City Guides

Sienna Charles city guides are designed to help you save precious time, highlighting the best area things to see and do.  We do the hard work so you don’t have to.

Los Angeles

New York’s west-coast cousin is now one of the world’s most exciting destinations. The LA scene has gone far beyond Hollywood and now attracts hoteliers and chefs from all over the globe.

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Kyle Miller

Kyle Miller is our go-to girl for all things yoga in Los Angeles. You can visit her at her Venice Beach studio, or she can come to you. Kyle worked with us while staying at the Bel Air, and...

Wolfgang Puck

Perhaps Mr. Puck’s most lovely establishment and by far our favorite, this open-air restaurant is a refreshing setting, serving signature dishes and lighter fare. The restaurant is a draw for locals as well as hotel guests, and is a...

Hotel Bel Air

One of our favorite properties in the US, and perhaps one of the best, is the Hotel Bel Air. Part of the acclaimed Dorchester Collection, Hotel Bel Air is a retreat that combines modern elegance with old Hollywood charm....

Selects

Our second-favorite apothecary in LA, Selects is a curated selection of natural and not-so-natural products discovered by the owner, Benjamin Mohapi. Each brand is just as alluring as the next, as is the soothing and luxuriously simple store.

Fred's At Barneys

This upscale cafe located in Barneys on Wilshire Boulevard is the west-coast version of the famous Upper East Side NY spot, serving Italian-American fare in an elegantly contemporary setting overlooking Beverly Hills. Freds replaced Barney Greengrass atop the department...

Violet Grey

Their discrete store located on über-chic Melrose Place stocks beauty products exclusively from Hollywood’s makeup squads to the stars, tried and tested. Each product in this jewel box has undergone performance testing by a team of experts and has...

Little Beach House

SoHo House members were very pleased to experience the launch of this new member house. Located directly on the PCH next to Nobu, the private members club is nothing short of fantastic. Views for days and a plethora of...

London

Fabulous hotels, restaurants and shopping adorn the esteemed streets of London. The sophistication and fashion sense make this historic city one of the world’s top destinations.

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Connaught Library Suite

Perhaps one of London’s most exquisite hotel experiences, the Library Suite at the Connaught leaves no detail unfurled. The split-level design by architect Michael Blair ensures comfort and style for the most discerning of guests. Marble steps lead up...

Alexandra Soveral

When I’m in London, I see Alexandra Soveral. Alexandra has a very simple yet effective approach to skincare. My treatment started with dry brushing, a multitude of her signature oils, a honey mask, and finished with marble face stones....

The Lanesborough

The Oetker Collection has proven itself time and time again to be much more than just another luxury hotel group. The Lanesborough has always been an iconic London hotel, but since acquired by Oetker, the old classic has been...

The Palomar

This Rupert Street spot serves up modern fare from Jerusalem in a hip, vibrant setting. The move here is to get a seat at the counter. Palomar has incredible food, but the interaction with the chefs at the counter...

Sexy Fish

Certainly an appropriately titled restaurant and perhaps London’s hottest table right now in the city, Sexy Fish does not disappoint. The food, service and swag are all in order. The robata-grilled fish is a specialty, and the restaurant offers...

Spring

Located in the New Wing drawing room of the iconic Somerset House, Spring is a very impressive addition to London’s culinary scene. The décor is simple yet gorgeous, and the kitchen serves incredibly tasty classic dishes on a daily-changing...

Paris

Nowhere else can one find what Paris offers. The City of Lights is still the most romantic and classiest place we know, and its culinary scene will never be outdone.

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David Toutain Paris

Restaurant David Toutain has really impressed us with his 29 Rue Surcouf location. The unassuming décor may trick you into thinking the food is simple, yet it is quite the opposite. Toutain takes your through a multi-course tasting menu...

Dammann Frères

Dammann is our preferred tea shop in Paris. The brand has been around since 1925, but only recently, in 2008, did they open their own freestanding tea house. The inviting storefront and warm scents lend to the overall appearance...

Joëlle Ciocco

When I’m in Paris, I see Joëlle Ciocco for my skincare needs. A biochemist by training, Joëlle specializes in studying and carefully examining the epidermis to unveil its ecosystem — or, in her own words, “the cloak that reflects...

