Marciano Art Foundation Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a hub of art with museums spread throughout our city. From the Getty, to The Broad, to Museum Square with The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), there is plenty to see. Art from every era is on showcase in our city and fans of all centuries and movements of art will have something to find and admire. Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood sits a smaller, but no less impressive, venue at the Marciano Art Foundation Los Angeles. The museum sits right in the middle of the Windsor Square neighborhood, surrounded by beautiful homes. The art collections inside the foundation are housed in what used to be a Scottish Rite Masonic Temple. Built in 1961 

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The Best Private Tours for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

What is the best private tour company for Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Los Angeles?  We may be a bit partial, but we’re gonna say it’s the team here at Glitterati Tours.  We’ve been in business now for just over a decade.  In that time, the dedicated and passionate guides have put us on the radar of international and domestic travel agents, as well as making us the go-to top choice for many of the 5-star hotel concierge desks here locally. Don’t just take our word for it.  Look us up online, and check out a handful of the top review sites.  We are proud of our status as being the #1 Tour Company on TripAdvisor for Beverly Hills. In fact, 

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Brunch at République Los Angeles

You didn’t do your trip to Los Angeles if you didn’t do a solid brunch. While the city has plenty of great food options, the one thing that we certainly do perfectly is brunch. Recently a few of us here with the Glitterati gang found the need for some solid pastry and brunch food, but were a little short on time. Luckily, one of L.A.’s best French restaurants transforms on Saturday and Sunday mornings/early afternoons into a more casual (but no less delicious), brunch spot. Republique is known for its French food, bread, and pastries (DELICIOUS pastries), and their brunch definitely does not disappoint. To accommodate their many hungry guests, there is no reservation setting for their brunch.  Instead, Republique 

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Mardi Gras at The Grove Los Angeles

We never need an excuse to stop by The Grove and Farmers Market in the heart of Los Angeles. There is always something to do or see here. It’s the perfect spot for locals and visitors to shop, eat, and just enjoy a relaxing afternoon. It never gets boring because of the constant changes in decor and events that are designed to bring the community together. This March is no different as they kick of the new month with a classic event – Mardi Gras! While we are nowhere near New Orleans, the Farmers Market always puts on a family friendly version of the celebration. Beads are flying, activities are plenty, and live music plays to bring the feeling of 

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L.A. Chinese New Year Celebrations

The Chinese New Year officially began on February 5th, and continues through the 19th, welcoming the Year of the Pig.  With huge Chinese communities throughout L.A., including Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles, Monterey Park, San Marino, Anaheim and Long Beach, there are about 530,000 Chinese-Americans.  We are 2nd only to New York in population numbers, so look for many activities throughout the area. When in L.A. one can visit the Chinese American Museum in DTLA, located at 425 N. Los Angeles Street.  Upcoming events include the March 7th Survival and Loss: A Joint Discussion of Los Angeles and San Francisco Chinatowns. The Original Farmers Market in Hollywood also has dozens of Lunar New Year “Lucky 8” Specials between now and February 10th.  

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The Best Sushi in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

The cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills have no shortage of outstanding sushi restaurants.  They range from the all-you-can-eat, to the money-is-no-object dining experiences. Some of the most popular spots include strip mall no-frills storefronts. This includes a few of our favorite locations.  Look into Sushi Park at 8539 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.  This spot is pure fish, with no rice in sight.  Specialties include the blue crab hand roll, toro and uni. Because this spot pushes right up against the Hollywood Hills, it’s also a favorite of celebrities. Ventura Boulevard, in and around Studio City, is home to literally dozens of sushi restaurants block after block.  Sushi Katsu-ya Studio City is our go-to for a consistently great 

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Booking a Private Tour of Los Angeles

Spring and summer are just around the corner.  There’s no better time to start planning your trip to Los Angeles. Whether it’s just an extended layover at LAX or Burbank Airport, or a week or more in Los Angeles, utilizing your time in the city is crucial to leaving with a great overall perspective. At Glitterati Tours, you’ll find highly rated professionals at customizing a private L.A. sightseeing tour to meet your needs, and your things-to-do list. Our most popular tour is called the “Essential LA.”  This is perfect for a visitor that really wants the must-see sights in Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  This includes everything from a close up photo opportunity of the Hollywood sign, to the 

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Discover Los Angeles and dineL.A. 2019

It happens twice a year, and now is one of the times for foodies to unite.  It’s Discover Los Angeles and dineL.A. 2019!  This first experience takes place January 11-25.  It’s your chance to experience special menus from over 400 restaurants in and around Los Angeles. For lunch, look for 2+ courses for $15, $20, $25, and $35. For dinner, 3+ courses will be $29, $39, $49, $59, and $99 which would be part of the dineL.A. Exclusive Series. It is the perfect opportunity to revisit one of your old faves, or try something completely new.  Remember, Los Angeles is incredibly diverse, so look for awesome options in Chinese, Mexican, Peruvian, traditional American, Thai, Japanese, Russian, Brazilian, and Armenian. Check 

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When is Award Season in Los Angeles?

We’re barely into the new year, and award season is officially kicking off in Los Angeles.  We have back to back ceremonies throughout the city. In just a few short hours, we have The Golden Globes, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  This year’s ceremony will be co-hosted by Sandra Oh, and Andy Samberg. As always, look for the major players in both TV and film.  Special awards this year will go to Jeff Bridges for the annual Cecil B. DeMille Award for film achievement, and Carol Burnett for the annual award for TV achievement.  The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills will once again be home to this red carpet affair. January 27th, 2019, look for The Screen Actors 

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Christmas at The Grove Los Angeles

Christmas in Los Angeles has its perks. You can feel your nose, toes, and fingers. You don’t have to worry about blizzards and snow ruining any holiday plans, and there is no running out to your car to start it 15 minutes before you leave anywhere. Really the only downside is we don’t have a natural refrigerator to help keep all the drinks cool when your fridge runs out of space from all of the holiday goodies! That being said, sometimes it doesn’t quite feel like Christmas without a light dusting of snow and a slight crispness to the air. Luckily for us we have zero humidity this time of year and the evening can give you that slight chill 

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