Thursday, April 08, 2021

Discover LA's Artisanal Wine Country

Did you know that Los Angeles County encompasses six different American Viticultural Areas or AVAs? The AVA on a wine label indicates the specific geographical area a wine comes from and where the grapes

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Freshen Up: Where to Shop for Produce in DTLA

Now that the weather is getting warmer, we're starting to eat different, swapping out wintry comfort foods for lighter, fresher fare. You'll find a bounty of culinary inspiration nearby Circa, at local farmers markets and shops specializing

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Celebrate Spring By Communing with Nature

The 2021 Vernal Equinox is March 20, marking the first day of Spring. Now is the perfect time to get out and commune with nature. According to recent research,

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Discover DTLA's Artisanal Bakeries & Bread Bars

Did you know that Los Angeles is in the midst of a baking renaissance? In the last decade or so, the LA region has seen a wealth of independent bread bars and bakeries spring up, spearheaded by talented local entrepreneurs with a passion for bringing the freshest, handmade a

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Thursday, March 04, 2021

Home Interior Design Trends For Spring 2021

Spring is in the air. Ready to give your home a stylish new signature look? 2021 is all about livable luxury, versatility, and effortless chic. Circa's lavish living spaces, with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Freshen Up Your Home With Plants

If you're searching for the perfect accessory to spruce up your home this spring, consider becoming a plant parent. Houseplants are ideal for urban living – they bring nature indoors, and

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

LA's Best Urban Adventures to Safely Explore Now

With beautiful weather on the horizon, it's time to get out and discover new places to safely explore near Circa. Los Angeles is bustling with urban adventures, from immersive drive-thru entertainment to Instagram-worthy outdoor art install

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

A Little Romance: Celebrate Valentine's Day in DTLA

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, outdoor dining is back. And your favorite DTLA restaurants are pulling out all the stops for a little romance this weekend. From Modern American to Italian, French, Brazilian, and Baja cuisine, top eateries are offering chef-driven Valenti

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Thursday, February 04, 2021

Wineries & Breweries Now Open For Outdoor Dining

Great news - LA County recently updated their rules for outdoor dining, allowing wineries and breweries to open on site as long as food is served. Many of your favorite DTLA craft beer spots are owned by passionate entrepreneurs making topflight brews, from great lagers to a

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Discover DTLA's Secret Underground

Did you know that deep beneath the Los Angeles Civic Center lies a system of underground tunnels? Beginning in 1901, workers dug under the Bunker and Hill Street area to create subterranean passages to help mitigate traffic on downtown's congested streets. Pacific Electric R

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Kitchen Inspiration: Tips To Set Up Your Gourmet Pantry

The kitchens at Circa are legendary. From high-end stainless steel appliances to elegant fixtures and finishes, you'll find endless sophistication and refinement at your fingertips. Whether you're a novice cook or experienced epicurean, now

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Ramen Round Up: DTLA's Best Noodle Shops

Whether you're craving the perfect comfort food for chilly weather or a light satisfying meal on a warm sunny day, the time is always right for ramen. While Little Tokyo is the obvious DTLA destination for authentic Japanese ramen, don't overlook Chinatown, Grand Central Mar

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Thursday, January 07, 2021

Pedal to the Metal: Discover Cycling in LA

In the past year, cycling has become more popular than ever, both as a form of exercise and an alternative method of transport. In fact, bike sales have soared across the world, and many major cities are beefing up their cycling infrastructure to accommodate this new trend.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Hit the Slopes: Ski Season is Here

Winter storms have arrived, depositing over a foot of snow on our local mountains. Southern California boasts some of the best skiing and snowboarding around, and many resorts are just a few hours away from Circa. For more information, visi

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Celebrate The Season With a Holiday Feast To Go

There's no place like home for the holidays. And your favorite DTLA restaurants near Circa are offering a moveable feast of dining options to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. To set the mood, dress up your table with a luscious cheese

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Monday, December 14, 2020

Get Inspired For Holiday Shopping in DTLA

Looking for some inspiration for your holiday shopping? This season, think local. All around Circa, downtown Los Angeles is brimming with a sleigh full of options to play Santa, and help support independent shops, entrepreneurs and artisans

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Monday, December 07, 2020

Let It Glow: Where to See the Holiday Lights in LA

It's time to sparkle and shine, and DTLA is all aglow with holiday lights to make your spirits bright. You'll also find some spectacular displays just a short distance from Circa, such as Altadena's legendary Christmas Tree Lane and St. Alb

