Staff Picks

  • Laughter’s Always on Sale at the Comedy Store

    What do John Belushi, Jim Carrey, Johnny Carson, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Chelsea Handler, and Steve Martin all have in common?... Read more

  • Party Hard on the 4th with Friends and Family at the Pacific Palisades Parade

    In less than a month, fireworks will blanket the skies across the United States in celebration of the nation’s founding. If you’ll be here in Los Angeles on the 4th and would like to partake in some patriotic festivities, check out the Pacific Palisades Parade, just a half-hour drive from our hotel.... Read more

  • The Grove: Los Angeles’ Premier Outdoor Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment Center

    With a design reminiscent of Los Angeles’ classic historic districts, the Grove is the go-to destination for shopping, dining, socializing, and all-around entertainment.... Read more

  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic: Breaking the Bounds of the Big Five

    For much of the 20th century, the Big Five of North America’s classical music scene were indisputably the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.... Read more

  • From Agrabah to L.A.: The Tale of a Boy and His Magical Lamp

    Everyone knows that if you want big screen blockbuster entertainment, you go to L.A., and if you want Tony Award winning live theater, you go to New York. In recent years, however, the historic Pantages Theatre has been on the forefront of bringing Broadway’s best right here to the city of Los Angeles.... Read more

  • The Best Improv in Los Angeles

    Let’s be honest, when improv comedy is bad, it’s really bad, but when it’s good, it’s just about the most entertaining thing you’ll ever see.... Read more

  • Dreaming of Mexico in the City of Angels

    For nearly a century, Los Angeles has been the place to be for movie magic and blockbuster entertainment. From now through February 11, it will also be home to the world’s preeminent theatrical performance ensemble, Cirque du Soleil.... Read more

  • 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

  • The Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

    West Hollywood’s highly anticipated spectacle rides along Sunset Boulevard, hot on the heels of Thanksgiving Day. ... Read more

  • The Comedies of High Culture

    West Hollywood’s eternal glam turns up the glitz for three straight months through to New Year’s Eve.... Read more

  • Halloween Horror Nights, Haunted Hayrides and Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    Get a grip on Halloween with the most spooktacular events Los Angeles has to offer. ... Read more

  • Society of the Spectacle

    This September Cinefamily is showing Krzysztof Kieslowski masterpiece Dekalog, an awe-inspiring experience among other film-centric events around town. ... Read more

  • A Touch of the Wild

    By the looks of it West Hollywood might have a monopoly on fresh music and newly established venues that routinely push the entertainment envelope.... Read more

  • The End of Summer

    When we decided to put together this roadmap for those of you lucky enough to spend a few days or a week in West Hollywood we had no idea how difficult it would be. There’s a lot going on here, and that’s putting it mildly.... Read more

  • Fantastic Shows and Where to Find Them

    This Independence Day the skies over many an American city will be a little quieter due to the nation’s collective tightening of belts, but Le Montrose is perfectly located in the heart of glowing Los Angeles, and we’re going to tell you how your entourage can secure a patriotic good time.... Read more

  • Get In The Grove Groove

    Hungry for fashion, food...maybe a little bit of both? Set a course for The Grove, one of L.A.’s premier hubs of high-end shopping and socializing.... Read more

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