Your Halloween Event Round-up

If your brave enough to venture out on a weeknight we’ve got you covered. We scoured the dismally long list of Halloween events happening throughout L.A. this Wednesday. So sleep well on Hallows eve because this round-up is sure to keep you jolted till dawn.

Annual Halloween Party for DTLA Kids

DTLA Halloween Festival

Location: Grand Hope Park, DTLA

Getting to downtown for trick-or-treating may seem like the real Halloween scare but its worth it when you make it to The Annual Halloween Party for DTLA Kids! The locals know how to throw quite the shindig and the event continues tor hive as parents celebrate the spookiest night of the year with bounce houses, puppet shows and faux trick-or-treat-doors.

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Vampyr + Halloween After-Party

Vampyr + Halloween After Party

Location: Theatre at The Ace Hotel, DTLA

Menace lurks behind every shadow in a remote village filled with secrets. The LA Opera’s annual Halloween mash-up of opera and cinema returns to the spectacular Theatre at Ace Hotel with filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s surreal 1932 masterwork, one of the most unsettling vampire movies ever made. LA Opera and The Theatre at Ace Hotel invite you to be our guest immediately following Vampyr for a Halloween party with music and cash bar. Included with ticket to the 10/31/18 Vampyr performance.

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Mickeys Halloween Party at Disneyland Park

Mickey’s Halloween Party

Location: Disneyland, Anaheim

Perfect for all ghouls and goblins is this Halloween Extravaganza at the Happiest Place on Earth. Mickey’s Halloween party brings out all your favorite Villains from Cruella to Lady Tremaine. Delight at a Ghostly Space Mountain and Tim Burtonized Haunted Mansion as lively Jack-O-aterns line Main Street.. Trick-or-Treat throughout the park until the evening hours end with a spectacular Halloween Screams Firework show. Be sure to arrive early if you’d like a true thrill on any of the rides up to three hours prior to the event.

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West Hollywood Carnaval

West Hollywood Carnaval

Location: Santa Monica Blvd(Starting at Doheny), West Hollywood

Considered the largest Halloween street party in the world, there isn’t really a better place to be for the true costume aficionado. Yes the crowds are massive and to some quite rowdy but the amazing display of themed attire and general merry-making spirit deem it as at least a worthy stop along your way. Enjoy dancing in the streets, festive beverages in the bars and a night full of spooky fun!

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Cabaret de L’Enfer

Cabaret de L’Enfer

Location: The Edison, DTLA

Spend your Halloween underground–alittle closer to the dearly departed–at the Edison. The clubs Cabaret L’Enfer will feature DJ sets, live performers, stilt walkers, tarot card readers and an “extraordinary selection of Attractions Diaboliques”. Like most other parties at the Edison, expect an old-time but sleek subterranean shindig. Costumes are not required but recommended(come on it’s Halloween!)

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Haunt Massive

Haunt Massive at Avalon

Location: Avalon, Hollywood

Since coming back from the dead a few years ago, Hollywood and Vine’s historic playhouse Avalon has put on a ghoulish extravaganza each All Hallows’ Eve. Break out your provocative costumes and make your way to the dance floor and four themed areas.

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Weekend Events: Oct. 26th-28th

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekday routine we bring you a curated list of the weekends top activities happening throughout the city of stars.

The time has finally come. You’ve picked up your costumes and allotted yourself at least a handful of candy this weekend. Halloween may fall on a Wednesday but the main events are just a round the corner. So don’t stay inside and cue on the slasher films, you’ve had all month for that. It’s time to throw on your Dracula cape and paint the town red. Read below for our round up events happening this weekend!

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Limited engagements taking place this Oct. 26th-28th.

friday oct. 26th

Disco Dining Club’s The Flowering of the Strange Orchids

The Flowering of Strange Orchid Presented by Disco Dining Club
The Flowering of Strange Orchid Presented by Disco Dining Club

Date: Oct 26, 27, & 28, 2018

Location: Private residence in Pico-Union

“Botanical horror’ and man-eating plants are at the center of this elevated Halloween dinner party. The lofty price tag of $300 will provide you with a tantalizing 5 course meal from Chef Laurent Quenioux, cocktail pairings and wine, coffee and tea service, desserts, and optional edible bug pairings by Bugible. Lavish set design by The Grim Weather will sprawl indoors and outdoors of the secret location,. This will be complimented by theatrical activations, puppets, live music and dance performances throughout the evening. Your favorite holiday…exaggerated with all the opulence, grandeur and hedonism of any Disco Dining Club soiree.