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Cozy Home Decor Ideas For The Holiday Season

Want to add some comfort and joy to your home this holiday season? Tis' the season for hygge, a Danish term that evokes coziness, comfortable conviviality, and a feeling of contentment or well-being. Pronounced hoo-guh, the word derives from a sixteenth-cen

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Celebrate Your Thanksgiving Feast in DTLA

Thanksgiving is upon us. Still making plans? If cooking is not on your radar, your favorite DTLA restaurants near Circa are dishing up some fabulous fare to share, from elegant outdoor dining to Thanksgiving Feasts To Go. You'll find a corn

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Brighten The Season With Premium Spirits

Ready to up your cocktail game? The holidays are fast approaching, and it's never too early to start planning ahead for festive celebrations and seasonal gift giving. Near Circa are some of DTLA's premier spirits shops, catering to collecto

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Thursday, November 05, 2020

Saddle Up: Where to Go Horseback Riding in LA

Get out of the house and saddle up. Horseback riding is a great way to enjoy nature while getting a good workout for your core and legs – and the positive connection with the horse creates good energy for both people and their steeds. Los Angeles has a fascinating history

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Find Your Sweet Spot: DTLA Bakeries & Dessert Shops

With the holidays right around the corner, it's time to start stocking up on sweet treats. Some of your fave downtown LA bakeries and dessert shops near Circa are already rolling out their festive fare, and taking orders for their most cove

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Get Your Halloween Scary On

Halloween is always a thrilling time of year, with spooky events and creepy outdoor activities unfolding under the night sky. But this year’s celebration will be even more special, because a blue moon will illuminate the sky on the evening of October 31. Start your spirite

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Treat Yourself to a Gourmet Getaway

Fall is in the air, the grape harvest is underway, and top chefs from Santa Barbara to Sedona are creating seasonal culinary masterpieces. With Palm Springs Modernism Week going virtual this year, getting reservations at your favorite restaurant should be a breeze. Or dine a

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Thursday, October 08, 2020

Oktoberfest is Here & DTLA Breweries are Open

Just in time for Oktoberfest, LA County is allowing breweries to reopen, albeit with some new rules. Your favorite DTLA establishments are celebrating Oktoberfest with some outdoor Gemütlichkeit (German for a comfortable, friendly feeling). Check websites for openi

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Digital Productivity Tools For Working At Home

Working from home at Circa has its perks. No more morning commutes. You can play your own music whenever you want, and sneak off for Netflix breaks in between Zoom calls. Professional wardrobe is optional and snacks are de rigueur. But we h

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Arts & Crafts Shops in Downtown LA

Fall is in the air and the holidays are around the corner. Time to get crafty with fun DIY projects and festive seasonal decor to animate your home and energize your routine. Try your hand at ceramics. Go crazy for quilting. Experiment with paper mache, learn origami, or eve

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

dineL.A. is Back - Delicious DTLA Eateries to Try Now

dineL.A. Restaurant Week is back. From now until September 18, DTLA eateries are offering scrumptious specials for patio dining, takeout and delivery. Whether you're a die-hard carnivore or prefer your meal vegetarian, vegan or gluten free, you'll find flavorful choices to p

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Thursday, September 03, 2020

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: SoCal Zoos & Wildlife Parks Now Open

In the past several months, we've all missed visiting the animals, and there's some evidence that they miss us too! And while we've been away, the babies have been booming! Did you know that our zoos and wildlife parks are sanctuaries for endangered species? Many have breedi

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Discover LA's Amazing Murals & Street Art

Los Angeles is renowned as one of the most exciting places in the world for street art. Incredible murals and art walls appear all around the city, and many have become permanent, treasured fixtures. Artists have found their canvas on buildings, walls, freeway barriers, and

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Explore Beautiful Botanical Gardens

Looking for a refreshing respite from the summer heat? The Los Angeles area is home to some of the world's most beautiful botanical gardens, many just a short distance from Circa apartments. These foliage-filled natural retreats present a v

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Enjoy Elegant Outdoor Dining in Downtown Los Angeles

Summer weather beckons with sunny days and starry nights! Your favorite Downtown Los Angeles restaurants near Circa are answering the call, expanding their patio seating, adding street side tables, and even commandeering alleys and parking