La Reserve

While Paris has no shortage of hotel options, the addition of La Reserve comes as a pleasant surprise to the city that wrote the book on luxury hotels and five-star service. La Reserve is perfect for those who want...

Le Bristol

Le Bristol looks better than ever as the Oetker Collection continues to manage this magnificent palace hotel in Paris. Located in the heart of a fashion and art district, Le Bristol is still without a doubt among the top...

Ex Nihilo

Ex Nihilo is a Latin phrase meaning “out of nothing.” It often appears in conjunction with the concept of creation, as in creatio ex nihilo, meaning “creation out of nothing.” The flagship luxury fragrance store of Ex Nihilo is...

Champeaux

Restaurant Champeaux, opened in April this year by Alain Ducasse, is a refreshing and approachable take on a classic brasserie in a modern environment. Located in the new Forum des Halles, the menu features gourmet-prepared classics with moderate prices....

Biologique Recherche

Located just off the Champs-Elysées in Paris, you enter a palace that houses a Biologique Recherche boutique and treatment rooms. Spread over three floors, the elegant and chic space exudes French beauty and sophistication. I highly recommend booking a...

Milan

Due to its nonchalant nature and lower tourism numbers than other Italian cities, Milan has become one of our favorite destinations. The beauty of Milan is to really “know” Milan. Mostly everything amazing is hidden and not aggressively conspicuous.

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Giacomo

White truffle season is the time to stop by this iconic dining establishment. Treat yourself to the simplicity of the pasta with white truffles and a Veal Milanese. You’ll be glad you did.

Bulgari Milan

The Bulgari Milan, in our opinion, feels the most “Italian” out of the five-star properties in Milan. The first thing you’ll notice is that most of the guests are Italian, which lends immediately to its authenticity. We love the...

Farage

Farage is a beautiful and ornate chocolate shop that offers some of Milan’s finest chocolates and Italian cookies. Located in the Brera neighborhood, Farage is an essential stop on your next visit to Milan.

Pasticceria Marchesi

Of all the places to enjoy that first, second or third cup of espresso in Milan, Pasticceria Marchesi, owned by Prada, is our favorite. It combines both authenticity and modernity, making it a luxurious way to have your coffee...

Fondazione Prada

On the outskirts of Milan, the Fondazione Prada is a chic modern museum focusing on up-and-coming creative artists from around the world. Founded by Miuccia Prada, the museum also has a great retro café and restaurant, Bar Luce, designed...

Excelsior

This chic department store offers a myriad of the latest and greatest fashions, home décor, and food products out of anywhere in Milan. Excelsior is a must-stop shop while in the fashion capital.

Antonia

An eclectic mix of trendy fashion items for men and women, Antonia is the place to find the hippest new sneakers, or an underground fragrance before it goes mainstream.

Tokyo

Tokyo is a city that defines a true traveler. Its daunting size and vastness of neighborhoods are rife with surprises. The Japanese culture permeates you; we find the city to be the type of place that may just change your life.

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Sushi Sora

Whether you choose to stay at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo or not, Sushi Sora is one of Tokyo’s finest restaurants. While it is a hard reservation to acquire, it’s well worth it if you can; Sushi Sora not only...

Breakfast At Palace Hotel

Japanese breakfast is a unique experience all over the country. However, while in Tokyo, we recommend trying the brunch at the Palace Hotel. There is something extraordinary about how lovely and bright the room is that compliments the fabulous...

New York Grill

Made famous by Bill Murray in the film Lost in Translation, the New York Grill is actually worth a visit aside from its Hollywood allure. Set on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt, the views of Tokyo from the...

Aman Tokyo

The highly anticipated opening of Aman Tokyo has finally arrived. It is the first urban luxury hotel for the brand, and believe us: it will not let you down. The property occupies the newly built Otematchi Tower and boasts...

Nezu Museum

Featuring a carefully curated collection of pre-modern Japanese and Asian arts, the Nezu Museum is a necessary stop on any trip to Tokyo. Formerly known as the Nezu Institute of Fine Arts and found in the Minato District, the...

