Archives for November 2016

New Years Eve Events In Los Angeles

New Years Eve Events in Los Angeles and Hollywood are growing daily as more are announced.  It used to be that neighboring Pasadena stole our thunder when ringing in the new year with their massive Rose Parade pre-festivities on Colorado Blvd on the 31st, and the big Rose Bowl Game and Rose Parade on the 1st (this year on the 2nd, because New Years falls on a Sunday)…but we’re catching up.  Of course every hot nightclub, bar and restaurant will be hosting their own New Years Eve Events in Los Angeles, but here’s just a couple that we’re posting today: Make sure to book restaurant seatings in advance! Culinary expert Jose Andres has many offerings at The SLS Hotel Beverly 

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Holiday Concerts at The Walt Disney Concert Hall

Deck the Hall!  Holiday Concerts at The Walt Disney Concert Hall in DTLA Like bears, it’s that time of year when the L.A. Phil leaves the great outdoors (The Hollywood Bowl) and move indoors (The Walt Disney Concert Hall). Both are incredible venues and have become true landmarks in the city of Los Angeles.  The Hollywood Bowl opened in 1922, and the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in 2003.  The Bowl holds about 18,000 music lovers, while the hall holds a cozy 2300 guests. Here’s the LA Phil holiday concerts at The Walt Disney Concert Hall this season: DEC 15 at 8pm • DEC 17 at 8pm Handel’s Messiah   From the gentle simplicity of the Pastorale to 

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Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016

It’s almost here!  The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016 happens live on November 27th.  The parade route starts at the Hollywood & Highland Complex on Hollywood Boulevard, travels east towards Hollywood and Vine, goes south, and then makes it back west along Sunset Boulevard.  While the best bleacher seats have been sold out, there are TONS of free viewing spaces along these streets and boulevards. This year’s Grand Marshall is the amazing recording artist and movie star Olivia Newton John.  With over 100 million albums sold, and 10 #1 hits, as well as starring in Grease with John Travolta, she is a true superstar and will surely be a crowd-pleaser. The Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016 hosts will be Erik Estrada 

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Upcoming Holiday Events in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

You may have just missed the huge tree lighting at The Grove, but there’s a ton of upcoming holiday events in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.  As mentioned, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills will continue to blog about dozens of activities as time permits.  Here’s just a few more that are within the next week or two: Joy to the Hills — Beverly Hills Brings in the Holidays in Style! Rodeo Drive will have their annual lighting celebration on November 20th, 2016, beginning at 5PM.  This event will take place at the 200 block of Rodeo, near Dayton Way.  Enjoy live musical performances, themed theatrics and the countdown to the lighting.  Bring a coat or piece of warm clothing to 

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Is it Safe To Visit Los Angeles with the Recent Election?

Is it safe to visit Los Angeles after the recent election that took place on November 8th, 2016?  Simply, yes!  This is the furthest thing from a political blog post that you’ll find from the millions of political commentaries on the internet, but Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills wants to keep potential visitors up-to-date on ALL information in and around the city of Los Angeles. America has obviously had quite the week.  Approximately half the country is celebrating, while the other half of the country is scratching its head.  Again, just the facts, with zero judgement.  It’s exactly what America and the world has seen and heard about over and over again via radio, podcasts, television and of course, social 

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Spend the Holidays in West Hollywood

Spend the holidays in West Hollywood!  It’s never too early to start spreading the word about all that our city has to offer over the holidays.  Expect about a dozen blog posts between now and New Years.  We’ll share our favorites and tidbits we discover along the way.  In the meantime, here’s a handful of hotel options from our friends at The West Hollywood Visitors and Marketing Bureau: The holiday season is all about giving, celebrating, loving and, most importantly, watching your boss go Gangnam-style on the dance floor after three glasses of bubbly. Holiday season means holiday parties–from office to personal–and the better the venue, the brighter the memories. Put another shot of brandy in the eggnog and cut 

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A Top Spot Rating for Glitterati Tours Los Angeles

We were recently informed that a top spot rating for Glitterati Tours Los Angeles was mentioned in an article by travel writer, Emily Manthei with U.S. News.  We can’t thank Emily enough for researching the best tours that L.A. has to offer, and that we were included in her article.  We’re also grateful to the dozens of concierges (special shout-out to Ali and Sarah), travel agents, editors and professionals that helped propel us into 7 Tours Unique to Los Angeles. We’re right up there with the fantastic studio tour provided by Warner Bros.!  Here’s an excerpt from Emily’s piece: Glitterati Tours. Glitterati’s private tours offer eight mix-and-match itineraries that cater to each group’s needs. Create your own itinerary by matching 

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Catch Restaurant in West Hollywood for Celebrity Sightings

Catch Restaurant in West Hollywood has only been open a month, but has already solidified itself as a favorite for the A-Lister celebrity crowd.  It sits at the corner of San Vicente and Melrose, just south of the beautiful West Hollywood Library, and across the street from The Pacific Design Center.  A host or hostess greets you on the lower level entrance and escorts you to the rooftop bar and restaurant.  The decor and ambiance are very inviting, especially during sunsets. The menu is eclectic with a focus on sushi and seafood.  We recently had a fantastic sample of their offerings, including the roasted beet salad, and their jumbo shrimp from the cold menu.  We also had their Tartare Trio 

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Private Sightseeing Tours in L.A. for November, December

With Halloween in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to concentrate on private sightseeing tours in L.A. for November and December.  We can normally expect things to slow down a bit after summer for September and October, but private tour requests have been pretty consistent.  This goes for November as well, with dozens of advanced bookings already on our Glitterati Tours calendar. Booking private sightseeing tours in L.A. in advance is always recommend.  Just like one would book their restaurants, hotels, VIP studio tours, and museums. November bookings can be somewhat hit and miss with some days fully booked and some days wide-open.  That changes completely come the final two weeks of December and into January.  It’s obviously a very busy 

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