Archives for December 2015

Los Angeles New Years Eve Events

Los Angeles New Years Eve events are everywhere…from DTLA to Hollywood to Long Beach.  Jean Trinh at LAist.com has taken out the guesswork with incredible descriptions of hot events. These are just a few of the standouts (especially the VIP party with Boy George) but make sure to check out over a dozen others at their website: Tom Bergin’s Public House Tom Bergin’s holds a special place in our hearts with their Irish coffees and laid back, old-man bar vibes. The historic Irish pub will be celebrating NYE by going back to 1936, the year it opened. You’ll be able to snag a $36.19 prix-fixe menu, and new $10 winter cocktails like their Roasted Pecan O’Fashioned and Cranberry Sauc’d. They’re 

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See Star Wars in L.A. in Popular and Legendary Theaters

In tinseltown and want to catch a screening of the record-breaking Stars Wars in L.A.? Catch a showing now at the best venues that Los Angeles has to offer. Enjoy an afternoon of people watching, dining and shopping before or after seeing the film at The Grove Los Angeles.  The Pacific’s The Grove Theatre is located in the heart of this popular complex.  Plus, you’re right next door to the Original Farmers Market L.A. See Star Wars in L.A. at The Vista Theatre in the Silverlake/Los Feliz section of town. This is a single screen theater that has been going strong since 1923. In Downtown Los Angeles near LA Live, catch The Force Awakens at Regal LA Live, which is 

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Holidays in Los Angeles

The holidays in Los Angeles are loaded with fun and interesting things to do for the entire family.  Here’s a small list of unique-to-LA venues compiled from the locally popular LAWeekly.com: Sunday, December 20th, 2015 –Seinfeld Apartment on Melrose Earlier this year, Hulu turned an apartment on NYC’s Upper Westside into an exact replica of Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment, overabundance of cereal boxes and all. In advance of our favorite fictional holiday, Festivus, the online network is bringing Seinfeld: The Apartment to L.A. — you know, where the show was actually filmed — and inviting fans to walk through it. This iteration of the pop-up exhibit includes a Festivus pole and some props from the original set. Sunday is your last 

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L.A. Tour Guides for Private Sightseeing Tours

Meet our Team of L.A. Tour Guides At Glitterati Tours of Los Angeles We want potential guests to have any and all information at their fingertips when planning their private sightseeing tour. By far, the most important aspect to any company, is a passionate and dedicated team that goes above and beyond in customer service.   Here’s a little bit more about this fantastic group of Glitterati Tours multi-talented L.A. tour guides: _____________ Dan Torson is a Midwestern transplant to Los Angeles from Omaha, Nebraska. He goes back to visit often, but he now calls L.A. home. Dan enjoys the variety of entertainment L.A. has to offer and is fascinated by the history of the city’s biggest heroes–and villains. After 

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Discounted Tours Departing from Select Los Angeles Hotels

Effective December 16th, 2015, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills will have a promotion offering 10% off on any of our private sightseeing tours for guests staying at a handful of select hotels.  This promotion will run between now and February 29th, 2016.  We’re calling it the Leap Year discounted tour. We will have blackout dates for discounted tours from December 26th thru January 5th.  This is an incredibly busy timeframe for us with the holidays and Rose Bowl and Rose Parade attendees.  Just these two venues alone bring about 1 million extra visitors into the Los Angeles area.   Visitors wishing to take advantage of this deal must be registered guests at the following hotels:  The Beverly Hills Hotel, Luxe 

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Star Wars Premiere in Hollywood

The office for Glitterati Tours is a short walk to Hollywood Boulevard.  Helicopters have been flying over for days now watching the action for the huge Star Wars premiere this evening.  A few of us took a stroll down the boulevard to check out the set up.  Every 20 feet there are metal detectors screening visitors and attendees.                   This same stretch is used for the Academy Awards every year, and the street preparation for this Star Wars premiere exceeds the Oscars by a long shot. Privacy tarps are everywhere, and a white tent stretches 4 city blocks.     Red carpets stretch along Hollywood Boulevard and spider their way into Grauman’s 

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Ted Casablanca Art Gallery in Palm Springs

A good friend of Glitterati Tours of Los Angeles, Ted Casablanca, has opened up a hot new gallery in Palm Springs.  If his name sounds familiar, Ted was a columnist and online correspondent with a segment on E! Entertainment called the “Awful Truth” which ran for 16 years.   The Ted Casablanca Art Gallery is located on the main road through Palm Springs called Palm Canyon Drive. Ted Casablanca artists include:  Andrea Joyce Heimer, Bob Joyce, Bret Philpot, Chace Langford, Gilles Compain, Jim Cox, Johnny Nicoloro, Lew Harris, Madalina Garza, Nancy Fechtel, Roger Groth, Zanne Hochberg and Jimmy McGill. View Ted’s gallery on YouTube here. The Ted Casablanca Art Gallery is located at: 388 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 

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Rose Bowl Game and Rose Parade in Pasadena, California

Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills welcome the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Stanford Cardinals on January 1st, 2016.  With the popular Rose Parade in the morning attracting about 1 million curbside viewers and the Rose Bowl Stadium capacity of approximately 92,000, Pasadena will certainly be jammed packed with visitors.  Some guests stay about 35 minutes west in areas like Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. It’s a short scenic trip, as the Santa Monica Mountain Range nestles up to the stunning San Gabriel Mountain Range bordering Pasadena. Planning your visit?  Check out Glitterati Tours “LA Info” tab on things to do, restaurants, and hotels. From The Tournament of Roses Official Website: 2016 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Ken Burns 

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2016 List of Celebrity Ceremonies for Walk of Fame

With over 2500 stars lining Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, The Walk of Fame is one of the most popular attractions in Los Angeles.  Approximately 30 additional stars are added to the walk each year.  If you happen to be in Hollywood during one of these ceremonies, it’s a guaranteed celebrity spotting.  Plus, many other high-profile famous names usually attend the ceremony of their friends.  In fact, 4 days from now on December 8th, 2015, Rob Lowe will receive his star, becoming the 2567th star on the walk.  His ceremony will take place in front of the legendary Musso & Frank Grill.  Guest speakers include Gwyneth Paltrow and Fred Savage. The list of additions for 2016 have been announced. From 

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101 Best L.A. Restaurants from Jonathan Gold at LA Times

We Angelenos love this time of year.  Not just because the weather changes, but between holiday meals, we indulge at the best L.A. restaurants to escape leftovers.  L.A. Times food critic Jonathan Gold has one again compiled an eclectic list of the best L.A. Restaurants.  Nice to see some of our local favorites like Mozzaplex, Connie and Ted’s, AOC, Jar, Jitlada, Spago, Jon & Vinny’s, Animal, Plan Check, and of course, Musso & Frank Grill, made the cut. From LA Times 101 Best Restaurants: Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best L.A. Restaurants Your next great meal in Southern California is as likely to come from that tiny storefront next to the 7-Eleven as it is from a Beverly Hills gastronomic palace. Los Angeles, 

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