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Pageant of the Monsters

Pageant of the Monsters-Laguna Beach, CA
Pageant of the Monsters-Laguna Beach, CA

Date: Oct 26, 27, 28, 31, 2018

Location: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach

Patrons of Pageant of the Master’s will know this live performance as artwork coming to life. Pageant of the Monsters is the ghoulish re-enactment of notable tableaus that awakens from their slumber every 5 years. This year’s theme is “Raiders of the Lost Art”. The fest includes a haunted house, Halloween arts and craft, and activities for children. The haunted house is suitable for even the tiniest of terrors, sans gore and recommended for children 5 and older. Food and non-alcoholic berates will be available for purchase.

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saturday oct. 27th

KCRW Masquerade Ball

KCRW Masquerade Ball

Location: Downtown LA Historic Core

While this isn’t quite the traditional masquerade, one can expect all the treats and tricks customary with an extravagant night on the town At the KCRW annual Masquerade  Ball patrons will be priledged to enjoy the soiree at a new location in DTLA. From themed rooms to various DJ sets and costumes galore, what more can you ask for in the spirit of Hallows Eve.

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The Fanged Fete

The Fanged Fete

Location: Downtown L.A. at The Ace Hotel

If you haven’t gotten your fill at the masked ball above, there are plenty of parties to go around in DTLA. The Fanged Fete at The Ace Hotel’s lavish theatre warrants you arrive in your best fangs and vampiric couture(or just vampire-ish clothes). This swanky event will feature Restless Nites DJs, drinks and “dark arts”. Be advised to wake from your crypt early if you’d like to catch the screening of the 1932 surrealist horror film Vampyr alongside a reimagined live score courtesy of the LA opera before the festivities commence.

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Haunted Hotel at Viceroy Santa Monica

Haunted Hotel at The Viceroy

Location: Viceroy Santa Monica

Spend your ghoulish activities on the westside at the Viceroy Santa Monica’s annual soiree. Over 1,000 guests descend upon the “haunted” hotel(Three Rule has been hired to deck out the entire property from the lobby to the drinks). Wander between to realms..sorry dance floors and lay your stake at a chance to win one of the amazing prizes being served out to the best costumes around(well at the party that is). That being said, costumes are required so you can’t just go as “a mouse..Duh” open to all 21 and over.

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NoHo Monster Bash

NoHo Halloween Party

Location:  The Federal, North Hollywood

The Valley needs its go-to Halloween bash to which is what you’ll find at the Federal this year with a promise of performances on its main stage every half hour. Patrons can expect costume contest, eerie cocktails and an evening of ghastly fun. Bonus: This years theme is Pirates of The Caribbean. Perfect chance for you to bust out that Johnny Depp impression you’ve been “working on”.

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A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey

Drama After Dark at The Huntington Library

Location: The Huntington Library, Pasadena

If your less for the partying and more for the ghoulish tales, then don’t miss this frightening telling of the famed poets held at the Huntington Library. Thrill to the tales of Edgar Allan Poe and Edward Gorey in an evening of chilling drama presented by the actors of the Guild of St. George. Haunting works will be enacted throughout the moonlit grounds, including “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Gashlycrumb Tinies,” and more. Ages 10 to adult. (May be too intense for younger children.)

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sunday oct. 28th

Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

Dia de los Muertos

Location: Hollywood Forever Cemetary

Billed at the largest Day of the Dead celebration in California, Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s event is a Halloween must. The grounds of the cemetery are covered with art exhibitions, dance rituals, musical performances, and children’s arts and crafts spread throughout. While you enjoy the bounty of food vendors, peruse through the altars created for the departed by community artists. Patrons can also take part in the calico(skeleton) costume contest if they so please. This years theme, Coatlicue “Mother of Gods”, honors the Aztec goddess mother of the moon, sun and stars. For more information click here.

Pumpkin Festival

Pasadena Pumpkin Patch

Location: Pasadena

Bring the whole family and explore the Pasadena Pumpkin Patch and Costume Parade. This fun event includes a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce castles, carnival games and seasonal crafts with all proceeds benefitting the Kidspace Children’s Museum. Kidspace Children’s Museum Kidpspace works to provide free and discounted admission to all programs for those in undeserved communities. Click here for more information.

