Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, California, USA
‘Spot the A-lister’ is a game everyone can play at Shutters – it’s a favourite haunt of Hollywood’s finest: beautifully-designed in a New England style, cosy, relaxing and super-luxurious.
Interiors are understatedly elegant with hues and patterns of blue and chalky white set against whitewashed woods.
The laid-back atmosphere at Shutters creates a cool summerhouse vibe with lovely areas to help you totally relax, like the comfy sofas in the fireside lounge or the wicker-furnished balconies where brilliant sea views are uninterrupted.
Luxurious indulgences include ONE, the spa with its treatments and products designed by Red Flower and Omorovicza, a Jacuzzi with compulsory wave-watching and elegant seafood dishes at the nautically-themed One Pico restaurant.
To see stars, stay at weekends or hit the main bar from around 4pm; and while the pool is a little on the small side, when you’ve got Santa Monica beach on your doorstep (literally), what more do you need?