When it comes to celebrities, it’s nearly impossible to pin them down. After all, they’re usually jet-setting around the world, attending movie premieres, high profile events, or simply vacationing. Regardless of where they are in the world, they’re living in style—eating at the best restaurants, staying in the chicest hotels, and of course participating in the best shopping the world has to offer. Each week with Celebrity Tracking we bring you a new star and show you the ins and outs of their favorite spots around the world!
While many starlets have been anointed with the title of “America’s Sweetheart” over the years, Jennifer Aniston is the one for whom it has most consistently held true. The actress, who first catapulted to global fame thanks to her role as the loveably ditzy Rachel Green on “Friends” and remained in the spotlight thanks to her high profile relationships and blockbuster romantic comedies, is a bonafide travel aficionado who definitely prefers the finer things in life.
Whether she’s in her home base of Los Angeles or in Paris with her fiancé, actor Justin Theroux, she spares no expense, indulging in the finest these cities have to offer. In the gallery above, we’ve tracked Aniston’s favorite places—and of course included all of the Aniston gossip surrounding each spot.
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Where: Casa Oliver in Cabo San Lucas
When: During the 2012 winter holidays, Jennifer Aniston and fiancé Justin Theroux stayed in a 15,000 square foot private residence at Casa Oliver (which starts at $6,500 for one night at the six bedroom house) while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. While there, they enjoyed its private art studio, gym, theater, spa, and 5,000 square-foot patio. They also had access to cars, an eight-passenger private jet and a 65-foot yacht. Jimmy Kimmel and his fiancé, as well as Emily Blunt and John Krasinski joined the happy couple on vacation—and we don't blame them. Aniston is a Cabo aficionado, and it's clearly her favorite place to escape. For Thanksgiving 2011, the then-single Aniston headed to the same spot with her gal pal Chelsea Handler.
Where: Le Jules Verne in Paris
When: When Aniston and Theroux visited Paris together in 2012, they dined at the famed restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, Le Jules Verne. At dinner, they were seen holding hands in one of the City of Love's most romantic restaurants. The 200 euro dinner prix fixe includes browned frog's legs, pan-seared beef tournedos, and duck foie gras.
5 Avenue Gustave Eiffel, Paris, France
Where: Le Stresa in Paris
When: On the same jaunt to Paris with Theroux in late 2012, the couple dined at Le Stresa for an extended meal. Aniston ordered an arugula and parmesan salad, and shared a tomato and mozzarella pizza with her man. According to the waiter that served them, she was "like she always is: very charming." Two years prior, she was spotted eating there with rumored flame and former co-star Gerard Butler. It's clearly one of her favorite restaurants.
7 Rue Chambiges, Paris, France
Where: Hotel Ritz in Paris
When: During the aforementioned vacation, the couple stayed at the Hotel Ritz (which is currently undergoing major renovations). Aniston took advantage of the hotel's proximity to major shopping, and splurged on five vintage Hermès belts, according to a boutique owner.
15 Place Vendôme, Paris, France
Where: Blue Hill Farm in New York City
When: When Justin Theroux proposed to Aniston, he chose to do so at famed Greenwich Village haunt Blue Hill Farm, which is a favorite restaurant of the star. The actor popped the question on his 41st birthday, and his proposal allegedly made Aniston so happy that she cried.
75 Washington Place, New York, New York
Where: Barneys New York in Los Angeles
When: When Aniston's in Beverly Hills, she likes to shop at Barneys New York. She and Theroux went shopping there last month, and took advantage of the store's chic café to eat lunch.
9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, California
Where: Madeo in Los Angeles
When: In December 2012, Aniston and Theroux had a romantic meal at Madeo in Beverly Hills. She had previously dined at the restaurant with ex-boyfriend John Mayer, dear friend Courteney Cox, and jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer.
8897 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Where: The Smile in New York City
When: During a romantic weekend in New York City last March, Theroux and Aniston had lunch at The Smile in NoHo, which is one of Theroux's favorite restaurants. They also had lunch with famed fashion photog Terry Richardson at the Lower East Side establishment.
