see + do
West Hollywood, West Hollywood, California
Concierge.com's insider take:
West Hollywood is known as Boy's Town—on account of the big, vocally political gay population—but it's also home to a huge Russian community (and their delicious delis) and lots of great areas for shopping. Among these are Melrose Avenue (west from Fairfax Avenue) and Melrose Place, both home to upscale boutiques, antiques, and shelter shops. Third Street between Crescent Heights and La Cienega is packed with funky and of-the-moment chic boutiques, and lots of sidewalk cafés. Robertson below Melrose has antique and houseware shops; below Beverly there's an ever-growing number of cool clothing stores. Up on Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Plaza is a shopping and outdoor café haven popular with Europeans.