Live like a local in L.A…

February 27 2014

To ensure you don’t get overwhelmed when visiting Los Angeles, the WY? team spoke to our trusted contact on the ground, Amanda Grandinetti  to curate an authoritative little ‘L.A’ address book for you to keep on file.


“Kim is quick and painless. She does the best eyebrow shape in L.A. (several high profile people have been using her for years) and she gets in places you have never seen! You always leave clean as a whistle!”

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“Between Angelo and Vanessa you can walk out looking like a Victoria’s Secret supermodel. The salon is full of energy, friendly staff and they get it right every time. If you feel like splurging you can always ask Andy…he’s Madonna’s go-to hairdresser!”

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“If you just want a good blowout on the go Dry Bar is quick and efficient. They have stores all over the city.”

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“For a full set of extensions in one hour for just $100 US. They are fast and very natural looking. I suggest paying extra for the mink extensions because they last about six weeks.”

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“Rand likes to say “you will walk out looking at least ten minutes younger.” After a treatment you don’t look like you have had anything done, his work is like that of an artist.”

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“Amanda is a very talented hairdresser that knows how to enhance what you have without it looking unnatural.”

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“For great rejuvenation treatments that work!”

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“The Red Carpet facial is the best facial in Los Angeles in my opinion – and I have tried them all! Your skin glows after a treatment with Asia; she tailors every treatment to best suit your skin’s requirements.”

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“‘If you’re a foreigner with no insurance this is a great option. $80 for an appointment is very reasonable if you don’t have insurance and they provide great medical care even though the rooms look a little beaten up.”

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“Working out with Ryan isn’t a chore, it’s one of my favourite things to do!”

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“Sandra Harrison and Sweat Shoppe in the Valley for the best spin class in Los Angeles!” 

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“Gentle, effective adjustments backed up with great nutritional advice that supports the healing process.”            Screen Shot 2014-02-27 at 4.11.46 pm

“Just what you need to help with jet lag and overall tiredness. It’s also a great immune system boost.”

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“Eric is the florist to the who’s who of Los Angeles He does all the flowers for the Chateau and his signature hand bloomed rose is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen!”

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“Demetra has an incredible eye with a diverse taste level to fit all areas of design and budget. She has unlimited resources for you to choose from and a great attention for detail, plus Demetra always gets the job done on time!!”

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“Ready to Roll is a great company with drivers you can trust! Uber is a great app too” 

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“This is a one stop shop for children’s birthday parties – they have so many options! My favourite so far has been the Mad Hatters Tea Party. They bring all the set up: costumes for kids, food, they arrange games, face painting – the whole lot! It’s a great service!”

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Laurel hardware
AOC wine bar
Mercato De Vitro
Son of a Gun
Little Door
Tasting Kitchen
Umami Burger
Church and State
Bottega Louie


The Griddle
Kings Road Café
Mels Drive In