Travel Like A Celebrity: Latest L.A. Hot Spots

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When making vacation plans to a mecca like New York or L.A., it's always fun to see the touristy spots, but even more fun to poke your head in the places that stars call their second homes. You know the ones -- the stores where they bought that handbag or that club where they danced the night away. But does that mean regular Joes can't get through the door if Hollywood A-listers hang there?
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Travel Like A Celebrity: Latest L.A. Hot Spots

When making vacation plans to a mecca like New York or L.A., it's always fun to see the touristy spots, but even more fun to poke your head in the places that stars call their second homes. You know the ones -- the stores where they bought that handbag or that club where they danced the night away. But does that mean regular Joes can't get through the door if Hollywood A-listers hang there?

Travel Like A Celebrity: Latest L.A. Hot Spots

The Hotspot: Hyde, 8029 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
The Lowdown: This is it -- the place to see and be seen. Everyone who's anyone graces the entrance of Hyde, a small, intimate lounge in the heart of the action.
Celeb Spotting: Leonardo di Caprio, Jessica Alba, Zach Braff, James Blunt.

Travel Like A Celebrity: Latest L.A. Hot Spots

The Hotspot: Blue Velvet, 750 Garland St, Los Angeles
The Lowdown: With amazing city views and incredible French influenced California cuisine to dine on, it's no wonder people are frothing at the mouth to eat here.
Celeb Spotting: Christian Slater, Kiefer Sutherland, Amy Adams, Rachel Bilson.

Travel Like A Celebrity: Latest L.A. Hot Spots

The Hotspot: Prive Hair Salon, 7373 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles
The Lowdown: What's a star-like vacation without getting your hair done? If you're in the market for a blow-out, make Prive your one-stop shop.
Celeb Spotting: Tea Leoni, Peter Gallagher, Cristina Ricci, Anne Heche, Debra Messing, Teri Hatcher.

Travel Like A Celebrity: Latest L.A. Hot Spots

The Hotspot: Fred Segal Fun, 500 Broadway, Suite G, Santa Monica
The Lowdown: Fred Segal has become a staple on the L.A. fashion scene -- which is why owner Jackie Brander says it welcomes such a diverse crowd, becoming many people's hometown favorite.
Celeb Spotting: America Ferrera, Meg Ryan, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckensale.

Travel Like A Celebrity: Latest L.A. Hot Spots

The Hotspot: Katsuya, 11777 San Vicente Boulevard, Brentwood
The Lowdown: Katsuya combines crucial elements to make for the perfect L.A. dining experience: incredible interior design, courtesy, great atmosphere, and master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi.
Celeb Spotting: Bruce Willis, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Derek Jeter.

Travel Like A Celebrity: Latest L.A. Hot Spots

The Hotspot: Polkadots and Moonbeams, 8381 West Third Street, Los Angeles
The Lowdown: A chic clothing store filled to the brim with goodies galore. Founder and owner Wendy Freedman says what makes it so popular is her belief that everyone should be treated like a star.
Celeb Spotting: Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Fergie.

Travel Like A Celebrity: Latest L.A. Hot Spots

The Hotspot: Kitson, 115 S. Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles
The Lowdown: Kitson is arguably the crown jewel of celebrity shopping experiences, and that's no accident as it has the hottest trends available.
Celeb Spotting: Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Kimberly Stewart and Victoria Beckham.

Travel Like A Celebrity: Latest L.A. Hot Spots

The Hotspot: La Terza, 8384 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles
The Lowdown: This is the spot for true Italian cuisine. Owner Gino Angelini boasts one of the best chefs in Italy as part of his stable. "I don't need to show anything to anyone, but we have really, really good food," Angelini says.
Celeb Spotting: Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, David Schwimmer, Alicia Keyes.

Travel Like A Celebrity: Latest L.A. Hot Spots

The Hotspot: Area, 643 N. La Cienega, Los Angeles
The Lowdown: The antithesis to Hyde, Area is more expansive, holds more people, offers a menu of comfort food and has a dance floor for you to get on down, enhanced by world-class DJs like DJ Vice.
Celeb Spotting: Kevin Connolly, the Duff sisters, Wilmer Valderama, Mekhi Pfeiffer.

Travel Like A Celebrity: Latest L.A. Hot Spots

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