye Cream (US $68/5 oz.)

High Brow: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, 310-273-3155 or 888-409-BROW
Brow shaping: A seven-step process with Anastasia Soare (US $75/20 min.) (US $40/20 min. with an assistant)
Well-groomed clients: Madonna, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey
Favourite product: Anastasia Clear Brow Gel (US $21/35 oz.)

Pearly whites: Bill Dorfman, Beverly Hills 310-277-5678
Dr. Dorfman of Extreme Makeover fame sees celebrity clients one week before the Oscars. A 45-minute in office Zoom treatment lightens teeth by eight to ten shades. (US $450)
Clients: Extensive and confidential celebrity clientele list
Product: BreathRx kit includes toothpaste, a tongue scraper, mouth rinse (US $36)

Super Stylists
Stylist: Phillip Bloch
Fave brands: Marchesa gowns; Larisa Barrera handbags
Where to buy: Neiman Marcus; Bergdorf Goodman
Clients: Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, Jim Carrey, Jada Pinkett Smith

Stylist: Ricci DeMartino
Fave brand: Shoes and accessories by Stuart Weitzman
Where to buy: Stuart Weitzman, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9600
Clients: Eva Longoria, Lisa Kudrow

Stylist: Jeanne Yang
Hot brand: Giambattista Valli, Armani
Where to buy: Paris; Milan; Cameron Silver's Decades Gallery in L.A.
Clients: Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hilary Swank, Brad Pitt

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Yoga: YAS Yoga and Spinning Center, Venice, 310-396-6993
Owner Kimberly Fowler presents the hybrid "Ultimate YAS class" of intense cardio (45 min. of Spinning®) along with the meditative element of "yoga for athletes" (one hour). Guaranteed to burn 1,000 calories. (US $30/session)
Clients: Julia Roberts, Robert Downey Jr., Gabrielle Reese
Hot seller: YAS Wear's skull-print, V-back, tank top (US $41.50)

Pilates: Sebastien Lagree's Pilates Plus, West Hollywood, 310-358-9491
What: Owner Sebastien Lagree operates Systeme Dynamique™, a combination of weight training and pilates with his patented Proformer™ machine (US $20/55 min.) (US $300 private session)
Product: Proformer™ (US $10,000)
Clients: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Sheryl Crow, Ben Stiller

Psychic: Averi Torres, "Malibu's Psychic to the Stars™", 310-457-3157
A "universal spiritualist", Torres explains that she is "one with the truth and all religions". For more than 20 years, she's given psychic readings in her Malibu home to celebrities before their memorable walk down the red carpet. She also makes stock predictions. (US $525/30 min.; $725/hr; $10/min. phone consult for repeat clients)
Clients: Princess Diana, Ronald Reagan, Shirley MacLaine

Psychiatrist: Carole Lieberman, M.D., Beverly Hills, 310-278-5433
What: A psychiatric script consultant for soap operas Dr. Lieberman also maintains a healthy practice with celebrity clientele.
Clients: Confidential

Vintage Stores: Some Odd Rubies, Los Feliz, 323-644-9088
Opened fall of 2006 and is co-owned by Summer Phoenix (Joaquin's sister), Odessa Whitmire (Matt Damon's ex-girlfriend) and Ruby Canner.
What: The shop carries dresses, gowns, tops and tunics recycled from vintage pieces.
Clients: Jenna Elfman, Patricia Arquette

Fred Segal, Santa Monica, 310-458-8100
What: A collection of boutiques and vintage stores with well-known designer labels and newbies.
Clients: Gwyneth Paltrow, Mary-Kate Olsen, Cameron Diaz

Lingerie: Macy's, 310-854-6655
What: Nancy Ganz Slimwear, Belly Band Body Briefer smooths the body under the gown; Flirtatious by Barely There Thong and Barely There Invisible Look Strapless bra
Fee: Varies

Famous Fragrance: Strange Invisible Perfumes, Venice, 310-314-1505
Custom perfume: US $2,100 for 1/4 oz.
What: Perfumer Alexandra Balahoutis uses ingredients including mimosa, jasmine, basil, Jamaican bay rum, tuberose, Madagascar vanilla, and frankincense.
Time required: six weeks
Clients: Extensive and confidential celebrity clientele list

Energy Juices: Urth Caffée, West Hollywood, 310-659 0628
What: Organic herbal teas & coffees from around the world including Peaceful Mind, Emperor's Dragon, and Golden Monkey (US $4.85/lb)
Clients: Will Farrell, Cameron Diaz, Elijah Wood

Transportation: Beverly Hills Rent-a-Car, 310-337-1400
What: Exotic car rental agency has Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Rolls-Royce Phantom
Fees: US $1,899 for a Bentley Arnage; US $399/day for a Lincoln Navigator; US $3,000 for a Ferrari Spider

Star-drenched hotels:
Chateau Marmont Hotel, Hollywood, 323-656-1010
The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 310-551-2888
Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 310-275-5200
The Beverly Hills Hotel, 310-276-2251

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The Spa: The Perfect Health Spa, 604-736-2111 (www.perfecthealthspa.ca)
"The Relaxation Massage" ($90/60min) is full body and uses oils and deep massaging to release tension. Or, "Celebrity Body Treatment" ($125/60 min) combines a gentle marine scrub all over the body, with a scalp massage and self-heating marine mud along the spine.
Loyal clients: They keep their celebrity clientele hush, hush.
Products: Marine-based skin care line, Phytomer from France.

