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Galleria Park Hotel Reveals a Multimillion-Dollar Renovation and Redesign
A local staple in San Francisco, this hotel dates back over a century and is built upon the site of the former Occidental Hotel and Lick House, hailed as two of the West Coast’s most luxurious hotels in the late 1800s, and arguably home to the birth of the Martini cocktail. After a major earthquake and fire destroyed the properties in 1906, the site was rebuilt in 1911 as The Hotel Sutter. In the 1920s, the site was home to a speakeasy, remnants of which can be found in the current garage. The property was renamed Galleria Park Hotel in the 1980s. It was acquired by Joie de Vivre in 2007. This Joie de Vivre property located in San Francisco’s Financial District, reveals a multimillion-dollar renovation and redesign to its entrance, lobby, and mezzanine. The renovation helmed by San Francisco-based interior design firm BAMO included all 177 guest rooms, including eight suites. An architectural landmark with origins dating back to the early 1900s, the updated hotel draws inspiration from its history, preserving timeless architectural features while embracing modern aesthetics. The new entryway, highlighted by marble tile flooring, opens into an expansive, two-story lobby area with a mezzanine. The lobby’s cream walls are accented with antiqued mirrors and colorful abstract artwork, in addition to plush furnishings and bold carpeting in rich tones of charcoal and brandy. The newly activated mezzanine invites you to enjoy cocktails and bites from Gaspar Brasserie In addition, the hotel will now host a Martini Hour—a nod to the property’s historic role in the birth of the classic cocktail. 191 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94104;  415.781.3060

Little Ruby’s Happy Hour
Santa Monica’s new spot is launching a new happy hour. Offerings include $5 beers, $6 glasses of wine and $7 spritz. Additionally, food specials include Spicy Italian Sausage pasta with a beer or glass of wine for $12; and Creamy Chicken Pasta with a beer or glass of wine for $12. For those wanting burgers, there are two options including a cheeseburger with a beer or glass of wine for $12; or the Bondi burger with a beer or glass of wine for $12. Enjoy a chicken avocado salad with a beer or glass of wine for $12. All sides are available for half off including fries with truffle aiolo, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato fries with sour cream and sweet chili, and more. Monday-Friday, 4-6:30 pm; 109 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 424.322.8353

Amalfi Coastal Cuisine Pop-Up
Indulge on Amalfi coastal cuisine without leaving L.A. when Capri’s Grand Hotel Quisisiana visits Santa Monica’s iconic Hotel Casa del Mar. Menu highlights include Risotto Caprese (tomato and mozzarella) and Linguine alle Vongole (clams, olive oil, garlic and parsley). Monday (also February 3rd); 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA

MiniBar Hollywood’s Winter Happy Hour
The retro cocktail den is serving two mini versions of a dirty martini for $5 each every night through the end of February. Offerings include the Fat Cow with Black Cow Vodka, mushroom-soaked vermouth & pickled mushroom and the Dirty Bird with London Dry Gin stirred with olive juice, pickle juice, vermouth & mini pickles. Daily, 5-7 pm; 6141 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.798.4939


Red Herring’s Weekly Deals
Eagle Rock’s Red Herring just launched two new weekly specials. On Tuesday’s you receive half-off all bottles of wines, with purchase of an entrée, and on Wednesday’s all cocktails are half-off. Stop in and watch the sunset over the Eastside from Red Herring’s second floor dining room while enjoying dinner and wine, or relax on the restaurant’s signature electric teal blue couch for cocktails. Tuesday & Wednesday; 1661 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90041


The package includes one night stay in Ocean Jet Tub Accommodations, complimentary rose petals sprinkled in jet tub and turndown service, complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, $100 romantic dinner credit at BaleenKitchen, and complimentary two hour beach cruiser rental. $409+; Through December 2018; 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

When you book at the Shade Hotel, add add ons including the Fall in Love Package with fresh rose petals, sparkling wine & chocolate-covered strawberries; Bubbly in Bed with sparkling wine delivered to your room to set the mood; and a Trilogy Spa Massage where you can choose a treatment that will relax you from head-to-toe. If you book a luxury suite and receive a complimentary Couple’s Massage. $249+; February; Book: 310.921.8940

Mr. C Beverly Hills‘ Do Not Disturb overnight package
The perfect romantic experience for couples looking indulge in a lavish and rejuvenating staycation. The package includes an overnight stay in Mr. C’s modern European guest rooms or suites, a bottle of champagne and rose petals on the bed upon arrival, continental breakfast for two at The Restaurant at Mr. C, followed by a pampering concierge bath service with a selection of bath oils and roses. $575+/night; Month of February; 1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035; 877.334.5623; email: or booking online.

