Los Angeles City Guide

Los Angeles City Guide  Los Angeles City Guide los angeles skyline1 Los Angeles is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City. The city has been recognized as the most ethnically diverse of the nation and it`s city inhabitants are referred to as «Angelenos».

Also known as LA, the city is a leading world center of business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology and education, and has been ranked the third richest city and fifth most powerful and influential city in the world.

As the home base of Hollywood, it is also known as the «Entertainment Capital of the World», leading the world in the creation of movies, television productions, stage productions, video games and recorded music. Because of this the city is home to a lot of celebrities.

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Hotels and Resorts

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles has been the first choice for presidents, celebrities and dignitaries for almost 90 years. The trademark hotel is situated at the hearth of LA`s vibrant cultural district, the hotel is just steps away from major attractions such as L.A. Live, the Ahmanson Theatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Dodger Stadium. Not many hotels have the ideal locale and sumptuous comforts the Millennium Biltmore Hotel has to offer.

http://www.millenniumhotels.com/millenniumbiltmorelosangeles/

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is located at the epicenter of Los Angeles. This boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodations, panoramic skyline views, relaxing spas services, stimulating nightlife and access to sports, entertainment, award shows and world-class cuisine. The hotel offers a truly shimmering experience.

http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LosAngeles/Default.htm

The Standard Downtown LA

The Standard Downtown LA is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Is full-service hotel with sophistications and a sense of playfulness offering all the amenities travelers expect. The hotel has revolutionized the concept of a business hotel and established a new Standard for a unique experience.

http://standardhotels.com/

Galleries and Museums

Design Matters

Design Matters is a design gallery space in Los Angeles that`s mission is to encourage and promote an understanding of contemporary art and design. This mission is accomplish by presenting a unique blend of established and emerging talent from a wide range of disciplines. The gallery goal is to create a relationship between art, graphics, architecture, digital media and design.

http://designmattersla.com/?page_id=96

Ace Gallery

Ace Gallery was founded in 1961 by the gallery current director Douglas Chrismas, the gallery has a history of installing museum quality exhibitions. The gallery`s exhibition program balances a selection of emerging an mid-career artists with artist who have become fully established over the last years. The Ace Gallery is located on the Wilshire Boulevard.

http://www.acegallery.net/losangeles.php

Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum explores the capacity of art to impact and illuminate our lives. The museum mission is to examine the depth and diversity of artistic expression through the centuries with a special attention on art of our time. The Hammer Museum fights for the recognition that artists play a crucial role in all aspects of human experience. The museum is located on the Wilshire Boulevard.

http://hammer.ucla.edu/

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The MOCA was founded in 1979 and id the only museum in Los Angeles that is entirely devoted to contemporary art. The museum is located in South Grand Avenue.

http://www.moca.org/museum/us_home.php?

Design Shops and Centers

The Helms Bakery

The Helms Bakery is a Los Angeles historical destination located in the heart of West L.A. Is the perfect place for a meet with friends where everyone can eat at the award-winning restaurants and enjoy the unique collection of design and home furnishings stores. Perfect for a day of food and furniture.

http://helmsbakerydistrict.com/

L.A. Mart Design Center

The L.A Mart Design Center is located in downtown Los Angeles. The Center offers one-stop-shopping access to a respected and extraordinary range of traditional and contemporary furnishings and design inspirations for both the interior design professional and the design-savvy consumer.

http://www.lamartdesign.com/

Blueprint

For over a decade, Blueprint has showcased modern and contemporary furniture at prices that don`t require overtime. The store is located in West Los Angeles and their unique selection has caught the interest of designers and stylists.

http://www.blueprintfurniture.com/about/

Restaurants and Wineries

Roy`s Restaurant

Roy`s Restaurant is the perfect bond between European techniques, Asian cuisine and Hawaiian hospitality. The bond creates a dining experience unlike any other. The Roy`s Restaurant is located in South Figueroa Street.

http://www.roysrestaurant.com/about/

The Palm Restaurant

The Palm Restaurant has been open since 1975, since then the restaurant remains the favorite place to enjoy a prime beef, jumbo lobsters and authentic Italian food. The restaurant is open seven nights a week for dinner and weekends for lunch, and is located in S. Flower Street, Los Angeles.

http://www.thepalm.com/Los-Angeles-Downtown

San Antonio Winery

Since 1917, the San Antonio Winery has been the place of good living and culture in the heart of Los Angeles. The winery belongs to the Riboli Family and it is the only producing winery in LA. Experience this family tradition in The Historic Los Angeles Winery, in Lamar Street.

http://www.sanantoniowinery.com/

Silverlake Wine

Siverlake Wine is the place to go when you want an experience from around the globe. The store has wines that range from all prices and whether you want a wine to go with Chinese take-out, a dinner party wine or a large wedding, Silverlake Wine is the place for you.

http://silverlakewine.com/index.html

Spas

Olympic Spa

Olympic Spa is an Asian Spa & Retreat where you can relax and enjoy an exotic spa experience. The place only offers natural and pure treatments and promises to retreat not just the body but also the soul. Enjoy a unique experience in the Olympic Spa located in Koreatown.

http://olympicspala.com/index.htm

Natura Spa

Relax and discovery a whole new sense of well-being at Natura Spa, an underground oasis in the heart of Los Angeles.

http://natura-spa.com/

Le Petite Retreat

Once you enter Los Angeles day spa Le Petite Retreat you`ll find yourself in an elegant and inviting sanctuary where comfort and wellness are the orders of the day. Enjoy and relax with their unique indoor-outdoor spa that is a reminiscent of a classic French-Asian Island Retreat.

http://www.lprdayspa.com/index.php

Showrooms

Los Angeles Showroom: Environment Furniture

Environment Furniture on Beverly Boulevard is a Los Angeles showroom in the heart of LA fashion and design center. Their commitment is to use in their furniture materials with low environmental impact.

http://www.environmentfurniture.com/losangeles

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Luxury Properties

Los Angeles Luxury Real Estate

http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/browse~mn/california/los_angeles.cfm

The Agency: Redefining real estate

http://www.theagencyre.com/

Hilton & Hyland

http://www.hiltonhyland.com/

Art Shows

LA Art Show 2013

The LA Art Show 2013 presents the art world`s limitless range featuring exhibitors who appreciate the past, embrace the present and forecast the future. Enjoy this 4 days, 4 distinct sections and live an unique experience.

http://www.laartshow.com/

Points of Interest

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Hollywood Walk of Fame: Between Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street

Walt Disney Concert Hall: Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood: Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles

El Capitan Theatre: Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

Venice Beach

Enjoy the city!

Andreia Abreu