La Descarga-Los Angeles

La Descarga-Los Angeles

What: La Descarga

Where: Los Angeles

For: Ages 21+

La Descarga is an exclusive speakeasy in Los Angeles.  Ethan took me here last month, and I’ve heard so many great things about the club that I was super excited to go and check it out.  The club itself exceeded expectations, and it renewed my love for hidden bars and speakeasies in Los Angeles.

Getting In

Guests need reservations to enter the club, and they can be made either on the website or by calling directly.  I suggest that you call at least a week prior to ensure that the club is not at capacity.  There is a small neon sign advertising the lounge.  The entry door sits behind a taco stand and has a single security guard checking for ID and reservations.  After your reservation is confirmed, patrons are led up a stairway to a hostess.  She sits at a simple desk and will welcome you to the lounge.

After your welcome, the hostess opens a closet on the side of the room and pushes aside the coats and dresses on hangars.  This reveals a red velvet curtain.  When the curtain is pushed aside, it leads into the top part of the lounge.  A short hallway and staircase leads guests to the main floor of the bar.  The entire presentation of the entry into La Descarga was exciting and like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.

The Club

The main bar has reserved seating areas and standing room only.  They are known for their specialty cocktails.  There is a smoking room in the back that has a bar that serves standard cocktails.  Bar seating in the back room is on a first-come first-served basis.  Tables are by reservation only, but guests can sit at the table until the party that reserved comes to claim them.  Cigars and cigarettes are allowed in the room since there is ventilation to the outdoors via the roof.

The shows are scheduled hourly and last about fifteen minutes.  When we were there, there was a burlesque show and live band.  The saxophone player came down the steps and played in the crowd, which was unique.  He also coordinated the show with the dancer.  This was one of the best burlesque shows that I’ve seen at a speakeasy.  We ended up spending about 3.5 hours here, and we could’ve spent the entire night here if we didn’t get hungry and decide to leave!  If you have a bigger party, I strongly suggest that you call as early as possible to reserve a table and ensure your party can stay together in the main bar area.

The Crowd

La Descarga is an upscale club with a dress code.  The entire dress code can be viewed online, and security reserves the right to turn guests away at the door if they do not comply with the rules.  Men wore jackets, and all women were in cocktail dresses and heels.  Around showtime, the main floor became shoulder-to-shoulder crowded.  I suggest that you make your way to the main room at least twenty minutes to half-an-hour in advance of showtimes to ensure you have standing room to enjoy the show.

Cost

We ended up spending about $15 per drink, which seemed very reasonable for Los Angeles.  I tried two different specialty cocktails, and both of them tasted amazing.

La Descarga Information

1159 North Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029

(323) 466-1324

ladescargala.com

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Mel’s Drive-In-Various Locations

Mel’s Drive-In-Various Locations

What: Mel’s Drive-In

Where: Various Locations

For: All Ages

Mel’s Drive-In is a 50’s-themed diner on the Sunset Strip that we found while searching for somewhere to eat in the West Hollywood area.  Mel’s Diner was the restaurant what was featured in the film American Graffitti, and since then, the diner has expanded to include multiple locations in the Southern California area.

The Diner

When you arrive at the West Hollywood location, you pull up to park around one of the last googie buildings in Los Angeles.  This is the only location that is open 24-hours-a-day 7-days-a-week.  Mel’s is continuously shows in TV spots, commercials and movies.  The iconic drive-in, although not in use, can be seen in the parking stalls and outer set-up of the diner.

The vibe of Mel’s can be seen by the structure of the building.  Guests are greeted with a neon jukebox upon walking in.  There are souvenirs available for sale at the cashier’s.  We decided to sit at the bar of the diner.  The wait staff were all uniformed in 50’s-themed attire.  The menu was so long that we had a hard time deciding what to order, but the food came out quickly.  At each of the seating areas was a small table jukebox that allows patrons to pick which song they would like to hear in the restaurant.

The Food

The food was ended up being better than expected.  Ethan ordered a burger, and I ordered eggs benedict.  Both entrees tasted great, and we couldn’t help but order a chocolate malt at the end of our meal.  The malt came in a classic shake-glass with the left overs offered to us in a metal cup.  We inhaled everything that was put in front of us, and we left with our stomachs full.

The Crowd

The crowd at Mel’s consisted of a large mix of people.  There were a lot of guests taking pictures of the diner both inside and outside.  Keep in mind that guests can pay by walking up to the cashier after the meal.  There was also no line when we arrived, but I can imagine that the diner would be busier particularly on weekends in the evening.

Cost

Mel’s was very affordable.  For two entrees, two drinks and dessert we ended up paying $50.  The cost was definitely worth the experience of visiting this iconic Hollywood landmark.

