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• Mr. Chow

At press time, Hyde Lounge and Teddy’s were on fire with Hollywood’s elite, but by the time the red carpet unfurls for the Oscars, they may have vanished like the dodo. So we pick A-listers’ beloved Mr. Chow, with its upscale Chinese dishes like Drunken Fish (

Celeb sightings: Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney

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• George Ultra Lounge
George has a cozy private room — the G Spot — but most celebs prefer to mingle in the lounge. Pair a Mumbai Sling cocktail with the Seafood Tasting menu, followed by Brioche Donuts With Chocolate Frangelico Emulsion (

Celeb sightings: Halle Berry and Anne Heche


• Lana Marks
Lana J. Marks designs evening bags in satin, alligator and lizard, dyed a rainbow of colours. "We’ve had such a high demand for the Cleopatra Clutch that we only allow one actress per year to wear one on the red carpet," says Marks (

Celeb sightings: Jennifer Aniston and Kate Winslet

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• JC Studio
"Sharon Stone wore our snakeskin wrap dress for her interview on
Access Hollywood," says Noelene Searle, JC Studio’s director of sales. And
Intelligence actor Klea Scott wore a Jacqueline Conoir devoré velvet gown at last year’s Gemini Awards (

Celeb sightings: Sharon Stone and Maria Bello

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• Portofino Beverly Hills

Owner Jennifer Phillips blends and hand sprays more than 100 shades of tan, including Tuscan Sun, Sensual and Chocolate Sun. She swears by tan extender Portofino Dermasilk ($38 for 16 oz.). In-spa treatment, $89 (

Celeb sightings: Paris Hilton and Gisele Bündchen

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Absolute Spa at The Century

"With love and thanks-from head to toe!" wrote A-list actress Uma Thurman after visiting this celeb-friendly spa. For the perfect Oscar-winning glow, try the all-over Academy Award Spray Tan ($55 for 30 minutes) (

Celeb sightings: Uma Thurman and Renée Zellweger


• Privé Salon
Owner Laurent Dufourg expects messy ballerina buns and chignons at this year’s Oscars. He charges $350 for a salon cut. Makeup whiz Daniel McFadden — who has worked with Teri Hatcher and Reese Witherspoon — charges $135 at Privé (

Celeb sightings: Gwyneth Paltrow and Jewel

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• Martin Armand
( creates ‘dos for stars like Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo. Holly Cole is just one of makeup artist Vanessa Mills’ celeb clients (

Celeb sightings: Shohreh Aghdashloo and Holly Cole

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