Who Are The Best Tour Guides for Hollywood Experiences

Nowadays, with gizmos, gadgets, and apps, everyone is a local “professional” tour guide. Not only in Los Angeles, but the world-over.  Tours, or experiences, from 3rd, 4th or 5th party bookers looking to cash in, can be broken down into small excursions promising the unknowing visitor the best of the city.  Want to do a small selfie tour?  Want to do a cupcake tour? Want to do a beer crawl? Want to be introduced to unique boutique stores?  Want an architectural tour on a skateboard? Want to see where the celebrities dine with a paparazzi? ….the list is endless. Yes, our price point may be a little more expensive. Consider this though.  You may combine a hodgepodge of different experiences and 

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Where Are The Fires in California?

First, thank you to the dozens of past guests, and the domestic and international travel agents that have reached out to check on our safety during the fires.  Fortunately, we are safe, and our heart goes out to those in the affected areas.  No major fires have hit the general Hollywood or Beverly Hills areas.  When one sees the news, it can look like the whole state is up in flames. This time of year is typically fire season in California.  It’s when the brush in the hills and mountains are at their driest, and when the Santa Ana winds can kick up.  In fact, last year at about this same time (and into December) California had the Skirball Fire, 

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Hotel Spotlight: The Beverly Wilshire Hotel

A legendary property in one of the most recognizable cities in the United States!  The Beverly Wilshire Hotel was completed in 1928.  Its name has changed slightly over the years, and some visitors still refer to it as The Regent Beverly Wilshire.  Since 1992, it’s commonly called A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Wilshire (not to be confused with its sister hotel a few blocks away, The Four Seasons Los Angeles Hotel at Beverly Hills). The Beverly Wilshire Hotel’s guest list is long and impressive.  Notable names include Warren Beatty, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, President Barack Obama, and countless royal families from around the globe. The hotel sits perfectly centered in the 90210 zip code.  Its intersections include Wilshire Blvd. and 

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The Original Farmers Market in Hollywood

For over 84 years, The Original Farmers Market in Hollywood has been a local favorite.  Even their tagline is “Meet Me at Third and Fairfax.”  It’s at this intersection in 1934 that local farmers were invited to sell their goods off the back of trucks.  Soon after, merchants and grocers joined in, and opened permanent kiosks or stalls that acted as their restaurants and stores. Since that time, it’s remained a must-visit for neighbors, celebrities, and of course travelers to our city.  Everyone has visited this corner including Frank Sinatra, President Dwight Eisenhower, Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Shirley Temple, and The Beatles. To this day, you can still see your favorite celebs.  In fact, there’s a handful of tables by Bob’s 

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Hollywood Bowl 2018 Season

The Hollywood Bowl is up and at again for their 2018 season, and tickets are now on sale for all of their upcoming events for this Spring and Summer season. The Hollywood Bowl line-up is always one of variety, and there is something for everyone. This year is no exception with shows from Annie the Musical, to viewings of the original Star Wars with a live orchestra! Sprinkle in some Diana Ross, Kevin Hart, and Sing-a-Longs of some of America’s favorite movie musicals (think Grease and Sound of Music!) As always the L.A. Philharmonic will be playing throughout with some of the great conductors of our age. If the amazing entertainment isn’t already fantastic enough, remember that you can bring 

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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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