Is It Safe to Visit Los Angeles During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Is L.A. safe from the coronavirus?  No place on earth is currently safe from Covid-19, but as we write this, there’s approximately 15 cases in the entire state of California.  A recent case involves an individual in Northern California, approximately 7 hours north of Los Angeles and Hollywood. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, with cooperation with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the following: The risk from the novel coronavirus 2019 to spread in Los Angeles County residents is deemed to be low at this time. We also grabbed some great general advice and perspectives from Colleen S. Kraft, MD, MSc regarding the virus: We touch our face with our hands, including our 

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Britney Spears The Zone LA

Like it or not – Britney Spears is an icon. While she may have had a few rough patches here and there (leave Britney alone!), she has come out with some killer music and iconic videos. The pop princess may have put her Vegas show on hold, but fans have a unique opportunity to experience Britney in a much more close-up and personal way. Just across the street from the popular Los Angeles Original Farmers Market and outdoor shopping complex, The Grove L.A., a Britney pop up has, well, popped up inside of a repurposed department store. The building is huge and features sets rebuilt from iconic Britney videos as well as curated items (donated by Britney herself), for fans enjoy. Have 

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The Break Up Bar Los Angeles

Valentine’s Day is great in theory, but you definitely aren’t alone if you are annoyed with the greeting card holiday. While it may be frustrating if you find yourself unwantedly alone this Valentine’s Day, you can at least be together with other loners at a clever pop up bar on Melrose Avenue. L.A. brings you the Break Up Bar this Valentine’s season. The bar is designed for those singles with a broken heart, or happy to be free from any commitment. A ticket to get in comes with a complimentary sparkling wine flight – but the real highlight of the bar is its clever handcrafted cocktails. With names such as ​A Cold Day In Hell, Ghosted, or I Dealt With 

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Saddlerock Ranch and Malibu Wines

Saddlerock Ranch: The Malibu Wine Hike and Safari             Nestled in the hills of Malibu, just off of the canyon roads that will lead you west to the shoreline, is a beautiful property known as Saddlerock Ranch. The residence is home to a vineyard known as Malibu Wines. Built in the 70’s by Ron Semler, a man who made his family fortune in military communication, the sprawling vineyard and farmland is open to the public for dinners, hikes, and even an exotic animal safaris.             Recently, I had the privilege of visiting the property for a wine-tasting hike, with my girlfriend who had previously worked for the ranch in their animal care program— maintaining and training all of the animals 

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Los Angeles to Catalina Island

Catalina Island             Los Angeles is a city filled with world-renowned landmarks and hidden gems alike. In fact, as a five year resident of this enormous city, I’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to exploring all that it has to offer. While you could easily spend a lifetime experiencing the sights and sounds inside the city limits, there is one destination twenty-two miles off the coast of Southern California that is worth an experience all its own.             Santa Catalina Island, known as “Catalina” colloquially, is a seventy-five square mile island that features a combination of outdoor exploration activities, and resort style accommodations.  To the non-native, Catalina may ring a bell from the 2008 comedy film Stepbrothers, in 

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Looking for a Private Tour Company in Los Angeles?

Looking for a private tour company in Los Angeles? With the holidays over, and most locals back in town and back to work, there’s a few more cars on the streets, but famous landmarks are less-crowded.  January and February tend to be the slower tourism months in Los Angeles, before it all starts up again with Spring Break. This allows visitors a more relaxed environment when sightseeing, dining, and shopping.  We’ll start to see a staggered flow of increased business beginning the first few weeks in March, through the end of April. If you’re coming to Los Angeles for the first time, or never really had the opportunity to explore the area, let Glitterati Tours provide a first-class private sightseeing 

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Rose Bowl Welcomes Oregon and Wisconsin

Rose Bowl Welcomes Oregon and Wisconsin! On Wednesday, January 1st, the Oregon Ducks take on the Wisconsin Badgers at the 90K+ seat Rose Bowl in Pasadena.  Pre-game activities, including tailgating, start at 1PM. Of course this game takes place after the 131st Rose Parade takes their 5 ½ mile journey down Colorado Boulevard.  As always, look for marching bands, amazing floral floats, equestrian units, and celebrities.  This years Grand Marshal’s for the “Power of Hope” theme will be Rita Moreno, Gina Torres, and Laurie Hernandez. With hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets, avoid driving into the area.  Plus, parking will be a nightmare and very expensive.  Instead, look into the Metro Gold Line that can get you within 

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Rock of Ages at The Bourbon Room

Calling all Rock of Ages fans!  The musical set in 80’s Hollywood and featuring the rock music that defined the era, has decided to have their award-winning show in the heart of Hollywood for the next year.  The venue?  None other than a newly built and appropriately named theatre, “The Bourbon Room.” It’s a mystery as to why it’s taken so long for such a Hollywood appropriate show to make its full-time Hollywood appearance (limited runs at The Pantages Theatre), but better late than never!  This show is brought to Los Angeles from the creative team that produced and ran the show in New York on Broadway. With the time and detail put into literally building this theatre from the 

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West Hollywood Holiday Bazaar

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have passed, but many of us still have plenty of holiday shopping to finish up. Since the big deals are done, it’s the perfect time for us all to support local businesses and bring home some unique gifts for our friends and family. Luckily this weekend there is the perfect opportunity for you to find artisanal gifts, as well as try out great cuisine from West Hollywood’s Aeon Botanika Cafe. The cafe, with food by Chef Fred Eric, will be hosting a holiday bazaar featuring local makers selling their own artisanal goods, handmade clothing, jewelry, skincare, and many other eco-conscious products. Chef Fred Eric will be serving some of Aeon Botanika’s signature savory dishes, 

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What Are The Most Popular Tours in Hollywood?

What are the most popular tours in Hollywood?  It really depends on what you’re looking to get out of the city.  Remember, L.A. is a gigantic spread out city and popular destinations can be separated by quite a distance.  Just in the radius around Hollywood, you’ve got Downtown L.A. to the east about ½ hour away, and Santa Monica to the west about 40 minutes away.  In between, you’ve got popular communities or cities like West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood.  Once down at the beach in Santa Monica, you can travel south to Venice Beach, or north up the coast to Malibu. Before deciding on where you want to stay, truly pull up a map and look 

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