Mother’s Day L.A. Restaurants

Jenn Harris from L.A. Times online has compiled a fantastic list of fantastic Mother’s Day L.A. restaurants and lounges for that special mom to be pampered, wined and dined.  Here’s some of our favorites from Jenn’s list: Craft: The restaurant will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Menu highlights include croque madame with country ham and sauce mornay; quiche with wild mushrooms and fontina; and seasonal fruit salad with ricotta. 10100 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 279-4180 Livello at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills: Brunch specials will be served a la carte from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dishes include roasted halibut with broccolini; seared shrimp with fennel and orange-Pernod reduction; lobster risotto; and passion fruit panna cotta. There’s also 

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L.A. Tours Departing from Anaheim and Long Beach

*For a brief period Glitterati Tours offered pickups and drop offs in areas like Anaheim and Long Beach.  We suspended Anaheim and Long Beach service as of September 1st, 2015.  See Below. From our Glitterati Tours FAQ page: *Glitterati Tours restricts their pick up areas to Beverly Hills, Hollywood/West Hollywood, Downtown L.A. and LAX. We can also pick up at locations in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. We never travel outside of these areas due to the unpredictability of freeway traffic. Rather than pay hourly tour rates, it’s much more economical for a visitor to take alternative transportation into the heart of Hollywood to start their tour. Plus, there’s very few talking points along the freeway system between Los Angeles 

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The London West Hollywood Hotel Penthouse

The already delicious London West Hollywood Hotel, just topped off their property with a cherry…of a suite! TAKE LUXURY TO A NEW LEVEL Lavish, stunning, unforgettable. The London Penthouse is the pinnacle of luxury in L.A., an incomparable combination of glamour and indulgence that allows guests to spread out in a remarkable plan that redefines what hotel living can be. Offering 11,000 square feet of cosmopolitan living across two floors, and serene sophistication throughout, the expansive open living design invites stylish entertaining. Conversation and conviviality in the breezy Grand Salon easily pours over to dinner, at a steps-away table for ten, serviced by a modern and right-sized kitchen. In the media room, modular seating, a sizeable screen, and cinematic bliss. 

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Pamper Mom with a Beverly Hills Mother’s Day

Celebrate mom with a fancy day and enjoy a Beverly Hills Mother’s Day! Some dining options to show mom you care for a Beverly Hills Mother’s Day: The Rooftop Grill at Montage Beverly Hills 225 North Canon Drive (310) 860-7990 Scarpetta at Montage Beverly Hills 225 North Canon Drive (310) 860-7970 CIRCA 55 at The Beverly Hilton 9876 Wilshire Boulevard (310) 887-6055 The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel 9641 Sunset Boulevard (310) 276-2251 LIVELLO at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills 9291 Burton Way (310) 278-3344 The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills 9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard (310) 551-2888 CUT by Wolfgang Puck at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel 9500 Wilshire Boulevard (310) 385-3901 SPA SPECIALS FOR A BEVERLY 

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Glitterati Booking Now For Summer Tours of L.A.

We all are taking a sigh of relief having completed a very busy Spring Break conducting tours of L.A. and Beverly Hills.  We will now stay moderately busy through May and June, and then the flood gates will open with visitors during July and August.  Every year at this time, we remind any potential visitor coming to Los Angeles, to book their hotels, private tours, museums, shows, rental vehicles and dinners way in advance.  It’s great to be spontaneous, but one really wants to take advantage of all that Los Angeles has to offer.  Look into calendars now for The Hollywood Bowl.  Especially around the 4th of July for their fireworks spectacular after their headliner.  Also, check out The Pantages 

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Will Ferrell Gets His Star on The Walk of Fame

When guests are taking tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, seeing a celebrity is almost always on their bucket list.  There’s no better guarantee of having a celebrity sighting than planning a visit to Hollywood & Highland during a premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theater or Disney’s El Capitan Theatre, or attending a star ceremony on The Walk of Fame.  (Just today during a Glitterati Tour, Vin Diesel turned and waved in our guests’ direction from the red carpet premiere of Fast and Furious 7). On March 24th, 2015, Will Ferrell became the 2547th individual to receive a star on the Walk of Fame.  This event coincided with the release of Get Hard.  Guest speakers and attendees included Molly Shannon, John 

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Oscars 2015 at The Dolby Theater February 22nd

Hollywood Boulevard is currently closed down between Orange and Highland, which means we are just days away from Oscars 2015.  Since 2002, The Academy Awards have taken place at The Dolby Theater (formally The Kodak Theater).  DiscoverLosAngeles.com has compiled a great article on past locations.  Following are some key excerpts: The first Academy Awards honored the best films of 1927 and 1928 and were presented at a private dinner on May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel opened in 1927 and was financed by a group that included Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Sid Grauman. The ceremony was held in the hotel’s Blossom Ballroom, where 270 guests each paid $5 per ticket to 

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Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

One of the most popular tourist destinations here in Los Angeles is the Griffith Observatory, located high up in the hills above Hollywood.  Since opening in 1935, over 76 million visitors have enjoyed this L.A. treasure. Here’s just a few things to do at this amazing venue.  For more information, and updated calendar, visit the Griffith Observatory website: The Exhibits at Griffith Observatory Sparking imagination and inquiry through exposure to the awe and wonder inherent in astronomy is the goal of the new Griffith Observatory exhibit program. Each visitor is cast in the role of an observer and provided with opportunities to see and do real observing in authentic environments. By exploring fundamental questions – what do we observe, how 

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Tour of L.A. with Travel Blogger Mrs. O Around The World

Glitterati Tours wants to thank celebrity luxury travel blogger, Mrs. O Around the World for her amazing review of our private tours of Los Angeles, as well as a shout out for our friends at The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Mrs. O Around the World took our Whirlwind LA tour which is 2-hours in duration when departing from and returning to the Hollywood and Beverly Hills area.  Slightly longer if departing from LAX or Santa Monica areas.  Here’s a brief description of this particular tour: Our quick tour of L.A….Glitterati style! If you are short on time and really want the essence of Los Angeles, this quick overview will accomplish just that. With a drive through Melrose 

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Los Angeles Car Rental Companies

Los Angeles is a city built for the automobile.  That’s why we have a reputation for traffic, and a freeway nicknamed “Carmageddon.”  It’s actually not that horrible, and more times than not, our domestic and international guests claim that their traffic back home is far worse.  Regardless, if a visitor plans on staying for an extended period of time –and traveling our coast line, or heading down to Disneyland– a Los Angeles car rental may be a good idea. Like Glitterati Tours, the following Los Angeles car rental companies are sponsoring members of the Los Angeles Concierge Association.  Need a rental?  Make sure to contact the concierge desk.  From economy to luxury, they’ll have the best ride show up at 

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