Romantic Spots in Los Angeles

Romantic Spots in Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills ___________________ If you left your heart in San Francisco, it’s time to rediscover it here in Los Angeles. Valentines Day is less than a week away, so if you haven’t planned a little something for your loved one(s) by now, it’s time! Just watch La La Land and see how romantic the City of Angels can be with its many special places.  Much was centered around our Griffith Park Observatory and the surrounding neighborhoods.  Remember the lounge where Ryan Gosling played piano and sang?  It’s right up here in Burbank next to Warner Bros. Studios.  It’s a fantastic restaurant dating back to 1946 called The Smokehouse.  This is a great spot to 

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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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NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles in the Downtown Section _____________________ If you’ve ever been to the NoMad Hotel in the Flatiron District, you know what a special place it is in the heart of New York.  Many know of it because of its incredible ambience, fantastic rooms, great service, a good stiff cocktail and the delicious roasted black truffle chicken. We’ve been missing out on the West Coast until now.  Sunday, January 21st, 2018 marked the grand opening of NoMad Hotel Los Angeles.  If you haven’t been to DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) in the last few years, you haven’t been.  Even us folks that were born and raised in L.A. are shocked each and every time we go to this 

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Dine and Party at Clifton’s DTLA

Dine and Party at Clifton’s DTLA Along Broadway _____________________ The real draw to our city is Old Hollywood and tales of the Golden Age. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of the classics you have to admit that those stories from years ago are what started all of the hype for our city today. One of the best places to truly experience the feel of the Los Angeles yesteryear is none other than the historic Clifton’s Cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles. Recently restored to its original splendor, Clifton’s is now the last cafeteria left in the city from the golden era age of cafeteria style dining. Don’t let the word “cafeteria” confuse you with school lunches and stark rooms 

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Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting

The Annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration —————————————– You may have missed the Christmas tree lighting and fireworks display at The Grove that Glitterati Tours just recently blogged about. Not to worry. If you’re in town this Thursday, November 16th, make your way over to Beverly Hills, as they have their annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration. Once the knob is flicked, look for amazing light displays throughout the city. There will also be special sculptures by HYBYCOZO and live entertainment. Part of the lighting diplay will be the incredible chandeliers by Baccarat that be lining this world-famous drive. Robin Thicke will be the headlining performer starting at 5PM, and the show will be hosted by Top Chef Junior Host, 

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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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Hotel Spotlight: London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills

Just steps away from the historic Sunset Strip you will find one of Los Angeles’ best accommodations for your stay in the city. The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills proves you don’t physically have to be in the 90210 for a 5-Star experience at a beautiful venue. The central location of The London is ideal for anyone wanting to experience all the cities within L.A. You are only minutes away from Hollywood where you can explore the Chinese Theater, Dolby Theatre, and find your favorite celebrity’s star on the Walk of Fame. Venture the other direction and you will find yourself in the heart of Beverly Hills for world-class shopping and the beautiful sights along Rodeo Drive. Of course, 

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Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles As we wrap up the summer season at The Hollywood Bowl, the L.A. Philharmonic flies south (about 17 minutes) to their winter home at The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. This is an amazing venue, and certainly one of the most photographed structures for visitors coming to L.A. This Frank Ghery designed building must be seen in person and on foot. We recommend walking around the entire building to fully understand the dimensions and architecture. Opened about this same time back in 2003, it’s become an incredibly iconic building, not only in DTLA (Downtown L.A.) but all of Southern California. The LA Phil, with Gustavo Dudamel as their Music 

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Hotel Spotlight: The W Hollywood Hotel

The W Hollywood Hotel at Hollywood and Vine Like any perfect combination of La La Land names — Astaire and Rogers, Lucy and Desi, Abbott and Costello—there’s Hollywood and Vine. Corners don’t get more famous than this! Here you’ll find The W Hollywood Hotel. You’ve also got the Walk of Fame, The Pantages Theatre for Broadway shows like Hamilton (literally steps away), Katsuya Hollywood, Avalon and Bardot nightclubs, Gwen Restaurant by Curtis Stone and Capitol Records. The W Hotel itself, is home to the California bistro, Delphine, as well as: Station Hollywood –Outside bar, which is adjacent to Hollywood Boulevard, with the sweet sounds of house DJ’s. The Living Room – In the hotel lobby. See the signature red-spiral staircase 

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West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2017

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2017 Along Santa Monica Boulevard Ready to party with 499,999 other folks at one of the largest Halloween gatherings in the world! The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is just 2 weeks away. It takes place on Halloween night, October 31st, from 6PM-11PM. Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed from La Cienega to Doheny, which borders Beverly Hills. Look for the best costumes you’ll ever see, in the talented hub that is West Hollywood (actually known as the “Creative City”). Most of this stretch will be shoulder to shoulder with people, so 100% don’t even think about bringing kids (especially strollers) or pets to this event. Trust us, we’ve seen this parade for years and it’s no 

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