Archives for November 2014

What’s Happening in Los Angeles in December?

No polar vortex here…yet!?  Los Angeles in December is typically dry with cool nights, and a light breeze.  You want a white Christmas…don’t come to L.A.  Glitterati Tours has listed a handful of events to enjoy when in Los Angeles in December.  Remember, pre-book for everything.  This includes hotels, restaurants, studio tours, city tours of L.A., and Broadway-style shows.  While most locals depart for the east coast, and the midwest, the city is still full of visitors and tourists taking advantage of our lively city, and great weather.  Plus, the Rose Bowl games around New Years, bring in approximately 120,000 extra guests. -Into The Woods at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Plays from December 2nd-21st, 2014. -Enjoy 

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Celebrity Spotting at Beverly Hills and L.A. Restaurants

Celebrity spotting can be very hit and miss in Los Angeles.  One needs to know where to look for the best chances of catching a glimpse of an A-lister, and restaurants are a great place to start. Here’s a few of our favorite restaurants for celebrity spotting:  Craig’s Restaurant in West Hollywood, Spago Restaurant from Wolfgang Puck in Beverly Hills, Mastro’s Steakhouse Beverly Hills, Boa Steakhouse in West Hollywood, Il Piccolino in West Hollywood, Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, Picca Peru in Los Angeles, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles, ink by Michael Voltaggio in Los Angeles, The Red O Mexican Restaurant by Rick Bayless, Bouchon by Thomas Keller in Beverly Hills, Trois Mec in Los Angeles, RivaBella Italian Restaurant 

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Restaurants for Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

Whether you are visiting L.A. and don’t have a kitchen, or live in L.A. and want to get out of the kitchen, here’s a few suggestions for Thanksgiving in Los Angeles and some amazing menus: GORDON RAMSAY AT THE LONDON WEST HOLLYWOOD THANKSGIVING DAY MENU Thursday November 27, 2014 _____________ SALAD OF BEETS, CANDIED PECANS, GOAT CHEESE Apple Cider Dressing ACORN SQUASH, MUSHROOM RISOTTO Mascarpone Cheese SEARED SCALLOPS Chanterelles, Creamed Sweet Corn TUNA TARTARE, CRISPY RICE CAKE Sweet Chili Sauce OYSTERS ‘‘ROCKEFELLER STYLE’’ Spinach and Smoked Bacon ____________ ROASTED ORGANIC TURKEY with SAGE STUFFING Buttered Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries and Yams POACHED HALIBUT & SWEET CRAB White Beans and Fresh Pasta CHARCOAL GRILLED SWORDFISH, CAULIFLOWER PURÉE Carrots Ginger Apple Sauce 

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Specials at West Hollywood and Beverly Hills Hotels

Los Angeles is loaded with wonderful accommodations.  Here’s a few West Hollywood and Beverly Hills hotels and special offers at each: MONDRIAN HOTEL WEST HOLLYWOOD IT’S FALL, DON’T TRIP UP TO 25% OFF Fall into your fantasy and enjoy your trip. Stay 2 nights:   Receive 10% off Stay 3 nights:   Receive 15% off Stay 4 nights:   Receive 20% off Stay 5+ nights: Receive 25% off While here, enjoy the Mondrian Hotel restaurant Herringbone and SkyBar.   THE LONDON WEST HOLLYWOOD EXPERIENCE In a city where everyone has a concept in development it’s brilliant to check into a hotel that has only one focus – you. The London West Hollywood brings you smooth glamour, luxuriously large open floor-plan suites, exquisite food and 

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Great Hotdogs in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is fast becoming a major foodie city.  We’re also known for incredibly good comfort food, including wonderful hamburgers and hotdogs.  Here’s a small list of popular hotdogs in Los Angeles: Pinks Hotdogs in Los Angeles on La Brea PINK’S IS PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS HOT DOG STAND IN THE COUNTRY… CERTAINLY IN LOS ANGELES! LOCATED NEAR THE CORNER OF MELROSE AND LA BREA, PINK’S CAN BE FOUND BY LOOKING FOR A CROWD OF PEOPLE AND FOLLOWING THE AROMA OF FRESH MEATY CHILI AND SOFT HOT DOG BUNS. Pink’s is celebrating 75 years! From November 7th – 13th, get a chili dog for seventy-five cents! Some popular Pinks Hotdogs on the menu include: Chicago Polish Dog, Guadalajara Dog, Polish 

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Glitterati Private Tours of L.A., Santa Monica and Beverly Hills

The guides at Glitterati Private Tours of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills love showcasing our city.  It shows in the many reviews we get on amazing travel websites like TripAdvisor: An excellent overview tour of Los Angeles provided by David with superb knowledge and every question answered with friendly ease and courtesy. We have undertaken many tours in many cities and this is definitely up there with the best. I thoroughly recommend Glitterati and can only add to their long list of excellent ratings already on Trip Advisor. Would I use them again? Without a doubt! —Guests from NW England We booked a private tour with Glitterati Tours on the advice of others on this site. We saw in 

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Rose Bowl Game and Booking Now for the Holidays

New Years Day is less than 2 months away.  If you’re coming to Los Angeles over the holidays, we stress the importance of booking NOW for your accommodations, dining and entertainment.  Usually starting just after Thanksgiving, tourism picks up big time in Los Angeles.  We’re are a major destination for both domestic and international travelers. With over 92,000 extra guests in town for our Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, hotels in the general vicinity will be booked solid.  Many attendees to the Rose Bowl game prefer to stay in the Hollywood or Beverly Hills area.  It’s approximately 35 minutes west of Pasadena, but also much closer to popular spots like The Grove, The Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, Grauman’s Chinese 

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Activities at The Grove Los Angeles

L.A. is loaded with popular shopping areas.  We’ve got the luxury of Rodeo Drive, the hip and happening Melrose Avenue, the Euro-feel of Sunset Plaza, the trendy Robertson Boulevard and the beautiful indoor Beverly Center mall.  However, the most popular for both locals and tourists is The Grove Los Angeles. The Grove Los Angeles has shops like Apple, TopShop TopMan, Nordstrom, Abercrombie and Fitch, Barnes and Noble, Michael Kors, American Girl Place, Barney’s New York, Banana Republic, The Gap, Coach, Forever 21, Crate and Barrel, J Crew, Nike Running, MAC Cosmetics, Pottery Barn Kids, Tommy Bahama, and UGG Australia. Dining options at the Grove Los Angeles include the next door Original Farmers Market with over 100 kiosks, as well as 

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