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ardbroilach Oct 18, 2007 06:47 PM

My wife and I are British expats spending our first christmas alone here in sunny SoCal. We live in Marina Del Rey and would like to go somewhere upscale/glamorous/flashy (without sacrificing food quality) for Christmas Dinner, as we Brits would call it. Within reason, price is not an issue. I know she'd like to go to a flash hotel like the BH or the Wishire. Any other suggestions gratefully received.

SM

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    Silverlaker RE: ardbroilach Oct 18, 2007 08:25 PM

    Try --

    Ritz Carlton - Marina Del Rey
    Shutters - Santa Monica

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      squajo RE: ardbroilach Oct 19, 2007 08:23 AM

      We like the Ritz in Pasadena (Huntington).

      1. perk RE: ardbroilach Oct 19, 2007 08:56 AM

        The Bel Air Hotel is lovely and the food is quite good.

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          earl1971 RE: ardbroilach Oct 19, 2007 10:29 AM

          The Four Seasons in Beverly Hills (doheny) has the BEST christmas buffet! My husband is English and almost had tears in his eyes when he saw their homemade mince pies!

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            marlane RE: ardbroilach Oct 19, 2007 11:13 AM

            Peninsula hotel in BHills. This is luxe at its finest and the food does not take a back seat.

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              omakase RE: ardbroilach Oct 20, 2007 01:18 AM

              These are all wonderful suggestions, especially the Ritz Carlton in the Marina (haven't been to the one in Pasadena) and the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. I also like Whist at the Viceroy in Santa Monica.

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