If Yelp had a CliffsNotes, thePurplePassport.com would be it.
What's hot: You get the no-frills lowdown on what's hip and cool in Los Angeles and London. Browse the collection of hotels, spas, restaurants and shops. Register to create a "passport" of your list of faves as you read through the recommendations. The quick, irreverent descriptions were spot on when I found hot spots that I'd already frequented. Co-founders Emily T. Chang and Jennifer Garcia-Alonso and their staff say they pay their own way when reviewing venues.