Photos (clockwise from left): Via W Hotel Hollywood, The Avalon, Scarlet Tea Room, Four Seasons Westlake
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W Hotel Hollywood
For those of you looking for a little R&R on your big day, the rooftop pool at the W Hotel Hollywood is the perfect escape from our fast-paced metropolis. Take a refreshing dip or lounge in the bungalows as cabana boys wait on your every whim and need.
W Hotel Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Boulevard (at Vine Street); 323-798-1300.
Perhaps what you wanted most this birthday was a vacation, but you just couldn't find the time to take one. Luckily, the Avalon is all you need to leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and retreat into a Kelly Wearstler-designed den of sheer elegance. If you're not down for a full-on staycation, kick back and unwind in the poolside cabanas, or even just have an intimate bite with pals at Oliverio.
The Avalon, 9400 West Olympic Boulevard (near South Beverly Drive); 310-277-5221.
Scarlet Tea Room
For all those needing an extra touch of class to make that birthday party perfect, here's the answer you've been searching for. With an impressive menu of loose-leaf teas and an array of delectable finger foods, any birthday party is a jolly good time here.
Scarlet Tea Room, 18 West Green Street (near South Fair Oaks Avenue); 626-577-0051.
Four Seasons in Westlake
Take some serious “me” time and unwind at one of L.A.‘s swankiest spas. Relax and regroup with a custom-blended aromatherapy massage or a Four Seasons signature facial.
Four Seasons Westlake Spa, 2 Dole Drive (at Via Rocas); 818-575-3000.
DTOX day spa, 17401 Ventura Boulevard (at Encino Avenue); 818-574-3700.