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.

The Best Places to Have a Party in Los Angeles

07/30/2013

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Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, so it’s no surprise that LA venues are ready to host every type of party, from elegant dinners to festive birthday celebrations and raucous bachelor parties. Read on for our guide to some of the best places in LA to have a party.

Mother's Day Brunch at Los Angeles Hotels

04/27/2013

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In addition to Mother’s Day specials that include room packages and spa days, Los Angeles hotels offered some of the best brunches in town for mom’s special day. To go with the lavish buffets and brunches, many hotels featured special kids' menus and activities for the whole family. All of the following Mother’s Day brunches will be offered on Sunday, May 11, 2014 unless otherwise noted.

Mother's Day Hotel Specials in Los Angeles

04/25/2013

Esther Tseng

Hotels all over Los Angeles have come up with the best Mother's Day specials to help you show your appreciation to the one who matters to you most. Whether it's a room package or a luxurious day at the spa for mom, we've collected a wide range of Mother's Day offers at LA hotels that are sure to impress all who are part of your maternal celebration.

Book your Mother’s Day hotel package, reserve a spa day, then read our guide to the best Mother’s Day hotel brunches, after the jump.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles

04/24/2013

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Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of Mexican culture and heritage that takes place across the U.S. and regionally in Mexico, where it's known in the state of Puebla as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (“The Day of the Battle of Puebla”). Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over the much larger, better-armed French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The U.S. celebration of Cinco de Mayo originated in Mexican-American communities of the American West, Southwest and Northwest. Read on for our guide to Cinco de Mayo festivities throughout Los Angeles.

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