Mel’s Drive-In Information

8585 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 854-7201

melsdrive-in.com

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Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (TCL Chinese Theatre)-Hollywood

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (TCL Chinese Theatre)-Hollywood

What: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (TCL Chinese Theatre)

Where: Hollywood

For: All Ages

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (recently renamed as TCL Chinese Theatre) is best known for being the historic Hollywood location where past and present celebrities put their hand and footprints into a square of cement in front of the venue.  The Theatre not only hosts promotional events and tapings, but it shows movies with the only Imax theater in Hollywood.

The Theatre

Garuman’s is a Los Angeles Historic Landmark located right on the corner of Hollywood and Highland.  There is an enormous seating arrangement that can seat almost one thousand guests.  There is a list of movies and showtimes on the website.  VIP Tours are also offered, and it allows patrons to learn about the history of Grauman’s from its opening in 1928.

I came to Grauman’s to watch a horror film (although I can’t remember the name of the film for the life of me).  What was very interesting was that when I walked in, I was astonished about the beautiful architecture of the theatre.  The ceiling is a piece of art in itself.  It’s ornate décor and colors makes it a statement piece that is impossible to miss.  A huge red velvet curtain covers the screen before opening dramatically for the main showing.  What was interesting to me was that since I was watching a horror film, the ceiling and walls created somewhat terrifying shadows that freaked me out during the film.

Sophia Lauren

Hand and footprints of past and present celebrities is at the entrance to Grauman’s.  Sid is the name of the former owner of the Theatre, and his name is commonly seen in the writings around the prints.   The Hollywood Walk of Fame (celebrity namesake stars lining the sidewalk) passes in front of the venue.

The Crowd

The crowd is filled mostly with tourists looking to experience Hollywood landmarks.  There are always large amounts of people outside Grauman’s looking at the celebrity hand and footprints.  I would suggest coming 15 to 20 minutes prior to movie showtime to ensure guests’ ability to find their seats and use the facilities before the start of the film.

Historic Photograph of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre 

Cost

Tickets cost $25 to $30 per guest.  Parking is in the Hollywood and Highland structure, and it is validated at the Theatre (make sure to bring your ticket with you).

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre Information

6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 461-3331

tclchinesetheatres.com

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Mystery Pier Books-West Hollywood

Mystery Pier Books-West Hollywood

What: Mystery Pier Books

All First Edition and Autographed Novels for Private Collections.

Where: West Hollywood

For: All Ages

While exploring West Hollywood on foot, we passed a small entryway that led to a long corridor behind the storefronts.  At the end of the pathway was a small house that was converted into a store.  The sign said ‘Mystery Pier Books’, and we soon found out that it’s one of the most famous independently-owned bookstores in the world.

Literally thousands of books in the store.

The Bookstore

Mystery Pier Books is owned by a father and son team, and it prides itself in selling first-edition and limited-edition books.  Almost all the books are signed by the authors.  One of my favorite was a copy of Jurassic Park that was signed by all the actors in the film, Stephen Spielberg and Stephen King.  Mystery Pier Books has a partnership with many of the higher-ups in the entertainment industry.  With these connections, they can make specially-bound copies of movie scripts with the actors autographs inside.

The corridor that you walk down to get to the store.

There are literally thousands of books crammed into this cramped-but-cozy store.  All of them are kept in near mint condition.  One of my favorite scripts were La La Land, Shape of Water and The Green Mile.  Keep in mind that you can see everything in the store, but you do have to ask the owners to take it down and show it to you.

Some of the celebrities that buy from Mystery Pier.

The Crowd

There were only two other people who walked in briefly when we were in the store.  We spent about half an hour in the store looking at all types of books, scripts and pictures.  We thoroughly enjoyed speaking to the owner, Harvey Jason.  He prided himself by name dropping a list of all the celebrities that have been in the book store to buy from him (apparently Johnny Depp enjoys the store so much that he has a shirt that he often wears during his concerts).  If you are of a particular ‘A-List’ status, the store does close down for private appointments.  Please refer to the website for days and hours of operation.

La La Land Script Signed by Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling.

Cost

I couldn’t leave the shop emptyhanded.  Since everything was so expensive (it is a store for private collectors, after all), I opted for a black tote bag with the store’s logo on the front.  That ended up costing $25!  I was very happy that I left with a souvenir from the shop.  Harvey told me that books can cost from as little as $50 to as much as $100,000 (although you won’t see the expensive ones on the shelves…those are reserved for the special vault in the back).

My favorite movie, The Green Mile script signed by writer/director Frank Darabont.

