The Pasadena Rose Parade 2018

It will be here before you know it. The tradition that’s over 100 years old, and showcases the beauty of Pasadena, Santa Anita and the San Gabriel Mountain Range. New York is the place to be on New Years Eve, but Pasadena owns New Years Day. Along with the parade, we also have our Rose Bowl Game. This year, The Oklahoma Sooners take on The Georgia Bulldogs. (See our previous post on The Rose Bowl Game and distance to Hollywood). The Rose Parade starts near the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado Blvd. It travels east for 5 ½ miles before turning north up Sierra Madre Boulevard. The Grand Marshal for The Pasadena Rose Parade 2018 is actor Gary Sinise. 

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Where are the Fires in Los Angeles

Where are the Fires in Los Angeles and Southern California _____________________ December is typically our worst month for fires, and this year is obviously no exception. Los Angeles is surrounded by hills and mountains, in fact, the Santa Monica Mountain Range cuts our city in half. These hills remain extremely dry for the majority of the year, and December is when our notorious Santa Ana winds can really kick up. These are the strong devil winds that affect the Southern California Coastline, as they develop inland. Like any disaster, when people see these fires on the news, it looks as though all of California is on fire. Glitterati Tours has been fielding calls and emails from visitors wondering about the 

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Rose Bowl and the Distance Between Pasadena and Hollywood

Coming to the Rose Bowl Game or Rose Parade and Want to Know the Distance Between Pasadena and Hollywood? __________________________ First off, congratulations to The Georgia Bulldogs and The Oklahoma Sooners in making it into the Rose Bowl out here in Pasadena on January 1st, 2018.  It’s a very special place! We wish both teams the best of luck and hope that their fans enjoy a fantastic game, and our city. Every year about this time, we get asked about logistics and things to do. If you’ve never been here before, Los Angeles, and its county, are HUGE! The Rose Bowl and Rose Parade take place in the city of Pasadena, which falls into L.A. County. This area is about 

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Dine and Party at Clifton’s DTLA

Dine and Party at Clifton’s DTLA Along Broadway _____________________ The real draw to our city is Old Hollywood and tales of the Golden Age. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of the classics you have to admit that those stories from years ago are what started all of the hype for our city today. One of the best places to truly experience the feel of the Los Angeles yesteryear is none other than the historic Clifton’s Cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles. Recently restored to its original splendor, Clifton’s is now the last cafeteria left in the city from the golden era age of cafeteria style dining. Don’t let the word “cafeteria” confuse you with school lunches and stark rooms 

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The Best Holiday Shopping in Los Angeles

The Best Holiday Shopping in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica ________________ Old school and want to avoid buying everything online this holiday season? Look no further than the many shopping opportunities in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Of course there’s the granddaddy of luxury shopping experiences on Rodeo Drive and neighboring streets. Here, you’ll find every major designer name imaginable, from Cartier, to Chanel to Louis Vuitton. Along Wilshire Blvd., just off Rodeo Drive, visit Barney’s New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus. Santa Monica and Venice Beach have Montana Avenue, The 3rd Street Promenade, Main Street and the boutique heavy Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Near Beverly Hills, the newly renovated Westfield Shopping Mall is better 

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Hollywood Christmas Parade 2017

The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2017 takes place this Sunday, November 26th, 2017 with Dr. Oz serving as the Grand Marshall. Mehmet Oz M.D., has won nine Daytime Emmy Awards for his Dr. Oz Show. Previously, he was on for six seasons as the health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Along with Dr. Oz, look for celebrities in the parade like Deidre Hall, Marci Miller, Bryton James, Mishael Morgan. Performers will include The Village People, The Tearaways, Ceelo Green, Band of MerryMakers, Ruben Studdard, and Nick Fradiani. Hosts will be Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie, along with co-hosts Dean Cain, Garrett Clayton, Elizabeth Stanton and Montel Williams. Of course there will be equestrians, and plenty of marching bands 

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Raven and the Willow Photography

We thrive on showcasing all things L.A., but when something like the Raven and the Willow Photography comes along, we are thrilled to let clients know about their services.   A few years back, Bryan was one of the original guides here at Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills.  He lived a comfortable life here in West Hollywood with his beautiful wife Jenni-Kate.  Over-time, they grew creatively towards Manhattan, New York, and its incredible performer lifestyle.  Just minutes away, they now call Weehawken, New Jersey their home. When not on production with Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, comedy clubs, and showcases, Jenni-Kate and Bryan have created an amazing photography company called the Raven and the Willow. As a special duo (Jenni-Kate as 

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Ice Skating Venues Around Los Angeles

Ice Skating Venues Around Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Monica ——————————- It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season may be a little different out here in Los Angeles from other parts of the country and their winter wonderlands – but it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the holidays as festively as the rest of the United States! Nothing rings more true to the holidays than bundling up in a scarf and mittens, grabbing a hot warm drink (preferably hot chocolate), and skating around an ice rink surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights and decked out Christmas trees. While it may be difficult to find a perfect frozen lake or pond in our southern California climate, Los 

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Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting

The Annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration —————————————– You may have missed the Christmas tree lighting and fireworks display at The Grove that Glitterati Tours just recently blogged about. Not to worry. If you’re in town this Thursday, November 16th, make your way over to Beverly Hills, as they have their annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration. Once the knob is flicked, look for amazing light displays throughout the city. There will also be special sculptures by HYBYCOZO and live entertainment. Part of the lighting diplay will be the incredible chandeliers by Baccarat that be lining this world-famous drive. Robin Thicke will be the headlining performer starting at 5PM, and the show will be hosted by Top Chef Junior Host, 

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The Grove Los Angeles for the Holidays

The Grove Los Angeles for the Holidays, and a Chance to Meet Gwen Stefani ——————————– If you’re reading this, you just missed the annual massive tree lighting ceremony and fireworks display at The Grove here in Los Angeles. It doesn’t mean that the spirit of the holidays aren’t on full display for the next month and a half.  Get to The Grove between now and December 24th with the kids, so they’ll have the opportunity to enter Santa’s house for a photo opportunity. Walk-ups are welcome, but lines can be pretty long. Best to book an appointment online prior to your arrival. Along with incredible shopping and dining options, one may even have the chance to meet Gwen Stefani on 

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