Archives for January 2012

Hollywood Bowl Calendar 2012

One of the most exciting and celebrated outdoor venues in the world, The Hollywood Bowl, has released their 2012 calendar.  Some highlights:  Smokey Robinson, Ben Harper, Barry Manilow, The Grease Sing-A-Long, Reggae Night, Joshua Bell, The Mel Brooks Musical-The Producers, The Neville Brothers, Dudamel & Yo Yo Ma, Norah Jones, Liza Minnelli, Anita Baker, Diana Krall, and John Williams: Maestro of the Movies.  Doesn’t really matter what you see at The Bowl.  It’s a legendary stage and a must do attraction when touring Los Angeles. For more information, visit their website.

Ace Hotel to open in 2013 in the old United Artists Building

The beautiful Spanish Gothic style United Artists Building in Downtown L.A. will become an Ace Hotel, which has a scheduled opening for the summer in 2013.  The original building was built in 1927 to show the films of United Artists, the production company started by superstars, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and D.W. Griffith.  If you’ve never been to an ACE Hotel, they are super hip and stylish.  The finished hotel should have about 180 rooms, a pool, a bar, a restaurant, and of course, a 1,600 seat theater.  This venue is walking distance to our convention center, Staples Center, The Nokia Theater and L.A. Live.  Great to see the continued gentrification of our downtown.

The Hollywood Museum

Donelle Dadigan, the founder and president of The Hollywood Museum, just hosted an amazing evening at her one-of-a-kind venue.  Located inside the historic Max Factor building on the corner of Hollywood and Highland, this 35,000 square foot space houses the most extensive and impressive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world.  You can see everything from Hannibal Lecter’s original jail cell from “Silence of the Lambs,” to a huge collection of black and white photos documenting Hollywood History, along with 1000’s of costumes and props.  Of course there’s also the hair and make-up rooms where Max Factor dolled up all the leading ladies from the silver screen, including Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford and Lucille Ball. Glitterati Tours of Los Angeles 

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Los Angeles Casinos and card rooms

When our guests tour Hollywood and Beverly Hills, few realize that there are quite a few Los Angeles casinos.  Most of them centered around Bell Gardens, Gardena, Commerce, and Inglewood, are card rooms, with games such as Hold ‘em poker, No Limit and Pot Limit Poker, 7-Card Stud, Lowball, Omaha, Pan, 3 Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Blackjack Switch and many others.  You’ve got the world’s largest poker casino, Commerce Casino, as well as Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino, The Bicycle Casino, and The Hollywood Park Casino. Want a larger selection of casino games, including bingo, slots, and California Craps? …Drive a bit out of town and you’ve got San Manuel Casino, Morongo Casino, Palm Springs Spa Resort Casino, Pala Casino 

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U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow coming to Los Angeles

We Angelenos are thrilled to host the U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow here in Los Angeles, April 21-25, 2012.  The Los Angeles Pow Wow consists of over 1000 U.S. travel organizations and 1200 International and domestic buyers from more than 70 countries.  We’re sure you’ll love our beaches, nightlife, restaurants, shopping, outdoor activities, famous landmarks, hotels, shows, and of course, a potential celebrity sighting.  Welcome to L.A. and enjoy your stay! For more information, visit Discover Los Angeles.  

Beverly Hills celebrates the year of the dragon

From the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau: It will be a Chinese New Year to remember as Beverly Hills celebrates the Year of the Dragon with a spectacular evening of entertainment, shopping and dining. The festivities unfold on the 400 block of Rodeo Drive on January 20 at 6pm as an exciting Chinese lion dance and drum corps performance group takes center stage on the block for all to enjoy. Not only is the general public encouraged to join the revelry, but the first 1,000 people who register at the welcome table will also receive a Good Fortune envelope. Each envelope contains a commemorative pin and listing of special in-store events and offers. Additionally, a limited few might also be fortunate 

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Restaurants and Bars on 3rd Street in Los Angeles

Locals love 3rd Street in Los Angeles, primarily between Crescent Heights, and La Cienega.  Explore this stretch and you’ll find hotspots such as The Little Door (Our favorite French restaurant), The Little Door Next Door (Different menu and slightly less fancy than their big sister), Doughboys Cafe, Toast Bakery Cafe, El Carmen (Great Margaritas), Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya (fantastic, hip sushi restaurant), Joan’s on Third, and AOC.  Take a cab here, because parking is tight, and the neighbors will love you for not circling their hood.

2012 Award Season Calendar in los angeles

It’s officially award season, and that means this city will be jam-packed with celebrities, fans, paparazzi, stylists, designers, and party planners.  Make sure to book your hotels, restaurants and tours of Los Angeles early.  Following is a partial list of the many different shows in and around L.A. and Beverly Hills: Critics’ Choice Awards, January 12th, at The Hollywood Palladium.  69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, January 15th at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.  64th Annual DGA Awards on January 28th in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.  18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 29th at The Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.   54th Grammy Awards, February 12th at The Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles.   And 

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DineLA Restaurant Week

Dine L.A. Restaurant Week has announced their list of participating restaurants.  This is a fantastic way to sample some of the best cuisine Los Angeles has to offer. Restaurant Week, which runs from January 22nd-27th, and January 29th-February 3rd, offers three dining categories, Deluxe, Premier and Fine Dining,  with specially priced three-course meals for lunch and dinner.  Restaurants will offer three options for each course including appetizer, entrée and dessert.  Prices will range from $16 to $44.  Many of our personal favorite Los Angeles restaurants will participate.

Private Tour company in Los Angeles receives stellar reviews

A short note of thanks to our many guests that have taken the time to write up reviews about their Glitterati tour of Los Angeles on personal blogs, travel sites, Trip Advisor, Yelp, etc.  All of you, along with the wonderful concierge teams and travel agents, have made Glitterati Tours one of the highest recommended private tour company operators in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Hollywood!  A small sample of reviews: Fabulous tour!  Yes, it is worth every dime!  We so saw much and and were given so many historical facts that it made the tour very interesting and personal.  Excellent guide, spotless vehicle and on top of that he had cold bottles of water for us and snacks!  Met 

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