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Articles By Cielestia Calbay

The Hautest Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day may fall on a Sunday this year, but that doesn't mean you can't raise a glass (or three) and celebrate in full Irish spirit. There is no shortage of festivities happening throughout Los Angeles, with some starting as early as 6 a.m. So don your best green and emerald attire, and head to our haute picks for green beer, corned beef and cabbage, and plenty of other shamrock debauchery from dawn 'til dusk. Read More

Haute Hotels Having Oscar Night Viewing Parties

Between the plush red carpet, “best dressed” fashion hits, and a roster of the brightest names in show business, the Academy Awards are, without a doubt, the biggest night in Hollywood. While most Oscars parties will have a guest list tighter than a Jolie-Pitt wedding, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little glitz and glam of your own. So ditch your couch on Sunday, and head to these haute hotels showing the ceremony, along with nominee-inspired cocktails and meals. Read More

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Haute Style

Super Bowl Sunday may not be an official holiday, but few yearly spectacles are as quintessentially American as football’s biggest day. Whether you’re a Ravens or 49ers fanatic, or in it for the halftime show and commercials, Super Bowl Sunday wouldn’t be complete without a party. Thankfully, LA’s restaurants have lined up game-winning feasts to keep you in check as you cheer on your favorite team. Here are our game-day picks for where to celebrate in style, from kick-off to the final touchdown. Read More

5 Must-Try Restaurants During DineLA 2013

DineLA may be kicking off just as New York Restaurant Week comes to an end, but that doesn't mean the West Coast doesn't have the culinary chops to impress foodies and non-foodies alike. Now in its fifth year, the 12-day dining event, which runs until Feb. 1, features prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus for some of the finest dining establishments throughout the city, from Michelin-starred hotspots to popular marquee posts. And while sifting through the list of the more than 250 participating restaurants can be quite daunting, we've narrowed down the choices to the top five places not to be missed. Bon appetit! Read More

Rise and Shine: 5 Haute Breakfast Spots in LA

Breakfast in LA can often mean a pitstop at a nearby coffee shop or just a bowl of milk and cereal. In between our busy schedules, making time for the most important meal of the day is almost a luxury. But with a city as gastronomically diverse as LA, it would be a shame not to take advantage of the Wagyu beef hash and crème brulee French toasts readily available at the crack of dawn. Here are our top picks for breakfast in the city. Read More

5 Haute Spots to Enjoy Afternoon Tea in LA

If too many episodes of Downtown Abbey have influenced you to start carving out time for proper afternoon tea, then we’ve got you covered. From black truffle grilled cheese to beet-filled macarons, there is no shortage of haute spots to enjoy this British tradition—pinkies up. Read More

5 Haute Spots to Satiate Your Pumpkin Craving in LA

Pumpkin is as sure a sign as the holidays as you’ll find. From pumpkin spiced cocktails to fluffy purees, Los Angeles restaurants are no stranger to turning the beloved seasonal gourd into creations that far exceed the pie. Here is a roundup of five Haute spots to enjoy pumpkin dishes in all forms. Read More

Drink the Vote: Election Day-Inspired Cocktails

If you think you might need a stiff drink to get through tonight's election results, don't worry, we've got your back. Whether you're a Democrat, Republican or somewhere in between, we've rounded up an Haute selection of Election Day-inspired cocktails worth voting for. Read More

5 Haute Restaurants With Festive New Fall Menus

We may not get the changing autumn leaves nor the super brisk weather our East Coast friends boast about during the fall, but that doesn’t mean Los Angeles can’t have a festive season of their own. As a toast to the start of pumpkins, spice and everything nice, we’ve rounded up five haute restaurants introducing new fall menus and entrees fit for a harvest feast. Read More

RedFin: the New Residence of Choice for Haute Young Angelenos

When it comes to celebrity real estate, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood and Malibu seem to be where a majority of Tinseltown elites set up camp. But like Hayden Panetierre’s Juliette Barnes in “Nashville,” there is one up-and-coming celebrity neighborhood hotspot that’s giving the veterans a run for their money. Positioned as one of the only luxury boat harbors in the area, Marina Del Rey, located just south of trendy Venice, is becoming increasingly popular among celebrity homeowners, particularly young Hollywood starlets like AnnaLynne McCord, Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port. Read More