26 Bond Street, New York, New York
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Where: Blackman Cruz in Los Angeles
When: In October 2012, Aniston and Theroux were busy getting their new Bel Air home ready together (that they scooped up for around $21 million), and stepped into Blackman Cruz for some furniture shopping. While there, they had their eyes on two brown leather chairs and an antique 18th century armoire. Aniston is said to be such a regular there that she asks to see the owner's dog when she goes in to visit.
836 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, California
Where: Silver Lining Opticians in New York City
When: During a romantic weekend in New York City, the duo visited Theroux's favorite shop to buy glasses, Silver Lining Opticians, in one of Manhattan's major shopping destinations, SoHo. He helped Aniston find a pair, and she walked out out with $850 black Persol "Ratti" sunglasses.
92 Thompson Street, New York, New York
Where: B4 It Was Cool in New York City
When: After selling her pricey modern Beverly Hills pad and preparing to decamp to Bel Air, Aniston dropped a cool $20,000 at B4 It Was Cool, a specialty vintage lighting store in Soho.
89 East Houston Street, New York, New York
Where: Locanda Verde in New York City
When: In March, the couple dined at TriBeCa hotspot Locanda Verde, the Italian restaurant attached to the Greenwich Hotel, owned by Robert DeNiro. They were joined by a mutual friend.
377 Greenwich Street, New York, New York
Where: The LACMA Museum in Los Angeles
When: In October 2012, Aniston showed off her brand new $500,000 engagement ring from Theroux for the first time at LACMA's Art + Film Gala. She also wore a show-stopping black Tom Ford gown to the event, and hung out with actresses Salma Hayek and Cameron Diaz.
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Where: The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles
When: In November 2012, Aniston and Theroux joined pals Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor at the Cinemateque Awards, which honored Stiller, at The Beverly Hilton. It just so happened to be the second official appearance where her engagement ring was spotted.
9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California
Where: Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles
When: In July 2011, Aniston sold her house in Beverly Hills, and chose The Sunset Tower Hotel in November for a three-month stay. The price tag? $60,000. The Sunset Tower Hotel is also home to the annual Vanity Fair Academy Awards after party, which is one of the most glamorous A-list events of the year. This year, she and Theroux were spotted sneaking into a private entrance to avoid the red carpet and pesky paparazzi. It makes sense that she knows her way around—the Tower Bar is her favorite place to eat in Los Angeles, and she is frequently spotted there with former "Friends" co-star Courteney Cox.
8358 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California
Where: Ristorante Il Cantinori in New York City
When: In 2011, Aniston and Theroux went out for dinner, both clad in all black, to Ristorante Il Cantinori in Greenwich Village, where they enjoyed a double date with Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor. This was one of their early public appearances as a couple. The restaurant was made famous by an episode of "Sex and the City," when Carrie Bradshaw hosts a birthday dinner gone bad at the chic establishment.
32 East 10th Street, New York, New York
Where: The Spotted Pig in New York City
When: For her birthday in 2011, Aniston rented out the private third floor dining area at The Spotted Pig, where Adam Sandler and his wife, Hugh Jackman, Chris Rock, and Jake Gyllenhaal joined to celebrate.
314 West 11th Street, New York, New York
Where: Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica
When: In 2007, Aniston was spotted eating lunch with model Paul Sculfor at Shutters on the Beach, at the hotel's restaurant, One Pico. Even though their romance didn't last very long, the couple had such a good time that they returned a week later. This was a monumental occurrence, since the media had pegged Aniston as a sad singleton following her much publicized split from Brad Pitt.
1 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, California
Where: Nobu in Malibu
When: The Malibu location of Nobu marked one of Aniston's first public appearances after her high profile split with Brad Pitt. She dined with Courteney Cox, her ex-husband David Arquette, and their daughter Coco. Aniston has also regularly popped up at the New York City location over the years.
22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California