Lady and the Blog tours hollywood with Glitterati Tours

Had the pleasure of touring Los Angeles with Vera Sweeney from Manhattan this week.  She is a fascinating, talented individual and a wonderful mommy!  Vera was even kind enough to make a photo montage of her Los Angeles tour for youtube titled, “Tour of LA with Glitterati Tours.” She’s got the 411 on just about everything.  Check out her websites: Founder of I’m Not Obsessed Media Http://imnotobsessed.com Http://ladyandtheblog.com —- Co-Founder of: Http://gettinggorgeousevents.com Http://giftguidegirls.com Http://4momsmedia.com — Owner of: Http://babyrazzi.com  

Recent Celebrity Sightings While Touring Los Angeles

Following are some of the recent celebrity sightings Glitterati Tours guests have experienced while taking sightseeing tours of L.A. As always, we omit certain information to protect privacy.  We avoid being too specific, unless an individual has been featured prominently in the news, which is the case for Petra purchasing Candy Spelling’s mansion for $85 million, or dozens of Lady Gaga fans waiting patiently for her to appear outside her hotel. – Kevin Costner driving down Santa Monica Boulevard just past Rodeo Drive. – The gates open in front of Petra Ecclestone’s new home, Aaron Spelling’s former mansion, as she chats with a contractor. – Jake Gyllenhaal walking at a very popular Los Angeles hiking trail above Hollywood. -Lady Gaga 

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Los Angeles, The Perfectly Centered City

Look at a map.  Pinpoint Los Angeles and now look North, South, West and East.  Make L.A. your base and take day trips or overnighters to destinations like: North—Santa Barbara.  A stunning city with an amazing wine country in nearby Santa Ynez and Los Olivos. South—San Diego.  Home to the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and the Wild Animal Park. West—Catalina Island.  26 miles across the sea and 26 miles long.  Explore this romantic getaway. East—Palm Springs.  Eat, drink, swim, sleep, shop…repeat. Of course, make sure you allow enough time to enjoy your base camp.  Glitterati Tours provides tours of Beverly hills and Los Angeles.  Let us introduce you to the fantastic restaurants, luxurious hotels, art museums, studio tours, beautiful beaches, 

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Walking in West Hollywood

Growing up in Los Angeles, you would never think about hopping on a bike or hoofing it to the store.  The city was really built around the automobile.  Even the group Missing Persons sang the chorus, “Nobody Walks in L.A.”  This is slowly changing.  In fact, West Hollywood was just named the most walk-friendly city in California. At 1.9 square miles and just over 35,000 residents, nestled between Beverly Hills and Hollywood, West Hollywood is a spectacular city. With major streets like Melrose Avenue, Santa Monica Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard (Sunset Strip), this pedestrian loving place has everything within walking distance.  The walkability really brings the community together.  It also allows one to experience the diversity of the city.  Visit 

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Now Offering Tours out of Los Angeles Airport -LAX

We are pleased to announce that the ground transportation department at Los Angeles International Airport has granted Glitterati Tours permission to pick up our guests at their terminals.  Very few private charter Los Angeles tour companies have this LAX privilege.   This provides us a fantastic opportunity to conduct private tours for our domestic and international guests that wish to enjoy L.A. sightseeing during an extended layover.

Shrek the Musical at The Pantages Theater

Catch The L.A. premiere of Shrek the Musical at The Pantages Theater in Hollywood July 12-31, 2011. Tickets range from $20-$90, and the show runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.  Allow enough time to dine at a handful of fantastic restaurants nearby Hollywood and Vine…Cleo at The Redbury Hotel, Off Vine Restaurant, Delphine at The W Hotel, Katsuya, and Beso, to name a few. For Ticket Information:  www.broadwayla.org

The El Capitan Theatre and Cars 2 Attraction

The El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard will host over 3 ½ hours of entertainment for the Disney Pixar film “Cars 2” from June 24th -August 28th. See the movie in a classic Hollywood theater that dates back to 1926, and then enjoy their outdoor World Grand Prix Attraction.  Activities include: Tokyo Tower Gravity Slide, Mission McMissile Spy Game, Springtime in Paris Eiffel Tower Bungee Jump, Wall O’Tires Climbing Wall, Time Trial Race Track and much more. For Tickets call:  1-800-DISNEY6, or visit elcapitantickets.com This stunning movie palace, across the street from the Kodak Theater and Grauman’s Chinese Theater, is operated by the Walt Disney Company, and hosts many of their big premieres.  Quite a history considering this very same 

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LA Pride Parade in West Hollywood

West Hollywood will once again host the L.A. Pride Festival, with approximately half a million individuals visiting the area on June 10th, 11th, and 12th. The Grand Marshall will be Johnny Weir, and entertainment at the festival will include Macy Gray, Ce Ce Peniston, Prince Poppycock, Mya, Estelle, Margaret Cho, Love Darling and dozens of other special guests. The parade and festival are presented by Christopher Street West and showcases the diversity of the LGBT community. Festival –Saturday 12:00 Noon – 12:00 Midnight
 and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. On San Vicente between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard. Parade -Parade will start at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 12th.  It starts at Crescent Heights Boulevard and travels west down 

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Book Early for the Best of Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills

The summer season is fast approaching and the general feeling around Los Angeles is that it will be a record-breaking year for tourism. Be prepared and book early!  Whether it’s a hotel, restaurant, car rental or VIP entrance to Warner Bros., or Universal Studios, you don’t want to miss a special opportunity to truly experience the best of Los Angeles.  If you’re staying at a hotel while in the city, don’t be shy about utilizing your concierge.  We work with hundreds of concierges and they are magicians at making things happen. As a sponsoring member of the Los Angeles Concierge Association, I’m privy to their passion in providing unparalleled service to their guests. Glitterati Tours is also here to assist 

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Los Angeles is Now the Number 2 Destination for Overseas Travelers in the U.S.

Congratulations to Los Angeles on becoming the number two destination for overseas travelers with over 3.3 million guests last year!  We’re now right behind New York, bumping Miami into the 3rd spot.   At Glitterati Tours, we’ve booked international visitors from Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Russia, China, Japan, Bahrain, Canada, England, Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, Germany, Norway, Hungary, Spain, Mexico, Switzerland, Syria, Israel, France, and of course, our biggest increase hasbeen with the Australians.   For years, Los Angeles was usually the layover city with most guests never leaving the airport terminal.  Now, visitors are spending more time in the city and dispelling the many myths one usually associates with L.A.—smoggy, dirty, shoot-outs on every corner, fake plastic unfriendly people, no green 

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