March 5th, 2014
You simply cannot live in a city like Los Angeles and not have a taste for seafood. Living by the coast tends to mean that there is a lot of it around, however, it is not just in Los Angeles that people enjoy this culinary delight. Seafood is eaten all over the world due to the fact that it is jam packed full of different proteins. These proteins are essential for maintaining a healthy diet and keeping your heart, bones, skin and teeth healthy. In fact, it is recommended that seafood be eaten at least 2 or 3 times a week.
Seafood is eaten differently by a varied range of cultures, and the Los Angeles Seafood Festival serves to bring them all together for one great culinary event in which visitors will get a culinary experience like they’ve never had before. It is expected that around 15,000 people will attend the event which is being held on March 23 from 10am to 6pm. The festival provides something for everyone, regardless of who you are or where you come from.
Residents and visitors who are staying in downtown Los Angeles are all invited to come and taste an overflowing menu of different seafood cuisines from different cultures and backgrounds that will be provided by different local food vendors and restaurants. There will also be different exhibits and crafts which will keep the kids entertained such as music, literature (cooking related of course), carnival games and much more....
February 12th, 2014
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner —a day to celebrate everything about love and to show your partner just how much they mean to you. Most couples choose to go out and celebrate in some way, and this year, Grand Park has got a Funky Sole event especially for the lovers in town. The party will feature live music from Breakestr and Orgone, as well as DJ sets from Music Man Miles and Clifton. You and your lover will be able to dance the night away on the dance floor, which will be set up for the evening. In addition to all of this, there will be food and snacks available to purchase from 3 food trucks (serving crepes, lobster, and grilled cheese), a full stocked bar, and sweets and flower vendors too. There will even be a free photo booth for couples to take a memento of their night away. Held in the most romantic place in LA, this event is perfect for couples or singles who are looking to mingle.The Park sits in the center of downtown Los Angeles and runs from the LA Music Center to City Hall, so it will be easy to find if you are at one of the places to stay near Grand Park LA. It provides a place for residents and visitors from all types of backgrounds to take time off from their busy lives, relax, and enjoy the stunning views and activities available. There are four different...
January 11th, 2014
When looking for somewhere to eat in the downtown neighborhood, five places immediately stand out above the competition. Firstly, Ebanos Crossing is a unique environment to enjoy something not commonly found elsewhere: the atmosphere, secrecy and ‘sexiness’ of a 1920s and 1930s speakeasy. Born in era when prohibition led people to look for their spirits in hidden venues, Ebanos Crossing recreates that glamour and mystery with a variety of artisanal cocktails in its comfortable lounge environment. A menu of vibrant high class cuisine complements this perfectly, creating a very special place to eat.
The Cherry Pick Café, on Hill Street, is totally different. A bright, light and above all else fresh menu of local produce is a staple of lunch orders around the area, where the team will even make your sandwich in advance and have it ready to collect when you arrive. Sandwiches, salads, pastries and soups in hundreds of variations are made to order using fresh produce at incredible prices. This cafe is an excellent choice when looking for dining in downtown Los Angeles!
For those who favor the Indian cuisine and its warm, fresh spices, the place to be is Badmaash. Epitomizing the best of Indian flavors within the downtown LA atmosphere, Badmaash has built itself a reputation for excellence which is hard to beat. Local organic ingredients are combined by their expert chef, whose 40 years of experience stand him in good stead for creating his unique...
December 17th, 2013
December 6th, 2013
Ice skating in Los Angeles is one of those special traditions which help to make Christmas full of joy. In celebration of the start of Downtown On Ice, the most popular seasonal event in the area, the stunning outdoor skating rink will open on November 15th until January 21st with opening times available for both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. At just $8 per person, it also offers great value a fun time for the whole family. In its location in Pershing Square, the rink is also the largest outdoor skating area in the whole city, popular with local residents and visitors alike. Those staying at one of the hotels near Pershing Square should head over and enjoy some holiday skating!
