Best Farmers Markets in Los Angeles

A List of the Best Farmers Markets in Los Angeles! You don’t need a Black American Express card to shop like a Los Angeles local. Beyond the glitz and glam of Rodeo Drive is some of Los Angeles’s best shopping. One of the best ways to see Los Angeles from a native’s perspective is to take a trip to one of the many farmer’s markets scattered throughout the city. Of course we have our extremely popular Farmers Market by the Grove, but L.A. also has many pop up markets all week long. These markets have the local best from all over Los Angeles. Everything from fruits, vegetables and artisan breads (perfect for a picnic on the beach after you visit), to 

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Outdoor Summer Music Venues in Los Angeles

Outdoor Summer Music Venues in Los Angeles! There are a few things Los Angeles never runs short of – two of them being beautiful weather and music. The summer solstice may have just passed, but there are plenty of long days ahead to enjoy. Lucky for those in L.A. during this time the city offers many places to listen to live music during the evening. Jazz Night on Friday evenings at the Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art (LACMA) is a favorite among our staff here at Glitterati. The evening offers a beautiful view of the famous “Urban Light” exhibit which features two hundred and two cast iron street lamps from historic Los Angeles. Nearby is the restaurant Ray’s and Stark if 

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What’s Happening in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

What’s happening in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills recently, and in the near future?  Quite a bit, as always.  The Los Angeles area welcomes a handful of new hotels including The Hotel Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles, The Dream Hotel in Hollywood, and The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills.  The Waldorf is the latest in luxury in the heart of Beverly Hills.  Their general neighbors include The Peninsula, The Montage Beverly Hills, The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, The SLS, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel and The Hotel Bel Air.  The Waldorf shares a lot with the legendary Beverly Hilton Hotel, once known as the Merv Griffin Hotel, and the annual host of The Golden Globe Awards (sadly, 

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Celebrity Sightings in Hollywood and Beverly Hills

It’s Los Angeles after all, so we get asked all the time where are the best celebrity sighting locations in Hollywood and Beverly Hills?!  Our solid answer is EVERYWHERE. Just about everyday during our celebrity homes tours of Beverly Hills and Bel Air, our guides are able to point out celebrities driving, walking the dog, and collecting their mail…just like everyone else.  As always, we never publish these sightings for anyone at or near their homes. However, we’re happy to discuss any celebrity that’s in a public place (other than a hotel we work with which thrives on privacy), that can include restaurants, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, house parties, dry cleaners, etc. Is it an invasion of privacy?   Good 

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Car Show in Beverly Hills

If you’re reading this now, you may have just missed the Concours d’Elegance car show in Beverly Hills at Greystone Mansion this past Sunday.  It’s not too late to prepare for the granddaddy of all car shows in Beverly Hills, as Rodeo Drive completely closes down on Sunday, June 18th, 2017 for a Father’s Day special event not to be missed. Concours d’Elegance Beverly Hills is a free event, and has something for the entire family (of car lovers).  When one hears of ANYTHING free in Beverly Hills…jump on it.  Each year, Concours will have a theme that will provide the ultimate in cars and motorcycles in their selected categories.  Who knows, one may even see Jay Leno showing off 

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Book Your Los Angeles Summer Vacations Now

It’s that time of year when Glitterati Tours reminds potential visitors to book their Los Angeles summer vacations NOW! As mentioned in previous posts, tourism across the United States, as of now, is very hard to predict.  Analysts have noted noticeable cancelations or a slow-down in pre-bookings from some of our biggest markets, including Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.  In some cases, this also coincides with a strong dollar, with other world-wide destinations offering up a bigger bang for the buck for travelers. There’s no way to know what summer will bring? It has certainly been an erratic calendar since November.  Even this last month, we had the opposite in scheduling as March came in like a lamb and 

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Things To Do When It Rains in Los Angeles

Glitterati Tours and concierges throughout the city hear this phrase rarely, but it’s, “we need things to do when it rains in Los Angeles.”  It’s rare, because until just recently, we were going on our 6th year of drought conditions.  Our beautiful Santa Monica and San Garbriel Mountain Ranges, were locked in a brownish color for years. We were far below our already low average of about 14 inches per year… 5 years running.  Even cities like Beverly Hills cut the sprinklers, and their normal bright green medians along Sunset Boulevard turned to dead grass and dust.  There was even a hunt for someone dubbed the Wet Prince of Bel Air, who used 11.8 million gallons of water in a 

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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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