Category: Los Angeles

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Pamper yourself at Spa Montage Beverly Hills

Spa Montage Beverly Hills is a one-way ticket to opulence and self-care, with the chance to unwind and look your best in ways you couldn’t possibly imagine.

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L.A’s Hidden Treasures

Prohibition tunnelsRooftop TennisGarden of OzProhibition tunnels Photograph by Alissa Walker Prohibition tunnels During Prohibition, not all residents of Los Angeles led a completely dry lifestyle. In fact, a series of underground service tunnels — 11 miles in total — were used by city officials thirsty for a drink, set up as makeshift speakeasies. (The basement [...]
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Explore the Golden State in style

The best part about visiting California is that you can choose your own adventure. From exploring the Bay Area to ripping around on a roller coaster to sipping on a world-class wines, it doesn’t matter where you are in the Golden State — fun awaits. Uncork Napa Valley wineries While it produces less than five [...]
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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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More than Tinseltown – discover a different side of L.A.

Los Angeles has more than its fair share of iconic Hollywood-related attractions. But there are plenty of things to see and do in L.A. above and beyond your typical silver-screen sights. From renowned museums to 75 miles of sunny coastline. Here are just a few different ways you can spend your time in and around [...]
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Featuring: Mr. C Beverly Hills, A Cipriani Hotel

The Cipriani family and brand’s entry into the Beverly Hills luxury hotel market has been nothing short of a smash success. Launched by Maggio and Ignazio Cipriani, the fourth generation of the renowned family, the property brings all the luxuries and accoutrements fans of the Cipriani brand have come to know and love.   The [...]
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Discovering Italy in Beverly Hills

Searching for la dolce vita? A fine slice of the sweet life can be found around Beverly Hills when you know where to look for it. A Venetian-inspired luxury hotel, iconic Italian automobiles for rent, stylish European bikes to ride and, of course, a plethora of Italian-inspired food, drink, art and shopping options will round out your stay. […]

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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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A Night at the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

The first thing you’re likely to notice about the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is that it’s quiet in the way that those who value their privacy appreciate quiet. Set on a residential street, tucked behind a canopy of palms, it feels less like a hotel and more like a private residence. The second thing you’ll notice […]

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Magellan Events Listing: Fashion Fabulous

Visiting a Magellan partner hotel and looking for something interesting to do? Here is a select listing of events taking place across our cities. Events are presented in chronological order. New York City Anna Wintour Costume Center @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art Masterworks: UnPacking Fashion 18 November 2016 – 15 February 2017 Fashion provocateurs Viktor & Rolf pose the question: […]

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Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos

In the opening sequence of 2015’s Spectre, James Bond, dressed as a calaca – a skeleton – stalks his target through Dia de Los Muertos celebrations in Mexico City.  A bit of Hollywood cultural appropriation perhaps, but, like the films of Tim Burton, a popular introduction for those unfamiliar with Mexico’s “Day of the Dead,” an ancient holiday that celebrates […]

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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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Museums of Sex and Erotica

There are so many nooks, crannies and mysteries that lie unexplored in the streets of the neighborhoods we pass through as travellers and locals. They can be tucked away or in plain sight and somehow we don’t see them until we have cause to go looking or otherwise stumble across their path. While under the auspices of sex […]

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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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Tying One On: Corsetry

The corset is probably the most controversial garment in the entire history of fashion, according to Valerie Steele, author of The Corset: A Cultural History. It has been promoted by popular culture as a coercive instrument of women’s oppression that crushed ribs and internal organs, caused diseases, and reduced them to ridiculous slaves of fashion with their attempts at the […]

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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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Interview: Welcome to City Running Tours

CEO Michael Gazalah of Manhattan-based City Running Tours explains why exploring a city with the locals makes all the difference. Magellan: City Running Tours is based in New York but offers personalized running tours in cities across the U.S. and in Toronto, Canada. Would you talk about where your big idea came from? About how you got started? […]

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Lit Crawl 2016 – The World’s Largest Literary Pub Crawl

Books. Food. Drinks. You can rearrange those three words in whatever priority is most important to you, but the outcome is the same: the holy triumvirate of an interesting social experience known as Lit Crawl. It was the brainchild of San Francisco’s Litquake Literary Festival in 2004 and additional venues have launched in Manhattan, Austin, […]

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Jane’s Walk 2016

Jane’s Walk is a festival of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by legendary urbanist Jane Jacobs. The events take place in cities and towns around the world the first weekend of May. While the epicenters of Jane’s Walk are New York City (over 100 walks) and Toronto, chances are there are events scheduled in your […]

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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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