VIP-LA gives Haute Living inside access to the most luxurious happenings in LA. Check out their recommendation for this week:
1. STAY: JW MARRIOT
If you have yet to explore the “New” Downtown, start here.
In the heart of the thriving “New” Downtown LA entertainment area, known simply as LA LIVE, erects a sophisticated tower of glass, class and elegance. The JW Marriott, Downtown Los Angeles hotel offers travelers a front-row seat to this emerging world-class entertainment, sports and dining epicenter.
Featuring a level of service and unique luxury that only JW Marriott can provide, this 54-story masterpiece in architectural design is linked to The Ritz-Carlton and offers unrivaled access to attractions including the Staples Center, Los Angeles Convention Center, Nokia Theater and other exceptional dining, shopping and entertainment attractions. Business guests can enjoy The Gallery Collection; a 100,000 square-foot state-of-the-art meeting and special event space. All guests have access to the lavish 8,000 square-foot full-service Spa, a rooftop pool, a vast array of casual and fine dining options, luxurious guest rooms and expansive suites.
Be sure to check out world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 and LA Market, a restaurant by Kerry Simon. Stop by The Mixing Room for an after-dinner cocktail! What a great way to experience the “New” Downtown LA! The hotel offers many packaged experiences on their website.
Contact VIP-LA for booking information and VIP packages. Discover the JW Marriott hotel in Downtown Los Angeles; you won’t be disappointed.
2. WATCH: X GAMES 17
Moto X, Rally Cars, BMX and Skateboards Downtown LA? Awesome!
It all goes up….and down this weekend in Downtown LA. The 17th Annual X-Games takes over LA Live July 28th-31st. Professional daredevils in their respective sports will compete to become the best in the world.
The Vert Ramp is always a crowd favorite; guys on skateboards or bmx bikes fly upwards of 40 feet into the air. This year’s Rally Car Race is probably the most anticipated change in the weekend-long competitions. This year’s race is actually going to be held in the city streets of Downtown LA! That will be insane!
The X Games brings something for everyone to Downtown this weekend. X Fest is a free festival-style “village” featuring live musical performances, interactive skate parks, athlete appearances, demos and more! With tickets to watch the actual event starting at only $5, you can have an awesome X Games Experience on a budget! Then there are the packages aimed at the true fans… Ask VIP-LA about the X Games 17 Ultimate Rally Package or the awesome JW Marriott Weekend Package including a room for 3 nights in the middle of all the action and access to all of the weekend’s best events.
Have a great weekend, but remember, if you’re not competing, you’re probably not a pro… Don’t get all inspired and try to do a kick-flip over a food truck. Our VIP Packages don’t include hospital fees!
3. EAT: RIVERA
Modern Latin cuisine paired with tequila and craft cocktails. Delicious!
If “tastefully unique” describes the cuisine at this favorite Downtown LA eatery, “uncharted territory” describes Rivera’s menu and the concept behind it. Chef John Rivera Sedlar’s unique combination of Latin cuisines and French techniques creates a savory experience presented in the form of 4 different dining rooms, each with their own menus.
The restaurant occupies the bottom floor of the Met Lofts Building and is as beautiful as the food is delicious. Designed by Osvaldo Maiozzi and Eddie Sotto, a beautiful, long, sleek room is blessed with a ceviche bar and a huge, square communal table at one end. Banquettes hug one long wall beneath a 40-foot electronic mural of evocative and poetic images (Maya ruins, agave, lizards, abstract forms) that dissolve into one another throughout the evening. The small bar features bronze and leather tequila tasting chairs designed by Sotto shaped into the R logo of the restaurant named after Sedlar’s middle name.
You’re making a great choice with whatever you choose to order from any of the 4 menus in their respective rooms: Conexiones, Playa Room, Samba Room or Sangre Room. See the menus here.
No matter what you order, you must start with an order of the tortillas florales: four little corn tortillas, handmade and still warm. The corn is freshly ground, and each tortilla has a sprig of herb or a flower pressed into its surface. Browned from the griddle, they’re like fossils embedded in the tortilla’s surface. They taste incredible! Spread a little of the buttery smooth avocado butter on top: AMAZING!
Combine your food with a perfect margarita: lots of lime, not too sweet, on the rocks. Or one of the exotic tequila-based cocktails or infused tequilas mixologist Julian Cox puts together every day. But there’s also blood orange, cinnamon, etc. The flavors change all the time, and you can order them in a flight of three 1-ounce pours. Sedlar knows his tequilas. He’s been the spokesman for Patron tequila for years.
4. VIP EVENT: 2011 EMMY AWARDS
Your favorite prime-time television stars, in person. Walk the Red Carpet, sit amongst the Celebrities and chat with them at the Afterparty!
The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards will take place right here in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, September 18th. The nominees were just announced for their excellence in television performances this year. Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson hosted the nominee ceremonies and Jane Lynch will host the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Show! When the Emmys first aired in 1949, from the Hollywood Athletic Club, Shirley Dinsdale won the very first Emmy, for the Most Outstanding Television Personality.
The name, “Emmy,” was established by The Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). They created the Emmy Awards as part of an image-building and public relations opportunity. The name “Emmy” was chosen as a feminization of “immy”, a nickname used for the image orthicon tubes that were common in early television cameras. To complement the name, the statuette was designed to depict a winged woman holding an atom, which has since become the symbol of the TV Academy’s goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television: The wings represent the muse of art; the atom the electron of science.
Interesting stuff, huh?
VIP-LA has your exclusive access to the 2011 Emmy Awards! Walk the Red Carpet, watch the show live from the orchestra section and mingle amongst the celebs after the show at the official afterparty. Contact us now to book your exclusive lifestyle experience including 5 Star accommodation options, VIP transportation options and more.
Book your Emmys experience with VIP-LA today and save your money to buy Sofia Vergara a drink at the afterpatry.Contact: VIP-LA 310.988.2848 [email protected] www.VIP-LA.com www.VIPLAAccess.com Facebook Twitter Paradizo