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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Let's Get Fresh: Shop for Produce in DTLA

Looking for some culinary inspiration? Let's get fresh with produce. Stone fruits are in full swing, along with luscious greens, tasty veggies, colorful berries, and more! Toss yourself a fruit salad dressed with locally-produced honey. Try your hand at making a soul-satisfy

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Smoke 'Em Out! DTLA's Best BBQ

It just wouldn't be summer without the tantalizing aroma of barbecue wafting in the breeze! Whether you like your chow Texas-style, hot and spicy, or classic American, we've smoked out some of DTLA's best BBQ joints, guaranteed to tempt your tastebuds with fresh grilled good

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Motor Up the Coast for Al Fresco Dining by the Sea

What could be more exhilarating on a hot summer day than driving up Pacific Coast Highway to enjoy cocktails and dinner at sunset. Or lingering over a Mimosa-fueled brunch while watching seagulls play above the waves! Great news - your favorite beachfront restaurants are ope

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Heat Is On: Pamper Your Pet This Summer

Summer is here and temperatures are rising. Time to pamper your pet. Your fur baby deserves the best, so we've come up with some great local resources - from healthy food and fun toys to doggie day care, grooming, and puppy training. No pet, no problem! LA Animal Services wi

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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Cocktails To Go: Your Favorite DTLA Bars Offer Take Out & Delivery

Now you can support your favorite LA bars while getting your buzz on, all from the comfort of home. Some of the best boîtes in town are offering specially-crafted, pre-batched cocktails for pickup and delivery. Pair your libations with delicious dishes, from burgers to tast

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Beat the Heat: DTLA's Best ice Cream, Frosty Coffee & Cool Concoctions

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and temperatures are rising. Hot summer days just scream for ice cream and other cool refreshments. DTLA offers some tasty ways to get your chill thrill - from classic ice cream to European-style gelato, cold brewed coffee, iced

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Let's Get Movin'– Drive-In Movies are Back

Nothing says summer quite like a drive-in movie. This iconic American pastime started in 1933, when the first patented drive-in movie theatre opened in New Jersey. By the 1950s and 60s, there were over 4,000 drive-ins throughout the U.S. Today, Southern California is host to

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

At Your Service: DTLA Restaurants Now Open

Foodies rejoice. Your favorite DTLA restaurants are flinging open their doors and welcoming hungry patrons back to the table. From fine dining to burgers & beer, scrumptious brunches, and fantastic flavors from around the globe, LA's culinary culture is at your service!

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Go Take A Hike: LA's Best Trails & Parks

Don your sturdy shoes, grab your water bottle, and go take a hike. You don't have to travel far to experience the great outdoors – LA is home to a wealth of spectacular parks and gardens that are easily accessible from DTLA. You'll discover everything from rugged woodlands

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Stock Up For Summer Reading at DTLA Bookstores

Here's a great opportunity to get a head start on your summer reading. DTLA bookstores are offering curbside pick up and online shopping. Check their websites for details, including in-store openings. Our city is a bibliophile's paradise - from local treasures like The Last

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Friday, May 22, 2020

DTLA Craft Breweries Now Offer Pick Up & Delivery

Now that the weather is getting warmer, there's nothing quite as satisfying as an ice cold beer! Thanks to the passion and dedication of local brewers and suds lovers with a mission, our city is awash in topflight craft breweries. From great lagers to awesome ales, sumptuous

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Friday, May 15, 2020

DTLA Breakfast Spots Open for Pick Up & Delivery

Take a break for breakfast! Your favorite DTLA cafes and coffee spots are now open for pick up and delivery! Celebrate the weekend with scrumptious Belgian waffles smothered in fresh fruit, order up some wholesome baked goods to accompany your morning coffee, or indulge in a

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Friday, May 08, 2020

Spice Up Your Night With Virtual Events

Enjoy a taste of tiki, go hog wild at Hogwarts, or experience a magical candlelight concert - all from the comfort of home. Virtual experiences are bigger than ever, and the choices are almost limitless! Everything from online cocktail classes and craft fairs, to amusement p

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Take a Virtual Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

What do Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal, Château de Versailles, and Machu Picchu all have in common? These breathtaking monuments have all been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, selects World Heri

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Expand Your Horizons with Online Classes from the Masters

What do MIT, MoMA and Martin Scorsese all have in common? Top universities, cultural institutions, and world-renowned experts in their field are offering online classes that you can access from the comfort of home. Digital platforms like MasterClass, Coursera and edX offer a

