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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Farmers Market Hollywood Fall Festival

If you haven’t noticed, here at Glitterati Private Tours of Los Angeles, we love all things fall and don’t want you to miss out on any of the autumn activities our city has to offer. Our pick for this upcoming weekend? The Original Farmers Market Hollywood Fall Festival Event next to The Grove in the heart of Los Angeles. It’s no secret that The Grove knows how to do up seasonal changes and holidays well. With each season change they deck out the venue for a beautiful atmosphere, and fall is no exception. One of the best areas in The Grove is always the Farmers Market during the Autumn Season. The Market is decked out with all of the fall 

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Carmela Ice Cream Los Angeles

Carmela Ice Cream Los Angeles While it may be the tail end of summer, Los Angeles is showing no sign of a major cool off anytime soon. All of this heat is the perfect excuse for a cool treat – ice cream! Los Angeles has ice cream parlors all over – but one of the best is Carmela Ice Cream. Carmela is a small artisanal boutique that just recently celebrated their 10th anniversary – and for good reason. They are always creating new and interesting flavors; from Lavender Honey to Matcha Green Tea, and Roasted Sweet Potato to Pear Champagne Sorbet. As the seasons continue to change so does their menu along with it. The passion for ice cream is 

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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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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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Holidays at Farmers Market Los Angeles

It’s festive with the holidays at Famers Market Los Angeles! There’s never a bad time to visit the extremely popular Original Farmers Market Los Angeles.  But they’ve even upped the ante with all the holiday festivities throughout the complex.  Remember, this is a permanent fixture in the heart of Hollywood.  What once started out as local farmers selling their goods from the back of their trucks in 1934, has turned into dozens of kiosks selling everything from Brazilian, Mexican, Italian, Cajun, Greek, Asian, German, and Spanish food.  There’s also vendors for ice cream, beer, produce, souvenirs, fresh meat, coffee, candies, fudge, toys, and even a bakery for dogs.  This is why it’s a favorite spot for locals and visitors.  It 

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Visit the Original Farmers Market LA Fall Festival

Visit the 82nd Annual Original Farmers Market LA Fall Festival!  L.A.’s favorite destination since 1934. During our private tours of Los Angeles, Glitterati Tours loves introducing our guests to the side-by-side venues of The Grove and The Farmers Market next to CBS Hollywood Studios.  If you’re here this upcoming weekend, make sure to swing by to get into that fall feeling: Join in on LA’s favorite country fair in the heart of Hollywood. On October 15 & 16, the Original Farmers Market Fall Festival will celebrate the harvest with a family-friendly festival including the world famous All-Alaskan racing pigs, a petting zoo, kid-sized pedal-powered tractor pull competitions, pie eating contests, old-time artisans,and lots and lots of live music! You will 

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Fall and Winter Tours of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Wow!  What a summer for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with Glitterati Tours.  We were nearly booked solid from mid-June through mid-August.  Many days, we turned down about a dozen tours from referrals, international travel agents, and our concierge family at many of the local 5-star hotels throughout Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Santa Monica.  August has been incredibly unpredictable.  Thus far, in like a lion and out like a lamb.  As we write this, the end of August has dropped off we pre-bookings.  As school schedules change year by year, this inevitably changes the tourism season.   Years ago, it was almost guaranteed that September 15th was a back-to-school date nationwide.  Not the case anyone. This summer, 

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