Chicago’s Fall Festival Guide
Fall is arguably Chicago’s favorite season — and the city’s preoccupation with autumn goes far beyond Pumpkin Spice Lattes. The Windy City goes all-out for fall festivals, from a spirited fête inside the Lincoln Park Zoo to a charming event that simply celebrates apples. Here are nine fall festivals not to be missed during your stay at Ambassador Chicago.
Say Hello to the New Riverwalk
It’s almost impossible to walk around downtown Chicago without stumbling upon the Chicago River. And while it’s a stunning sight from the many bridges crossing over it, don’t stop with the views from above. One of the best ways to explore the Chicago River is to stroll along the Riverwalk.
The Local’s Guide to NYC’s Flower District
Searching for a slice of nature in the concrete jungle? You’ll find your very own greenery-filled getaway in the New York City Flower District. This tiny stretch of city block, a little-known paradise on 28th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue, is home to the busiest flower market in the country.
A Rainy Day Guide to NYC’s NoMad Neighborhood
One of the best things about New York: Rain or shine, the city never slows down. Here’s a play-by-play on what to see, do, and eat in NYC when it’s pouring out, because there’s no need to let a rainy day dampen your visit. (Just don’t forget your umbrella.)
Beat the Freeze: Winning Ways to Warm Up in the Windy City
It’s no secret that Chicago can get cold — really cold. But if there’s one thing Chicagoans are known for, it’s toughing it out through less-than-ideal weather. After all, cold temperatures don’t have to get in the way of a good time, and there’s plenty to do around the city all year long.
Inside Oscar Night’s Star-Studded Governors Ball
Throwing a cocktail party can be an intense undertaking, even for the most experienced of hosts — from planning the menu to keeping glasses filled and guests happy, there’s no shortage of effort involved.
Inside The Magic Show at The Roosevelt
When it comes to magic, the proper unit of measurement in a performance is the trick, and to talk about the trick is to strip it of its power – its ability to surprise, amuse, and delight. In The Magic Show at The Roosevelt, comic and comedian Justin Willman does all of the above.
6 New York City Art Exhibitions Worth Seeing this Season
A retrospective of pop icon Andy Warhol hangs in the Meatpacking District, a quirky outdoor sculpture series is a focal point in Madison Square Park, and in Midtown East, a gender-bending Japanese artist transforms himself into Marilyn Monroe.
5 Amazing Exhibits in LA to See Right Now
While La La Land is best known for its Hollywood-centric sites, enviable weather, and bustling nightlife, it’s also home to some world-class culture including a string of impressive museums focused on everything from art to photography to history to science.
6 Ways to Get In on Chicago’s Holiday Action
It’s pretty easy to feel festive this time of year: Hang some lights on your tree, stream some classic carols, and nibble on a sugar cookie or two. But to really get into the holiday spirit, head to Ambassador Chicago where special events are happening all month long.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates 100 Years
There’s a lot in the history of the Los Angeles Philharmonic of which to be proud. As the organization celebrates its 100th birthday, there are highlights throughout the years: “The Dean of African-American Composers,” William Grant Still, is said to have been the first African-American to conduct a major American orchestra when he picked up
5 Next Level Date Nights in Chicago
Thinking of going out with your special someone and settled on the idea of dinner and a movie? You might want to keep brainstorming. Food and a flick might be a safe bet, but there are so many more unique, romantic nights out in the city you could be planning. Our advice: Start out at
Manly Man’s Guide to Chicago
With its designer boutiques, chic restaurants, and upscale cocktail bars, Chicago has a lot to offer those looking for a sophisticated, high-end vacation. But don’t let all that elegance fool you – there’s also a ton to do when you’re feeling a little more on the macho side (it is the city of broad shoulders
The Best Stops Along Chicago’s Lakefront
There’s nowhere Chicagoans would rather be in the summer than by the lake – the ideal place to lay out, play volleyball with friends, or grab a cool drink. The best part? Getting around is easy thanks to the Lakefront Path, an 18-mile trail that traces the edge of Lake Michigan. Easily accessible from the
Free For All: How to Get Cultured in Chicago on the Cheap
Chicagoans don’t just spend their summers sipping away in beer gardens or hitting up local street fests; they also head to parks and other public places around the city to take in movies, concerts, and theater performances.
FYF Fest takes over Exposition Park in July
Janet Jackson, Florence and the Machine, Future, and many more will take the stage this summer.
From lineups to late-night snacks: what to expect at Coachella
Coachella is coming and we have one question for you: are you ready? Whether you’re gearing up for Weekend 1 or are biding your time for Weekend 2, we’ve got some highlights to get you ready for an extraordinary weekend spent in the desert.
