So you'll want to visit Company American Bistro, the ski chalet-style restaurant and fireside lounge officially providing yet another reason to go east for the weekend. (The official opening is Friday, but if the second day of your post-holiday work week has already overwhelmed you, the hush-hush soft opening is now underway.)
As soon as you step out from that chilly desert weather and into the latest dining venture from Pure Management Group (LAX, Noir Bar), you'll be surrounded by a forest of slate, silver-leafed antler chandeliers and real Aspen trees leading into the dining room. Under the peaked timber roof, there are antique skis, toboggan runners—and a massive wine wall. All of which is meant to complement menu options from Adam Sobel (Restaurant Guy Savoy) like Pork Schnitzel with Fried Egg and Brown Butter Sauce or, less modestly, The Best Steak Tartar You Have Ever Had.
In the lounge, you'll want to stake out one of the high-back leather booths and banquettes lined with faux-chinchilla bolster pillows. If Grandma's Mint Julep doesn't warm you up, the Crisp Cucumber Martini packs a burn. Either way, you get to enjoy watching the corseted bar maids muddle for you right at the stone-slab bar.
You're feeling warmer already.