Archives for January 2014

Travel Savvy Mom Tours Los Angeles With Her Family

We recently had the pleasure of touring Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with Jamie Pearson, A.K.A., Travel Savvy Mom.  She runs a website and blogs about family-friendly activities, venues, and hotels, called The Smart Parents Guide to Family Adventure Vacations.   We are very happy she chose Glitterati Tours for her family’s introduction to our wonderful city…and we’re thrilled she took the time to document her experience on the Travel Savvy Mom website: As it sometimes does, winter break this year found my family in Southern California looking for things to do in LA.  In between goofing around at Universal Studios and meeting up with old friends, we booked a private tour of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood. Touristy things to 

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Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles and Upcoming Laurel Canyon Show

We travel Laurel Canyon everyday, either during tours of Hollywood, running errands, or a power walk after the gym.  It’s amazing the contributions this eclectic area made to the music industry decades ago.  The Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles will have an exhibition in May which will concentrate on this vibrant community above The Sunset Strip. From The Grammy Museum website: LAUREL CANYON The Grammy Museum will focus some attention on music from its own backyard in L.A. with an  exhibition coming in May looking at the Laurel Canyon scene of the late 1960s and early ’70s. The Laurel Canyon scene encompassed the folk-rock singer-songwriter genre  that flourished there four decades ago when Joni Mitchell, Carole King, James Taylor, 

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Totem by Cirque du Soleil at The Santa Monica Pier

In Los Angeles anytime between now and March 16th, 2014?  Make sure to add Totem by Cirque du Soleil to your itinerary of things to do while in the city. From the Totem by Cirque du Soleil website:   TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential. Costumes Kym Barrett’s initial 

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Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills and Links to Social Media

The internet changes daily regarding social media.  All of us at Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills try our best to keep up on the latest technology and to offer up information and photos of our amazing city.  We’ve included some of our most popular links, which are updated whenever we have a spare moment and we’re not conducting tours.  While we may not have the largest audience, we believe in keeping our social media 100% organic, meaning that we will never “purchase” followers to build up our street credibility.  Our hard-earned reputation is too important to risk losing it on building a HUGE robot audience.  After all, robots don’t travel! Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GlitteratiTours Twitter: https://twitter.com/glitteratitours Tumblr: http://glitterati-tours.tumblr.com/ Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=glitterati+tours Foursquare:  https://foursquare.com/glitteratitours Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Glitteratitours/posts 

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Chi Lin Restaurant in West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip

We’ve always been big fans of IDG, Innovative Dining Group.  With hotspots such as RivaBella, Katana, and Sushi Roku, they please many palates around Los Angeles.  Just the other night, the Glitterati guides and I enjoyed another IDG favorite, Boa Steakhouse on the Sunset Strip.  It was our big holiday meal, and we all loved our perfectly done entrees.  Tonight, we got to experience Chi Lin — the third in the triangle of IDG properties at Doheny and Sunset.  The service was phenomenal, and the food was even better.  Do what we did and pass your menus back to the waiter, and let them provide you with a taste of some of their best dishes.  Standouts include the scallops, the 

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Tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills Celebrity Homes

For decades, fans have been coming to Los Angeles to view Beverly Hills celebrity homes.  Even Lucille Ball did it on an episode of “I Love Lucy.”  One can find literally hundreds of Beverly Hills celebrity homes tours being offered up along Hollywood Boulevard.  Some seem better than others, but since we’ve never taken one of these open bus, limo, or van tours, we are unable to comment on their accuracy.  Often, and we see it during our tours, some drivers/guides pick the most visible homes and “tag” it to someone famous.  The unsuspecting visitor gets great photos of a visible home, but the information isn’t always correct.  They go home and show their family and friends an amazing photograph 

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January in Los Angeles

We’ve just survived, by our guesstimation, a record holiday season for visitors.  With two Rose Bowl games back-to-back, we’ll miss the Auburn orange and the Florida State red enjoying all that Los Angeles has to offer.  Thanks to all, and Happy New Year! January in Los Angeles has kicked off with amazing weather, averaging about 72 degrees daily.  No Arctic Vortex here. A few venues worth mentioning for January in Los Angeles: Cirque du Soleil returns to the Santa Monica Pier with their show “Totem.”  It is running from January 17th thru February 23rd.  The show is written and directed by Robert Lepage.  Tickets start at $55.  For more information, visit their website. Any fans of Selena Gomez?  Visit Madame 

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