Category: Hollywood

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Planning your day in L.A.

You could visit Los Angeles hundreds of times and never have the same experience twice. The sights and sounds of the city are always changing, yet retain that high-energy bustle visitors have come to know and love... Thankfully, sometimes making the most of L.A. doesn’t even require straying too far from your hotel room... Start [...]
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Magellan Events Listing: A Thousand Whales & A Hundred Stars

Visiting a Magellan partner hotel and looking for something interesting to do? Here is a select listing of events taking place across our cities.

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Last Minute Gifts: Magellan Luxury Hotels E-Gift Cards

With just a few days until Christmas, you may have a few more gifts to buy for people on your list. And isn’t the gift of luxury travel one of the finest presents you can offer?

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Borrowed Bling: Fine Jewelry for Rent

We rent cars, tools, technology, tuxedos and holiday houses. So why wouldn’t we rent luxe gowns and fine jewelry for those days we want to be our best and brightest?   Blame our desires on the red carpet, designer-filled runways, busy social schedules and brides with a specific vision of their wedding day. Hollywood has always had an intimate [...]
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Vintage Clothing: New York vs. Los Angeles

I have a confession to make: I am not a big fan of shopping in general, but I love collecting (and wearing) vintage clothing. Where I find the usual mall experience draining, I find the search for vintage clothing invigorating, a thrilling adventure of never knowing what I’m going to find when, where and for how much.

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Taking it off: The Best of Burlesque

So, I could tell you all about how the roots of burlesque derive from literary, dramatic or musical work that caricatures its serious counterparts. Or how the Minsky brothers brought burlesque to New York in 1908 then moved it to Las Vegas in the 50’s. I can spout figures on speakeasies, discuss laws governing public nudity and […]

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Open Air Cinema: Movies by Moonlight

As they say, it’s all about location, location, location. To catch the latest blockbuster movie releases, duck into the darkness of your local multiplex. But if you like your movies in a scenic venue with a side of sociability, it’s time to spend your spring and summer nights under the stars catching some classic cinema.

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Drive the Dream in Santa Monica

Southern California is the epicentre of American car culture and provides some of the most spectacular and well-known driving routes in the U.S. Bring your own vehicle or rent an exotic or a Harley and take advantage of the exceptional weather. Santa Monica is the perfect place to start.

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We All Dream in Gold – The 88th Academy Awards

Now that the dry run – the Golden Globe Awards – is done, it’s time to prep for the real thing: the presentation of the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 28th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Actor Chris Rock returns as host after an eleven year absence. Hollywood awards ceremonies are always plenty of […]

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Basking in the sun: L.A.’s best rooftop pools

When in Los Angeles, there’s nothing quite like soaking up the sun. And while there are any number of beaches to visit where one can do just that, there’s nothing quite like the seclusion and decadence of chilling at a rooftop pool as you absorb your vitamin D. Some of the best rooftop pools in L.A. […]

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