Quick Hits: The New and Hot Beverly Hills Openings of 2017

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Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

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There are a plethora of hot new spots heading to the 90210 this spring. The most highly anticipated Beverly Hills openings of 2017 include a haute hotel, many restaurants and some high-end retail. The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, which will open in June, will feature 170 guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto oversized private balconies. On the hotel’s third level, spacious Villa Suites open onto manicured private garden terraces, perfect for entertaining friends at cocktail hour or having a quiet breakfast as the day begins. The hotel will host Jean-Georges, it will be the legendary chef’s first California eatery.  Then, Gratitude, the upscale concept of the popular vegan restaurant Café Gratitude, will open in the heart of Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle. The biggest celebrity restaurant opening is Tatel, a famed Spanish club and restaurant, known by many revelers in Madrid and most recently Miami. Backed by celebrities and sports superstars like former Laker Pau Gasol, tennis champion Rafael Nadal, and singer Enrique Iglesias, the Canon Drive located restaurant is expected to become a hotspot in Los Angeles. American Tea Room, the Southern California-based tea purveyor known for its thoughtful sourcing, premium ingredients, and specialty blends, just recently re-opened its flagship shop in Beverly Hills. Originally opened in 2003, the luxury retail store showcases more than 200 of the brand’s rare and premium teas from around the world, as well as tea ware, accessories, and gifts. Customers are also able to take advantage of brewed tea and artisanal coffee by the cup, as well as sweet and savory snacks to-go. Last but not least, retail openings and re-openings include Harry Winston, which will be doubling in size to a 10,000 square foot space opening this spring, and The Goyard Store.

Jessica Chastain seen at Los Angeles Premiere of Focus Features' "The Zookeeper's Wife" at ArcLight Hollywood
Jessica Chastain seen at Los Angeles Premiere of Focus Features’ “The Zookeeper’s Wife” at ArcLight Hollywood

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 Focus Features premiered its latest effort, The Zookeeper’s Wife, on Monday evening at the Arclight. Cast members Jessica ChastainJohan HeldenberghIddo Goldberg, Efrat DorShira HaasMagdalena Lamparska; director Niki Caro; screenwriter Angela Workman; the book’s author Diane Ackerman; producers Jeff Abberley, Jamie PatricofDiane Miller LevinKim Zubick; executive producers Robbie Rowe TollinMike Tollin; editor David Coulson; composer Harry Gregson-Williams; Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Jeff Shell; Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski; and Focus Features COO Abhijay Prakash were on hand to screen the film, the real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of “The Broken Circle Breakdown”), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl of “Captain America: Civil War”). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

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The Museum of Ice Cream is coming to downtown LA! The exhibit that sold out in a few hours in NYC is coming to LA this April. Expect that famous sprinkle pool (with 100 millions sprinkles), a room with 10,000 bananas, a mind home grown room, LA’s top Ice Cream will be enjoyed upon everyone walking through including Salt & Straw, Coolhaus and McConnell’s, golden tickets and much more. Tickets will be available for purchase this Monday.

Coach x Rodarte
Coach x Rodarte

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A seriously cool collaboration is debuting in Southern California this spring. The SoCal-based Mulleavy sisters, behind fashion brand Rodarte, have teamed up with Coach on a line of ready-to-wear and bags. The former includes biker jackets, mini dresses, sweaters, sweatshirts and tees.

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