To start the day on a peaceful note, luxury travellers can begin with an exclusive sound-bath meditation on the beach. One of L.A.’s favourite ways to meditate is by sound bath: a series of tones made with gongs and singing bowls to relax the body and calm the mind. The sounds are intended to guide listeners on a journey of self-discovery, promoting deep relaxation. A 40-minute group or private session incorporates sound vibration practice with quartz-crystal singing bowls.
Travellers looking for a one-of-a-kind experience will get a feel for L.A.’s car culture on a privately guided city tour in the cool grandeur of a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible or another equally classic ride. Guests star in their own Hollywood-style short film created by a personal professional videographer. What better way to document this only-in-L.A. experience?
For discerning diners, a private dining room at TAO in Hollywood offers a diverse array of Asian-inspired specialties focusing on Chinese, Japanese and Thai techniques and ingredients. In the stunning two-level space, a grand staircase connects upper level and lower-level seating, providing a perfect setting in which to see or be seen. Another option for a luxurious dinner is just around the corner at Beauty & Essex, where signature multi-ethnic dishes include grilled cheese, tomato soup dumplings and tuna poke wonton tacos. An opulent private dining room provides a more intimate environment to enjoy these signature dishes.
A glamorous brunch launches the day at The Rooftop in the NoMad Los Angeles hotel, situated within a restored historic building, Giannini Place. The elegant space houses an outdoor cafe, a cocktail bar and a lushly landscaped pool, all with sweeping views of the city skyline. James Beard award-winning restaurateurs Will Guidara and chef Daniel Humm oversee the buzz-worthy dining scene. At an exclusive dance class, a world-famous Dancing with the Stars celebrity dancer busts a move with select students who learn the tango, rumba, cha cha, salsa, waltz, or any other dance style of their choice, at a private dance studio. This ultimate dance experience blends fun, ease and comfort with a professional-quality dance instructor in a beautiful dance studio.
A private tour of a recording studio affords the luxury traveller inside access and opportunities to meet with music engineers on the West Coast music scene, where platinum hits have been made for decades.
Visitors can toast to a luxe L.A. day at a speakeasy-style craft cocktail bartending session with a professional mixologist. Practice your favourite drinks or create your own signature cocktail at a real speakeasy bar setting in the heart of the city.
For travellers looking to indulge, a private cooking class at Eataly L.A. is a premium participatory Italian food and drink experience. Located within Westfield Century City, Eataly is a vibrant Italian marketplace with an array of cafes, counters, restaurants and a cooking school. Here, an in-house Eataly chef guides students as they learn to create regional Italian recipes and enjoy each dish with beverage pairings. Expert guidance during tastings reveals the best wineries, distilleries and breweries in Italy and the U.S. Mangia bene!
On the peaceful waters of Marina del Rey, adventurous travellers indulge in a different kind of personal growth as they learn the art of sailing. The marina, a popular boating and water recreation destination, is North America’s largest man-made small-craft harbour. In a group class or private lesson, students learn skills of their choice, including sailboat handling, course plotting and navigation; use of instruments and other electronics and more.
An exclusive culinary experience makes for a memorable end to this extraordinary trip: dinner created by a private sushi chef at a luxury Hollywood Hills villa. AARIUS offers a selection of well-appointed villas to rent with a wide array of architectural styles and interior designs. Guests can watch the sunset while their choice of live music or a DJ plays in the background.
About the itinerary
DESIGNER: Luxury travel company AARIUS International offers consultancy and tailored concierge services to discerning travellers around the globe.
“Our team is experienced in travel planning for high-level executives and luxury travellers, providing a customised portfolio of travel and lifestyle experiences,” says Olga Sivirina, an AARIUS market researcher.
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