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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West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2018

Since 1987, the West Hollywood Carnaval has been the culmination of the many Halloween festivities throughout the month of October.  After all, it attracts hundreds of thousands of festive attendees every Halloween night year after year, and that number continues to grow annually. The carnaval or “parade” takes place on Wednesday, October 31st between 6PM-11PM along Santa Monica Blvd.  This one-mile road closure stretches between La Cienega Boulevard on the east and Doheny Drive on the west. This is an adult only party.  Some of the costumes may be too risqué or show too much skin for young eyes.  Plus, there’s areas that bottleneck with foot traffic where you are shoulder to shoulder with people and barely inching along.  It’s not 

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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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Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

Knott’s Berry Farm is a living legend here in the Los Angeles area, going strong as one of the most popular destinations since 1920.  Usually known year-round for their thrill rides, stage shows, boysenberries and chicken dinners—it all changes come mid-September through Halloween! For decades, the farm has transformed itself this time of year to Knott’s Scary Farm. Many of us can remember back to the 80’s (they started their Halloween nights as early as ’73) when the park decked itself out in spooky themes. I actually took a mutual friend visiting from Sweden to Knott’s.  She had no idea about our Halloween festivities here in the states, or even scary movies.  She was frozen in fear.  Again, it was the 

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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park

Hard to believe that we’re already 1/3 of our way into the most incredible time to be in Los Angeles… the month of October!  There’s so many things to do and experience during the 31+ day celebration of Halloween (most events are now starting mid-September, and ending early November). One of our local favorites is right here in the Central Park of Los Angeles, Griffith Park.  It’s called the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, and it’s been going strong for 10 years. Just the location is enough to send shivers up your spine, for it’s in the abandoned zoo section of the park (the new L.A. Zoo is just a short distance away). This multi-acre venue is loaded with the creepy and 

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Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights takes place between now and November 3rd.  Horror nights happen every Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday…and of course the Wednesday of October 31st. This year is bigger than ever with tons of attractions.  The most popular thing to do are the many mazes.  2018 brings visitors 8 different frightening mazes, including the pop culture phenomenon, Stranger Things.  Also, check our Trick ‘R Treat (based on the anthology horror film), The First Purge, Poltergeist (based on the 1982 Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg classic), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, The Horrors of Blumhouse:  Chapter Two, The Walking Dead Attraction, and Universal Monsters (inspired by the many legendary horror films produced by Universal Studios). Hollywood Harry’s Dreadtime 

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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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L.A. Museum of Selfies

Attention all Instagrammers and influencers! Hollywood just got a little more exciting for you!  In just 11 short days, the ​L.A. Museum of Selfies​ is opening up in the heart of the entertainment world. We know what you’re thinking. A museum? For selfies? Don’t worry, it’s not what you think and stop running to find the best light to see if you can get your own submission on display. This museum isn’t just of selfies, it’s about them. The interactive exhibits enable guests to learn and see how selfies began. Through art, history, technology and culture, the museum shows us how we got to this phenomenon of selfies — how it got started, and why it’s sticking. Parents and those 

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Four Sigmatic Shroom Room in Venice

They may have been a bit behind the scenes since the 1960’s, but ‘shrooms are making a comeback in a big way in Los Angeles and all over the United States. Don’t worry – this comeback isn’t playing in the realm of hallucinogens, but in the proper Los Angeles health-nut way. Hipsters and basics all over are jumping on a new mushroom craze with a Los Angeles based company, Four Sigmatic Shroom Room in Venice; and it is taking the health market by storm. Skeptical about healthy mushrooms and want to learn more? The company has put up a tiny pop-up store in the most perfect of places to help you discuss and learn more. The location for their “Shroom 

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Sweets and Desserts in Los Angeles

Whether you worked on having a summer beach body or not (I didn’t), we’re heading into the most wonderful time of year – the seasons of indulgence when we can enjoy our hibernation weight.  It could be all the goodies centered around Halloween, the huge Thanksgiving meal and left-overs, and the holidays and endless parties in December/January. Here’s a handful of our favorite sweets and desserts in Los Angeles for both locals and visitors: For chocolates look into John Kelly Chocolates on Sierra Bonita in Hollywood. They’ve got their small factory right on site.  They have selections for both dark and milk chocolate lovers.  Some of our favorites include the dark chocolate with sea salt and caramel, and the orange chocolate.  

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