Clare Auchterlonie

If you are looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles there is wide range of events going on to suit everybody, whether your are seeking family fun or a wild time. Here’s some of the best on offer:…

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The holidays are never a better time to treat yourself to Afternoon Tea at a historic hotel. The Millennium Biltmore Hotel (506 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90071) in downtown Los Angeles is perfect location for nibbling on some delicate finger…

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Even the most ‘Grinchy’ of us can enjoy the simple pleasure of holiday lights over the Christmas period and Californians do it like no one else – on water! Floating parades of lights have long been a favorite holiday tradition…

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Celebrate the holidays with the best of Santa Monica’s nightlife while raising money for those in need with the 5th Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl. Taking place on Saturday, December 14, 2013, in Santa Monica at the city’s best bars and…

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Where else in the world but in Los Angeles can you ice skate past a palm tree? Los Angeles has a couple of places you can enjoy skating outdoors this holiday season. Santa Monica’s ICE (1324 5th St, Santa Monica,…

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If you are visiting Los Angeles over the holidays there is plenty going on to get you in the holiday spirit. Who says it doesn’t snow in LA? Well it does from 7pm nightly at The Grove – LA’s enormous outdoor…

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Los Angeles Union Station (800 North Alameda Street, 90012) has just been named one of the most beautiful train stations in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine, which confirms that even if you aren’t taking at train to LA,…

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Hidden in Beverly Hills, just a block from the world famous Rodeo Drive is a modest little deli, which on first glance you’d never guest is a hangout for Los Angeles celebrities, producers and agents – Nat n Al’s (414…

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Wacko Soap Plant in Los Angeles (4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, 90027) is no ordinary store. Wacko opened in 1971 in Los Feliz under the name Soap plant by the Shire family as a handmade soap store with sons Billy…

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Located in Downtown Los Angeles within the Historic Core district, is Bottega Louie (700 S Grand Ave, 90017).  With floor to ceiling windows, you can take in the full opulence of the restaurant before you even enter; gray-white marble floors,…

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It used to be a bank, now it’s a bibliophile’s dream come true – The Last Bookstore (453 S Spring Street, Los Angeles) is a two-storey, 16000 square feet of new and used books, oh, and vinyl records – remember…

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One man’s junk is another man’s treasure as they say, and nowhere this could be truer than at Long Beach Antique Market (4901 E Conant Street
, Long Beach CA) in Los Angeles. Voted one of the best flea markets in the…

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Cupcakes or Ice cream? Ice cream or Cupcakes? Now you can have both and they are right next door to each other. Sprinkles, considered to be the World’s first cupcake bakery (9635 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, 90212) is serving…

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Hollywood is the mecca for wannabes, could-bes and might-bes, and it’s the Hollywood sign, one of the most recognizable signs in the world that draws them here. It’s a symbol of failure and tragedy for many, hope and success for…

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Why not start your weekend in Los Angeles with breakfast or lunch at the infamous Chateau Marmont? (8221 Sunset Blvd, 90046) Modeled on a French Loire Valley Chateau D’Amboise, it’s been playing host to celebrities since 1929. The Chateau, as it’s know…

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Walk The Venice Boardwalk

on October 23, 2013

Locals refer to Venice in Los Angeles, as where ‘art meets crime’ and although Venice is safe, it certainly is quirky and colorful, like a permanent circus with a big top that is a little weathered at the edges. To…

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Los Angeles has a lot to offer for those looking to celebrate Halloween this year – whether you want to be scared out of your wits, watch a spooky movie or see amazing costumes, there is something for everyone. For…

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Take A Sip of Hollywood History

on October 10, 2013

Take a step back in time this weekend with Los Angeles’ Formosa Cafe (7156 Santa Monica Blvd, 90046) which is rammed with Hollywood history, but you may recognize the Formosa from the movie LA Confidential where Ed Exley wrongly accuses…

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Hollywood reservoir, or Lake Hollywood as it’s sometimes called, provides water to the city of Los Angeles. Until recently, it was closed off to the public but has been reopened again so once more Angelinos and visitors in the know…

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Dia De Los Muertos or Day of The Dead is one of Mexico’s traditional holidays honoring passed family and friends. Believed to be the night when the ‘veil’ between the living and the dead is at its thinnest so the…

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