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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The Giving Keys L.A.

  The Giving Keys L.A. ____________________ Los Angeles is home to some of the most creative people in not only the United States, but the world. People in all creative industries flock here to be at the epicenter of where projects come to life. Not just the world of film, but the world of art, photography, tech, and of course, fashion. Along with some of the most creative people, our city is also full of people with big hearts. Nothing is better than when creativity and kindness come together to create a great company with a quality (and trendy) product. One of the best companies to emulate this is The Giving Keys L.A. The Givings Keys is a non-profit company 

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Where are the Fires in Los Angeles

Where are the Fires in Los Angeles and Southern California _____________________ December is typically our worst month for fires, and this year is obviously no exception. Los Angeles is surrounded by hills and mountains, in fact, the Santa Monica Mountain Range cuts our city in half. These hills remain extremely dry for the majority of the year, and December is when our notorious Santa Ana winds can really kick up. These are the strong devil winds that affect the Southern California Coastline, as they develop inland. Like any disaster, when people see these fires on the news, it looks as though all of California is on fire. Glitterati Tours has been fielding calls and emails from visitors wondering about the 

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Raven and the Willow Photography

We thrive on showcasing all things L.A., but when something like the Raven and the Willow Photography comes along, we are thrilled to let clients know about their services.   A few years back, Bryan was one of the original guides here at Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills.  He lived a comfortable life here in West Hollywood with his beautiful wife Jenni-Kate.  Over-time, they grew creatively towards Manhattan, New York, and its incredible performer lifestyle.  Just minutes away, they now call Weehawken, New Jersey their home. When not on production with Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, comedy clubs, and showcases, Jenni-Kate and Bryan have created an amazing photography company called the Raven and the Willow. As a special duo (Jenni-Kate as 

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Brunch in Beverly Hills

Brunch in Beverly Hills ——————————- If there’s one thing we Angelenos thrive on, it’s leisurely dining. The one constant observation from guests during our private Beverly Hills and L.A. tours is, “Does anyone work in this town?” All the cafés are jam-packed with people enjoying their downtime. Just drive down 3rd Street with the tons of afternoon hotspots, or go by Urth Caffe on Melrose Avenue….morning, noon, or night, and see the throngs of L.A. folks having salads, lattes, or pastries at this see-and-be-seen corner location in West Hollywood. Brunch in Beverly Hills on the weekends is really something special. We just had the champagne and seafood-heavy brunch at The Peninsula, and it was AMAZING. ***NOTE: The service here is 

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Exercise Charity Event in West Hollywood

We’ve Got the Perfect Exercise Charity Event For You in West Hollywood! ——————————– We get that vacation is often for relaxation and to have some well deserved “me” time – but if you find yourself in Los Angeles on the 11th of November and wanting to do a little something for others we have the perfect event for you to pop into. Los Angeles is really good for a handful of experiences that make our city so unique. Some of these include celebrity sightings, fitness classes, and surprisingly enough – giving back. If you find yourself needing a sweat session you may want to stop into Training Mate, the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) gym that was recently voted West 

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Marino Ristorante Los Angeles for Great Italian Food and Service

Marino Ristorante Los Angeles is a Must for Lovers of Great Italian Food Los Angeles, essentially, is a city of spotlights. When you drive up and down streets such as Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood Boulevard, and Rodeo Drive, you see countless restaurants, patisseries, stores, and shops begging for attention. Celebrities who stop in, often draw crowds and bring the spotlight and excitement. Locals and tourists alike flock to where they hear the next A-list sighting or hot-spot may be… While the hustle and bustle of these places can turn into an exciting night out, it is sometimes the quiet places tucked away that may show you one of your best Los Angeles evenings yet. Minutes away from the highly trafficked Hollywood 

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Summer dineLA Restaurants Around Los Angeles

Look Into the Best in Dining with Summer dineLA Restaurants Around Los Angeles. Yes, contrary to popular belief, locals (known as Angelenos) do in fact eat.  We love our food, and the perfect time to experience the best that our city has to offer is during our summer dineLA experience from July 14th-28th.  Once called dineLA week, this popular culinary excursion is now 2 weeks in duration. With over 300 restaurants participating, enjoy 2+course lunches for $15, $20, and $25.  Dinners are set at 3+courses at $29, $39, $49 and $95+ with the dineLA Exclusive Series.  This special selection of restaurants sponsored by American Express, includes hotspots like Chaya Downtown, Cut by Wolfgang Puck, ink., Melissa, Providence (consistently voted the 

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Summer Things to do in Los Angeles

There are countless summer things to do in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.  It’s only April 23rd, and it actually feels like summer at a cozy 84 degrees.  Come July, August and September, look for spikes in heat up to 100F or 38C.  Keep this in mind when planning out your days.  If it helps, it’s usually a dry desert heat, as opposed to a humid sticky kind of hot. Here’s a handful of ideas, both inside and outside for summer things to do in Los Angeles: Take a Hike:  Yes, this can be done in summer.  It’s actually a very popular time to take in the outdoors.  Just bring plenty of water, and sunscreen…and keep you eyes 

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