Halloween & Mourning Tours

Heritage Square Museum

Location: Heritage Square Museum, NE DTLA

You probably spent the majority of the weekend getting glitter spray out of your hair. If thats the case spend Sunday with educational frights instead of fruit cocktails at Heritage Square Museum’s annual Halloween celebration. This Victorian era event takes you through a true horror. Life before iPhones. Enjoy period games, 19th century harvest crafts and spooky stories that even the kid swill enjoy.

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The Nightmare before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl

Nightmare Before Christmas

Location: The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood

“This is Halloween, this is Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! “

Don’t miss the 25th Anniversary concert special of The Nightmare Before Christmas at The Hollywood Bowl. Danny Elfman along with Catherine O’Hara and Ken Page will be leading the evening soiree. Arrive early for a fun themed costume contest and enjoy the spectacular light projections while singing along to this Halloween Classic. Friday and Sunday tickets are still available.

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DIY: Making your home smell like fall

7 DIY Ways to Make Your Home Smell like Fall

With the most festive season upon us, you’ll find your self scouring Diptique for the best fall scent. Rather then opt for your usual, why not try out your creative side. These 7 DIY air fresheners are a fun and organic way to give your home that perfect pumpkin or apple scent without the headaches for asthma that artificial candles and sprays can bring. Using essential oils, real fruits, and whole spices is the perfect way to achieve that classic smell you love while giving yourself a fun afternoon activity in the process. 

Pumpkin Spice Room Spray

Ingredients:

Directions

In a 4-ounce glass spray bottle, add water and essential oils. Shake well before each use and you’re ready to start spritzing your house!

Fall Simmer Pot

Ingredients

  • 4 apple peels
  • 2 orange peels
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2-3 star anise (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole cloves (optional)

Stovetop Directions

Add ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Allow to simmer uncovered for as long as you like, adding water as needed so the pot doesn’t run dry.

DIY Reed Diffuser

Ingredients

  • Carrier oil: 1-2 inches safflower oil – this is your carrier oil, almond oil or baby oil can be used as well
  • Essential oil: 15-20 drops essential oil – for aromatherapy and fragrance
  • Jars: any jar will work with a small opening at the top
  • Sticks: Cinnamon Sticks or Rattan Reeds
  • optional: 90% proof alcohol – helps the oil travel up the sticks faster

Directions

  1. Pour your safflower oil into your jar, 1-2 inches high from the bottom. You don’t need too much oil, just enough for the oil to travel up your sticks. For the jars, you can use anything you have around the house – a vase, a recycled jam jar, even a plastic or metal container will work. I found these jars at the thrift store and they have small openings to help my sticks stand up tall.
  2. Add in 15-20 drops of essential oils and stir them in or swirl them around. You can add more or less depending on your level of fragrance.
  3. Add your sticks to the jar and space them out. You can use them to stir the oil again. TIP: flip your sticks after a day or so to help the oil distribute faster.

Cinnamon-Scented Pinecones

Tools

  • an oven
  • cookie sheet
  • ziploc bag
  • spray bottle (I love my glass spray bottle from Grove!)
  • glue and a paintbrush, if you’re doing the ground cinnamon method

Materials

Directions

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with foil. Place the cleaned pinecones on the cookie sheet on their side. Bake the pinecones in the oven for about 45 minutes.

Use ground cinnamon to add that fall scent to your pinecones. Pour a little bit of all purpose glue into a small container and thin it just a little bit with water. You don’t want it completely liquid, but you need to be able to brush it on with a paint brush.

Add a bunch of ground cinnamon to a ziploc bag.

Take your pinecones and gently brush them with a very light coat of the watered-down glue so that all of the nooks and crannies are covered. Set the pinecone aside for a few minutes so that the glue can dry a little bit. You want the glue to be tacky, not totally dripping wet.

Then add the pinecones to the bag of cinnamon, close it up, and shake well to make sure cinnamon gets everywhere! Gently tap the pinecones over the bag to help shake off any loose cinnamon, then set them aside to dry for a few more minutes.

