May 2017 Lodging Metrics

07/05/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles ranked 4th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 81.5%, up +2.7% compared to May 2016 (79.4%).

Eagle Rock Farmers' Market

Discover the Hidden Gems of Eagle Rock

06/28/2017

Liz Ohanesian

Tucked into the hillsides of Northeast Los Angeles, Eagle Rock is a free-spirited community full of independent businesses and art-minded events. It's an ideal neighborhood for daytime excursions, where you can hike, shop and do some beer-tasting, but there is nightlife here as well. Eagle Rock is also home to several large annual events to keep in mind if they coincide with your trip to Los Angeles.

Wake Up, Girls! live at Anime Expo

L.A. Loves Anime!

06/27/2017

Liz Ohanesian

On Fourth of July weekend, Anime Expo takes over the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown L.A. The annual celebration of Japanese entertainment and pop culture has exploded in popularity in recent years, drawing tens of thousands of guests to check out watch the latest anime, shop for merchandise and dress up as their favorite characters.

This year, Anime Expo will feature a host of special guests, including Final Fantasy creator Sakaguchi, popular cosplayer Stella Chuu and musical duo Angela, who has provided the theme songs for multiple anime series. WIth its massive exhibit hall, eclectic programming and events that go into the night, the convention schedule itself will keep you on your toes. Sometimes you have to get out of the crowd and explore the rest of Los Angeles. Read on for 10 things to do during the 2017 Anime Expo.

Shrimp and grits at Eagle Rock Brewery Public House

Where to Eat in Eagle Rock

06/26/2017

Liz Ohanesian

When in Eagle Rock, make sure you eat. This L.A. neighborhood is well-known for its mom-and-pop eateries that range from local institutions to foodie hot spots. Here, you'll find a wide variety of cuisines and plenty of restaurants that offer vegetarian options as well as joints that make serving locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients part of their mission. Whether you're in Eagle Rock for brunch or dinner, here are ten great neighborhood dining spots.

Owl Talk

Shop Eagle Rock!

06/23/2017

Liz Ohanesian

Eagle Rock's retail scene is a must-visit for anyone looking for unusual keepsakes from your trip to Los Angeles. The neighborhood's fun and unusual collection of shops pop up in clusters on Eagle Rock and Colorado Blvds. Here you'll find small boutiques emphasizing the local, the indie, the handmade and the vintage. Take a walk and bring your wallet. You never know what will catch your eye when you're shopping in Eagle Rock.

There's a Shop For Everyone at Westfield Topanga & The Village

06/21/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Whether looking for a special gift from the likes of Gucci, Tiffany & Co., or Anthropologie, or you just need to grab a few staples from Target, there’s something at Westfield Topanga and the Village for everyone. Tidying up? It’s time to trade your discarded clothing in for rewards through their Refashion the Future program. Read on for more ways to shop an unforgettable experience.

Venice Beach sunglasses

The New L.A. Almanac: Summer 2017

06/20/2017

Souris Hong

School’s out and summer is finally here! Celebrate the return of beach weather and flip flops with an insider’s peek into what to wear, see, do, hear and eat during our favorite - and some say, endless - season.

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