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

VIP-LA gives Haute Living inside access to the most luxurious happenings in LA. Check out their recommendations for this week.
  • EAT: Mercato di Vetro, West Hollywood

Fresh Italian cuisine and craft libations are being served up at Mercato di Vetro in WeHo.

SBE‘s newest addition to it’s award-winning restaurant and hospitality lineup is Mercato di Vetro. This ambitious Italian eatery, a marketplace, restaurant and bar helmed by corporate chef Danny Elmaleh,  multiple kitchens, two floors and an amzing floor-to-ceiling glass wine case connecting the venue on Santa Monica Blvd.

The design of this amazing space, accented with gray marble and reclaimed wood, includes four kitchens: one for antipasti, cheese and charcuterie, which is lined with bar seats; an open kitchen with a wood-burning oven for pizza and a pasta-making area; a cocktail kitchen for in-house syrups; and a traditional restaurant kitchen for all the composed dishes. See Mercato di Vetro’s Menu Here.

Mercato di Vetro is a perfect addition to SBE’s portfolio of always-booked restaurants and, is their first attempt at Italian cuisine. Judging from the menu that we’ve seen, they got it right! After your 5 course meal in the open cafe-style eatery, grab an espresso to avoid food coma. Check out the Ferrari-red, custom espresso machine that serves your Italian espresso extra hot! Buon Appetito!

  • DRINK: One Eyed Gypsy, Downtown LA

One Eyed Gypsy is like a fun trip to the carnival…atnight…at a bar… Well… you’ll see what we’re talking about.

One Eyed Gypsy is like a fun trip to the carnival…at night…at a bar… Well, you’ll see. Keep reading.

This newly-added Downtown hotspot is the coolest concept to hit the DTLA bar scene! A carnival-themed bar with live performances, a multi-room layout, hand drawn wallpaper, chandeliers made from Bedouin jewelry, and pictures of Medusa, owner Dana Hollister – developer, restauranteur, and interior designer behind Villains Tavern,Cliff’s Edge4100 Bar and a slew of other F&B establishments – personally designed this awesome space where you can grab a craft cocktail or beer and play a round of SkeeBall!. Carnival-style food? OF COURSE! Expect a fried food feast with corn dogs, sweet potato tots and funnel cakes.

As a perfect pairing to your corn dog, drink a Sloe Gin Float with cider, a Sweet & Sour or the Riddler’s Punch (vodka, red wine, blood orange, lemon & lime, bitters). And to enhance your bar/carnival-going experience, enjoy live indie rock bands, ukelele players and magicians or predict your future with the fortune-teller machine and love-o-meter. You can’t leave this place without challenging your friend or a complete stranger to an intense round of skee ball! You’ll win tickets redeemable for drinks & food. Good Times!

  • Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Sip champagne in your 20’s era getup while spending a classy Sunday at a Polo tournement in the Palisades.

Veuve Clicquot Presents a day of Polo & Champagne at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles. This Sunday, October 9th, 2011, the 2nd Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles will return to the gorgeous Will Rogers State Historic Park in the Pacific Palisades. This is one of the most anticipated, unique, and stylish events of this fall season, so for a bit of sophistication, block off this coming Sunday and get ready for a good time. Guests will enjoy an exciting polo match, Veuve Clicquot champagne bars, photo booths, food and more. Don’t forget to get your outfit together ahead of time. Keeping the theme congruent with the heritage of polo, attendees are encouraged to don fashions of the 20′s and 30′s.

The event will be hosted by Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman, along with polo player Nacho Figueras, his wife Delfina Blaquier and the President of Veuve Clicquot, Vanessa Kay. Last year this event was attended by Rachel Zoe, Minnie Driver, Brittany Snow, Mischa Barton and more. Expect another star studded event for the 2nd Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles.

Get your tickets to Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles here.

STYLE TIP: Guests are encouraged to celebrate the heyday of polo and wear their ’20s and ’30s-inspired fashions.

  • EXCLUSIVE EVENT: The 2011 Latin Grammy Awards

The biggest names in Latin music will come together in Las Vegas  on November 10th to celebrate the accomplishments of the best in their industry. This is always a great show with a ton of Live performances! Walk the Red Carpet, sit in the best seats and mingle with the celebs at the official afterparty! VIP-LA has your exclusive access!

  • VIP EVENT: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Hollywood Movie Premiere

Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 is the most anticipated movie premiere of 2011! Would you like to attend the Hollywood Movie Premiere?

The Quileute and the Volturi close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses different threats to the wolf pack and vampire coven. See full synopsis and theatrical trailer here. On November 14th at the Nokia Theater, walk the Red Carpet, sit amongst the stars of the movieand mingle with celebs at the official afterparty. VIP-LA has your Exclusive Access

Contact VIP-LA for special offers, reservations and packages for these VIP happenings and more!