Autumn Scented Linen Spray

Use a fall-friendly DIY linen spray to freshen up folded towels and bedding. Just mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup inexpensive vodka (yes, vodka!) in a clean spray bottle and swirl with essential oils. Choose 3-4 oils and add 10 drops of each. Have fun experimenting with different combinations to find your favorite! Here are some ideas:

  • Clove
  • Sweet orange (or wild orange)
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon bark
  • Cedarwood
  • Ginger
  • Sandalwood
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon
  • Fir
  • Bergamot

Fall Diffuser Recipes

If you own an aromatherapy diffuser, a fall-themed recipe is a must. We’re loving these blogger blends that incorporate classic autumnal scents. They’ll fill your home with the relaxing smells of the season for hours on end, no candles required.

Homemade Fall Wax Scents

Make a batch of spicy fall wax melts for your warmer without unknown chemicals. These easy melts are made with coconut oil, beeswax, and spices from your pantry poured into an ice cube tray—you don’t even need to have essential oils on hand. We think these would look adorable poured into a leaf-shape mold!

Materials

Ice cube trays or small mold
Glass jar with lid

Directions

    1. Place coconut oil and beeswax granules in a small pan over low heat. Stir until completely melted.
    2. While mixture is melting, chop orange peel into very small pieces.
    3. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, and diced orange peel.
    4. Pour into ice cube trays or another small mold.
    5. Allow to sit until completely cooled and firm. I usually let mine sit overnight even though it only takes a couple hours to set up.
    6. Pop gently from tray/mold by flipping over and tapping firmly on the counter. Store scented wax melts in a glass jar with a fitted lid. If your home gets very warm you may want to consider storing your jar in the refrigerator as the coconut oil has a low melting point.

 

 

Courtesy of: Better Home and Garden

Your Fall Cleaning Checklist

With the seasons changing(somewhat here in L.A.), it is so essential to have your go to list for keeping you home tidy through the fall. Thats why we’ve put together a checklist of “musts” for your seasonal cleaning. Our simple room by room guide will get you through the cleaning blues and onto more important things like whether its too soon to play holiday music(it is).

The Kitchen

1279 Ozeta Terrace, Los Angeles

Here we are, in the melting pot of the home. This is your domain, your midnight snack store, your morning cup of Joe. With the Kitchen being the center of the home, its easy for it to be the least cleanly. And with fall weather comes natures elements from muddy shoes to California dust. The chilly weather also means your more likely to stay inside for your meals then venture into the brisk outdoors. Being inside more this time of year means you’ll have to be more watchful of tidying up, especially in places food come into contact with. 

Find a few minutes a day after dinner to make your kitchen cleaning a breeze. The three tasks below can be dine in no time and work seamlessly with your evening routine.

  • Clear off and wipe down counters
  • scrub sink
  • sweep floor for crumbs
They may sound obvious but those three task are the most overlooked when it comes to your kitchen space, so show your “la cuisine” some TLC.

The Bathroom

3274 Coldwater Canyon Ave. Studio City, CA

This rooms a given as being an area you want to clean regardless of the time of day or year. Your bathroom is where you refresh and rejuvenate so it should get the same treatment right? One of the things we overlook in this area is the dust buildup, especially in bathrooms that have windows. It is so easy to miss the window sill or areas around the bathroom where dust can pile on. While you there anytime of day, find a few moments to do whats suggested below.

  • Clean off counters
  • Wipe down shower walls while showering
  • wipe out sink
**An extra quick tip for when guest stop by. Put out a new hand towel after each guest and once it has been used you can use it again to wipe down the sink afterwards. Use a little of any type of soap on hand to do a quick scrub and wipe of the toilet bowl and seat and your all set!

The Living Room

603 North Sierra Drive, Beverly Hills

Fall and Winter is the best time of year to cozy up into your living room. Sitting fireside with family under warm blankets and a cup of warm tea sounds idyllic and also like a Martha Stewart Ad. The living room can also be a place where clutter can happen between couch pillows and throw blankets. Family nights can leave behind drink rims and crumbs. Stay on top of the tidiness by the following quick fixes during that commercial break!

  • Do a quick pickup
  • Spot-clean any spills (wipe away and food residue or cup marks, coasters are your best friend!)
  • Straighten pillows (use an ottoman or basket to store your coach pillows and throw)

For after after family time:

  • Wipe those distracting finger prints off with your own solution of distilled white vinegar and distilled water
  • Rid your living room of stale smells by sprinkling baking soda on upholstery with a cheese shaker. Let it sit at least 15 minutes or overnight then vacuum.

