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How To Live The A-Lister Life In Los Angeles

Wow-factor, it-factor… whatever you call it, Los Angeles has it in spades. From humble origins to a glittering metropolis where there are almost more stars on the ground than there are in the sky, it’s a place where dreams are made and celebrities reign supreme.

In the City of Angels, everyone has the chance to live like a movie star – it’s tailor-made for enjoying the finer things in life. Grand five-star hotels, Michelin-quality restaurants, designer boutiques, and premium neighbourhoods are only the tip of the iceberg here.

If you’re looking to embrace the glitz, get lost in the Hollywood glamour, and indulge in a taste of the L.A. luxe lifestyle, these five VIP experiences are all you need to know.

Hit Rodeo Drive with a personal stylist

Impeccably groomed and impeccably styled, Hollywood’s A-List elite are always right on trend in the fashion department – and it’s all thanks to teams of talented stylists behind the scenes. You can get a taste of that well-groomed life too with the help of a personal stylist.

MiKADO is one of the best. Led by an expert stylist, their Rodeo Drive shopping tour offers unlimited access to the famed Beverly Hills boutiques, combined with one-on-one styling advice, luxury transport and delivery of any items you buy. If you can’t make it to the shops, they offer in-room concierge styling too, bringing designer threads direct to your hotel.

Take to the skies

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The City of Angels is fantastic at ground level, but it’s even better when viewed from above. Orbic Air specialise in premium helicopter tours and charters of the L.A. area, giving you a chance to soar across local landmarks including the Hollywood sign, Santa Monica Pier, the breaking waves of Malibu, the glittering the Sunset Strip and beyond.

From scenic flights and romantic sunset tours to a unique ‘you get to fly’ experience where you have the opportunity to fly the helicopter after some one-on-one instruction by a professional trainer, Orbic Air will take your L.A. adventure to even greater heights.

Become a star for a day

More than just a place to live and work, Los Angeles is a playground for the rich and famous. Given its starry reputation, the locals also know a thing or two about crafting incredible VIP experiences. Millionaire’s Concierge, in particular, is one service with it down to a fine art.

Limited only by a customer’s imagination, Millionaire’s Concierge can deliver access to exclusive luxury villas, private charter jets, money-can’t-buy event tickets and more, as well as a curated range of customisable VIP experiences. Want to live like a Hollywood movie-star for a day? They can take care of the limos, the restaurants, the hotels and more.

Charter a luxury liner

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Nothing says luxury quite like a multi-million-dollar private yacht. While it would be nice to be in a position to drop $100 million on your own mega liner, it’s much easier to simply hire one for the day. But that doesn’t make it any less glamorous. Whether you want an intimate 47’ Sea Ray or a 145’ Sun Coast super yacht, Luxury Liners has a vessel to suit your needs.

When you’re out enjoying the sunshine and sea breeze as you cruise the coast to Malibu or beautiful Catalina Island, you’ll no doubt be getting a little peckish. Luxury Liners also offer private chefs and catering packages, meaning you can spend more time sailing or sipping champagne in the hot tub while a team of experts create culinary magic in the galley.

See the sights in a Mustang

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Though it’s easy to see the sights of Los Angeles on your own, a guided tour is a way to take your experience even deeper. After all, the locals know the city, they understand its history and have seen it become the urban wonder it is today. Rather than clamber aboard a crowded tour bus, a private sightseeing tour is a much more civilised alternative.

VIP Mustang Tours is the one you want. Cruising down Santa Monica Boulevard or Rodeo Drive with the top down, stopping to visit the famous Griffith Observatory, and generally soaking up the famous Californian sunshine while you enjoy a personalised commentary… it’s the ultimate way to get behind the tourist façade and discover the real L.A.

Whether you want to live like a Clooney, party like a Pitt, or shop till you drop like a Pretty Woman, Los Angeles is a city that will help make your celebrity dreams come true.

Published 20 December, 2018