Tam O’Shanter Restaurant and Walt Disney

The historic Tam O’Shanter Restaurant and Walt Disney go hand-in-hand.  After all, this legendary restaurant in the Atwater Village section of Los Angeles wasn’t too terribly far from the old original Disney Studio on Hyperion Avenue.  The Tam was where Walt and his talented team of animators, and eventually his Imagineers, could conduct business and enjoy the awesomeness that is Tam O’Shanter.  In fact, when pulling up to Tam, you can actually see an incredible resemblance to the cottage in the classic Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Recently, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills, had the pleasure of a private tour by the General Manager, John and a Disney expert.  What a treat.  They even shared stories of this wonderful 

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Things to Do for St. Patrick’s Day in L.A.

Things to Do for St. Patrick’s Day in L.A. Angelenos don’t need an excuse to party. Proof, just look at most bars on a Friday, Saturday, and of course, Sunday Funday. We’re still no Boston, or New York, but there are still plenty of great things to do for St. Patrick’s Day in L.A.   Here’s a few for this coming Friday, March 17, 2017: Farmer’s Market Los Angeles Visit the Original Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles for an all day festive green party. There will be activities for the children and live music throughout the day, including Irish folk bands and a strolling bagpiper. Stick around for Stuart Marks and the Paddy O’Dors Band, which will hit the West Patio 

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Los Angeles Marathon 2017

Los Angeles Marathon 2017 It’s that time of year again, when we get to show off our amazing March weather, and city to the world.  The Los Angeles Marathon 2017 is just around the corner. This year, the Los Angeles Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 19th. Online registration closes on March 15th, so it’s not too late to join over 25,000 other athletes, from all 50 states and over 60 different countries, in reaching your personal goals. The stadium to the sea course starts at Dodgers Stadium with 4 different start times: 630AM –Wheelchairs 632AM –Handcycles 645AM –Elite Women 655AM – Elite Men and Full Field The course showcases the best of Los Angeles with runners hitting Downtown LA 

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Walk of Fame Celebrity Sightings

Walk of Fame celebrity sightings are a guarantee to see the biggest names in film, television, radio, theater and music, as stars and behind-the-scenes legends are honored with a star on Hollywood Blvd and a small section of Vine. Glitterati Tours conducts our celebrity homes tours on a daily basis.  More times than not, guests get a celebrity sighting as we make our way through the multi-million dollar homes in Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills.  Three of these communities make up the coveted “Platinum Triangle” of Los Angeles. In just three days, look for the star-studded ceremony for actor John Goodman.  John will be the 2603rd star on the Walk of Fame.  His ceremony will 

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Visit the Hollywood El Capitan Theatre

Visit the Hollywood El Capitan Theatre When in Los Angeles, especially with children, visit the Hollywood El Capitan Theatre. This venue debuted in 1926 and is now Walt Disney Studio’s premiere cinema. State of the art technology makes this an incredible movie experience, with digital projectors, and a Dolby sound system with over 100 speakers. Check the calendar for special events. Often, The El Capitan Experience prior to their screenings can include special props and costumes, as well as incredible live performances with their film characters singing and dancing. In fact, two of our Glitterati Tours team have done numerous shows here over the years, and entertained countless visitors. Upcoming events and shows if you visit the Hollywood El Capitan 

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Hollywood Walk of Fame Upcoming Ceremonies

We often say celebrity sightings in Hollywood and Beverly Hills can be very hit and miss.  Some may see a dozen A-listers within 5 hours of being in our city, while others could be here a week and not see a single celeb.  A guaranteed celebrity sighting is always at the Hollywood Walk of Fame upcoming ceremonies.  Not only do you get the recipient of this honor, but you also get the many movie and TV stars showing up to honor the Walk of Fame recipient. Here’s a HUGE upcoming ceremony: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 Producer/ Directer Brett Ratner will receive the 2,599th star on the Walk of Fame, at 1130AM in the Motion Pictures category at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard 

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Visit Griffith Park in Los Angeles

Coming to our city?  One must visit Griffith Park in Los Angeles …. or at least part of it.  At just under 5000 acres, the park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States, and North America.  Griffith Park in Los Angeles is about 5 times the size of Central Park in New York! Approximately 3000 acres were donated to the city by Griffith J. Griffith in 1896, and it’s continued to grow in size ever since.  All of us native Angelenos take advantage of the numerous hiking trails throughout the park.  Most are dog-friendly, as are most things in Los Angeles.  Many of the best hiking trails start at or near the gem of the park, 

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Chanukah Celebrations in Los Angeles at Farmers Market

Join the Chanukah celebrations in Los Angeles at Farmers Market.  This popular venue sits nestled between CBS Studios (taping location for The Price is Right, The Young and the Restless, Dancing with the Stars, and many other popular shows), and the famous The Grove, with dozens of dining and shopping options. Events for Chanukah celebrations in Los Angeles at Farmers Market include: 230p-430p- Chanukah Fun in the Market Plaza with Chanukau Arts and Crafts, Face Painting, Building a Giant Lego Menorah and Holiday Treats.  This includes participants from the Miracle Mile Chabad and the Zimmer Children’s Museum. 430p – The Comedy Antics of Mickey O The Maccabee 5p- The Menorah Lighting Ceremony.   While here, make The Original Farmer’s Market 

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Glitterati Private Tours of L.A. Social Media Giveaway

Not only do we provide private tours of L.A., we love showcasing all that our city has to offer.  With over 30,000 posts floating around on different social media platforms, our goal is to provide as much information to potential visitors as possible.  This includes updates and photos on things to do, restaurants, museums, and hotels. Glitterati Private Tours of L.A. is celebrating our 5000th tweet on Twitter!  We want to give an individual with a keen eye the opportunity to win a $50 Starbucks gift card.  On this post, you’ll see 5 famous “B’s” from well-known landmarks and venues.  Identify them in order and post your answer by hitting “reply” on our 5000th tweet. We’ll select one winner randomly, and 

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Visitors Guide to Rose Bowl Game and Parade

If coming to Los Angeles, one must have a visitors guide to the Rose Bowl Game and Parade happening in Pasadena.  This year, both will take place on Monday, January 2nd, 2017, as opposed to the typical New Years Day.  That’s because the Tournament of Roses that puts on both events has a “never on a Sunday” tradition dating back to 1893.  This was done to assure that horses hitched outside churches wouldn’t be spooked during events.  There’s no more horses (other than those in the parade itself), but the tradition continues. There will still be plenty of celebrating on New Years Eve along Colorado Boulevard with visitors and parade watchers grabbing the best seats along the route for the parade 

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