Santa Monica Restaurant Week

Hey foodies! We have two questions for you…What exactly is a persimmon, and how could it make for a great weekend in Santa Monica? If you don’t know the answer to either of these questions, that’s okay. I myself had to look up exactly what a persimmon was (it’s an edible fruit that resembles a large, yellow tomato and has a sweet flesh. You’re welcome). If you are interested in this cheeky tomato doppelganger, this weekend is the time to try it out. The Santa Monica Restaurant Week has made the persimmon the central ingredient, and this weekend marks the final few days for great deals. Today through Sunday, you can experience some of the best food Santa Monica has 

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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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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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Christmas at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Polo Lounge

Built in 1912, The Beverly Hills Hotel is just as luxurious, glamorous, and desired as it was 107 years ago.  It was known as “the hotel between the city and the sea,” because it was almost perfectly centered between Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica.  Plus, it gave those looking for real estate in the old lima bean fields, a place to spend the night as they looked for the perfect property to build a home.  A few years later, the hotel would have famous neighbors like Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. The legendary Polo Lounge is a must for anyone staying at, or visiting the property.  A few of us just made our annual 

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What Are Some Things to Do in Beverly Hills?

What Are Some Things To Do In Beverly Hills? You’ve come to the right city.  Beverly Hills is connected to popular locations like West Hollywood, and parts of Los Angeles, like Bel Air and Westwood. Here’s a short list of the most popular things to do when in the 90210: Stay.  Where to start?! Hotels are obviously top notch and most are perfectly centered and walkable to venues.  Look into The Waldorf Astoria, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, The Montage, The Sixty, The SLS Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, The W Westwood, The Peninsula, Luxe Rodeo, The Viceroy L’Ermitage, and The Four Seasons. Shop.  You’ve got one of the most famous shopping streets in 

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Pinks Hotdogs in Hollywood

We often talk about the many must-try restaurants in Los Angeles for foodies.  Of course this includes comfort food.  Always on the list, look into In N Out Burger, See’s Candies, Sprinkles Cupcakes, John Kelly Chocolates, and Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘n Waffles. Since 1939, one of the most popular spots is Pinks Hotdogs in Hollywood. What started off as a tiny push cart, has grown into an institution near the corner of La Brea and Melrose.  Hotdogs back in the day were sold for 10 cents, and a coke was half of that.  Now hotdogs average about $5.  Currently, Pink’s sells over 2000 hotdogs a day. When at Pink’s, enjoy their wall of fame, which includes 100’s of famous actors 

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Things To Do When In LA For The Rose Bowl

Glitterati Tours welcomes The Ohio State Buckeyes and The Washington Huskies to Los Angeles and Pasadena for The 105th Annual Rose Bowl game on January 1st, 2019! If nothing else, look forward to our weather and soaking up some sunshine.  Currently it’s hovering around 30 degrees in Seattle, and about 40 degrees in Columbus.  L.A. is a perfect 70 degrees.  But, there’s so much more. There are endless things to do when in LA for The Rose Bowl.  Obviously, this should include the Rose Parade along Colorado Boulevard before the big game. Plan ahead, and make the most out your time in the city. First, a little on logistics.  Pasadena is part of Los Angeles County.  It’s about 15 minutes 

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Black Friday Shopping in Los Angeles

Hard to believe, but Black Friday is already here?!  Some avoid it completely, while others love it.  If you’re one that doesn’t mind fighting for parking, fighting the lines, and fighting fellow shoppers, here’s a small list of Black Friday shopping venues in Los Angeles and their locations in relation to local hotels.  We’ve also thrown in some great dining options: The Beverly Center is walkable from hotels like The Viceroy L’Ermitage,  The SLS Beverly Hllls, and The Sofitel.  It’s a huge multi-level mall that just happens to be next to another shopping area called The Beverly Connection.  There’s a handful of brand new restaurants in the center, and places like Cattle & Claw, and Avec Nous are also very 

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Holiday Events in Beverly Hills and Hollywood

Since Christmas decorations started popping up before Halloween, we thought it might be a good time to let locals and visitors know about a handful of upcoming holiday events in Beverly Hills and Hollywood: Beverly Hills BOLD Holidays kick off Thursday, November 15th with the Rodeo Drive party and lighting displays throughout the city.  BOLD Holidays will also include evening shopping on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as art installations, entertainment and much more. The Grove in Los Angeles will have their 17th Annual Tree Lighting celebration on November 18th to kick off the holiday season.  Look for a special performance by the CBS “A Home for the Holidays.”  There will also be a snowfall (sans Mother Nature), fireworks, and Santa’s grand arrival. This 

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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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