Los Angeles Halloween Family Fun at Farmers Market

Los Angeles Halloween events are everywhere — at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Universal Studios, Disneyland, West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, and the tourist and local favorite, Farmers Market L.A. From The Original Farmers Market L.A. website: Fall is officially here and we have great fun in store for all! Join us in celebrating 81 years of great family fun with our longest-running event, Fall Festival, on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18. Did you know Fall Festival started just a few months after the Market opened in 1934? Originally created to celebrate the fall harvest, Fall Festival featured a parade with floats built by Market tenants to promote their businesses. You may not see a parade this year, but you will 

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Things to do for Halloween in Los Angeles and Hollywood

It’s never too early to get the word out on things to do for Halloween in Los Angeles.  Even the local stores have been fully stocked with all things Halloween for over 3 weeks now.  As this holiday picks up steam around the world, keep in mind that there’s no other place that does more to celebrate Halloween than L.A., especially this year, since it falls on a Saturday! Here’s some great stuff for Halloween in Los Angeles: From the Official Visit West Hollywood website: The largest Halloween street party in the world happens in West Hollywood on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Admission is free to this world-famous event, which includes live music and entertainment on multiple stages along Santa 

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LA Pride Parade and Festival in West Hollywood 2015

LA Pride takes place this year June 12th-14th, 2015.  Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood will host the parade on Sunday, June 14th, with the crowd spilling over into the festival afterwards.  This years line-up of performers follows.  For more information on the entertainment, festival, and parade, visit the official LA Pride website. Los Angeles—Every year, LA PRIDE’s Festival entertainment lineup features a diverse collection of talent ranging from Grammy Award winning singers to hip-hop heavy weights and pop divas to nostalgic classics. With Christopher Street West celebrating its 45th Anniversary of LA PRIDE this year, the Festival’s entertainment lineup is set to deliver another rocking year of performances, one that may be the most exciting performances to date. This 

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Hutchinson Cocktails and Grill Restaurant in L.A.

Recently, we were able to enjoy a hot new restaurant in L.A. called Hutchinson Cocktails and Grill.  It’s located on La Cienega’s Restaurant Row. (This stretch of road travels through the cities of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, and is loaded with dining spots like Nobu, Matsuhisa, Fogo de Chao, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Fig and Olive, and dozens of others).  Hutchinson is an Indonesian steakhouse, with a large menu selection.  Get there early and enjoy one of their signature cocktails like the Malabar, which is vodka, lime, chile, cardamom, and agave.  Justin Hopper, the owner, introduced himself and recommended the most popular dishes on the menu.  All was fantastic! From the Hutchinson website: …Richard’s wife, and our 

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25 New Los Angeles Restaurants

Between conducting tours and trying to stay in shape, it’s impossible to hit all the new Los Angeles restaurants.  As tour guides in L.A., we try to keep up on the hottest places to eat and the famous chefs behind the menu.  However, quite a few places slip through the cracks, especially when they’re in the surrounding areas of Silverlake, Downtown, Koreatown, Marina Del Rey, and Pasadena.  That’s why we rely on some great articles like this Zagat list from Lesley Balla to keep up on Los Angeles restaurants and current openings: Independence, Lunasia Dim Sum House, Ramen Champ, Tomato Pie Pizza Joint, Simmzy’s Burbank, 800 Degrees, Manichi Ramen, Sweeney’s Ale House, The Little Easy, Verve Coffee Roasters, Rocco’s Tavern, 

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Hotel Pickups for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Tours

The advantage of a private tour is the flexibility for the visitor.  Glitterati Tours can pick up guests directly at their hotel in the Beverly Hills, LAX, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, or Downtown L.A. areas.  We can also pick you up after your local Hollywood or Beverly Hills experience, whether it’s Universal Studios, Warner Bros., a restaurant, or museum. We often get requests for pickups in Long Beach, Anaheim, Newport Beach and Pasadena, and unfortunately, these areas are just too far out (and with traffic, highly unpredictable) for us to accommodate transportation.  We remind potential guests that it’s far more economical to get alternative transportation into the heart of the city.  We’ve laid out more on this 

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L.A. Italian Restaurants

Los Angeles has become a major foodie city.  Authentic cuisine can be found in every corner of our sprawling city.  Japanese in Little Tokyo, Ethiopian in Little Ethiopia, Chinese in Chinatown, Thai in Thai Town, Persian along Westwood Boulevard in West L.A., and Armenian in areas around Glendale and Little Armenia.  L.A. Italian restaurants are more spread out since we don’t have a Little Italy.  Look no further than Beverly Hills, Hollywood and West Hollywood for incredible Italian food.  Here’s a short list which includes some of our favorite L.A. Italian restaurants: Madeo  Traditional Italian cuisine in a white-tablecloth dining room known for its high-profile celebrity customers. Address: 8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 Phone:(310) 859-4903 Il Pastaio Upscale 

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Beverly Hills Shopping in the Popular 90210

From our friends at Love Beverly Hills: Beverly Hills Shopping From world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind local boutiques, Beverly Hills offers a shoppers’ paradise located within a compact, easily walkable area known as the Golden Triangle. Experience world-famous Rodeo Drive where you’ll find Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Dior and Cartier. Discover the crown jewel in the heart of Beverly Hills, Two Rodeo Drive, with quaint cobblestone walkways leading you to the likes of Versace, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany. Blocks east of Rodeo, shop Beverly and Cañon Drives with local boutiques, unique luxury shops, fantastic Beverly Hills restaurants and open-air cafés. Anchoring the southern border of the Golden Triangle is Department Store Row, home to the titans of luxury retailing, 

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New Years Eve in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

It’s only 10 days away, but it may not be too late to reserve dinner and cocktails for New Years Eve in Los Angeles.  Nearby Pasadena will host over a million visitors for their Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game on New Years Day.  Many attending these events will opt to stay a little west in the cities of Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  While Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena is one big street party on New Years Eve, some may want a more intimate affair. Most of the hotels and their restaurants will be offering up special menus and events to ring in New Years Eve in Los Angeles and 2015.  Check out Livello at L’Ermitage, Gordon Ramsay 

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Celebrity Spotting at Beverly Hills and L.A. Restaurants

Celebrity spotting can be very hit and miss in Los Angeles.  One needs to know where to look for the best chances of catching a glimpse of an A-lister, and restaurants are a great place to start. Here’s a few of our favorite restaurants for celebrity spotting:  Craig’s Restaurant in West Hollywood, Spago Restaurant from Wolfgang Puck in Beverly Hills, Mastro’s Steakhouse Beverly Hills, Boa Steakhouse in West Hollywood, Il Piccolino in West Hollywood, Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, Picca Peru in Los Angeles, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles, ink by Michael Voltaggio in Los Angeles, The Red O Mexican Restaurant by Rick Bayless, Bouchon by Thomas Keller in Beverly Hills, Trois Mec in Los Angeles, RivaBella Italian Restaurant 

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