Brunch at République Los Angeles

You didn’t do your trip to Los Angeles if you didn’t do a solid brunch. While the city has plenty of great food options, the one thing that we certainly do perfectly is brunch. Recently a few of us here with the Glitterati gang found the need for some solid pastry and brunch food, but were a little short on time. Luckily, one of L.A.’s best French restaurants transforms on Saturday and Sunday mornings/early afternoons into a more casual (but no less delicious), brunch spot. Republique is known for its French food, bread, and pastries (DELICIOUS pastries), and their brunch definitely does not disappoint. To accommodate their many hungry guests, there is no reservation setting for their brunch.  Instead, Republique 

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Vinadore Cafe West Hollywood for Wine and Painting

Los Angeles clearly has some of the trendiest drink spots and clubs for anyone looking for the Hollywood experience. However, if late night dancing and standing in lines isn’t your thing, there is a cute little cafe calling your name for a fun night of wine, food, and painting. Saturday and Sunday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. the intimate and quaint cafe, Vinadore, offers a paint class and lots of laughs for anyone looking for a relaxing evening. The class is $20, comes with an instructor to guide you through the process, and a glass of wine. We all know one glass is never enough, especially for those painters just beginning and needing to let loose and not worry 

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Best Romantic Spots in Los Angeles for Valentines Day

February is going to be a busy month here in Los Angeles.  In just a day, L.A. sports fans will be watching their home team, the Los Angeles Rams, take on the New England Patriots at The Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.  On Sunday, February 24th, The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, will once again host The Academy Awards.  Somewhere right in the middle on February 14th, daters and lovers will be taking in the best romantic spots in Los Angeles for Valentines Day. If you don’t immediately think of romance when thinking about L.A., just watch hits like La La Land, and Pretty Woman. Some of the best romantic date spots in and around Los Angeles include: The Griffith Park 

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The Best Sushi in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

The cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills have no shortage of outstanding sushi restaurants.  They range from the all-you-can-eat, to the money-is-no-object dining experiences. Some of the most popular spots include strip mall no-frills storefronts. This includes a few of our favorite locations.  Look into Sushi Park at 8539 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.  This spot is pure fish, with no rice in sight.  Specialties include the blue crab hand roll, toro and uni. Because this spot pushes right up against the Hollywood Hills, it’s also a favorite of celebrities. Ventura Boulevard, in and around Studio City, is home to literally dozens of sushi restaurants block after block.  Sushi Katsu-ya Studio City is our go-to for a consistently great 

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Hollywood Sports Bars for Super Bowl 2019

Crazy to think that Los Angeles went 2 decades without an NFL team, and we just had two teams– with the Chargers, and the Rams– making the divisional playoffs.  Next Sunday, January 20th, will tell us if our one remaining team that has made it to the next playoff game (The Rams) will be in The Super Bowl with the Patriots, Saints or Chiefs. If you’re not in Atlanta for The Super Bowl, and find yourself in Los Angeles, don’t worry…there’s plenty of local hotspots to watch the game and celebrate with Angelenos.  Especially if our home team makes it into the big game. Of course, every barber shop, hotel bar, restaurant, shopping venue, etc., will be playing the game 

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Santa Monica Restaurant Week

Hey foodies! We have two questions for you…What exactly is a persimmon, and how could it make for a great weekend in Santa Monica? If you don’t know the answer to either of these questions, that’s okay. I myself had to look up exactly what a persimmon was (it’s an edible fruit that resembles a large, yellow tomato and has a sweet flesh. You’re welcome). If you are interested in this cheeky tomato doppelganger, this weekend is the time to try it out. The Santa Monica Restaurant Week has made the persimmon the central ingredient, and this weekend marks the final few days for great deals. Today through Sunday, you can experience some of the best food Santa Monica has 

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Discover Los Angeles and dineL.A. 2019

It happens twice a year, and now is one of the times for foodies to unite.  It’s Discover Los Angeles and dineL.A. 2019!  This first experience takes place January 11-25.  It’s your chance to experience special menus from over 400 restaurants in and around Los Angeles. For lunch, look for 2+ courses for $15, $20, $25, and $35. For dinner, 3+ courses will be $29, $39, $49, $59, and $99 which would be part of the dineL.A. Exclusive Series. It is the perfect opportunity to revisit one of your old faves, or try something completely new.  Remember, Los Angeles is incredibly diverse, so look for awesome options in Chinese, Mexican, Peruvian, traditional American, Thai, Japanese, Russian, Brazilian, and Armenian. Check 

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The Grill on The Alley Restaurant in Beverly Hills

One of our most important jobs in conducting luxury private tours of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, is keeping up to date on the hottest, hippest restaurants and bars (as much as our paychecks will allow).  Sometimes, we focus on the up-and-coming spots, because that’s what many of our guests have heard about.  The problem with this approach is that we can miss a gem of a restaurant that’s been in our own backyard for decades. The Grill on The Alley Restaurant in Beverly Hills is one of them.  For years, we’ve told our many VIP’s about this spot which is just steps from Rodeo Drive, without ever trying it firsthand.  That all changed the other night, and we may 

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Christmas at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Polo Lounge

Built in 1912, The Beverly Hills Hotel is just as luxurious, glamorous, and desired as it was 107 years ago.  It was known as “the hotel between the city and the sea,” because it was almost perfectly centered between Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica.  Plus, it gave those looking for real estate in the old lima bean fields, a place to spend the night as they looked for the perfect property to build a home.  A few years later, the hotel would have famous neighbors like Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. The legendary Polo Lounge is a must for anyone staying at, or visiting the property.  A few of us just made our annual 

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Pinks Hotdogs in Hollywood

We often talk about the many must-try restaurants in Los Angeles for foodies.  Of course this includes comfort food.  Always on the list, look into In N Out Burger, See’s Candies, Sprinkles Cupcakes, John Kelly Chocolates, and Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘n Waffles. Since 1939, one of the most popular spots is Pinks Hotdogs in Hollywood. What started off as a tiny push cart, has grown into an institution near the corner of La Brea and Melrose.  Hotdogs back in the day were sold for 10 cents, and a coke was half of that.  Now hotdogs average about $5.  Currently, Pink’s sells over 2000 hotdogs a day. When at Pink’s, enjoy their wall of fame, which includes 100’s of famous actors 

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