Live Like A VIP: This Week’s Recommendations From The Lifestyle Consultants At VIP-LA

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VIP-LA gives Haute Living inside access to the most luxurious happenings in LA. Check out their recommendations for this week:

EAT: Mohawk Bend, Echo Park CA

A renovated 1920’s “Talkie” theater serves up homegrown beer and awesome eats in Echo Park.

From the guys behind Tony’s Darts AwayMohawk Bend serves more than “vegan approved” bites and craft cocktails; this new Echo Park hangout is a “craft everything” restaurant and bar. The former Ramona Theater was brought back to life; the new Spacecraft-designed restaurant is divided into five, what they describe as modern-rustic, areas: a dining cathedral with a fireplace, a pub room with a custom concrete communal table, two bars, and a covered patio. The diversity of areas makes for great ambiance no matter what your reason for an evening out.

Drinks are “homegrown,” and include 65 California beers, six California wines on tap and a handcrafted cocktail program featuring 100 spirits all sourced from the Golden State! Besides the beer, Mohawk Bend has an impressive food menu that tends to a very diverse audience. They focus on three dietary cuisines: vegan, lacto/ovo vegetarian and protein addicts. This place actually has two kitchens to prevent cross contamination. The well-designed menu includes favorites like: wood stone-fired pizzas, like the “Pig Newton” with Serrano ham, goat cheese, fig & rosemary tapenade, and the “Dork Burger,” a shaved fennel- and apple-topped burger made from ground duck and pork.

Check this place out this weekend! If you’re in or around Echo Park, that is! They tell me it’s the new Silver Lake…

WATCH: US Open Surfing, Huntington Beach

Surfers, bands and beach babes take over Huntington Beach this weekend; something for everyone!

The US Open of Surfing kicked off last weekend against the fan favorite International Surf Festival and Manhattan Beach 6-man Volleyball Tournament, but the best is yet to come. On Saturday, catch 10 All-Stars including greatsKelly SlaterTaj Burrows and Rob Machado, as they continually take the sport to another level. Through the weekend, enjoy a free beachside music festival atmosphere with performances by Jimmy Eat WorldMGMT and Surfer Blood. It all starts as early as 7:30am and continues into the evening all weekend long. All events are free and open to the public.

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Enjoy the surf!

PLAY: Vodvil, West Hollywood

Food, fun, trivia and cocktails are now being served at this new Fairfax hotspot! Game On!

Welcome to Vodvil, the 2011 Hollywood version of a ‘60s-‘70s trivia game show-meets-cocktail bar. Trivia, food and cocktails are now being served up at this groovy Fairfax hangout 5 nights a week.

Walk into this adult entertainment venue on any night of the week except for Sunday or Monday (See Vodvil’s Schedule Here), grab a seat with your crew on one of the bright yellow couches, order some fried pickles, turkey sloppy joe sliders and a pitcher of Paul Lynde Punch, and get ready to get your trivia on! And if you’re feeling the need to get your karaoke on, ask about their private karaoke rooms.

Amass a fortune of gold tokens by answering questions correctly from the night’s trivia category, and redeem them at the end of the night for grand prizes such as a fabulous pack of Big League Chew!

VIP EVENT: MTV Video Music Awards, Nokia Theater

See your favorite music superstars perform LIVE and take home MoonMen at the MTV VMAs!

Its that time again! The 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards return to Los Angeles on August 28th, 2011. MTValways creates the most over-the-top award shows and this year will be no different with confirmed superstar artists performing, including Lil WayneAdeleChris Brown and more!

Will your favorite artists win a MoonMan this year? Check out the nominees in each category HERE. There is a brand new category this year; Best Video With a Message.

Hollywood will definitely be buzzing that whole weekend with all the stars in town. From the celeb-hosted pre-parties to the super exclusive afterparties, this is definitely a weekend in LA that you won’t want to miss! Walk the Red Carpet (or what ever color it will be this year), sit in the Orchestra Section of the Nokia Theater amongst all the Celebs and mingle with the Superstars afterwards at the Official MTV VMA Afterparty.

VIP EVENT: 2011 Emmy Awards

Watch your favorite primetime television stars, in person, as they recieve the most prestigious award in TV!

The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards will take place right here in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, September 18th. Thenominees 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 ClubShirley 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.

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