Just when we thought nothing could ever surpass the heat of Ryan Gosling, Los Angeles slapped us across the face and surprised us with this May inferno. If you’re anything like us, this weather can bring out your inner bitch: between fighting the running foundation, blinking through dripping mascara, and smiling through chapped lips, it’s all a recipe for disaster. For the safety of all humanity we must find ways to stay cool. So grab your bikini and gal pals and head to these luxurious pool destinations. All over Los Angeles, there are top-notch pools for you to grab a cocktail and relax for the day. If you’re in a party mood, there are also high-end pools for you to grab a few drinks and party all day and into the night. Click through to find out how to combat the heat and spend the day in peace. And, in the inspirational words of wise hip hop artist, Nelly, “Its gettin’ hot in here (so hot), So take off all your clothes” (but maybe leave on the bikini).

[Pictures via The Langham, The W, The Standard and The London, West Hollywood]