Your journey to wellness should always involve a luxury hotel. We like the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, which opened in June. When you’re not catching up on zees in your suite’s soft-as-a-marshmallow bed or lounging in a cabana by the rooftop pool (both also key to healing, in our opinion), try the detox and cleanse package at La Prairie Spa. The highlight? A ginger- and coriander-infused bath and massage and cleansing tea ceremony.
The Superior Room with a terrace at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Image by: waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com
Where To Chill Out
You can find Zen without ever having to leave your hotel. Best bets: the yoga classes — dubbed 9021-OM — held by the pool on the upper terrace at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Or the Wellness Retreat packages at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. (They include moonlight meditations, sunrise yoga and personal training.)
The palm-tree lined pool and cabanas at The Beverly Hills Hotel Image by: dorchestercollection.com
Where To Eat
There are almost as many healthy restaurants in Beverly Hills as there are plastic surgeons. Between yoga classes and re-enacting the Pretty Woman Rodeo Drive shopping scene, fuel up at the farm-to-table brunch spot Comoncy. (Better yet, try Matthew Kenney’s new plant-based restaurant, Matthew Kenney NM, located inside the Neiman Marcus on Wilshire.) If you want to linger over dinner, Café Gratitude’s new location offers delicious plant-based meals and several tongue-in-cheek cocktails, like the “Cleansetini” (vodka, lemon, turmeric, ginger, cayenne and maple syrup) and “Guided Meditation” (gin, curaçao, crème de violette and citrus).
Interior of the Matthew Kenney NM cafe. Image by: matthewkenneycuisine.com