Posts Tagged with “Brentwood”
Baltaire Restaurant in Brentwood Los Angeles is one of the newest hip restaurant spots to hit the very tony area of Brentwood. I went there last night to celebrate and had a divine time. What they offer here is the proximity that all the Brentwood and Pacific Palisades residents crave to a neighborhood steakhouse restaurant that is also as chic as any that are offered in Beverly Hills or Malibu. As much as we all love the blue cheese olive giant double size martinis at Nobu Malibu, it is quite a trek to go out to Malibu on a regular basis if you are not going for a big celebration.
Baltaire is in the perfect location. It is just off the 405 – right near all the offices in Westwood and Brentwood and walking distance for all Brentwood residents who want to drop in on a weeknight for a quick Ricotta Gnuddi dinner with a glass of sancerre or on a Saturday night for a date night where you can easily Uber home for under $10. Here is what we ate last night – Ricotta Gnuddi, Wedge Salad, Bone in Ribeye steak, dirty martinis, lobster mac and cheese, and scallops. For dessert we cleansed our palate with a trio of sorbet. The bar and the skylights coupled with the open kitchen gave us all the entertainment we needed for the night. All the powerbrokers came for a bite and to negotiate their next 3 picture deal after Cannes and the local residents came in after a long day at the office.
And it is a great place to go and have a drink after a long day of shopping if you just hit the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale.
Kate Hudson Visits Brother in Grey Sweatshirt – so it is true that the paparazzi knows where everyone lives. Kate Hudson was seen walking into her brother Oliver Hudson’s house in Brentwood on Saturday, January 4th, 2014 and they caught her walking in with her son Bing Bellamy in a grey sweatshirt by Wilt and cropped jeans and a pair of sandals. Mom, Goldie Hawn was also with her and they were moving some stuff into Oliver’s house. He lives in a sleepy part of Brentwood and it is amazing that they know where he lives…Anyhow, I guess they just know since Brooke Shields also used to live in the hood with Andre Agassi.Â
Soulcycle Brentwood a workout for Hollywood Celebrities Only? I don’t think so. This cult cycling workout place has become a destination for cycling and spinning fanatics as well as non cycling fanatics. This is the place where you will often see Kelly Ripa, Colin Farrell, Katie Holmes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bradley Cooper, and many other Hollywood Celebrities working out in New York City.
Soulcycle recently opened locations in West Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Brentwood in Los Angeles and it has become the new workout religion for Westsiders, young studio execs, moms, and Seventeen magazine readers.
Even being seen wearing the Soulcycle workout clothing private labeled by LuLulemon and Nike have become a brand that workout devotees want to be seen in as its own brand of clothing. No longer are you going to be wearing just Lululemon, you will be wearing Soulcycle.
I tried Soulcycle on Saturday with Natalie from Mommyluxe and it was one crazy workout. Not only was it pure sensory overload because the place itself is bright yellow and white colored, the energy on a Saturday afternoon at 4PM was insane. Usually a workout place is slow on a Saturday afternoon because everyone is getting ready to go out to dinner during that time, but the Soulcycle Brentwood location was packed with Westside teens, Westside moms, studio execs, and everyone in between squeezing out a workout before a night out of drinks and dinner.
The rush of adrenaline hits you as soon as you enter the studio and you are rushing around trying to make sure you have your shoes, locker, and seat ready before the class begins promptly at 4P and the lights go out. Yes the lights go out. The whole class is lit by candlelight and the teacher spends the 45 minutes spinning right along with you while chanting affirmations, encouragement, and directions. For a first timer Soulcycler like myself it was at once thrilling, exciting, and terrifying.
Once one of the Soulcycle Staff helps me get my shoes clipped in to a bike the music begins, the lights go out, the candles go on, and everyone is moving, pedaling, and pumping their arms in tune with the speed talking instructor. The first thing I notice is the class is very hot. They want to keep it hot so it feels a little like hot yoga I guess. The instructor tells us she does not want to turn on the fan too soon because she wants us to heat up our bodies and loosen our muscles first. 10 minutes into the class I am sweating and exhausted and finished most of my water from my water bottle. I want to leave but cannot get out of my shoes and at the same time I want to see the class through. Natalie gives me an encouraging glance and keeps pedaling and pumping her arms with the 1 pound weights. I keep thinking to myself I must get through this class or figure out how to get out of these shoes.