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day Turns 50: Celebrate With Virtual Tours & Live Streaming

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans made their voices heard for a healthy, sustainable world and the modern environmental movement was born. Celebrate by communing with nature online. Some of the most beautiful gardens and parks are offering virtual tours and live stream

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Major Arts Organizations Offer Live Streaming & Access to Digital Archives

The Culture Beat goes on! Major arts organizations, including LA Phil, LA Opera, The Met, Hammer Museum, and The Broad, are offering free live streaming and access to their digital archives! Ordinarily, you might have to pay a hefty fee for some of these services, but in the

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Motivation Station: Online Apps & Classes for Working Out At Home

Spending more time at home is a great opportunity to up your workout game. All those hours you would have spent commuting or just racing around town can be transformed into a fresh new fitness routine that you can practice anytime, in the comfort of your own abode. Whatever

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

DTLA Restaurants & Bars Are Offering Pick Up and Delivery!

Step up to the plate! Your favorite DTLA restaurants and bars are now offering home delivery and curbside pick-up. From your breakfast coffee to a luscious lunch, delicious dinner, and even wine, beer and cocktails - they've got you covered! Many LA restaurants and bars are

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Virtual Museum Tours! Visit the World's Greatest Institutions in the Comfort of Your Own Home!

Staying in doesn't mean you can't get your culture fix! Thanks to Google Street View and the Google Arts & Culture site, you can virtually visit some of t

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Friday, March 06, 2020

March Madness! LA's Best Food Fairs, Festivals, and St. Paddy's Day Bashes!

According to ancient tradition, the expression March Madness referred to the erratic, tempestuous weather of the season, and the phenomenon of hares getting frisky in the spring. Lewis Carroll nods to this bunny cliché with his characters the Mad Hatter and the March Hare!

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Friday, February 28, 2020

2020 Interior Design Trends: Get the Looks You Love in DTLA

Spring is in the air! Time to spruce up your space with a fresh new look! One of the top 2020 Home Decor Trends is eye-popping color– such as Pantone's Color of the Year -

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Shop DTLA's Arts District!

From its humble 19th century beginnings as Jean-Louis Vigne’s vineyard and later, an industrial center for railroads and manufacturing, the Arts District has evolved to become one of DTLA's hottest neighborhoods. In the 1970s, artists in search of cheap studio space began

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Valentine's Day Goes Eclectic!

We all love hearts & flowers. And we'll never turn down a decadent box of chocolates or romantic dinner à deux. But since 2020 is leap year, why not take the plunge and try something different this Valentine's Day! How about a wine tasting event with a breathtaking view

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Friday, February 07, 2020

Where's the Beef? Bite Into DTLA's Best Burgers

Let's face it, sometimes you just want to sink your teeth into a big ole juicy burger! Living in downtown LA, you don't have to travel far to wrap your chompers around some of the best hamburgers in town. From venerable icons like the Original Tommy's and George's Burger Sta

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Celebrate the Year of the Rat In DTLA's Chinatown

LA's Chinatown explodes in a fantasy of sights, sounds and colors during Chinese New Year – also known as Lunar New Year. This festive occasion is celebrated by more than 20% of the world, making it the most important holiday in China and for Chinese people all over the wo

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Get Your Culture Fix! DTLA's Best Exhibitions, Theatre, Music & More!

Did you know that a trip to the theater, museum or art gallery could help you live longer? And the more often you get that culture fix the better, according to a new study from University C

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Where to Eat in LA Now!

This January, Los Angeles is an epicurean paradise, with tempting food festivals, enticing expos, and scrumptious special events to satisfy every craving! Check out restaurants you've been dying to try – at an affordable price – during dineLA Restaurant Week. Feeling adv

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Discover LA's Urban Hikes & Secret Spaces

Celebrate the New Year communing with nature and discovering some of the city's best kept secrets! You don't have to travel far to start your adventure – LA contains a wealth of urban parks, hidden hiking trails, meditative environments, and obscure places. Did you know th

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Spectacular DTLA!

