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West Hollywood Filming Locations: Reality TV, Movies, and Series

We’ll update this list from time to time, so be sure to check back for some new ones!

Celebrities flock to West Hollywood to eat, shop, play, live and take a meeting. I must admit, I get a kick out of seeing some of my local spots on my favorite TV shows. My corner coffee house, Urth Cafe, was practically a character in Entourage.

Stella McCartney

As Seen on BBC and everywhere else

The recent royal wedding of one native Angeleno had everyone asking, “Who will she wear?”  While the Duchess of Sussex opted for Givenchy for her nuptials, she did choose Stella McCartney for the reception and stunned in the shoulder-baring halter style that gave me serious Hollywood Red Carpet feels.

The designer:  The daughter of Sir Paul McCartney and American Linda Louise McCartney, Stella was born and raised in London and the English Countryside.  Her signature style of sharp tailoring, natural confidence and sexy femininity which was on full display at the Royal Wedding. That day, she also dressed Amal Clooney (WeHo note:  Hubby George Clooney is a reported regular of Craig’s on Melrose) and Oprah (WeHo note: She chose West Hollywood when she relocated her team to the West Coast).  But I digress. Back to the fashion at hand. Stella also adds that music-heritage cool to her aesthetic at times, as we saw on Miley Cyrus and Paris Jackson at the Met Ball 2018.

Ethos:  Stella is a lifelong vegetarian and does not use any leather or fur in her designs.  Her commitment to sustainability is evident throughout all her collections. She also offers kidswear, menswear, and perfume.

The locations:  Stella McCartney has 51 freestanding boutiques in some of the most posh locations in the world including Manhattan’s Soho, London’s Mayfair, Paris’ Palais Royal, Milan, Tokyo, and of course, our very own West Hollywood Design District.

Stella McCartney
Design District

Stella McCartney

8823 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90048


As seen on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, and Dorit Kemsley were dining at Palihouse when an argument sparked the season-long storyline about friendship and jealousy. Differences aside, the sexy al fresco dining room at Mardi with its great drinks and neighborhood atmosphere is a great spot to have a girls night out, romantic dinner or even a solo meal with a side of great people watching.

Stay:  The intimate, upscale property offers a mix of studio, and one-and-two bedroom guest suites as well as loft-style residences all with fully equipped kitchens and open air plans.  This artsy property is where boutique hotel meets luxury residence.

Dine:  As I mentioned above, Mardi is a great dining spot for visitors and locals alike.  The European -inspired decor lends itself to intimate dining as well as a unique venue choice to host an event.

Rooftop: I love a good LA night under the stars and this rooftop does not disappoint.  Both stylish and discreet, this is a creative space to hold an event with 360 degree views of the West Hollywood village as well as views of the Hollywood Hills.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Photo by Bravo TV – 
Palihouse West Hollywood
Santa Monica Blvd

Palihouse West Hollywood

8465 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Training Mate

As seen on Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian

They say living well is the best revenge, and Khloe Kardashian’s Revenge Body is dedicated to getting people into their best shape ever. The show often calls upon talented celebrity trainer Luke Milton and his West Hollywood gym to help people shed those unwanted pounds.

About Luke: Luke began his career as a professional Rugby player in his native Australia where he was even able to play for his country.  He honed the High Intensity Interval Training method of Training Mate in Sydney, and then brought the concept to Los Angeles. His style is no-nonsense, fun, and high energy.  You may even spot him in his short Rugby shorts if you decide to give his workout a go.

The workout:  Luke marries the team-oriented environment of professional sports with the inclusiveness of the fitness industry’s best offerings.  His “mates” aka the trainers all approach fitness with three pillars in mind: physical, social and mental. The physical is the HIIT approach of the full body workout.  The social aspect is created in the fun, yet challenging, community environment Luke and the mates create here. And when you line those things up, the mental fitness follows.

Try It: Your first class is always free.  Simply click here and use the code “Mate” – no need to even submit an audition tape :).  Not sure which class to try? Here’s a little guide:

  • Thunder Down Under:  This class focuses on the legs and glutes
  • Bondi Burn:  Cardio and strengthening designed to tone the upper body
  • Might Mate:  10 exercises designed to torch up to 1000 calories per session
  • Sydney Circuit:  This combo class offers upper and lower body strength moves + cardio
  • Mel-Burn:  The newest class offers 3 dynamic circuits (upper, lower + cardio)
Training Mate

Training Mate

7825 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Shape House

As recently seen on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Keeping Up with the Kardashians

This is the urban sweat lodge concept where you get wrapped up like burrito, lay down and watch your own private TV while the power of a FAR infrared sweat transforms you.

The founder:  Parisian Sophie Chiche is not only the founder, but a walking testament to the power of sweat. She herself used this system to help shed 200 lbs. Yes, she also changed what she ate and took up boxing, but she credits the transformational power of intense sweat with changing her metabolism and melting those pounds away.

The experience:  I went with 3 girlfriends (also type A work-a-holics) and we were each given garments to change into and assigned our own sweat concierge who wrapped us in private cocoons and set us up with personal TV’s. I binge watched Orange is the New Black while my BFF opted for Chef’s Table. It can be a little claustrophobic, but fret not.  Your caretaker will check on you every 20 minutes and toward the end, will apply a cool, lavender soaked towel for your forehead that feels like heaven.  Afterward, you are ushered to another lounge with tea and the best tasting orange slices ever.

The benefits:  Sweaters love the changes some of which include weight loss (as in Sophie’s amazing result), glowing skin, better sleep (which also aids in weight loss), cardiovascular fitness and stress reduction. And the luxury of one hour dedicated to your self-care can’t be a bad thing.  We call it Sweatflix & Chill.

Shape House
Design District

Shape House

653 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Maxine Tatlonghari
About Maxine Tatlonghari
Maxine Tatlonghari is the award-winning #femalefounder behind the Vanity Girl Hollywood brand. She is also a beauty boss lifestyle blogger and serves as the first Vice Chair of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. She has been featured in Forbes and Huffington Post. She lives, works and plays in West Hollywood.

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