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Reese Witherspoon

5 places in L.A. to soak up Oscars vibes

It's Oscar season in Los Angeles. With the 88th annual Academy Awards scheduled for Feb. 28, here are five places in L.A. to soak up those glitzy Oscars vibes and maybe even run into one of the nominees.



The Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel is known as the ultra-luxe stay for Oscar nominees. While the hotel won't name names, Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett have stayed there, and Oscar winners Anne Hathaway and Reese Witherspoon have been spotted there. VIP guests get personally monogrammed - yes, monogrammed - pillowcases.

For those who can afford some true Oscars-worthy pampering, the hotel offers services such as a week-long...