L.A. Summer Vacations for Dads and Grads

It’s that time of year for L.A. summer vacations for dads and grads! Look no further than our connected cities to provide a wonderful excursion for every member of the family, both old and young! If you’ve got car lovers in your family, June is the perfect month. Check out the FREE 25th Anniversary of The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance  (Nothing is ever free on Rodeo Drive, so this is a real treat). It’s on Father’s Day, June 17th, 2018 from 10AM to 4PM.  Look for new product launches as well as classics, such as a 1927 Rolls Royce Phantom. This event has even been named one of the 300 Unmissable Events or Festivals…worldwide. Whether or not you can make it this particular day, 

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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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Los Angeles Summer Things to Do

Los Angeles Summer Things to Do, Including the Areas of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica ________________ In just about a week when we hit the U.S. holiday of Memorial Day, summer officially starts in the minds of many.  Temperatures will start to rise, and everyone will seek the comfort of pools, dips in the ocean, outdoor restaurants with a cross-breeze, and air-conditioning. Summer temps in Los Angeles usually hover around the 80’s or 90’s, but we typically get short term heatwaves in July, August and September that could hit about 105F (41C).  At least it’s normally a dry heat with very low humidity, unlike places such as Hawaii, Florida or New York, where you can dry off from a 

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Den Meditation Los Angeles

Vacations are great, but sometimes from all of the go, go, go, you need a staycation after the vacation. You can easily wear yourself out while you are touring around the city, so making sure to take a few minutes to relax can be key in making sure you don’t burn out before the trip is through. Luckily for us there are plenty of relaxing activities in the city, beaches and parks are spread out all over for picnics and a day of sunbathing, but even that can be a bit stressful (everyone in Los Angeles feels it when they try to snag a parking spot near Venice or in West Hollywood). One way to combat this? Meditation. Don’t know 

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NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles in the Downtown Section _____________________ If you’ve ever been to the NoMad Hotel in the Flatiron District, you know what a special place it is in the heart of New York.  Many know of it because of its incredible ambience, fantastic rooms, great service, a good stiff cocktail and the delicious roasted black truffle chicken. We’ve been missing out on the West Coast until now.  Sunday, January 21st, 2018 marked the grand opening of NoMad Hotel Los Angeles.  If you haven’t been to DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) in the last few years, you haven’t been.  Even us folks that were born and raised in L.A. are shocked each and every time we go to this 

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Brunch in Beverly Hills

Brunch in Beverly Hills ——————————- If there’s one thing we Angelenos thrive on, it’s leisurely dining. The one constant observation from guests during our private Beverly Hills and L.A. tours is, “Does anyone work in this town?” All the cafés are jam-packed with people enjoying their downtime. Just drive down 3rd Street with the tons of afternoon hotspots, or go by Urth Caffe on Melrose Avenue….morning, noon, or night, and see the throngs of L.A. folks having salads, lattes, or pastries at this see-and-be-seen corner location in West Hollywood. Brunch in Beverly Hills on the weekends is really something special. We just had the champagne and seafood-heavy brunch at The Peninsula, and it was AMAZING. ***NOTE: The service here is 

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Hotel Spotlight: Kimpton Everly Hollywood

Kimpton Everly Hollywood Hotel Hollywood is back big time, with major hotels, business, and restaurants coming in full force, and cranes on the horizon for even more.  The latest addition is The Kimpton Everly Hotel in the heart of Hollywood, and Glitterati Tours was recently given a VIP tour of the property.  It’s one block away from the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine.  Here, you’ve got the beginning (or end) of the Walk of Fame, Capitol Records, Katsuya, The Pantages Theatre (Hamilton is currently on stage through December 30th, 2017), and The Avalon Hollywood Nightclub. The Everly has 216 guest rooms, which includes 12 suites. Rooms include the Deluxe King or Two Queen, the City View King or Queen, or 

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Hotel Spotlight: London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills

Just steps away from the historic Sunset Strip you will find one of Los Angeles’ best accommodations for your stay in the city. The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills proves you don’t physically have to be in the 90210 for a 5-Star experience at a beautiful venue. The central location of The London is ideal for anyone wanting to experience all the cities within L.A. You are only minutes away from Hollywood where you can explore the Chinese Theater, Dolby Theatre, and find your favorite celebrity’s star on the Walk of Fame. Venture the other direction and you will find yourself in the heart of Beverly Hills for world-class shopping and the beautiful sights along Rodeo Drive. Of course, 

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Hotel Spotlight: The W Hollywood Hotel

The W Hollywood Hotel at Hollywood and Vine Like any perfect combination of La La Land names — Astaire and Rogers, Lucy and Desi, Abbott and Costello—there’s Hollywood and Vine. Corners don’t get more famous than this! Here you’ll find The W Hollywood Hotel. You’ve also got the Walk of Fame, The Pantages Theatre for Broadway shows like Hamilton (literally steps away), Katsuya Hollywood, Avalon and Bardot nightclubs, Gwen Restaurant by Curtis Stone and Capitol Records. The W Hotel itself, is home to the California bistro, Delphine, as well as: Station Hollywood –Outside bar, which is adjacent to Hollywood Boulevard, with the sweet sounds of house DJ’s. The Living Room – In the hotel lobby. See the signature red-spiral staircase 

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Hotel Spotlight: Dream Hollywood Hotel

Enjoy the Heart of Entertainment at Dream Hollywood Hotel Where to start?!  Glitterati Tours of Los Angeles was given the VIP treatment today by the recently opened Dream Hollywood Hotel.  Always a fan of Dream Hotel New York, it’s awesome that Los Angeles now has this hip and modern venue in the heart of Hollywood.  The location is extremely convenient, and is walkable to the hottest venues and watering holes along Cahuenga Blvd, Sunset Blvd and Hollywood Blvd.  But a guest really has no reason to leave the hotel. Dream Hollywood is a massive property with many options for grabbing a cocktail, dining and relaxing.  When we toured, the Highlight Room on the rooftop was loaded with guests enjoying the 

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