Lights, camera, action! Rooftop Cinema Club is back
Nothing says summertime in the city quite like a lineup of Rooftop Cinema Club movie events.
Lollapalooza 2018 is back for another star-studded year
Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, and Jack White will headline this year’s festival.
Celebrate spring with the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival
Just because it may not exactly look like springtime in New York City doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the season—and there’s no better way to will spring weather like the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival.
On view this June: the Museum Mile Festival
For the 40th year in a row, a mile long block party will be thrown to celebrate the museums and their patrons.
Chicago’s very own Wes Anderson culinary experience
For any fans in Chicago, Iliana Regan of Elizabeth is bringing the whimsy and wonder of Anderson’s eccentric films to life.
Stranger Things convention happening this summer
Stranger Con will tide you over until the third season of Stranger Things arrives in 2019.
Chef Michael Voltaggio takes al fresco dinning to new heights at The Hollywood Roosevelt
Voltaggio put on quite a spectacle last week as he curated a dinner to remember on the rooftop at The Hollywood Roosevelt.
The Rosy Trio brings jazzy tunes to the Library Bar
The Hollywood’s Roosevelt’s very own house jazz band, The Rosy Trio, will be performing live at the Library Bar from 6pm to 9pm, every Wednesday through Saturday.
Super Bowl Sunday done Southern California style
Whether you’re tuning in to cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, or really just want to see Justin Timberlake do his thing at halftime, one thing is for certain: Super Bowl Sunday is a perfect excuse for some drinks, delicious bites, and some celebrating.
Kendrick Lamar, SZA and friends announce two nights in LA
Top Dawg Entertainment presents The Championship tour with K Dot, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, and Lance SkiiiWalker.
Randall’s Island Park releases summer screening schedule
As the winter months drag on and there seems to be no sun ahead, here’s something to look forward to.
LA, NY and Chicago are vying to be home to Amazon’s new headquarters
Amazon HQ2 will be the company’s second headquarters in North America.
The Met’s Hockney retrospective examines the artist’s wit and intelligence
David Hockney is a glorious and absorbing exhibition showcasing his 60-year career.
Sofar Sounds brings cozy concerts to countless cities
Forget everything you used to know about live shows.
Desert X returning in 2019
The art extravaganza returns to the Coachella Valley.
Another season of sun: embracing the holidays and getting festive in LA
While summer finally fades into a muted fall and winter, the seasonal activities are in full force in the city of angles.
John Legend lights up the Hollywood Roosevelt with rooftop concert
Last Thursday, John Legend was literally singing from the rooftops.
Six New York City art exhibitions worth seeing this season
This fall, a slew of new shows shine a spotlight on social and political themes with a lineup of well-known artists and buzzy newcomers.
Rooftop Cinema Club’s seasonal screenings
Celebrate the season with Rooftop Cinema Club’s holiday screenings.
Chicago’s Under-the-Radar Spots to Get Cultured
Chicago is packed with lesser-known cultural destinations that are no less amazing.
Uptown’s iconic Green Mill hosts Paper Machete
A Saturday afternoon of drinks, hot takes and laughs.
29Rooms lands in DTLA
Refinery29’s funhouse of style, culture, and technology arrives in the City of Angels.
How to watch the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a New York tradition since 1924.
The Hollywood Roosevelt shines at LA’s first Vulture Festival
After four years in New York, Vulture decided to bring its entertainment and culture festival to Los Angeles.
Booth One reinvents dining at Ambassador Chicago
If you’re not already in the Chicago area, here’s a reason to book your next trip: Booth One is now open at the Ambassador Chicago in the Gold Coast.
30 Days in Chicago delivers the best in new music
The event’s Chicago debut follows the LA blueprint.
Patti Smith kicks off concert weekend at Yours Truly
Punk poet laureate, Patti Smith, took to celebrating this past weekend at none other than Yours Truly, the underground nightclub at Journal Hotels’ Mondrian Park Avenue. What was the occasion? Combating climate change.
Vulture Fest lineup announced
The weekend-long extravaganza is the go-to-event for everyone and anyone who lives, breathes, and consumes entertainment.
Day of the Dead at Hollywood Forever will entertain and enlighten
Hollywood Forever Cemetery comes to life after sunset.
Mike Kelley’s sprawling installation ‘Kandors’ opens at Hauser & Wirth
Technically complex and quite remarkable.
Nose around normally off-limits places at Open House New York
For one weekend in October, experience unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of the Big Apple.
Join Young Thug at The Hollywood Roosevelt’s Halloween Costume Ball
Time to get spooky.
Tropicana presents Movie + Swim
Every Tuesday in October at The Hollywood Roosevelt.