Making plans for New Year's Eve? Downtown LA is bubbling with great ways to party - from sophisticated entertainment and swanky soirées, to epic dance parties and decadent dinners. You can even take a ride on the SkySlide atop LA's tallest building – if you dare! So pop the cork, gr

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Your Ultimate Guide to Last Minute Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping got you stumped? If you're looking for unique and eclectic gifts, DTLA is brimming with options to play Santa – and please everyone on your nice list. From family to fashionistas, bookworms, culture vultures, pet lovers, tiny tots, and even your geekiest frien

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Celebrate the Season in Spectacular DTLA!

It's your time to sparkle and shine - and DTLA is all aglow with fabulous festivities to make your spirits bright! Join in song with hundreds of fellow revelers – plus a jazz combo, a choir, and the mighty pipe organ at the LA Phil Sing-Along. Thrill to the music of Mozart in LA Oper

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Friday, December 06, 2019

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner! Mastro’s Ocean Club Opens at Circa in 2020

We’re excited to officially announce that Mastro’s Ocean Club will be opening a new 14,000 square foot restaurant on the ground level of our Circa retail space in 2020, bringing a world class dining experience to ou

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving Becomes Eclectic! LA's Best Bets for the Holiday Weekend

Thanksgiving is upon us! Still making plans? If cooking is not on your radar, your favorite DTLA restaurants are dishing up some fabulous fare to share with family and friends. Want to work it off before you gobble it up? Join thousands of runners and walkers at

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Joie de Vivre! French Bistros, Bakeries & Bars in DTLA

Joie de vivre, French for joy of living, takes on a whole new meaning as the City of Light meets the City of Angels! For a bit of historical context, before Chinatown was Chinatown, it was Frenchtown. During the second half of the 19th century and into the 20th, the Frenc

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Walk It Off! Discover DTLA's Cultural Walking Tours

The holidays are coming, and you know what that means – scrumptious calorie-laden feasts, endless carbs, and heaps of tempting sweets! But before you dive off the deep-end of the dining table, take some preemptive steps with a walking tour!

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

A November to Remember! LA's Best Food, Fairs & Festivals

There's something about November that makes us want to celebrate! The weather is changing, and the air is crackling with anticipation for the busy season ahead. But before you dive down the holiday rabbit hole, take some time out for yourself. From wine and food events, to great music

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Get Spooked! LA's Best Halloween Celebrations!

Have you ever wondered why we carve pumpkins and get dressed up for Halloween? Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. The Irish brought th

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Essential Guide to Downtown’s Grand Central Market

Located at 317 S Broadway in the heart of DTLA, Grand Central Market has been a

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

DTLA's Best Coffee Shops & Breakfast Spots

Take a break for breakfast! A delicious, nutritious morning meal sets the tone and provides an energizing prelude to your busy day Whether you eating on the go, meeting with colleagues before work, or enjoying a leisurely weekend brunch with friends, DTLA is a breakfast-lover's banquet

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Get Your Gemütlich Game On! Oktoberfest is Here!

We're all hopped up for Oktoberfest! But did you know that Oktoberfest in Munich actually starts in September and ends in early October? Here's a bit of history: The first Oktoberfest was celebrated in Munich on October 12, 1810 in honor of Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Theres

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Culture Vulture! LA's Essential Music, Theatre & More

Circa residents are living at the epicenter of one of most exciting cities in the world! The fall season is firing up wth world-class live performances, rare exhibitions, and immersive experiences! So fire up your inner culture vulture and discover LA

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Spa Spree! Relax, Revitalize, and Rejuvenate in DTLA

Now that we're settling into autumn, with the busy holiday season looming ahead, the change of pace can wreak havoc on your equilibrium! It's time to rev up your energy, calm your senses, and renew your ch'i. A day of pampering at the spa is the perfect prescription for wellbeing, whet

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Explore DTLA's Little Tokyo!

Founded in the late 1800s, Little Tokyo has grown into a bustling hub of delectable food options, great nightlife, world-class museums, and eclectic shopping. A major attraction is the restaurant and bar scene, but Little Tokyo offers so much more than just great sushi, saki and Japane

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Thursday, September 05, 2019

Fun & Games! DTLA's Best Festivals, Food & Frolics

We all know that Circa residents love to have fun! And downtown LA is bursting at the seams with amazing things to discover, taste and explore. From pop ups and immersive experiences to exotic food markets, a retro arcade extravaganza, and even a wack

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Hello Alfred! Meet Your New Personal Assistant at Circa

Have you tried our personal concierge service, Hello Alfred? Circa has partnered with Hello Alfred to give you the help you need to get things done and reclaim your time — like grocery shopping (then putting it away in your home), dropping off and picking up your dry cleaning, sendin

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

LA’s Best Plans for Labor Day Weekend

We love Labor Day weekend! This three-day respite from the daily grind is your annual rite of passage from the waning days of summer to the fun fall days ahead. Created by the labor movement in the late 19th century, Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 to pay tribute to the cont

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Pamper Your Pet During the Dog Days of Summer!