The Bedroom

1506 Sorrento Drive, Pacific Palisades

With fall comes time change and with time change comes shorter days and longer nights. As the weather changes we keep our windows open less and our heat on more leading to another area for dust buildup. Keeping your sleeping quarters tidy for when you need to unwind gets to be tideous but it doesn’t have to be. Get into the habit of doing the following:

  • Make your bed as soon as you wake, even if your running out, carving a few minutes into your morning routine to straighten up where you lay your head will be worth it when you come home to clean instead of clutter
  • Launder your sheets once a week. Dust and all other kinds of bedroom buildup can leave your sheets feeling more dingy than relaxing. Be sure to change it up weekly for a fresh feel.
  • Every coupe months rotate your mattress. Thus helps you reset as much as it helps your bed. By rotating your mattress, your allowing the cushion to be adjusted to your fit on any side so your bedtime is always blissful
  • Reduce allergens by dusting ceiling fans as often as possible. You’d find quite a fright if you turn your fan off and see how much dust can buildup there when its not tended to. Additionally while your up there, during fall and winter its wise to flip the switch and have your blades moving clockwise to better circulate heated air.

And your last few household tips are…

1041 N. Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills

With all your other household tasks it is easy to forget about other areas of your home needing maintenance too. Whether your spending your time during the chilly season indoors or outdoors be mindful of the following:

  • Have your furnace and chimney inspected and cleaned before use
  • Change your furnace filter every month
  • Clean out the gutters after leaves fall

Happy cleaning!

Rodeo Realty Agent Jennifer Meyers gives back

Over the weekend Rodeo Realty’s Jennifer Meyers held her jewelry launch event with a percentage of proceeds going to benefit Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Rodeo Realty’s Jennifer Meyers

Jennifer was inspired to start the line by heirlooms from her Grandparents. Keeping that sense of family and familiarity in mind, she wanted the launch event to celebrate her heritage while honoring and supporting those impacted by Breast Cancer.

Held at the Sixty Hotel Beverly Hills, sponsors included Nate N Al’s, Aura Yoga, St. Supery Wine-Rodeo Drive, Yojisan, Sweet Beverly, Rumble Boxing, Mini Luxe, Raymond Wine, Ruinart & Beverly Hills Dental Care to name a few.

The event served as one of many examples of commitment to creativity and community that Jennifer prides herself on.

As a member of our Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills office, Jennifer Meyers uses her overall experience and knowledge to create the perfect experience for clients. She gets to know exactly what each client is looking for, and feels there is no greater satisfaction then to find the perfect home. Jennifer is very passionate in supporting numerous charities by hosting and producing various benefits all around Los Angeles, along with raising thousands of dollars. She is dedicated, sincere, and has worked with clients from all over the world!

If you are looking to buy, sell or lease, contact Jennifer Meyers!

NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH HONORS SURVIVAL, DETERMINATION AND COMPASSION OF THOSE FIGHTING BREAST CANCER.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Month

VISION

A world without breast cancer.

MISSION

Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

GOAL

Reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.

To get involved or contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness month click here. 

Top 5 Sports Bars in L.A.

Alright Angelenos’ the times has come. The Dodgers have made it to the World Series and only one question remains.

Where can I watch the game? Well if your wanting to venture out if your abode we have gathered up the best sports bars in town where you can don your best white and blue. So batter-up and read below!

World Series 2018

Busby’s West

Busby’s West

Westside sports fans have flocked to Busby’s since its 2003 opening. With 50 TVs tuned to every available game, at least one will likely be showing yours. Food is solid if not revolutionary—the large menu features sandwiches, salads, burgers, pizzas and the usual bar apps.

3110 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica,   310.828.4567

Goal Sports Cafe

Goal Sports Cafe

The name Goal Sports Cafe really says it all. If your goal is to watch sports, eat and drink all day then chances are if you come here, you’ll leave happy. There’s a giant 12-foot projection TV (with regular ones ringing the entire restaurant) and big booths to hang and take in all the action. Food-wise, you can custom-build a burger or choose from the menu of tacos, salads and bar apps. The beer selection is solid, too.

8334 W. Third St., Beverly Grove.,   323.655.5955

Rocco’s Tavern

Rocco’s Tavern

Come for the football, stay for the pizza. Rocco’s New York-style pies are the real deal with the perfect ratio of thin crust to gooey cheese and generous toppings. The chicken wings, hero sandwiches and pasta creations are also solid options. With big TVs occupying nearly every inch of available wall space, you can get a good view of your game no matter your seat.