Bronzed and Beautiful: Kixtan, 604-737-1101 (www.kixtan.com)
The Autobronzer provides an even, natural looking, full body tan, in a few seconds, "It's very popular with socialites on the go," says Pat Lamoureux, co-owner of Kix Tanning. No orange hands, streaks, or blotches guaranteed.
Loyal clients: Sports stars, socialites, and TV personalities.
Fee: Drop-in session $34.95.

Dr. Jean and Dr. Alastair Carruthers, 604-714-0222 (www.carruthers.net)
The two doctors who brought Botox to the cosmetic mainstream can work their Botox magic to smooth out frown lines, fine lines around the eye, neck and even the chest. If your lips need a boost, "old-fashioned collagen around a week before the event, works best," says Dr. Alastair Carruthers.
Loyal clients: Confidential.
Fee: $500-$1000 for either Botox or Collagen

Fingers & Toes: Spa Ethos, 604-733-5007 (www.spaethos.com)
"The 'Refining Spa Manicure and Pedicure' consists of an aloe vera hand soak, a footbath, massages and polish," says Melissa Horrell, Spa Coordinator.
Fee: Manicure, $50/45 min; Pedicure, $80/60 min.
Loyal clients: Mum's the word on which celebrity tootsies get the royal treatment.

Super Stylists:
Stylist: Leila Bani 604-929-2959 (www.leilabani.com)
Clients: half the cast of Canada's Next Top Model
"Best and sexiest way to look red carpet ready is CONFIDENCE! You absolutely have to own it. . . .even if it's borrowed.," says Leila Bani

Stylist: Eliza Lau (www.elizalau.com)
"Plunging necklines and short hemlines are very popular for the red carpet right now," says Eliza Lau.
Clients: Dominique Purcell from Prison Break plus other TV and movie stars.
Red carpet names: Lanvin and Valentino
Fee: $650/day

High Brow
Little India's Sultan Cut, 604-301-0434, in Vancouver's Punjabi Village will not only get the job done, but they do it in record speed too.
Fee: Starting at $5

Pearly Whites:
Ironwood Dental Centre, 604-277-7663 (www.vancouverbcsmiles.com)
The one hour BriteSmile treatment that uses gel and blue light to get pearly whites. Unlike bleaching, this technology means no fuss and you sit back and relax.
Clients: Angie Everheart and Alan Thicke are big BriteSmile fans.

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Yoga: Studeo55, 604-684-0544 (www.studeo55.com)
The yoga instructors here have worked with Jennifer Garner, home grown BC native Shawn Ashmore and Roselyn Sanchez.
One on one: $60 - $140

Unity Yoga (Unityoga) Tea House and Studio, 604-708-8369 (www.unityoga.ca)
Firm up with some pilates lessons. "It's a great way to refresh your body and calm your mind!" says Sue Horning, owner of Unity Yoga.
Clients: Confidential.
Fee: $140 - $160 for six weeks, two sessions/week

Psychic: Cassandra MacLeane, 604-732-9226 (www.bestofvancouverBC.com/psychic)
Cassandra has been voted the top psychic in Vancouver by the Best of Vancouver BC committee.
Clients: You'd have to have special powers to guess her celebrity clientele.

Vintage: deLuxe Junk, 604-685-4871 (www.deluxejunk.com)
"Vintage furs, and fabulous vintage accessories," says Ken Spada at deLuxe Junk.
Clients: Courtney Love, Johnny Depp, Chloe Sevigny and Kelly Osbourne

BuenoStyle, (www.buenodesign.ca)
Follow Hannah's footsteps and pick up some "Eat Organic" panties. Made out of 96% organic cotton, these undies won't bunch and have "Eat Organic" emblazoned across the front.

Barefoot Contessa, 604-879-1137 (www.thebarefootcontessa.com)
"Cute panty and cami sets that are edged with lace and bows," says Eva de Viveiros, owner of Barefoot Contessa. They also carry accessories by Michael Kors and Nougat London.

Perfume: The Perfume Shoppe 604-299-8463, 1-877-299-8500 ()
This place has all the hard to find fragrances such Fracas au de parfum which combines Jasmine, Jonquil, Gardenia, Lily of the Valley and White Iris for a lavish scent that Madonna loves.
Fee: $80/50 ml

Blue Water Café:
Visiting celebs slide up to the Japanese raw bar for oysters and seafood towers, and sip on French Kiss, Pom Passion and Kill Bill martinis. The private wine cellar -- with thousands of bottles of wine and sake -- is perfect for a hush-hush, ultra-private party.
Clients: Renee Zellweger, Marcia Cross, Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba

Star-drenched hotels:
Opus Hotel, 604-642-6787 (www.opushotel.com)
The Century-Plaza Hotel & Spa, 604-687-0575 (www.century-plaza.com)

Getting there:
Imperial Limousine, 1-800-431-LIMO (www.imperiallimousine.com) A professional chauffeur will drive you around town in a sleek limo or SUV.

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Hollywood South vs. Hollywood North: Celeb hotspots in L.A. and Vancouver