Mystery Pier Books Information

8826 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 657-5557

mysterypierbooks.com

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The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker-West Hollywood

The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker-West Hollywood

What: The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker

Where: West Hollywood

For: All Ages

I saw this restaurant on Instagram and told myself that I would have to eat here whenever we were in West Hollywood.  Last weekend, Ethan and I got that chance.  The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker (or BBCM) serves modern Californian cuisines with a European Twist.  They have the most amazing craft cocktails and specialty coffee beverages that you will ever see.

The Restaurant

BBCM is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner daily.  Although we didn’t eat at the restaurant, the food that we saw was very aesthetically pleasing.  Guests ordered beautiful food for brunch, including sandwiches, avocado toast and salads.  When we were sitting at the bar, there was a gorgeous coffee machine at the checkout stand of BBCM.

The Drinks

The specialty cocktails are especially great at BBCM.  The guests next to us ordered a triple flight of mimosas in three different flavors.  The Bloody Mary looked spicy and strong (although it was odd that a waiter was in the back pouring out three of the guests’ drinks into a pitcher and filling the now half-full drinks with Bloody Mary mix instead of alcohol.  Ethan ordered a craft cocktail from the menu, and it was the perfect refreshment to a hot day.

Now, let’s talk coffee!  Most of the coffee came out in mason jars.  The real star of the show were the cappuccinos.  The cappuccino that I ordered came out in about fifteen minutes with the most beautiful artwork I’ve ever seen in coffee.  It was so gorgeous that I didn’t want to drink it.  Although I was pleased with the look of the drink, it tasted very good as well.

The Crowd

There were so many people waiting at the front of the restaurant when we arrived.  Patrons can sit at the bar if they don’t want to wait (understand that the bar seating is highly coveted).  Guests can make reservations online, as there is always a wait for a booth or table.

Ethan said that this was the Instagram models’ paradise.  Not only is the food Instagram-worthy, but the crowd is dressed in new Hollywood glamour.  There is also a new store that recently opened at USC village.  Please check their website for hours of operation.

Cost

The bill came in at $24 for one cocktail and the cappuccino.  Although it’s expensive, I definitely think that it was worth the price for the experience and the beautiful coffee that I received.  I would recommend coming here for the pure experience.

The Butcher, The Baker, the Cappuccino Maker Information

8653 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 360-6900

bbmcafe.com

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Book Soup-Hollywood

Book Soup-Hollywood

What: Book Soup

Where: Hollywood

For: All Ages

This morning Ethan and I had the opportunity to walk around West Hollywood after brunch.  We came upon Book Soup, a small bookstore with floor-to-ceiling books and gifts.  We spent about half an hour in here, and we definitely will to come back to see the new books that come in, as the inventory changes seasonally.

The Bookstore

Book Soup is a small independent book store on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood that’s been open since 1975.  From the outside, it looks like a simple magazine stand.  However, when you venture inside, you’re greeted with a beautiful quaint bookstore.

Not all genres of fiction are represented.  The store specializes in art, film, photography, music and literary fiction (but believe me, this still means a ton of books).  There were tables with top book picks from the staff, and authors even come in for readings often.  This would be a great place to pick up a coffee table book for our home.

The bookstore is very small and cute.  They not only sell books, but there are also autographed editions of popular reads.  Book Soup also sells cards, gifts, vinyl records and cute knick-knacks.  I was able to purchase a book for the kids to read along with an adorable book-themed matchbox.  The entire time I was there I felt like I was in a cozy and hidden Hollywood spot.

The employees are kind and always made themselves available to help.  I overheard them suggesting books to other patrons that were similar to their preferences.  Make sure to check the website for hours of operation.  I will be sure to come back to the store to check out their constantly evolving inventory in a few months.

The Crowd

Everyone in Book Soup were kind and respectful.  It was very quiet, and it felt like we were exploring one of Hollywood’s hidden gems.  It was not crowded at all, and we were able to explore the store freely.  There is metered parking on the street in front of the store.

Cost

The cost of the book that we bought was very reasonable.  I know that I would’ve paid 30% more at a chain store such as Barnes and Noble.  I also saw that the pricing for the gifts was reasonable as well.  I suggest that anyone in the area should take a stop into Book Soup.

Book Soup Information

8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 659-3110

booksoup.com

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Madame Tussauds-Hollywood

Madame Tussauds-Hollywood

What: Madame Tussauds

Ready to go with Cameron Diaz.

Where: Hollywood

For: All Ages

Ethan and I visited Madame Tussauds in Hollywood to see the realistic celebrity wax figures.  Since Madame Tussaud opened her first wax museum over 200 years ago, her museums have been iconic for the most realistic wax figures of celebrities in existence.

