In the following answer, I've tried to be as thorough as possible and
offer you different choices to explore, using recommendation sites as
well as general knowledge of the LA area (although it's been a few
years since I've lived there). I hope you find it helpful. Feel free
to ask for clarification if there's anything I've overlooked or left
unclear. I hope you and your family have a wonderful trip!
* The Four Seasons Los Angeles
The Four Seasons (located at 300 South Doheny Drive, which is in
Beverly Hills) itself offers limo service from the airport (rates
listed on its website,
* Beverly Hills
The following two sites offer general information on tourism in
Beverly Hills, including shopping, dining and other interests such as
beauty salons and concierge services:
Beverly Hills Tourism (http://www.beverlyhillstourism.com/english/index.htm)
All About Beverly Hills (http://www.allaboutbeverlyhills.com/)
Rodeo Drive is 2 miles away from the Four Seasons, and the Beverly
Center (a shopping mall) is also 2 miles away.
The Beverly Center (www.beverlycenter.com) has a long list of women's
clothing stores, from the Gap and Guess to DKNY and Betsy Johnson.
Los Angeles magazine (http://www.losangeles.com/shopping/index.shtml)
provides an overview of the top shopping areas in Los Angeles, which
include Rodeo Drive, Melrose Avenue, Beverly Boulevard, Third Street,
and La Brea, which are all close to each other and to the Four
* Art Deco
For Art Deco, I found several dealers of reproductions, but for actual
antiques, I came up with Ann Hauck Art Deco
(http://www.annehauckartdeco.com/), which is at 8738 Melrose Ave. in
Los Angeles. The website features an online catalog.
The Shapes Collection (www.shapescollection.com) deals in French art
deco, and is located at 10201 National Blvd. in Los Angeles. This
location is 4.4 miles from the Four Seasons, according to Yahoo! Maps.
Wanna Buy A Watch? (www.wannabuyawatch.com) features vintage watches
and is located at 7366 Melrose Ave. This location is 2.5 miles from
your hotel, according to Yahoo! Maps.
For Mexican food on Wilshire, Citysearch.com's readers recommend El
Cholo, at 1025 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica. This is approx. 10
miles from the Four Seasons hotel. Also on Wilshire (12217 Wilshire)
is Citysearch editors' pick Casa Antigua (approx. 5 miles from the
Four Seasons). They also recommend the kid-friendly Loteria Grill at
6333 W 3rd St. (2 miles from the Four Seasons).
For pizza, the reader poll on Citysearch suggests Mulberry St. Pizza
at 240 S. Beverly Dr. in Beverly Hills (1.2 miles from the Four
For Chinese, P.F. Chang's China Bistro (121 N. La Cienega Blvd.) is a
popular chain restaurant. You might also want to consider a trip to
Los Angeles' Chinatown (http://www.chinatownla.com/) for authentic
For kid-friendly food not in the categories you mentioned, consider
Jerry's Famous Deli at 8701 Beverly Blvd. (less than one mile from the
Four Seasons). Jerry's is known for its celebrity clientele.
You may also wish to browse the Zagat Guide for top Los Angeles
restaurants for more suggstions.
* Eyebrow Shaping
Beverly Hills offers a choice of spas that provide this service. Some
of them include:
Rafflesamrita Spa (http://www.rafflesamritaspa.com/trea/) has brow
shaping for $30. They are located at 9291 Burton Way in Beverly Hills.
Reservations are recommended.
George Michael Beverly Hills
(http://www.georgemichael-longhair.com/services.html) offers brow
shaping for $15. They are located at 9845 Little Santa Monica Blvd. in
J'ai of Beverly Hills Studio
(http://www.jaiofbeverlyhills.com/services.html) comes recommended by
Allure and USA Today. The location is 404 S. Bedford Dr. in Beverly
LimoFind.com offers a listing of Los Angeles area limo services:
One of the better looking ones from their list, assuming you want
something more than a ride from the airport, include Executive
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