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4 Ways to Spend ‘El Nino Days’ in the WHDD

Wet weather got you down? While getting around California’s most walkable city on foot may be less desirable, exploring the West Hollywood Design District still holds the same allure. From renowned art galleries to cozy coffee shops, the design district is the perfect locale to enjoy a rainy day in LA.

 

1. Get Inspired

De Re Gallery, in the West Hollywood Design District

De Re Gallery, in the West Hollywood Design District

While grey clouds and overcast skies are a rarity in LA, it does provide the opportunity to seek inspiration, indoors. The design district boasts 20 art galleries, each uniquely distinct from one another. Visit renowned and established fine art galleries, such as Denenberg Fine Arts and Louis Stern Fine Arts.

To view more recent works of contemporary and emerging artists, check out De Re Gallery‘s Tania Dibbs’ We Were Here exhibit opening January 14th (details here), or make a stop by 101/Exhibit‘s newest exhibition space, opening its doors January 16th with Ian Ingram’s Ash and Oil show (details here).

 

2. Get Rejuvenated

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The Face Bar, West Hollywood Design District’s newest business

Brighten your gloomy day with a little self-indulgence at one of the district’s many spas. From the A-list celebrity hot spot Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa to the quant and cozy Lulur Day Spa and Ma Masion De Beaute, WHDD offers some of the city’s best urban oases. For those looking for a quick refresh, Skin Laundry and WHDD’s newest business The Face Bar both offer individual facial treatments that will have you out of the door glowing in no time.

 

3. Get Caffeinated

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Verve Melrose, in the West Hollywood Design District

Nothing quite beats drinking a warm cup of gourmet Joe inside a WHDD coffee shop. The influence of design penetrates the neighborhood, and our coffee spots are no exception. Check out Verve Melrose, designed by WHDD’s own Commune Design, and enjoy sustainably-sourced coffee inside the chic, industrial atmosphere. For a quiet work session, we recommend the charming and minimalist The Assembly. Alfred {In The Alley} also packs a punch with its strong brews and bold aesthetic, in addition to its ever-so hip and fit crowd.

 

4. Get Fit

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Cycle House, in the West Hollywood Design District

Forgo your daily Runyon Canyon hike with Fido in exchange for a high-intensity workout at one of the Los Angeles’ hottest fitness studios. After dropping your pooch off at The Club Beverly Hills, LA’s “members-only country club” for dogs, clip-in at Cycle House for a 30 or 45 minute, high-energy cycle sesh. For a low impact but high-octane workout, head to the beauty-studded Carrie’s Pilates Plus for a try at the reformer. If you’re looking for individualized attention, book an appointment at Rise Movement for private training or an intimate yoga class.