Mitsukoshi Tokyo

This high class department store offers several floors of luxury goods by amazing designers. Aside from being a massive store, the upper level features eateries that serve noodles, sushi, tempura, and a lot more. The two subterranean levels are...

Miami

Miami continues to become a true world-class international city. With a bustling food and hotel scene, the last half-decade has seen the city explode into the cultural and design Mecca that it is.

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Plant Food + Wine

This Miami vegan eatery is the creation of raw food guru Matthew Kenney. The sleek, minimalist restaurant is exceptional in quality and service. The staff is attentive, and the elegant, contemporary outdoor space is a must-see.

Sushi Garage

Sushi Garage was such a treat. The restaurant perfectly captures the vibe and quality of a first-class sushi restaurant. Its location makes it such a great new addition to the beach scene and constantly draws an awesome crowd.

KYU

KYU is a very special restaurant; it was here that we realized the Miami food scene had changed. Not only is the space beautiful—the décor is at the intersection of rustic and modern—but the food is divine. It is...

Paradigm Kitchen

We love this place. Created by Jugofresh owner Matthew Sherman, Paradigm Kitchen is the best place to go in Miami for exciting, fresh, and healthy creations. Their coffee and tea drinks are as wonderful as the food, and the...

Byblos

Byblos is a fabulous place to dine in Miami. The restaurant’s take on Mediterranean cuisine is quite refreshing, and innovative. Try the house-made lebnah and the lamb, and don’t forget some of their excellent white wines. You can also sit and enjoy...

Tierra Santa Healing House

The 22,000-square-foot Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena is one of the most thoughtful hotel spas I have ever seen. They break the mold of traditional cookie-cutter style treatments and beliefs, and add an entirely holistic approach to health...

Upland

Stephen Starr strikes gold again with his second Upland location, this time landing in the trendy South of Fifth neighborhood in South Beach. The interior is dark and masculine, reminiscent something you’d find in uptown Manhattan. The food is...

Gee Beauty

In Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood is where you’ll find one of the most attentive, helpful makeup and beauty studios I’ve ever been to. Owned by the Gee family, Natalie and Celine greet you with their beautiful smiling faces...

New York City

Though it goes by many nicknames, New York is often called the center of the world for good reason. It is truly the city that owns our hearts.

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CAP Beauty

CAP, in the West Village, is an all-natural skincare shop. They’ve made a name for themselves by staying true to natural skincare and carrying some of the world’s finest lines of natural apothecary. It is our go-to spot for...

Inday

Inday is probably the most exciting food concept launched in quite some time. A lighter approach to Indian fare, the fast casual restaurant serves top-quality meats and produce in an approachable gourmet style. If you haven’t tried Inday, you...

Pasquale Jones

Though a small place, Pasquale Jones is a great new spot in Nolita for light fare, late night cocktails, or a light lunch. The restaurant specializes in wood-fired cuisine, and the décor blends contemporary design with old-world atmosphere. We...

Erika Bloom

Erika Bloom has been studying Pilates for twenty years, and teaching in New York City for close to fifteen. A former professional dancer, she performed internationally with various ballet and modern dance companies before opening her own studio on...

King

The unassuming space that houses King just west of SoHo immediately makes you feel as if you’ve arrived in a European restaurant, which is precisely what the designers and chefs had in mind. King’s daily-changing menu offers Italian and...

Aida Bicaj

I’m no stranger to the $400 facial, but once you enter into the Biologique Recherche world you feel like you are privy to skincare knowledge that is secret and luxurious and special. The Aida Bicaj spa is like a...

Nix

Nix, at 72 University Place, is a Michelin-starred vegetarian restaurant that will satisfy even the most stalwart of carnivores. Many dishes are heavy on dairy, so don’t be surprised that the food tastes extra rich and delicious. The dining...

Le Coucou

Restaurateur guru Stephen Starr knocks it out of the park with Le Coucou. This upscale French-inspired restaurant lives within the 11 Howard hotel, and is quickly becoming one of the hottest eateries in the city. The Lafayette Street entrance...

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