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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.
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.
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.
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!
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!)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
Ice cube trays or small mold
Glass jar with lid
Courtesy of: Better Home and Garden
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rodeo Realty Inc.
9171 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 321
Beverly Hills, California 90210
CA DRE # 00858724
Location: Beverly Hills
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…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.
Location: Echo Park
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.
Location: Beverly Hills
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.
Location: Arts District
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 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.
Location: West Hollywood
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.
Location: Beverly Hills-Restaurant Row
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.
Location: Highland Park
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.