Melrose Umbrella Company, Los Angeles

Los Angeles is full of specialty cocktail bars with some of the most creative themes. You can find everything from a 1970’s basement feel to an arcade touting the most well-loved games of years’ past and booze. Each offers their own twist and adventure for the night. While each bar having their own gimmick is fun – it is always nice to stumble across an eclectic spot that you want to return to again and again. Melrose Umbrella Company is definitely one of these bars you will find yourself wanting to become a regular. Their theme is directly related to their creative logo. A simple umbrella with raindrops falling. This was the symbol of the post prohibition area to signify 

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Mardi Gras at Farmers Market LA

The 29th Annual Mardi Gras at Farmers Market LA _________________________ Want a little family-friendly New Orleans fun here on the West Coast?  Check out the 29th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration at The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles.  The event takes place on February 10th and 11th and Fat Tuesday, February 13th. Festivities start on Saturday the 10th from 10-12N with the 11th Annual Mutti Gras Pet Parade and Costume Contest.  This is a must for dog-lovers.  The Farmers Market has partnered with their tenant, The Dog Bakery, for this event. Also on the 10th, look for the strolling Zydeco Mudbugs, and Sean the Stolling Jester working the crowds between 12p-3p.  The King and Queen Crowning Decoration along with The 

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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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Sidecar Doughnuts in Santa Monica

Sidecar Doughnuts in Santa Monica ___________ While Los Angeles may be a city full of trends that come and go quickly – some things never go out of style. One of those things? Doughnuts! Doughnuts are one of America’s favorite deep-fried treats, and no matter how much one may be trying to watch their waistline, it is almost impossible to turn one down. Los Angeles is full of little shops that have this doughy staple, but there is none that can compare to that of Sidecar Doughnuts. Located in Santa Monica, you will rarely see this little shop without a line of hungry doughnut-loving customers. Don’t worry, the line moves quickly and as you wait you can see them bake, 

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LA Art Show

Los Angeles is a hub for diverse culture and all art forms. While it is clearly the epicenter of the entertainment industry, it also has many opportunities to view incredible art from around the world. From The Getty Center, to The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), to The Broad, there is never a shortage of famous and breath-taking exhibits to view.   This weekend, our city welcomes back the annual LA Art Show to Downtown L.A. at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This popular event welcomes artists, collectors, and exhibitors, the chance to show and buy some of the greatest artwork today. The show put on by DIVERSartLA prides itself on working with not only international museum curators, 

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Coffee Coffee West Hollywood

Coffee Coffee West Hollywood ________________ Calling all coffee connoisseurs, coffee snobs, and hipsters looking for the best place for a perfect espresso in Los Angeles. When you are particular about your coffee it can be hard to find a good cup when you’re traveling. Starbucks and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf can only hold you over for so long until you need a cup of coffee that reminds you of your favorite small shop back home. While the L.A. scene has some decent coffee all around – you will find some of the best brews in a small and unassuming shop on Fairfax and Santa Monica Blvd., just blocks away from the hub of street fashion and the Melrose and 

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Dine and Party at Clifton’s DTLA

Dine and Party at Clifton’s DTLA Along Broadway _____________________ The real draw to our city is Old Hollywood and tales of the Golden Age. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of the classics you have to admit that those stories from years ago are what started all of the hype for our city today. One of the best places to truly experience the feel of the Los Angeles yesteryear is none other than the historic Clifton’s Cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles. Recently restored to its original splendor, Clifton’s is now the last cafeteria left in the city from the golden era age of cafeteria style dining. Don’t let the word “cafeteria” confuse you with school lunches and stark rooms 

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Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting

The Annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration —————————————– You may have missed the Christmas tree lighting and fireworks display at The Grove that Glitterati Tours just recently blogged about. Not to worry. If you’re in town this Thursday, November 16th, make your way over to Beverly Hills, as they have their annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration. Once the knob is flicked, look for amazing light displays throughout the city. There will also be special sculptures by HYBYCOZO and live entertainment. Part of the lighting diplay will be the incredible chandeliers by Baccarat that be lining this world-famous drive. Robin Thicke will be the headlining performer starting at 5PM, and the show will be hosted by Top Chef Junior Host, 

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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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