Archives for December 2011

Pasadena and Los Angeles welcome Wisconsin and Oregon

Congratulations to Wisconsin and Oregon for making it into the big Rose Bowl game on January 2nd, 2012.  There’s no doubt you’ll fall in love with our amazing weather, beautiful mountain views, and endless activities and dining options.  Of course, many of you will be enjoying our Tournament of Roses Parade, but while in Pasadena, make sure to check out The Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington Library, and Old Town along Colorado Boulevard. Travel west 20 minutes and visit Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  Glitterati tour operators can provide you with a private tour of Los Angeles.  There’s no better way to experience our city and all that it has to offer.  With a private tour, you travel in luxury and 

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Disney on Ice Toy Story 3

Disney on Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 at the Long Beach Arena.  Playing from January 4th-8th, 2012.  Get tickets by phone:  1-800-745-3000 or visit the Disney website.

Santa Monica Place

Tours of Santa Monica would not be complete without visiting Santa Monica Place.  Recently renovated, this stunning open-air marketplace fits in perfectly with the beach community.  With anchors like Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom, and shops like Barney’s CO-OP, AllSaints Spitalfields, BCBGMaxazria, Betsy Johnson, CB2, Coach, G-Star, Juicy Couture, Michael Kors, and the Disney Store—there is something for everyone while enjoying the sunny courtyards and the ocean breeze.  Plus, you’ve got The 3rd Street Promenade, the pacific ocean, Palisades Park, the boardwalk, The Santa Monica Pier, and fantastic Santa Monica hotels, all within walking distance.  While in the area, make sure to check out the Moreton Bay fig tree (dating back to the 1880’s) at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel, possibly the largest 

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Michael Voltaggio and Ink Restaurant on Melrose Avenue

Top Chef winner, Michael Voltaggio, has opened Ink Restaurant on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.  We haven’t had the opportunity to try it out, but it’s definitely on our list.  The food critic for the Los Angeles Times just awarded Ink 2.5 stars which sits between “Very Good” and “Excellent.” More Info:  Ink, 8360 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, 323-651-5866, or visit mvink.com

The Book of Mormon at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood

The hit Broadway musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, is coming to Los Angeles.  The Book of Mormon is scheduled for a 12-week run at The Pantages Theatre from September 5th through November 25th.  The show is currently playing to sold-out crowds at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre. Make a day out of your Pantages Theatre visit!  Take a tour of Los Angeles and dine at one of the many recommended restaurants in the Los Angeles area.

Short Order at the Farmer’s Market In Los Angeles

Nancy Silverton from Los Angeles’ Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza fame has done it again with Short Order at The Original Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles.  Short Order is definitely a place to indulge.  We went expecting a meal that would send us to the gym, and that’s exactly what we got.  We had a great waitress at the bar that recommended a couple signature gourmet burgers and some sides, as well as some creative cocktails.  The spuds are a must.  They tear a baked potato apart by hand, fry it up, and serve it up with truffle salt and a thick dip covered with chunks of bacon.  Again, eat at Short Order, take a nap, and then hit the 

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Movie Stars Homes Tour of Beverly Hills

Travel down Sunset or Hollywood Boulevards and you’ll see countless advertisements and hawkers for star maps, and celebrity homes tours.  With Glitterati Tours, it’s much more than movie stars homes. The ever-changing celebrity landscape casts a much wider net. It’s our knowledge about the reality stars, the sports figures, the musicians, the billionaires, the scandals, the legendary estates, and L.A.’s rich history in cinema, that truly create a well-rounded tour.  That’s why we are the Los Angeles tour company that many of the city’s top concierges call upon for their VIP guests. For more information on our offerings, visit Glitterati’s  “Just the Hills” or “Underbelly L.A.” tour pages.

Calendar for The Legendary Pantages Theatre in Hollywood

One of the most spectacular venues in Los Angeles, and home to the hottest Broadway in L.A. shows, is the amazing Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.  This is one of our most historic gems and it’s located at the world-famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine. Some of the Pantages Theatre offerings for the first half of 2012: After a record breaking 2 year run, Wicked is back and running through January 29th, 2012.  See the hilarious Kathy Griffin dish on all things Hollywood February 3-4.  From February 28-March 4, Spamalot returns to Los Angeles.  Rock of Ages rocks it out from March 20-25.  Coming back to L.A., Mamma Mia takes the stage from March 27-April 8. Billy Elliot, The Musical, electrifies 

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