Arrive Hotel Palm Springs

The tagline for Arrive Hotel Palm Springs is, “A Neighborhood Hotel.” It’s so true.  We’ve done a post on Arrive before, but wanted to update a new one.  First off, it’s one of our favorite getaways, and they’ve had some recent updates to their venue. The desert community of Palm Springs is about a 2-hour drive from the general Hollywood or Beverly Hills area. It’s always been the perfect weekend trip or 2nd home for celebrities escaping the city-life of Los Angeles.  So much so, that there’s even celebrity homes tours there, much like we’ve got here in Beverly Hills with Glitterati Tours. When we can, we head to Arrive Hotel Palm Springs for some much needed R & R.  Even if 

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L.A. Dia De Los Muertos 2018

As promised, Glitterati Tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills will continue to post as much as possible regarding things to do this Halloween season around L.A. As mentioned in previous posts, you’ve got the huge attractions like Knott’s Scary Farm, and Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, but there’s something very unique to our city that’s tough to find anywhere else…a massive celebration in a legendary cemetery. The 19th  Annual L.A. Dia de los Muertos 2018 (Day of the Dead Festival) takes place once again inside Hollywood Forever Cemetery.  This year’s theme is Coatlicue “Mother of the Gods.”  The event takes place on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, from noon until midnight. General admission is $25 per person.  Pre-purchase tickets to avoid 

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Fall Festival at Farmers Market L.A.

Here at Glitterati, we love all things fall and don’t want you to miss out on any of the autumn activities our city has to offer. One of our top picks of the season? The Original Farmer’s Market Fall Festival event next to The Grove in the heart of Los Angeles. With each season change, they deck out the venue for a beautiful atmosphere, and fall is no exception. The market is decked out with all of the fall themes and colors, complete with hay bales and face cut out characters, so there are plenty of opportunities for that perfect fall photo. Hello #instagood! Just around the corner on Saturday October 13th & Sunday October 14th, 2018, is a particularly 

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Hollywood Walk of Fame 2019

The Hollywood Walk of Fame has seen a flurry of activity over the last few months.  In a very short timespan, we’ve had Eric McCormack from Will & Grace, Weird Al Yankovic, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Garner, Niecy Nash, and Jeff Goldblum get their stars.  In fact, look for Jack Black live on the boulevard September 18th, 2018, as he receives the 2645th star on the block. The Hollywood Walk of Fame 2019 list of inductees has been released, and as always, it’s a who’s who in the world of entertainers and those that have contributed to the business.  Here’s a short list from the official Walk of Fame website for the 5 categories represented: In the category of Motion Pictures, 

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Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Real Estate Tour

A big part of our job at Glitterati Tours is keeping up to date on real estate.  It’s a must for our wildly popular celebrity homes tours as well as our “Underbelly LA” scandals tour.  Our research delves into the history of particular homes, their well-known owners, and the listing and selling prices. But, we can’t possibly know the ins and outs of every aspect of the ever-changing real estate market for potential buyers interested in purchasing homes in the general Los Angeles area. Because of this, we’ve teamed up with a professional real estate agent name Frank Andriolo.  He works with Sotheby’s, which is one of the most respected and prestigious real estate companies in the country.  Frank has 

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Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice 2018

We didn’t think it was possible – but it’s happening.  America’s coolest street is about to get even cooler. Once a year, the popular Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice 2018 puts on a party that every hipster, Beverly Hills housewife, actor, rambunctious kiddo, or visiting friend doesn’t want to miss. With activities, entertainment and vendors, there is something for everyone at this annual block party. It’s definitely worth a visit – so if you are thinking about heading out to Southern California at the end of September, mark your calendars for the 30th for this free extravaganza. This year (like all others) will not disappoint. To start, let’s talk about what everyone thinks of first — food! The festival draws 

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Celebrity Homes Tours and Sightings in Beverly Hills

CELEBRITY HOMES TOURS AND SIGHTINGS IN BEVERLY HILLS AND HOLLYWOOD _______________________________________ When traveling to different cities and countries, everyone has their own personal bucket list to check off.  In Italy, it may be the canals of Venice, that leaning tower in Pisa, the statue of David, the Coliseum, or dining on great pizza and wine…among 1000’s of other amazing experiences and venues throughout the country. We’re in Los Angeles, and so much of what we do focuses around the celebrity history that helped build our city. It could be the legendary studios where they worked, the homes where they lived, the places they frequent for partying and dining, the locations they died, and ultimately—the places where they are laid to rest. 

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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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