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Labor Day Weekend at LACMA | September 2021

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It’s nearly the end of summer – can you believe it? – and if you are staying in town this long Labor Day Weekend, you may wondering what special events or things to do are happening out there in our great city of Los Angeles. LACMA has a full weekend slate of incredible exhibitions, live jazz music, captivating talks, art activities and more to keep you occupied this weekend. That is, if you are not too tempted by the lure of the beach.

Old Hollywood Glamour Returns to The Roosevelt Hotel at Nancy Silverton’s The Barish

Tucked in the corner of the landmarked lobby of the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, The Barish held its grand (re)opening in May. After being open for just a few weeks in 2020 before the pandemic forced its early closure, it has been a long wait for celebrity chef Nancy Silverton to begin welcoming guests – many friends and family – back to the modern steakhouse in this historic space. We scored a table for two on the reopening night and have returned several times since. Exquisite dishes, divine drinks, impeccable service, sleek and stylish design, and a chance to be greeted by Nancy Silverton herself all combine for a one-of-a-kind dining experience that pays homage to Old Hollywood glamour while being something new and all its own.

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Thousands March in Los Angeles for All Black Lives Matter Protest

An estimated 30,000 Angelenos marched for Sunday, June 14th’s All Black Lives Matter protest. This event was a show of support for the racial justice movement in general and for the LGBTQ+ Black community in particular. The anti-racism solidarity march stretched from Hollywood to West Hollywood. West Hollywood was originally was set to host the LA Pride Parade, as it has every year since 1970, before it was canceled due to the coronavirus.

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A History of Outpost Estates and 2763 Outpost Drive

2763 Outpost Drive, the restored Spanish-style home recently featured in Curbed LA, was built in 1940 during the second phase of construction of homes in the Outpost Estates neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills. Though nearly fifteen years had passed since the area’s original homes were built, pre-and-post World War II homes in Outpost were still required to match the style and feel of the 1920s homes, which were built specifically for the Golden Era of Hollywood’s movie stars and studio executives. Once the home of actress Dolores del Rio, Outpost Estates is a celebrity enclave just a stone’s throw away from Hollywood Bowl and Runyon Canyon.

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Your Guide to All the Awards Season Films Released Over the Holidays

You may have already chosen your favorite film of the year and declared your selections for the 2020 Academy Awards Best Picture category but there are still dozens of buzzworthy films set to be released over the upcoming holidays. To help keep you up to date with all the new movie releases of 2019, check out our November and December release calendar below and write us in the comments about the movies you’re most excited to see or the ones you’ve loved most so far this year.

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Spanish Revival Village Las Orquideas For Sale in Hollywood Heights

Built in the early days of the Golden Era of Hollywood and nestled in the Hollywood Heights foothills, Las Orquideas is a compound of five villas consisting of nine units. The property was designed by Cecil B. DeMille’s frequent art director Wilfred Buckland – popularly canonized as Hollywood’s first art director – to resemble the hillside towns of Andalusia. Buckland is quoted as saying, “I came to Hollywood … in search of a chance to visualize a more ‘pictorial’ way, by adapting to film the same rules that govern the higher art of painting.” Las Orquideas, located at 1901 North Orchid Avenue, is exquisitely painterly and altogether movie-magical.

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Highlights of the 2019 COLCOA French Film Festival

COLCOA French Film Festival returns to Los Angeles on September 23rd with 59 new feature films, documentaries, classics, TV Dramas, TV comedies, and short films to the DGA Theater in Hollywood. COLCOA is the acronym of “City of Light, City of Angels” the original name of an event celebrating relationships between filmmakers from two capital cities of cinema. Since 2015, the festival’s name has officially become COLCOA French Film Festival. The festival is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing in Hollywood the vitality and the diversity of French cinema, television, shorts, web series and VR program. I go every year and it is a festival not to be missed, complete with worldwide premieres, films sure to generate Oscar buzz, and happy hour screenings with wine and cheese receptions.

Below I’ve selected a few notable highlights, but be sure to visit COLCOA for the complete schedule and ticket details.

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The Best Labor Day Events in Los Angeles – 2019

Making plans this Labor Day weekend? Look further than this curated list of the best events happening in Los Angeles this weekend. From today until Monday, the city is offering dozens of unique and can’t miss events, from The Taste at Paramount Studios, outdoor movie screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Griffith Park, to pool parties at some of LA’s swankiest hotels, to feel good runs up the expanse of Mt. Baldy, this list of events will have you covered.

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Celebrity Real Estate Review – Summer 2019

All your Los Angeles celebrity real estate news in one place. Go inside the homes of Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Harry Styles, Patrick Dempsey, Cara Delevingne, Niecy Nash, Brie Larson, Rihanna, Ashley Benson, Bill Hader, Zayn Malik, and many more. See who sold at a loss, bought at a deal, and find out who is asking $35 million dollars for their penthouse in the sky.

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The Best Events & Things to Do in Los Angeles This Weekend

Happy June! Here’s a quick guide of the best events and things to do going on in Los Angeles this weekend. What are your weekend plans?

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