3843 Main St., Culver City, 310.559.5500; 1000 Gayley Ave., Westwood, 424.248.3145

Boneyard Bistro

Boneyard Bistro

This Valley “bistro” feels a bit more like a pub, although the food is plenty up to the task. From hulking $22 “OMG” burgers to all the ribs you’ll ever need, it’s a great place to catch a ballgame and decent eats in the Valley.

13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, Ca. 91423.   818.906.7427

Brack Shop Tavern

The Brack Shop Tavern

Come dressed in your best Dodger gear on game day to score a free appetizer for the table at craft cocktail haven Brack Shop Tavern. Talk about a home run. Classic cocktails, craft beers, warm people, and great food are the cornerstones. At Brack Shop Tavern, you can replace gridlock with happy hour, challenge friends to a game of  Pac Man, or enjoy a night out with live music and good drinks.

525 W 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90014.   (213)232-8657

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Luxe Digs feat. Rodeo Realty Agent Michelle Graci’s listing

The former home of silver screen actress Lana Turner, 1279 Ozeta Terrace is a true oasis in the hills.

Luxe Digs Oct. 19, 2018 feature

Featured in the October issue of Luxe Digs, Michelle Graci’s listing has it all. Just minutes from the Sunset Strip, the French influenced property encompasses 2,000 plus sq feet bright naturally lit space with soaring ceilings throughout.

Additional highlights mentioned in the article include a chef’s kitchen with Viking appliances and a master suite sporting a spa like bath with steam shower and Roman Tub.

Enjoy easy access to the hottest spots along the strip like Tower Bar, Soho House and the Viper Room.”Shopping, drinking, and the raw, wild nightlife of the Sunset Strip located just mere minutes away” says Graci.  “elevate the juxtaposed experience of this  beautiful home so rich with Hollywood history”.

Listed at $2.8 Million, this private celebrity oasis has also been a home to Liza Minnelli, Lindsay Lohan, & Diana Agron just to name a few. With 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths plus bonus room, this house is a must see! All appointments must be scheduled with listing agent. Click here for more information this listing.

Economic update for the week ending October 20, 2018

Economic update for the week ending October 20, 2018

NYSE

Stocks end week mixed after three weeks of declines –

As corporate earnings season began the early reporting companies for the most part reported strong third quarter corporate profits. Analysts expect profits to be in the range of those reported in the second quarter when most companies showed double digit gains. That was enough to overcome fears of higher interest rates and trade concerns to keep stocks from recording a fourth losing week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 25,444.34, up slightly from 25,339.99 last week. It is up 2.9% year to date. The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,767.78, unchanged from 2,767.13 last week. It’s up 3.5% year to date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 7,449.03, down from 7,496.89 last week. It’s up 7.9% year to date.

Treasury Bond Yields higher this week –

Bond yields dropped this week after reaching multi year highs last week. The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 3.20%, up from 3.15% last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 3.38%, up from 3.32% last week. We watch treasury bond yields because mortgage rates follow bond yields.

Mortgage rates off last week’s eight year high –

The October 18, 2018 Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate average was 4.85%, down from 4.90% last week. The 15-year fixed was 4.26%, down slightly from 4.29% last week. The 5-year ARM was 4.10%, up from 4.07% last week.

Next week we will have September housing sales numbers, and California job numbers for September.

Syd Leibovitch
Rodeo Realty Inc.
9171 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 321
Beverly Hills, California 90210
CA DRE # 00858724

L.A. Eats of the Week

With as many restaurants as there are Bird scooters, we’ve decided to simplify your options of the week by dishing out the best places to grab a bite from power lunches to elegant fare. Read below for our nosh worthy eats throughout L.A.

“Breakfast is the most important deal of the day…”

Little Vitaly

Location: Beverly Hills

Little Vitaly-L.A. Eats
Little Vitaly

Your morning just got molto buona”!  Little Vitaly has opened up in the golden triangle serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner the Italian way. Start your day off with their Malaya Fruit Bowl, a blend of mango, pear, pineapple, and banana in rich coconut milk and granola topping. For more information click here.

Lately

Location: Chinatown

Lately-L.A. Eats
Lately

Lately…you’ve probably had you usual breakfast go to(pun title intended). Enter, “Lately”, chinatown’s busting new breakfast and lunch eatery established by Master Chef finalist Becky Reams. The cozy space offers contemporary California comfort bites like Cake Donuts and Green Tomato sandwiches from their window service. A perfect place to stop when your on the go or owe the office breakfast. For more information click here.

