Los Angeles Weekend Events: Dec. 27-29, 2013

12/27/2013

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Fitness & Wellness Programs at Los Angeles Hotels

12/26/2013

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The 2013 SpaFinder Wellness Spa Trend Report named “healthy hotels” as the number one global spa and wellness trend, describing a health-focused guest experience as “one of the most welcome, wide-ranging hotel trends we’ve seen. And it’s poised to transform the very concept of travel in profound, positive new ways.” When it comes to the health and well-being of their guests, Los Angeles hotels have been well ahead of the curve. From world-class spas to state-of-the-art fitness centers, hotels across L.A. offer wellness programs and activities that help guests relax, revitalize and stay healthy throughout their visit.

Hidden Gems in the San Fernando Valley

12/23/2013

Esther Tseng

To the north of the Los Angeles Basin lies the San Fernando Valley, a bastion of suburban living with network and movie studios, parks, art galleries, shopping centers, sushi restaurants, theme parks and much more. Often referred to simply as "The Valley," it's a good idea to go beyond the stereotypes and visit a few lesser-known attractions to get a more intimate picture of the 260 square-mile region. We’ve gathered some great locations that fly under the radar in dining, recreation and culture, so you can get a good feel for what The Valley is really all about.

Celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes in Los Angeles

12/23/2013

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes, aka La Vigilia (The Vigil), is a traditional Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration that commemorates La Vigilia di Natale, the wait for the midnight birth of the infant Jesus. The feast typically features at least seven different seafood dishes, which are served before midnight Mass. The custom of eating seafood on Christmas Eve comes from the Roman Catholic tradition of abstinence - i.e., no meat or milk products - on the eve of certain holy days. 

Although La Vigilia’s true origins are unknown, the custom is said to have begun in Southern Italy. The number seven may refer to the seven sacraments, the Seven Hills of Rome, or perhaps the idea of completion - according to Genesis, God rested on the seventh day. Baccalà (salted cod fish) is a traditional favorite of the sumptuous meal, along with a myriad of other seafood dishes.

Restaurants across Los Angeles are inviting guests to celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes, from a traditional family-style gathering to a modern twist with a focus on meat.

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Dec. 20-22, 2013

12/20/2013

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The penultimate weekend of 2013 is here, and we’ve selected five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Dec. 20 to Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. For more events taking place throughout LA, be sure to view our exclusive Events Calendar. Read More → 

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