Live Like A VIP: This Week’s 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: Churchill, West Hollywood

The long-awaited new addition to 3rd Street has finally arrived! The Churchill is now serving local food and beers on thier rooftop garden.

The Churchill on 3rd Street opens On Friday, October 21st in the Orlando Hotel. Brought to you from the guys behind The Hudson, this new project has been in the works for a while now and they’re excited about its debut. The new menu, created by Jason Tuley (Square One Santa Barbara), features breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night options including cured meats, fish, fresh pasta, pickles, breads and desserts made with sustainable ingredients sourced locally.

Open 7 days a week, The Churchill will also feature a take-away window on 3rd Street offering Intelligentsia coffee, breakfast, sandwiches, pizza by the slice and house-made ice cream. In addition to the awesome new menu, a full bar will offer cocktails, regional craft beers and a wine list. There will be a daily happy hour from 3PM to 7PM and again from 10PM to close on Sundays and Mondays.

The industrial design of The Churchill is complemented by large communal tables, polished concrete floors, antique mirrors, Edison light bulbs and a vintage photo booth. A sliding-glass door in the dining room opens onto a garden dining patio with a fireplace for outdoor dining. Definitely a date spot! There is also a great special-events space for parties and private dining.

Check out this great addition to an already awesome 3rd Street; and try the pickles!

  • DRINK: LA’s Best Coffee, Los Angeles

It’s getting chilly out, and there is nothing like a hot, creamy latte on a chilly morning! Check out the hautest coffee shops in LA.

Coffee is an important beverage in urban Los Angeles; it keeps local residents awake at the wheel and their feet on the gas pedal. Whether you live in the area or you’re just passing through, make some time to sit down at one of these shops for a haute cup of coffee.

#1 Caffe Primo

Caffe Primo, literally meaning “first in class”, aims to offer a sophisticated yet down to earth café experience in the heart of Los Angeles. Their coffee is hand selected and roasted in-house to provide customers with the freshest cup of coffee possible. Their homemade gelato, a favorite amongst local patrons, is made fresh every day by restaurant cofounder Tony Riviera. All their edible sensations are paired with the charming atmosphere of the café. They strive to offer patrons an indoor-outdoor feel with outside seating, many open windows and lots of glass paneling. But don’t fret about weather, the outdoor tables are surrounded by tall heat lamps to counter those chilly desert nights. Caffe Primo is a great spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just coffee.

#2 Urth Caffe

Urth Caffe is a staple for Los Angeles natives with casual atmosphere and organic fare. Although they have four locations, the Urth Caffe in Beverly Hills is our favorite. All locations carry organic coffees, teas, and juices (and their juice bar is quite extensive). Try a blend of beet, ginger, and carrot juice to get your morning going. Their sandwiches and salads are all freshly made and the ingredients, like the drinks, are organic. Breakfast is usually a busy time of day at the café with plates full of poached eggs and tables covered in cups of espresso. Don’t let the crows intimidate you though; the line moves quickly and a server will take your order before you even reach the cash register.

#3 Lamill Coffee Boutique

Stop by Lamill for a haute cup of coffee. The boutique is located in Los Angeles’ trendy Silver Lake area and offers patrons a highly sophisticated coffee drinking experience. Lamill goes beyond the usual choices of coffee preparation and offers methods such as French press and hand drip coffees that go through crystal filters. And, their beans come from exotic places like Ethiopia, Kenya, and Guatemala.

#4 Intelligentsia

This coffee shop specializes in both coffee and tea and their selection is incredible. They have multiple locations in California and all their roasting and brewing is done on site. They offer coffee workshops and tours of their factory so that customers can make confident and informed coffee purchases. The staff is very friendly and can answer any questions you may have about their products and the business itself. Decaf drinkers need not worry at this joint; special, flavorful blends of decaf coffee are served here.

#5 Coffee Commissary

The Coffee Commissary is a true coffee shop indeed. They offer delicious little munchies along with a large selection of coffees, teas, and chai. Whole wheat croissants are a specialty of theirs. Make sure to try their house-made granola and yogurt parfait – it goes great with a creamy ice coffee. Their large patio area is perfect for everybody, equipped with lots of tables and large umbrellas to block out the sun if necessary. Also, they have free wifi, which is perfect for anybody who wants to get some work done on their computer while sipping on a cappuccino.

  • Halloween At The Hollywood Roosevelt

With Halloween being one of our favorite holidays/reasons to party in LA, here we will feature our top picks for the long, haunted weekend! Plan ahead and save!

All Points Worldwide The Alliance and HomeMade Events will transform the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel into a playground of ghosts, gremlins and ghouls. Last year this party took the cake! Thousands of LA’s hottest costume-clad people took over the entire property! Most of which plan on doing the same this year! There was a superstar DJ lineup and tons of entertainment! This haunted hotspot will feature a multi-room layout with tons of surprise guests! LIVE Performance by one of the World’s Top Superstar DJs, Erick Morillo!

  • 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!