Each year, the Downtown On Ice activity schedule includes a wide range of free events which are enjoyed by the whole community of Los Angeles. Holiday concerts, ice skating exhibitions, movie screenings and sing a long sessions to seasonal favourites are just a small part of this busy calendar of winter events designed to spread festive cheer and unite neighborhoods. Downtown On Ice has been running since 1998 and has become a favorite seasonal activity. Previous year’s activities have included performances by the Rockettes from the Radio City Music Hall and numerous special appearances by the Mayor Villaraigosa.
Not only is the rink the largest in the area, it is also probably one of the rinks in the most striking locations. Pershing Square is...
November 7th, 2013
Starting in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show has grown from its 99 vehicle display held at Morley’s Skating Rink to the massive industry landmark it is known as today. To meet the needs of the ever growing auto-industry, the show moved locations several times in its earliest years – sometimes due to scale, sometimes due to damage, most notably in 1929 when the failure of an electrical circuit in the exhibition of airplanes caused upwards of $1 million damages. Despite a break for war efforts of more than a decade, the show has run every year now since 1952 and has showcased practically all of the major developments in the field.
This year, 2013, the LA Auto Show will be held between November 22nd and December 1st, with two press days prior to its public opening. Its partner, the Connected Car Expo, is being held between November 19th and 21st, allowing brands to debut some of their newest models and make some of their major announcements. One of the major attractions of visitors to the LA Auto Show is the range of new cars announced and the future prototypes which can be seen, and this year will be no different. With just a few weeks left until the launch of the 2013 LA Auto Show, 56 vehicles are expected to be debuted at the event – with twenty two of those being world debut models. The show has become one of the most popular auto events in...
October 15th, 2013
Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead – is celebrated at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday, November 2nd this year between midday and midnight. Join celebrants from Los Angeles hotels in downtown for this unique event as people from all walks of life come together to recognize their ancestors and honor the deceased. 2013 is the 14th annual Dia de Los Meurtos event held at the Hollywood Forever cemetery.
Guests are encouraged to come dressed in appropriate festival costume, bringing their best Calaca outfits to participate in the celebrations. A colourful traditional procession will make its way between the homes of Hollywood’s Immortals, combining the traditional elements of Aztec blessings with more modern regional dedications by local music and dance groups. Over one hundred Aztec Ritual Dancers will be performing in full costume in the new Dance Plaza area, where both historic and contemporary dances will be on show. Moreover, hundreds of altars are created by members of the community to commemorate their loved ones, with the annual altar competition offering prizes in three categories. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be hosting a children’s craft and art project area, where the children can really get involved in the festival, and there will also be a large Art Exhibition in the Central Mausoleum.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery is committed to creating an atmosphere that is as authentic as possible, providing a venue in which to celebrate the time-honored tradition in a genuine way. Since...
September 7th, 2013
The LA County Fair is a major annual event in the California area. First held in 1922 in a beet field in Pomona, where highlights included chariot racing, harness races and a wing walking exhibition, the fair has grown since then to become one of the largest and most popular county fairs in the entire United States. With only one exception, in every year since 1948 the numbers of people attending the fair have been more than one million, making it the fourth largest county fair event in the country. If you will be staying in downtown Los Angeles plan a trip to the fair!
In its primary role, the fair connects the agricultural and farming communities with the public, offering a unique gathering place for the community in which visitors can learn about the history and heritage of California and farming in the area, whilst also enjoying entertainment and activities designed for children. More recent fairs have had petting zoos and areas for youngsters to come face to face with animals, rather than a focus on the livestock competitions which dominated historic fairs. This years’ animal attractions also include a special feature Beneath The Sea: An Underwater Adventure complete with shark and stingray encounters and the sea lion show – as well as the traditional Pig Races!
The 2013 event is bigger than ever. Being held August 30th to September 29th, the programme is full of activities from the popular Demolition Derby (September...