INSIDER’S ITINERARY: LOS ANGELES
California is known for being the seat of the American film industry, and now is it leading the way with American “green beauty” products. Dr. Sherber has selected several California-based skincare products from May Lindstrom, Josh Rosebrook, and Odacité for inclusion in our boutique that are free from synthetic preservatives and fragrance, and are made with the highest standard of traceable organic, certified organic, and wildcrafted ingredients. Visit a few of SHERBER+RAD’s favorite L.A. gems while experiencing all that California skincare has to offer!
May Lindstrom Honey Mud
Start your day with a deep cleanse that awakens the senses. May Lindstrom’s Honey Mud combines raw honey, pure organic aromatic plant oils and lush clays to leave your skin balanced nourished. Apply a generous dollop of this pudding-textured mud onto wet skin to emulsify into a cleansing milk, or apply a thick layer onto dry skin as an enzymatic mask to nourish dry skin after travel.
Begin your day with brunch at Commissary, The Line Hotel’s rooftop greenhouse restaurant in the Koreatown neighborhood. This has earned its place as the most Instagrammed restaurant in L.A. because of the unmistakably chic ambiance with greenery everywhere you look and the California sun shining in from every angle. As for the delicious food, Chef Roy Choi sources fruits and vegetables from local farmers to ensure that you taste the freshness of California in every bite! The husband of one of Dr. Sherber’s best friends was the general manager of Commissary when it first opened, and the team worked hard to create an oasis feeling in the heart of the city and to create a food and beverage menu that gives guests a connection to the “back of house” experience in the kitchen.
Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30
The California sun is beautiful, but it makes strong sun protection a must. Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 is produced in a California State certified lab and protects with 12% non-nano zinc while moisturizing with a base of organic, certified organic, and wildcrafted antioxidant-rich vegetable oils. This silicone-free formula has only food grade preservatives and blends sheerly into the skin without a chalky cast. It is the ultimate in clean green sunscreen.
Nutrient Day Cream is a 100% mineral sunscreen that delivers a potent combination of distinct herbal actives and plant oils to repair, moisturize, and protect the skin. Unique herbal synergies release skin transforming anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, fatty acids, and phytonutrients proven to firm, reduce redness, and assist the skin in regeneration. This luxurious, lightweight cream finishes matte, smooth, and comfortable without a white cast. The formula features a high quality uncoated, non-nano, high micron zinc oxide to provide effective sunblock against skin-damaging solar rays.
Zinc Oxide mineral is scientifically proven to help protect against UVA and UVB rays and is an approved broad-spectrum sunblock by the FDA and EU. Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 has been thoroughly screened and tested and approved as High SPF 30 and Broad Spectrum by an FDA Registered, California State Certified Laboratory in accordance with FDA regulation.
This product is unscented and fragrance-free, vegan, and does not contain any essential oils or resins. It is an "Into the Gloss" Top 25 Award Winner: Best of the Decade, and a Harper's Bazaar Anti-Aging Award Winner. It is suitable for all skin types including dry, oily, combination, acne and sensitive skin conditions.
The Hollywood hills make an iconic backdrop for a midday hike. With multiple trail options to lead you to the top of Mount Hollywood, scenic views await you on your way to the historic Hollywood Hills sign. When you reach the top, take in breathtaking vistas of Los Angeles. Another attraction located in Mount Hollywood is the Griffith Observatory, an 83 year-old California staple that inspires all to “observe, ponder, and understand the sky,” while providing you with the best view of the Hollywood sign!
Odacité Aloe & Immortelle Hydra-Repair Treatment Mist
Give your skin a refresher with a midday spritz of Odacité Aloe & Immortelle Hydra-Repair Treatment Mist. This preservative-free and synthetic fragrance-free formula soothes with sea fennel and protects the skin with immortelle oil from the Mediterranean Sea. A quick mist of will leave your skin feeling hydrated and fresh after coming from the California sun.
Valerie Grandury, the founder of Odacité, recommends recharging mid-afternoon at Beverly Hills Juice: “ launched in 1975 by David and Jennifer way before the juice craze, their juices are probably the most restorative I’ve ever found. My go to juice is their Big Ten (carrot, beet, celery, parsley, spinach, kale, romaine).” When you’re ready for your next adventure, the Getty Center designed by Richard Meier is a favorite of Drs. Sherber and Rad whose love of modern design is seen at SHERBER+RAD. Stroll the property of the Getty Center and see wonders of modern architecture juxtaposed with rotating showcases of ancient and modern art and ever changing landscaping, including gardens, waterfalls, fountains and spectacular views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles. Schedule a tour through the museum to ensure no piece of art or architecture is missed!
May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon
Shine like a Hollywood star with May Lindstrom’s The Blue Cocoon. This solid facial oil made without water or wax contains no preservatives and all organic biodynamic wildcrafted ingredients, and gives skin the ultimate natural glow. The blue tansy oil is renowned as a soothing skin treatment, and this can also be applied to the high points of the face as a natural highlighter to catch the light on a lovely L.A. night.
Exquisite ambiance partnered with irresistible bites make for the perfect start to an evening in West Hollywood. Barbette Bar and Bistro’s menu changes daily to bring you organic, local and humanely farmed ingredients. Executive Chef Robert Flaherty excites your palate with recipes inspired by Southern France and, with a “very L.A.” twist, most of the dishes are gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan… although you can get classic favorites if you prefer! If you want to fit in a little shopping before or after dinner, pop in to classic L.A. destinations Maxfield and Fred Segal nearby to get inspired with West Coast styles ranging from avant garde to activewear.
Odacité Ultra Effective Eye Cream
Rally with renewed energy by applying the Odacité Ultra Effective Eye Cream. With no synthetic preservatives or fragrances, this freshly made formulation hydrates with plant-derived hyaluronic acid and moisturizes with a blend of cold pressed olive, jojoba and primrose oils. If makeup has creased throughout the day, smooth this light cream over to blend it while plumping up the skin to end the day looking as fresh and when you started.
Formulated with organic blue green algae, Ultra Effective Eye Cream stimulates vitality and provides skin with the support it needs to appear firm and youthful.
Organic pomegranate extract adds powerfulantioxidants that fight free radicals and help to counter the aging effects of overexposure to the sun.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) restores the look of youthful elasticity while Hyaluronic Acid draws in hydration to "plump" the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Experience stars being born at The Hotel Café. Often hailed as the best destination to discover L.A.’s hidden talent right before they make it big, this venue has a speakeasy feel that fosters a connection with the music and evokes the Golden Era of Hollywood. Select the main or second stage and enjoy a great night of music… but first you have to find it down an alleyway, so pay careful attention to the directions!