JW MARRIOTT Desert Springs Resorts & Spa Launches “Good Vibrations” Package
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa brings Good Vibrations to the Coachella Valley with a lunar-inspired suite of amenities to help you explore the health benefits of moonlight, all within a majestic desert setting. The room package includes a moon bathing picnic set (including 2 linen blankets, a crystal chakra set, and Honeyed Herb cocktail), complimentary download of the Starlight AR stargazing app for observing the expansive desert sky at night, Gong Bath digital meditation guides (available for download on iPhone and Android), and two day passes to the Spa at Desert Springs. Courted for centuries across cultures as a source of renewal, purification, and healing, moonlight’s role in wellness is explored at the 450-acre resort through this unique package. Book online or by calling 760.341.2211. $424/per person per night; through the end of May 2018; 74-855 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles “For the Love of Ice Cream” Treatments
Indulge in a collection of ice cream-inspired treatments for an almost guilt-free indulgence in your favorite frozen treat. Offered through the entire month of February, this includes the “Love on the Rocks” couple’s massage, a playful iteration of the traditional hot stone massage covering the body in soothing and aromatic chocolate oils, followed by the placing of heated basalt stones inspired by Rocky Road ice cream. The experience closes with a large helping for two of Rocky Road ice cream. Following the couples massage, you can treat yourself to over-the-top self-love with the “Love Soaks” sundae-inspired bath featuring aromatic vanilla soak, a moisturizing chocolate body mask, and a sprinkling of 24K gold shimmer. The extravagant sundae includes three glorious scoops of 50 Bean Tahitian Vanilla, Valrhona Bahibe Chocolate, and Harry’s Berries Strawberry and 8+ elevated sundae toppings – not to mention, edible 24K gold bark and a complimentary glass of Champagne to complete this year’s most indulgent spa day yet. Month of February; 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.743.8800

Glen Ivy Hot Springs‘ New Romance Wellness Packages
Experience the waters at Glen Ivy with the “Healthy Balance” package that includes admission to all 19 therapeutic pools, a $100 spa service and complimentary fresh squeezed juice from Chill Zone for only $159. (Mid-week only, not available on holidays). Grab a group for the “Better With Friends” package, including all services in the “Healthy Balance” package, as well as a warm robe and a moisturizing Grotto treatment for two, $369/weekends and $335/weekdays (regularly priced $412). Glen Ivy offers an unforgettable experience for loved ones with the “Cloud Nine” gift card that includes sparkling wine and robes upon arrival, as well as private seating on the exclusive Ivy Terrace. Treat your love one to a moisturizing Grotto service, a deeply refreshing facial, a relaxing massage and a wellness lunch at Ivy Kitchen ($400 gift card for $359 through February 14). Through February 14th, purchase a $140 gift card for $125 and a $195 gift card for $175. Purchase two or more gift cards and receive complimentary shipping prior to February 10. 25000 Glen Ivy Rd, Corona, CA 92883; 888.453.6489

Gelateria Uli’s Valentine’s Day Treats
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at one of Gelateria Uli’s locations in Beverly Grove or DTLA with heart shaped gelato popsicles! Made from homemade raspberry sorbet that is hand-dipped into chocolate. $6; Through February 14th; DTLA: The Spring Arcade Building, 541 S. Spring St, #104, Los Angeles, CA 90013, 213.900.4717; West Third Street; 8044 W. Third St, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.424.3492

Halo Top Scoop Shop’s Free Sundaes when is Sprinkling Outside
The first brick-and-mortar from America’s most talked about ice cream, Halo Top Creamery—launches a new soft serve giveaway that offers complimentary sundaes* to its first 10 visitors who let the shop know “It’s Sprinkling” on rainy days. Halo Top’s recurring promotion invites guests to brighten up any gloomy day with its new line of guilt-free, delicious soft serve flavors—including Peanut Butter Cup, Strawberry, Pistachio, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate and Birthday Cake. The Scoop Shop’s first 10 visitors on raindy days are also encouraged to treat themselves to chocolate, caramel, strawberry, or marshmallow sauce and, of course, chocolate or rainbow sprinkles. Every rainy day in Los Angeles, starting February 1, 2018 through March 20, 2018; Halo Top Scoop Shop, Westfield Topanga, Unit #177, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91303




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