What’s Happening in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

What’s happening in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills recently, and in the near future?  Quite a bit, as always.  The Los Angeles area welcomes a handful of new hotels including The Hotel Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles, The Dream Hotel in Hollywood, and The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills.  The Waldorf is the latest in luxury in the heart of Beverly Hills.  Their general neighbors include The Peninsula, The Montage Beverly Hills, The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, The SLS, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel and The Hotel Bel Air.  The Waldorf shares a lot with the legendary Beverly Hilton Hotel, once known as the Merv Griffin Hotel, and the annual host of The Golden Globe Awards (sadly, 

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Chanukah Celebrations in Los Angeles at Farmers Market

Join the Chanukah celebrations in Los Angeles at Farmers Market.  This popular venue sits nestled between CBS Studios (taping location for The Price is Right, The Young and the Restless, Dancing with the Stars, and many other popular shows), and the famous The Grove, with dozens of dining and shopping options. Events for Chanukah celebrations in Los Angeles at Farmers Market include: 230p-430p- Chanukah Fun in the Market Plaza with Chanukau Arts and Crafts, Face Painting, Building a Giant Lego Menorah and Holiday Treats.  This includes participants from the Miracle Mile Chabad and the Zimmer Children’s Museum. 430p – The Comedy Antics of Mickey O The Maccabee 5p- The Menorah Lighting Ceremony.   While here, make The Original Farmer’s Market 

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Holidays at Farmers Market Los Angeles

It’s festive with the holidays at Famers Market Los Angeles! There’s never a bad time to visit the extremely popular Original Farmers Market Los Angeles.  But they’ve even upped the ante with all the holiday festivities throughout the complex.  Remember, this is a permanent fixture in the heart of Hollywood.  What once started out as local farmers selling their goods from the back of their trucks in 1934, has turned into dozens of kiosks selling everything from Brazilian, Mexican, Italian, Cajun, Greek, Asian, German, and Spanish food.  There’s also vendors for ice cream, beer, produce, souvenirs, fresh meat, coffee, candies, fudge, toys, and even a bakery for dogs.  This is why it’s a favorite spot for locals and visitors.  It 

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Fall and Winter Tours of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Wow!  What a summer for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with Glitterati Tours.  We were nearly booked solid from mid-June through mid-August.  Many days, we turned down about a dozen tours from referrals, international travel agents, and our concierge family at many of the local 5-star hotels throughout Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Santa Monica.  August has been incredibly unpredictable.  Thus far, in like a lion and out like a lamb.  As we write this, the end of August has dropped off we pre-bookings.  As school schedules change year by year, this inevitably changes the tourism season.   Years ago, it was almost guaranteed that September 15th was a back-to-school date nationwide.  Not the case anyone. This summer, 

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LAX Los Angeles Tour Departures During Busy Holiday Periods

Glitterati Tours is thrilled to be one of the few private charter tour companies with LAX Los Angeles tour access.  Our access to pickup guests at LAX requires special permits and a security clearance via transponders on all of our vehicles. This affords guests with an extended layover –or a tour before ending at their local hotel –the opportunity to see the best that L.A. has to offer. With the busy seasons like July and August, as well as the holidays around December and Spring Break, sometimes it’s tough to schedule pickups at LAX.  There is a 3.5 hour minimum when picking up for LAX Los Angeles tour departures.  If there’s other tours on the books on your potential tour 

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See Star Wars in L.A. in Popular and Legendary Theaters

In tinseltown and want to catch a screening of the record-breaking Stars Wars in L.A.? Catch a showing now at the best venues that Los Angeles has to offer. Enjoy an afternoon of people watching, dining and shopping before or after seeing the film at The Grove Los Angeles.  The Pacific’s The Grove Theatre is located in the heart of this popular complex.  Plus, you’re right next door to the Original Farmers Market L.A. See Star Wars in L.A. at The Vista Theatre in the Silverlake/Los Feliz section of town. This is a single screen theater that has been going strong since 1923. In Downtown Los Angeles near LA Live, catch The Force Awakens at Regal LA Live, which is 

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Los Angeles Halloween Family Fun at Farmers Market

Los Angeles Halloween events are everywhere — at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Universal Studios, Disneyland, West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, and the tourist and local favorite, Farmers Market L.A. From The Original Farmers Market L.A. website: Fall is officially here and we have great fun in store for all! Join us in celebrating 81 years of great family fun with our longest-running event, Fall Festival, on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18. Did you know Fall Festival started just a few months after the Market opened in 1934? Originally created to celebrate the fall harvest, Fall Festival featured a parade with floats built by Market tenants to promote their businesses. You may not see a parade this year, but you will 

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Private L.A. Tours Departing from LAX or Hotels

When guests inquire about private L.A. tours, they always ask whether their guide can pick them up at their local hotel.  The answer is YES!  Because every tour we do is private, Glitterati Tours can pick up guests anywhere in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Venice Beach, or Downtown L.A.  We also have been granted special permission to pick up guests directly at their terminal at LAX Los Angeles International Airport. We remind guests that pickups outside of the general vicinity of Hollywood/Beverly Hills can add approximately 1-hour to their tour time.  We’ve laid out 2 time tables on the Glitterati Tours “Rates” page on our website.   This would include the beach communities of Santa Monica & Venice, 

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Valentine’s Day Goodies at Farmers Market L.A.

Love is in the air and Cupid is descending upon the Farmers Market L.A. once more. Be sure to check out these special occasion treats just for your Valentine! Take a stroll to Short Cake Bakery for sweet offerings ranging from Raspberry Macarons with Rose Water Buttercream to Chocolate Truffles and Strawberry Red Velvet Cake with Marscapone Cream Cheese Frosting (available by the slice or whole 6″ cakes). Make this Valentine’s Day even sweeter with decadent handmade toffee and fudge from Littlejohn’s English Toffee and special mouth-watering confections from The Magic Nut & Candy Co. Think Valentine’s themed candied apples and so much more! Among the wide array of heart-shaped candies and chocolates available at Dylan’s Candy Bar, located on 

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Mardi Gras at The Original Farmers Market L.A.

Let the Good Times Roll! Sat & Sun, February 14-15 & Fat Tuesday, February 17 The 26th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration returns to the corner of 3rd and Fairfax! Join The Original Farmers Market February 14, 15 (Valentine’s Day weekend) & Fat Tuesday, February 17 for the finest New Orleans party west of the Big Easy. This year’s activities at The Original Farmers Market will feature the best in live Mardi Gras and Zydeco music, including Eddie Baytos & The Nervis Bros and Grammy-nominated Lisa Haley & The Zydekats, strolling parade bands, authentic New Orleans food and drink, beads, activities for kids, the Mutti Gras Pet Parade and more! So, don’t think twice about where to go for Valentine’s Day. 

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