Go Get Em Tiger

Location: Echo Park

Go Get Em Tiger-L.A. Eats
Go Get Em Tiger

Delivering the best morning mantra and delicious breakfast burritos is Go Get Em Tiger in Echo Park. The cafe style spot offers patrons counter service or sunny window spot seating along with an expansive menu of options. Choices range from the GGET Breakfast sandwich to the Chickpea Frittata or Yeast Raised Waffles. Pair one of these alongside their Almond Macadamia latte or Fizzy Hoppy Tea to get you in jet-set mode. For more information click here. 

“Lunch, Brunch 2nd Breakfast!”

Joss Bites

Location: Beverly Hills

Joss Bites-L.A. Eats
Joss Bites

New to the lunch scene is Joss Bites, a deep space worthy eatery in beverly hills serving pan-asian cuisine. While the design is futuristic the meal options are fairly straight forward and of course delicious. Chose between steamed buns with duck confit or pork Jia Jiang mein. The ambience will feel something similar to the Starship Enterprise but the eatery is casual so leave your laser beams at home. For more information click here.

Guerrilla Tacos

Location: Arts District

Guerrilla Tacos-L.A. Eats
Guerrilla Tacos

Dishing out some of the cities most inventive tacos, is Guerrilla Tacos in the heart of the Arts District. While this area of downtown is known for being a cuisine hotspot, Guerrilla brings a true homage to Chicano-American comfort food with Chef Wes Avila at the helm. The Sweet Potato Taco is a perfect combination of sweet and spicy notes drizzled in Almond Chile and topped with Feta, Fried Corn and Scallions. Opting for something from the sea? The Fried Oysters in burnt Tomato Chile, Red Pepper Escabeche and a Horseradish Cream Parsley is screaming with seaside fusion flavor. For more information click here. 

Entre Nous

Location: Pasadena

Entre Nous-L.A. Eats
Entre Nous

Entre Nous debuts with Traditional Southern French are in Pasadena. The new bistro is helmed by French chefs Mathias Wakrat and Jean-Christophe Febbrairi who bring their French Riviera expertise to Old Town. Expect specialities like their Marseille Bouillabaisse to be your new lunchtime go to if your not full off of the sumptuous Duck Confit. If your midday meal permits, the international wine experience is worth at least a glass from regions in New Zealand all the way to Saint-Tropez. For more information click here. 

“Whats for Dinner?”

Conservatory

Location: West Hollywood

Conservatory-L.A. Eats
Conservatory

WEHO welcomes a new Conservatory to it’s sprawling landscape of trendy eateries. The restaurant stands at the landmark spot former Irv’s Burgers stand on historic Route 66 and dishes outa bounty of flavor. Choose to start off with the Grilled Lamb Kafka and sumac Tzatziki or a light pairing of the Seared Ahi Crudo drenched in sesame ginger vinaigrette. Move onto entrees like their  simmering Roasted Cauliflower steak in Golden Raisin Chutney. Or if your feeling “Fall-ish”, the Fall Squash Burrata in a pumpkin seed pesto does not disappoint. After dinner head over to the Society Room for cocktails like the “Miso Wari” whipped up by Josh Goldman of Soigne Group. For more information click here. 

Capital Seafood

Location: Beverly Hills-Restaurant Row

Capital Seafood-L.A. Eats
Capital Seafood

Quality Dim Sum has arrived at Capital Seafood in Beverly Hills. Joining the famed restaurant Row, the evening sot takes over former;y housed New Port Seafood. With successful locations in the Valley, Capital Seafood brings an extensively rich menu to it’s patrons. Go traditional with the Peking Duck perfectly seasoned inside fresh handmade buns. While dishes like the Garlic Gai Chai hot pot offer a supreme vegetarian alternative option. For more information click here. 

Hippo 

Location: Highland Park

Hippo-L.A. Eats
Hippo

Established by James Beard Award winning chef Matt Molina, Hippo serves up seasonal Cali fare. Tucked away behind Triple Beam Pizza along Figueroa is an approachable and perfectly priced dining spot full o flavor. Try the Barbecued Quail wrapped in pancetta  or their Cedar Smoked Ocean Trout all grilled on Almond Wood. Pair your meal alongside their Organic selection of wines from regions sprayed across Europe and California. Be prepared, “Hippo is a dangerous animal” For more information click here.