John Kelly Chocolates LA for Valentine’s Day

Love it or hate it – Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a sweet treat. Whether you find yourself wanting to grab the perfect (or unique) chocolate for a significant other, or just want to treat yourself, February is the month to go above and beyond. Here at Glitterati Tours we are lucky enough to be within walking distance to one of the country’s best chocolatiers (or unlucky, because it’s DANGEROUSLY close…). Don’t let this discourage you if you aren’t around Los Angeles and find yourself wanting some of the best chocolate the city has to offer. We wouldn’t want to tease you.  John Kelly makes their chocolates daily, and ships them all over the country for its customers 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice 2018

We didn’t think it was possible – but it’s happening.  America’s coolest street is about to get even cooler. Once a year, the popular Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice 2018 puts on a party that every hipster, Beverly Hills housewife, actor, rambunctious kiddo, or visiting friend doesn’t want to miss. With activities, entertainment and vendors, there is something for everyone at this annual block party. It’s definitely worth a visit – so if you are thinking about heading out to Southern California at the end of September, mark your calendars for the 30th for this free extravaganza. This year (like all others) will not disappoint. To start, let’s talk about what everyone thinks of first — food! The festival draws 

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