BOLD SUMMER in Beverly Hills

Yes, the daytime highs have been taking their toll.  Most days so far in July and August have been in the high 80’s, 90’s, and even some have topped out at over a 100.  However, there’s few things better than summer nights in Los Angeles. Once that sun dips down over the Santa Monica Mountain Range and drops lower on the horizon in the Pacific Ocean, it’s near perfect.  Plus, there’s no pesky bugs! One still has 2 more weeks to enjoy BOLD in Beverly Hills.  The annual event has businesses open with extended hours throughout the 90210.  Most of this event takes place on Rodeo Drive, but look for much more in the entire Golden Triangle of shopping and dining. 

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Alo Yoga Thrive Event at The Grove

We talk about The Grove a lot here at Glitterati Tours – and it’s for good reason. This shopping and dining mecca definitely does it up right with events and fun ways to spend your afternoon. Their next major event is no exception as they are partnering with one of their newest and top L.A. stores,​ Alo Yoga​. Alo Yoga popped up within the last year at The Grove and has been killing the game with their yoga wear and easy athleisure style. Top it off with a kombucha or an espresso drink at their in-store coffee counter and you’ve made a great afternoon of shopping and relaxing. If you are feeling ambitious and want to get your sweat on 

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2018 Top 10 City Hotels in Greater Los Angeles

Congratulations to our friends at these venues for making it into the 2018 Top 10 City Hotels in Greater Los Angeles from Travel and Leisure.  From the concierge desk and front desk, to the valets, and housekeeping, the following hotels should enjoy their well-deserved rankings. It’s referred to “Greater Los Angeles” for some of these hotels are in cities that are separate, such as Beverly Hills.  The ratings were based on service, food, overall value, facilities, and location. The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, a Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills Located at the intersection of Wilshire and Rodeo Drive.  Restaurants include The Blvd. and Cut. (For more on this property, see our previous “Hotel Spotlight” blog post). Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood Nestled 

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Hotel Spotlight: The Beverly Wilshire Hotel

A legendary property in one of the most recognizable cities in the United States!  The Beverly Wilshire Hotel was completed in 1928.  Its name has changed slightly over the years, and some visitors still refer to it as The Regent Beverly Wilshire.  Since 1992, it’s commonly called A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Wilshire (not to be confused with its sister hotel a few blocks away, The Four Seasons Los Angeles Hotel at Beverly Hills). The Beverly Wilshire Hotel’s guest list is long and impressive.  Notable names include Warren Beatty, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, President Barack Obama, and countless royal families from around the globe. The hotel sits perfectly centered in the 90210 zip code.  Its intersections include Wilshire Blvd. and 

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The Original Farmers Market in Hollywood

For over 84 years, The Original Farmers Market in Hollywood has been a local favorite.  Even their tagline is “Meet Me at Third and Fairfax.”  It’s at this intersection in 1934 that local farmers were invited to sell their goods off the back of trucks.  Soon after, merchants and grocers joined in, and opened permanent kiosks or stalls that acted as their restaurants and stores. Since that time, it’s remained a must-visit for neighbors, celebrities, and of course travelers to our city.  Everyone has visited this corner including Frank Sinatra, President Dwight Eisenhower, Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Shirley Temple, and The Beatles. To this day, you can still see your favorite celebs.  In fact, there’s a handful of tables by Bob’s 

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LA Pride 2018

LA Pride 2018 is less than a week away.  In fact, many consider it pride week, or pride month, so there’s no shortage of festivities.  The big day is Sunday, June 10th.  The day can start with a fun local brunch before the LA Pride Parade hits Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood at 11AM.  The parade usually travels from Crescent Heights to Doheny, so there’s plenty of viewing areas.  If you plan on setting up chairs, arrive early enough to stake your claim. This year’s theme is #JUSTBE.  Everyone is welcome so one doesn’t have to be in the LGBTQ community.  By everyone, just no pets, unless they’re service animals. The actual festival takes place on Saturday, June 9th from 

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Live Music Venues in Los Angeles

Live music venues in Los Angeles are everywhere!  After all, many of the world’s top musicians live in or around our city.  We’ve got everything from small rock ‘n roll stages to outdoor venues to massive stadiums. Here’s just a few: Travel down the Sunset Strip and enjoy a bit of rock history.  It’s where bands like Motley Crue, Jim Morrison and The Doors, Van Halen, Guns n Roses, and Frank Zappa played to excited fans. Spots like Gazzarri’s, Pandora’s Box, Billboard Live, and Starwood are long gone, but The Whisky A Go-Go, The Viper Room, The Roxy, and The Rainbow Bar and Grill are still going strong. One of the venues on this stretch that’s been reincarnated from past clubs is the 

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Hollywood Bowl 2018 Season

The Hollywood Bowl is up and at again for their 2018 season, and tickets are now on sale for all of their upcoming events for this Spring and Summer season. The Hollywood Bowl line-up is always one of variety, and there is something for everyone. This year is no exception with shows from Annie the Musical, to viewings of the original Star Wars with a live orchestra! Sprinkle in some Diana Ross, Kevin Hart, and Sing-a-Longs of some of America’s favorite movie musicals (think Grease and Sound of Music!) As always the L.A. Philharmonic will be playing throughout with some of the great conductors of our age. If the amazing entertainment isn’t already fantastic enough, remember that you can bring 

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NSYNC Live on The Walk of Fame

Since the information was released about NSYNC live on the walk of fame, fans from around the world have been buying airline tickets for the opportunity to see the band live and in person. Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick will receive their collective star for NSYNC on Monday, April 30th at 1130AM.  The ceremony will be the 2636th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and will take place at 7080 Hollywood Blvd, near the corner of La Brea.  Other boy bands at this same location include New Edition, New Kids on the Block, Boys II Men, and The Backstreet Boys.  (Just yards away, next to the four silver ladies of Hollywood statue, look down to 

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Where is Coachella and Why Do I Keep Hearing About It?

  Once again, Coachella is all over the news.  Most people woke up to Twitter lighting up about Beyonce headlining this year’s event.  So much so that they’ve renamed it “Beychella.”  Her performance was full of surprises, including Jay Z and Destiny’s Child taking the stage. So what and where is Coachella?  It’s a desert city in Riverside County, California.  The concert actually takes place in Indio, which is part of the Coachella Valley. It’s about 2.5 hours to get there from Los Angeles, and it’s about 25 miles east from its famous neighbor, Palm Springs. Their population sits at about 40,000, but swells to nearly 300,000 people in the general area for the annual Coachella Music Festival. This festival 

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