The Local’s Guide to NYC’s Flower District

4.9.2019 Full Article Happenings, Mondrian Park Ave, Mondrian Park Avenue, New York, Shopping

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, a little-known paradise just steps away from Mondrian Park Avenue. This tiny stretch of city block, on 28th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue, is home to the busiest flower

A Rainy Day Guide to NYC’s NoMad Neighborhood

3.15.2019 Full Article Entertainment, Food, Food and Drink, Happenings, Mondrian Park Ave, Mondrian Park Avenue, New York, Restaurants

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. Bonus: All of these spots are within an easy 15-minute walk

Beat the Freeze: Winning Ways to Warm Up in the Windy City

2.28.2019 Full Article Ambassador Chicago, Chicago, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Happenings

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. If you

Inside Oscar Night’s Star-Studded Governors Ball

2.21.2019 Full Article Entertainment, Events, Film, Food, Food and Drink, Happenings, Hollywood, The Hollywood Roosevelt

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

12.20.2018 Full Article Entertainment, Happenings, La La Land, Los Angeles, The Hollywood Roosevelt

It’s difficult to write about magic without spoiling the show. 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

6 New York City Art Exhibitions Worth Seeing this Season

12.17.2018 Full Article Art, Happenings, Mondrian Park Ave, New York

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. This winter, a relatively quick jaunt from the warm confines of Mondrian Park Avenue, a slate of

5 Amazing Exhibits in LA to See Right Now

12.6.2018 Full Article Happenings, Los Angeles, Museums, The Hollywood Roosevelt

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. Below, five exhibits worth considering during your next stay at The Hollywood Roosevelt.   Yayoi

6 Ways to Get In on Chicago’s Holiday Action

12.4.2018 Full Article Ambassador Chicago, Chicago, Happenings, Holiday

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 – like visits from Santa Claus himself

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates 100 Years

10.4.2018 Full Article Entertainment, Happenings, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Music

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

10.1.2018 Full Article Ambassador Chicago, Chicago, Entertainment, Happenings, Nightlife

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

6.18.2018 Full Article Chicago, Food and Drink, Happenings

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

6.11.2018 Full Article Chicago, Food and Drink, Happenings

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

5.1.2018 Full Article Art, Happenings

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

4.23.2018 Full Article Happenings, Los Angeles, Music, Music Festivals

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

4.20.2018 Full Article Happenings, Music

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

4.20.2018 Full Article Film, Happenings

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

4.18.2018 Full Article Happenings, Music, Music Festivals

Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, and Jack White will headline this year’s festival.

Celebrate spring with the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival

4.10.2018 Full Article Happenings

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

3.26.2018 Full Article Art, Happenings

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

2.27.2018 Full Article Film, Happenings

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

2.12.2018 Full Article Chicago, Entertainment, Happenings

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

2.9.2018 Full Article Food and Drink, Happenings

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

2.5.2018 Full Article Happenings, Nightlife

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

2.2.2018 Full Article Food and Drink, Happenings

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

1.31.2018 Full Article Entertainment, Happenings, Music

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

1.30.2018 Full Article Happenings

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

1.23.2018 Full Article Happenings

Amazon HQ2 will be the company’s second headquarters in North America.

The Met’s Hockney retrospective examines the artist’s wit and intelligence

1.16.2018 Full Article Art, David Hockney, Happenings

David Hockney is a glorious and absorbing exhibition showcasing his 60-year career.

Sofar Sounds brings cozy concerts to countless cities

1.8.2018 Full Article Happenings, Music

Forget everything you used to know about live shows.

Desert X returning in 2019

12.30.2017 Full Article Art, Happenings, Palm Springs

The art extravaganza returns to the Coachella Valley.

Another season of sun: embracing the holidays and getting festive in LA

12.21.2017 Full Article Happenings

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

12.14.2017 Full Article Happenings, Music

Last Thursday, John Legend was literally singing from the rooftops.

Six New York City art exhibitions worth seeing this season

12.7.2017 Full Article Art, Happenings

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

12.6.2017 Full Article Film, Happenings

Celebrate the season with Rooftop Cinema Club’s holiday screenings.

Chicago’s Under-the-Radar Spots to Get Cultured

11.30.2017 Full Article Art, Happenings

Chicago is packed with lesser-known cultural destinations that are no less amazing.

Uptown’s iconic Green Mill hosts Paper Machete

11.28.2017 Full Article comedy, Entertainment, Happenings

A Saturday afternoon of drinks, hot takes and laughs.

29Rooms lands in DTLA

11.27.2017 Full Article Art, Fashion, Happenings

Refinery29’s funhouse of style, culture, and technology arrives in the City of Angels.

How to watch the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

11.22.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Happenings

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a New York tradition since 1924.

The Hollywood Roosevelt shines at LA’s first Vulture Festival

11.20.2017 Full Article Happenings

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

11.16.2017 Full Article Food and Drink, Happenings

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

11.13.2017 Full Article Chicago, Happenings, Music, Music Festivals

The event’s Chicago debut follows the LA blueprint.

Patti Smith kicks off concert weekend at Yours Truly

11.7.2017 Full Article Happenings, Music, New York

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

10.30.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Happenings

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

10.23.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Happenings

Hollywood Forever Cemetery comes to life after sunset.

Mike Kelley’s sprawling installation ‘Kandors’ opens at Hauser & Wirth

10.20.2017 Full Article Art, Entertainment, Happenings

Technically complex and quite remarkable.

Nose around normally off-limits places at Open House New York

10.2.2017 Full Article Architecture, Happenings, 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

10.2.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Halloween, Happenings

Time to get spooky.

Tropicana presents Movie + Swim

9.29.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Happenings

Every Tuesday in October at The Hollywood Roosevelt.

New York Comic Con 2017 might be bigger, better than ever

9.21.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Happenings, NYCC

What to expect at the largest comic book and pop culture gathering in the country.

Vulture Festival is coming to The Hollywood Roosevelt this November

9.18.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Happenings

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