Week in Review: Los Angeles

Another week in Los Angeles and a whole lot more openings, galas, and haute events to round up. Here’s the best things that happened in LA this week.

Image via Facebook Eataly
Image via Facebook Eataly

New York’s beloved market Eataly is coming to Los Angeles. Offering high-end Italian food, wines, espresso, and more. Eataly also acts as something of a school, teaching people how to prepare meals with all the products that the market offers. And where is Eataly headed? Westfield Century City.


Speaking of Westfield Century City, Curbed reports that the Bloomingdale’s spearheaded shopping center is going to be getting a $700 million makeover. The project promises 422,00 square feet of new retail space, 220 shops and restaurants, eight acres of outdoor space, 20 new residences across 10 floors, 3,375 new jobs, and 4,700 parking spaces.  Along with Eataly, rumored additions to the plaza include Tom Ford and Nordstrom.

lacma redesignSome people find art to be confusing, imagine how many people will be scratching their heads when LACMA is literally over their heads as the new redesign headed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor will stretch over Wilshire Boulevard as an overpass. According to LA Observed, “New glass-encased museum galleries would cross above Wilshire Boulevard and connect the main LACMA campus with an addition to be built on the existing parking lot on the south side of the boulevard at Spaulding Avenue.” You have to admit, it’s an intriguing design.


Image via Patrick McMullan
Image via Patrick McMullan

In celebration of The Broad Museum’s Art Talk, “The Un-Private Collection: Eric Fischl & Steve Martin,” Interview Magazine and The Broad Museum, along with Eli and Edythe Broad, hosted a private pre-program dinner for Eric Fischl and Steve Martin at Terrazza in Santa Monica on Monday, June 23rd, 2014.

There were ocean views and a special menu crafted by Terazza chef Sven Mede. So yeah it was great.

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The Crenshaw Line is getting a fancy new station despite already being under construction for the purpose of hooking up the Metro system to a potential LAX bound makeover. The newNinety-Sixth Street station would only be 0.4 miles north of the Century/Aviation station, but apparently be situated in a better spot to connect to the PM.

BEST OF THE REST: A 1940’s Gerard Colcord Colonial in Bel Air is asking $2.7 million, Downtown’s Historic Rosslyn Hotel becoming homeless housing, Hollywood is getting a new community pool.