Archives for February 2015

Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Hotels for Spring

Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills hotels are offering up some specials for spring visits to our amazing city.  All of these hotels are in areas that are very walkable and near attractions and great dining. The London West Hollywood Hotel A Splendid Spring Retreat!  London Suites from $379 per night. Surround yourself with luxury this Spring in our spacious suites situated minutes from Beverly Hills. Savor delectable dining from Chef Anthony Keene and enticing libations at the chic London Bar. Enjoy an afternoon of fabulous shopping or take your workout to our cutting-edge fitness center. Indulge in incomparable views of the LA skyline and Hollywood Hills from our brilliant rooftop, complimentary Wi-Fi and access to our daily Breakfast 

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Hollywood Bowl 2015 Season Calendar

One of the best outdoor venues in the world has announced their season.  The Hollywood Bowl 2015 calendar has been released.  Check out the official Hollywood Bowl 2015 website for updates, but here’s a few listed standouts: June 13th – June 14th 2015. The LA Phil presents the Playboy Jazz Festival. The weekend’s all-star line-up will include: Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter with Monk Institute Ensemble, Aloe Blacc, Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Band, Snarky Puppy and many more, hosted by George Lopez.  A complete artist line-up will be announced on March 3, 2015. June 20th, 2015  – Opening Night at the Bowl is one of the most anticipated highlights of the summer season and culminates in a spectacular fireworks display. June 21st, 2015  -Underworld 

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Oscars 2015 at The Dolby Theater February 22nd

Hollywood Boulevard is currently closed down between Orange and Highland, which means we are just days away from Oscars 2015.  Since 2002, The Academy Awards have taken place at The Dolby Theater (formally The Kodak Theater).  DiscoverLosAngeles.com has compiled a great article on past locations.  Following are some key excerpts: The first Academy Awards honored the best films of 1927 and 1928 and were presented at a private dinner on May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel opened in 1927 and was financed by a group that included Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Sid Grauman. The ceremony was held in the hotel’s Blossom Ballroom, where 270 guests each paid $5 per ticket to 

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Oscar Parties in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

With award season underway, Glitterati Tours has been zig-zagging around the security road blocks and street closures for weeks now. It’s that time of year again when .00001% of the world’s population gets to rub shoulders with Hollywood’s biggest names and power players.  The Hollywood Reporter has once again put together an incredible list of the A-list Oscar parties in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.  Dozens of pre Oscar parties have already happened, or will take place before Sunday, but here’s a handful on Oscar Sunday: Norby Walters 25th Annual Night of 100 Stars Viewing Gala Beverly Hilton International Ballroom, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills The event, always a draw among veteran Hollywood stars, will toast the Walters family’s five Oscar 

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L.A. Italian Restaurants

Los Angeles has become a major foodie city.  Authentic cuisine can be found in every corner of our sprawling city.  Japanese in Little Tokyo, Ethiopian in Little Ethiopia, Chinese in Chinatown, Thai in Thai Town, Persian along Westwood Boulevard in West L.A., and Armenian in areas around Glendale and Little Armenia.  L.A. Italian restaurants are more spread out since we don’t have a Little Italy.  Look no further than Beverly Hills, Hollywood and West Hollywood for incredible Italian food.  Here’s a short list which includes some of our favorite L.A. Italian restaurants: Madeo  Traditional Italian cuisine in a white-tablecloth dining room known for its high-profile celebrity customers. Address: 8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 Phone:(310) 859-4903 Il Pastaio Upscale 

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Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

One of the most popular tourist destinations here in Los Angeles is the Griffith Observatory, located high up in the hills above Hollywood.  Since opening in 1935, over 76 million visitors have enjoyed this L.A. treasure. Here’s just a few things to do at this amazing venue.  For more information, and updated calendar, visit the Griffith Observatory website: The Exhibits at Griffith Observatory Sparking imagination and inquiry through exposure to the awe and wonder inherent in astronomy is the goal of the new Griffith Observatory exhibit program. Each visitor is cast in the role of an observer and provided with opportunities to see and do real observing in authentic environments. By exploring fundamental questions – what do we observe, how 

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Tour of L.A. with Travel Blogger Mrs. O Around The World

Glitterati Tours wants to thank celebrity luxury travel blogger, Mrs. O Around the World for her amazing review of our private tours of Los Angeles, as well as a shout out for our friends at The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Mrs. O Around the World took our Whirlwind LA tour which is 2-hours in duration when departing from and returning to the Hollywood and Beverly Hills area.  Slightly longer if departing from LAX or Santa Monica areas.  Here’s a brief description of this particular tour: Our quick tour of L.A….Glitterati style! If you are short on time and really want the essence of Los Angeles, this quick overview will accomplish just that. With a drive through Melrose 

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Private Tour Company in Los Angeles Booking Now for March

While tourism is on an upswing overall in Los Angeles, it can still be feast or famine during certain times of the year for hotels, a private tour company, amusement parks and museums.  Typically February can be a bit quieter, for it’s award season, and most of the people in town are industry related preparing for their big night(s).  We can also see a bit of a lull in June before the summer crush of tourists, and in November before the holidays. We are coming up on a very busy season.  With daylight savings in early March and a staggered spring break, L.A. should be full of visitors throughout March and April.   In addition, we’ll see many folks from 

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L.A. Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just four short days away.  It may not be too late to make a reservation at one of the popular L.A. restaurants.  Here’s a few to start checking on for availability.  Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills has also listed dozens of links for other L.A. restaurants on their website, under the “L.A. INFO” tab. The Little Door Restaurant in West Hollywood Delectable Three Course Set Menu by Chef T Nicolas Peter with a Signature Cocktail “Love Potion” or a Glass of Champagne To Inspire an Evening of Romance.  $175 Per Person. Valentine’s Day at Pace in Laurel Canyon 3 Course Set Menu by Chef Sandy Gendel.  $80 Per Person. Take a look at the choice of 1st 

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Valentine’s Day Goodies at Farmers Market L.A.

Love is in the air and Cupid is descending upon the Farmers Market L.A. once more. Be sure to check out these special occasion treats just for your Valentine! Take a stroll to Short Cake Bakery for sweet offerings ranging from Raspberry Macarons with Rose Water Buttercream to Chocolate Truffles and Strawberry Red Velvet Cake with Marscapone Cream Cheese Frosting (available by the slice or whole 6″ cakes). Make this Valentine’s Day even sweeter with decadent handmade toffee and fudge from Littlejohn’s English Toffee and special mouth-watering confections from The Magic Nut & Candy Co. Think Valentine’s themed candied apples and so much more! Among the wide array of heart-shaped candies and chocolates available at Dylan’s Candy Bar, located on 

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