Smiling with the Legend Betty White.

The Museum

To get to Madame Tussauds, you can park in the structure on Hollywood and Highland (remember to get validation).  Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the celebrity hand and footprints are located right outside the entrance of the museum.

Laughing it up with Conan O’Brien.

Upon entering the museum, guests are instructed that they can take as many pictures and videos as you want.  You are allowed to touch the figures, but you are not allowed to touch the figures’ faces.  There are prop stations in different rooms that let you dress up for photo opportunities.  There are also seating and standing areas to help you get the best Instagram-worthy shot.

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates with Tom Hanks.

There are various themed rooms with superb wax characters.  The rooms contain celebrities corresponding to the themes, including: Spirit of Hollywood, Modern Classics, Making Movies, Pop Icons, A-List Party and Country Western.  What was surprising to Ethan and me was how short some of the celebrities were!

Fighting Crime with Spiderman.

There is a Virtual Room experience (ages 12+) where you can play video games with your friends to accomplish missions with VR for an additional price.  You can play with two, three or four people.  A Marvel Superhero’s -D experience allows for you to immerse yourself into the Marvel Universe.  At the Behind the Scenes area you can see exactly how the wax figures are made and even take home a wax mold of your hands (for an additional cost).

Honorary T-Bird with John Travolta.

The Crowd

The crowd was made of mostly older kids and adults.  We were able to walk straight into the museum and take pictures with the figures without an issue.  It took about an hour for us to go through the entire museum, but I would anticipate that if each figure and plaque was looked at then it would take an hour and a half to two hours to make your way through the entire museum.

Lining up putts with Tiger Woods.

Cost

You can save 35% by purchasing tickets online or on Groupon.  For talk-up tickets, pricing is $30.95 for standard admission (ages 13+).  Check Madame Tussauds website for pricing for additional activities and hours of operation.

Skating with Tony Hawk.

Bonus picture: Me fighting bad guys with Bruce Lee.  Note the nun chucks, flying kick and angry face.

Madame Tussauds Information

6933 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 798-1678

madametussauds.com

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Porto’s Bakery & Cafe-Multiple Locations

Porto’s Bakery & Café-Various Locations

What: Porto’s Bakery & Café

Where: Multiple Locations

For: All Ages

Porto’s is my all-time favorite bakery to get some tasty food and desserts from.  There are locations in Downey, Glendale, Buena Park, Burbank and West Covina. Not only is the food mouthwateringly good, but the prices are very affordable…which is good for my wallet but not for my daily calorie intake.  I have been to three different Porto’s, and each one has been better than the last.  I don’t think that I’ve ever walked out with less than two boxes full of goodies.

Bakery

I mostly come to Porto’s for their baked goods. I can literally eat five cheese rolls in one sitting if I didn’t have any self-control.  They have every type of dessert you can think of from cupcakes, cookies and brownies to puff pastries, strudels and croissants.  Porto’s is known for their potato balls, which come in a variety of flavors.  Different kinds of sweets, savory baked goods and breads greet you when you walk through the doors. The bakery section is wall-to-wall and is always crowded with people trying to get the fresh goods.

The Café

You can go to Porto’s to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner (why not make it all three?!).  Savory sandwiches, hot soups and salads are available for patrons.  There are even plated steak entrees on the menu.  You can sit down and enjoy your meal or order for carry out.  Porto’s offers many different types of coffees and teas…if I wasn’t so loyal to Starbucks, I’d say that they have some pretty stiff competition.  If you don’t need caffeine in your day, a variety of fresh fruit smoothies topped with whipped cream are offered.

The Cakes

If you think you’ve been to a bakery with a ton of cakes, think again.  Porto’s has the most cakes that I’ve ever seen.  Patrons can order them for a special occasion in advance or walk into the restaurant to pick up pre-made cakes.  My personal favorite are all the types of cheesecakes that they have.  The kids like the cupcakes (although they only lick off the frosting).

Emma and Sky licking the frosting off the cupcakes.

The Crowd

Every time I’ve gone into any Porto’s, the parking lot has been a mess.  By mess I mean that I feel like I might get in a fist fight in the parking lot because there are never any available spaces.  The line is also very long (sometimes out the door), which they try to mitigate by using a guest number system.  After you order at the bakery counter there is an assigned worker that packages up your food and then calls your name to the register to pay.  If you plan on coming to Porto’s, make sure that you factor in the time it takes to park and stand in line.

Cost

As I said before, Porto’s is very affordable.  I often leave with two boxes filled with sweets for less than $35 out the door.  Prices can be seen on their website.  Make sure to also check their website for seasonal items that change often.

