Staff Picks

  • Christmas Tree Lane: L.A.’s Answer to a White Christmas

    SoCal is not exactly known for having a white Christmas. Palm trees and sunny skies, rather than cedars and snow, tend to be the order of the day. That said, if you’re longing for the storybook holiday experience, you can find it around here.... Read more

  • An Enchanted Evening of Lights at L.A.’s Descanso Gardens

    One of the most time honored Christmas traditions in the United States, riding from house to house to marvel at flamboyant yard displays—inflatable reindeer, dancing snowmen, Santa sleighs bigger than a Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan—is a hallmark of the suburban childhood experience.... Read more

  • Indulge in Bavaria's Best

    One of the great assets of the Los Angeles area is the tremendous cultural diversity that enhances the joy of life for us all. From now through the end of the month, you can take part in Southern California’s longest-running Oktoberfest, where authentic German food, drink, and music are a recipe for some of the liveliest parties of the year.... Read more

  • The Viper Room: A Rock and Roll Institution

    One of the hottest clubs on the Sunset Strip, The Viper Room was originally known as Melody Room, a jazz joint and favorite nightspot of gangsters Mickey Cohen and Bugsy Siegel.... Read more

  • A Generous Serving of Book Soup

    When you hear “Hollywood” (whether “west” or otherwise), you probably immediately think of blockbuster films, glitzy red carpet galas, and celebrities trying to duck past persistent paparazzi. You probably don’t immediately think of literary expertise and appreciation, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Book Soup.... Read more

  • The Comedy Store, Where Laughter is Always in Stock

    When most folks hear “Hollywood,” they picture the classic stars of the silver screen, from Clark Gable, to Cary Grant, to Meryl Streep. Equally representative of the Hollywood glitterati are the many comedians who’ve gotten their start at West Hollywood’s own Comedy Store.... Read more

  • Independence Day in L.A.

    As cities across the United States prepare to celebrate Independence Day, Los Angeles is once again at the forefront of festivities with its Pacific Palisades Parade.... Read more

  • Shopping and Socializing at the Grove

    No visit to L.A. would be complete without a day out shopping and dining in the sun. So when the mood strikes you, head over to The Grove, one of the city’s top stops for high-end fashion and fraternizing. ... Read more

  • Classic Sophistication, Cutting-Edge Innovation

    As an intimate hide-away for artists and entertainers, Le Montrose strives to provide its guests with a balance of classic sophistication and cutting-edge innovation. In keeping with that philosophy, we recommend our guests enjoy an evening with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which has been hailed by New Yorker critic Alex Ross as “the most creative, and, therefore, the best orchestra in the United States.” ... Read more

  • A Day When Suddenly Everyone's Irish

    An Irish fever sweeps across the home of the brave in the middle of March.... Read more

  • Tearful Tributes to Famous Hollywood Loves

    Classic movies featuring lovey-dovey couples are returning to silver screens.... Read more

  • Smooth Out Last Year's Bruises

    A smash weekend in Los Angeles is definitely going to improve your water cooler talk.... Read more