The Departures Guide to Awards Season in L.A.

Red carpet–inspired menus, spa treatments, pop-ups, and more ready Los Angeles for its buzziest season. 

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It’s the height of awards season, which means that all eyes are fixated on Hollywood, as the film industry’s best and brightest descend onto the city of Los Angeles to celebrate the top movies, television shows, and performances of the previous year. With so many notables in town for the major events—beginning with the Golden Globes in early January and culminating with the Oscars on February 28—it makes sense that fashion designers, pop-up restaurants, and other buzzy launches would follow suit. This year, both Stella McCartney and Saint Laurent chose L.A. to present their fall collections, while elsewhere in the city, there are smaller, more under-the-radar offerings for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Here, we present our guide to L.A. awards season activities—and you don’t need to step on a single red carpet to take part.