Porto’s Bakery & Café Information

portosbakery.com

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Boulevard3-Hollywood

Boulevard3-Hollywood

What: Boulevard3-Hollywood

Main Ballroom

Where: Hollywood

For: Ages 21+

When Ethan and I went to Hollywood for our staycation, we decided to end our night dancing at Boulevard3.  A random note about the club is that Ethan and I have been binge watching Shameless on Netflix, and Fiona’s nightclub in Season 2 is filmed at Boulevard3!

The Club

Boulevard3 was built on the site of the former Hollywood Athletic Club.  When you walk into the outdoor space after paying your entrance fee, you are greeted with posh décor and modern furniture.  There is a bar outside with seating Garden Cabanas that offer bottle service.  A large fireplace is in the center of the outdoor Promenade.  A large pool spans the length of the garden cabanas. When you enter the building, there is another fireplace with a large seating area to take a rest from all the dancing.

Garden Cabana

 In the Ballroom, everything is white and backlit in neon colors, which makes the club seem classy and clean.  There is a huge LED lighting system inside that backs the main bar and is coordinated with the music.  The DJ booth is opposite of the main bar, and table service booths are offered on the dance floor, Mezzanine level and on the second floor Balcony level.  A Library Bar is available for rental and private parties.  Check Boulevard3’s website for information on performances by famous DJs and other shows.  Music is an eclectic mix of hip hop, top 40 and house.

Mezzanine

The Crowd

The club is only open on Friday and Saturdays.  Depending on the day, time and event, there can be fairly long lines. The website lists the dress code as “upscale trendy”, and when we went we saw that almost everyone was in nice cocktail attire.  One weird thing about the bartenders were that they were drinking with the patrons which made them very distracted.  We waited for a while for our drinks to be made and our tab to be closed out.  One time, we were looking for our bartender and found that he was dancing on top of the bar spitting alcohol onto napkins he lit on fire (hence creating “fire balls”).  I thought it was not very professional for the amount of money that we were paying to be in the club.

Balcony

Cost

We paid a $20 cover charge per person and drinks were about $15 each.  Shots cost $25 for two people.  If you decide to pay the premium for bottle service, then the cover charge is waived.

Library Bar

Boulevard3 Information

6523 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 466-2144

boulevard3.com

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Escape Hotel-Hollywood

Escape Hotel-Hollywood

What: Escape Hotel

Where: Hollywood

For: Ages 13+

Ethan and I had the pleasure of going to the Escape Hotel for our first escape room experience. It was so fun and detailed that we plan on coming back to try out the other themed rooms.

The Hotel

The lobby and décor of this ‘hotel’ is extravagant.  There is ample seating space in the lobby for patrons.  No food, drink or electronics are allowed in any of the escape rooms, so small lockers are provided.  You can take the locker key into the room with you.  The front desk checks you in quickly with a signed waiver and iPad card transaction.  Photos are only allowed in the lobby where there is a provided photo booth with props.  Make sure to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to your game start time.

The Rooms

Each room has a different theme, which includes Circus, Cocaine, Slaughter, Witchcraft, Zombie, Lost Temple-Cursed Crypt, Daycare, Agent and Espionage.  Pirate and Heist themed rooms are coming soon.  Each area has its own level of difficulty.  Some rooms require team work and either contain linear or non-linear story lines.  Keep in mind that a few rooms are adult-themed and each experience is one hour long.

The Experience

We tried out the Espionage escape room and went in as two players.  We were blindfolded and then walked separately to prison cells that we were locked in.  When we were able to remove our blindfolds, a timer started ticking down from 60 minutes.  We were left with a two-way walkie talkie that we used to communicate with the front desk to ask for clues or clarification for anything.  There are cameras in the room that stream to the front desk so that they can see what point you are at in the game.  If your team is moving too slowly then they will use the walkie talkie to give you a clue.  Many of the rooms require team work.  If there are too many small teams waiting in the lobby then you might be teamed up with another small group.  We were able to use keys, cell phones, Morse code, locations, coordinates, etc. to solve the room.  It was a very fun experience as a couple that taught us how well we work together.

The Crowd

I would recommend this for ages 13 and up since some of the themes are more adult.  Make sure that you have your own room with a group unless you are ok being teamed up with some random people.  It was not crowded when we went, and I would love to go again with a group of friends.

Cost

We spent a total of $84 for a one hour escape room experience for two people.  Groupons and Living Social deals are sometimes offered as a discount.  The website shows that pricing ranges from $39 to $49 per person.

Escape Hotel Information

6633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 848-4954

escapehotelhollywood.com

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