As the class continues I find that I start pedaling with the rhythm of the music and I am no longer thinking about my misery and am thinking about my accomplishment. I start thinking that the class is better than running because I am not hurting my knees and I try my best to do everything that I am supposed to do during this 45 minute workout.
By the end of the 45 minute workout, my top is drenched, my face is hot, and I am out of water. I feel happy and proud of myself that I finished the whole workout. I think to myself maybe I will come back and that it wasn’t that bad.
I walk out with my friend and we talk about when we will return next to Soulclycle. I know I will be back because the class is a great workout. Whether I will ever grow to love the workout is another story. But I will definitely love the retail therapy that comes along with the workout at all their locations which gives every person an opportunity to buy some of the cute workout gear like the skull Lululemon crop pants and Soulcycle skull sweatshirts seen on Kelly Ripa and Reese Witherspoon. Hollywood Celebrities do love this workout, but it is not just a workout for the celebrities, it is a great workout for anyone who wants to burn 400 to 700 calories in 45 minutes.
Alessandra AmbrosioÂ was recently seen wearing theÂ CC Skye Studded Eden BagÂ while in Brentwood. The leather crossbody with studded hardware retails for $341.99Â and is available in black/tan, black/white and black.
Alessandra Ambrosio was seenÂ wearing a pair ofÂ Citizens of HumanityÂ â€œRacerâ€ ultra lowrise skinny jeans in Slash while running errands with her daughter on February 6, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Gwyneth Paltrow was out at the Brentwood Country Mart shopping on April 11th right before her son Moses’ birthday party. We saw her wearing every celebrity’s favorite pair of Current Elliot jeans with a lilac tunic top and carrying Apple. The birthday party had famous friends in attendance such as Ben Affleck and Steven Spielberg. Chris Martin was seen at the party wearing no shoes and a black t shirt the whole time. I love the Current Elliot jeans since they are casual comfy and look cool at the same time.
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Living in Los Angeles, I often see lots of stars walking around. I only report on my favorites or the ones I think you would be interested in hearing about. Here is a good sighting of one of my favorites.
While driving on Sunset Boulevard at 9:30A on Thursday, I saw Reese Witherspoon and her trainer starting their run.
Reese is always out running and it is nice to see that even though she is usually followed by paps, she will try to just do her thing.
I have seen her at Jamba Juice and a few other neighborhood places and she is always in good spirits. She is definitely one of my favorite stars. I loved her in Four Christmases. It is a must see movie for the holiday season.
I was at Katsuya Brentwood for dinner tonight and requested over a month ago to get the booth for dinner. I should have known there would be something fishy going on besides sushi because before we get there…they call us to confirm our reservation for 7P when we made the reservation for 7:30P. We changed our reservation back to 7:30P and when we get there, they seat us in a 2 top squashed between 2 other 4 top tables at the very back near the sushi bar. We asked them what happened to our booth and they said they had to give it to one of their clients…I look over- Kristen Davis was chatting with her television agent ( I know because I used to work at that agency 100 years ago) in the 2 seater booth. Of course….Hollywood trumps normal people.
I always like to dish about what celebrities are wearing when I see them out and about… And tonight instead of seeing Cuba Gooding Jr like my last dinner at Katsuya (nothing wrong with Cuba but Kristen’s clothes are more interesting to me), I see the fresh faced always radiant Kristen Davis which was nice.
She was wearing an orange jacket with short sleeves, hair tied in pony tail, minimal jewelry, not much make up, and great white jeans with flats. We thought you might like the jeans so we found some for you by Hudson. Great fit, well made, great for summer.
Hudson Jeans Flare w/ Baby Stitch Jeans in White