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Dog Days of summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning in July and ending in August which coincide with the dawn rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. The ancient Egyptians thought that the combined heat of Sirius and the Sun caused midsummer

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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Freshen Up! Where to Find the Best Produce in DTLA

Summer heat getting your down? Time to freshen up with a luscious fruit salad, colorful veggie platter, or thirst-quenching agua fresca – a chilled drink made of fresh fruit blended with water, lime juice, and a bit of sweetener. Try your hand at making a soul-satisfying ratatouille,

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Chill Out! LA's Coolest Ice Cream, Gelato & Shaves

Hot summer days just scream for ice cream...or gelato, sorbet, and other chilled treats. Since ancient times, overheated humans have been preparing cold desserts and beverages by harvesting ice and storing it in caves and underground caches. Ice cream, which is typically made with milk

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Staycation! Fun Things To Do Without Ever Leaving LA!

Time for a staycation! This summer, kick back, relax, and be a tourist in your own town! A vacation can be fabulous, but between all the crazy planning, logistics, and untethering from work, a staycation can be just as much fun, minus the stress - and certainly more affordable. Did you

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Shoot the Moon! Where to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing

In 1969, NASA launched its most daring mission - sending astronauts to land on the moon and returning them safely home. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the lunar surface, and cultural attractions across LA are celebrating one of humanity's greate

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Summer Reading! Explore DTLA's Public Library, Bookstores & Literary Events

Lazy summer days are perfect for cracking into a good book! There's nothing like a juicy beach read, addictive mystery novel, or the latest bestseller to while away a sunny afternoon. DTLA is a bookworm's paradise - from the venerable Los Angeles Central Library to major specialty stor

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Friday, June 28, 2019

LA's Best Fourth of July Celebrations

Fourth of July weekend is around the corner– time to light up the night! The sky's the limit this Independence Day – from sensational skyscraper galas to rooftop pool parties, outdoor festivals, music under the stars, and fireworks galore. You can even take in a Dodgers game or two

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Eat Eclectic! LA's New Eateries, Pop Ups & Foodie Faves

There’s always something new to discover in the burgeoning Los Angeles food scene! Beyond the passing parade of restaurant openings, foodies can feast on an eclectic menu of tempting tasting festivals, piquant pop-ups, daring themed experiences, all-you-can-eat extravaganzas, and mor

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Friday, June 14, 2019

DTLA's Hottest Spots for the Art of the Craft Cocktail

Cocktails are going beyond the blender!  Mixology – the refined and in-depth study of the art and craft of mixing drinks – is diving deeper into the chemistry behind our favorite adult beverages. Top bartenders are creating innovative lib

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Thursday, June 06, 2019

Get Ready For Summer! LA's Best Food, Festivals & Fun Things To Do

Summer in the city has arrived! With balmy nights, idyllic afternoons, and lazy weekends ahead, LA has got you covered! From free concerts to food festivals, night markets, and cultural events, get ready for the best summer yet!

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Discover DTLA's Craft Tequila & Mezcal Bars

Mezcal is rising in popularity in American bars and tequila lovers are taking note. While the two Mexican spirits are both made from agave, there are key differences between these two beverages. Essentially, all tequilas are mezcals, but not all mezcals are tequilas. Tequila is a type

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

LA's Best Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations

Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick off to summer! Shut down your computer, unplug your mind, and get ready for a three day party! From concerts to outdoor movies, dancing, cultural festivals, and tributes to our fallen heroes, you'll find the best Memorial Day Celebrations happe

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Calling All Carnivores! Where to Get Your Protein Fix in DTLA

Let's face it, sometimes you just want to sink your teeth into a juicy burger or succulent steak! Go ahead and indulge your carnivorous cravings. Meat has all the nine essential amino acids you need in order to build

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Thursday, May 09, 2019

Fun & Frolics: Expect the Unexpected in LA!

Los Angeles is full of surprises...and this May is no exception! It's time to branch out and discover some new neighborhoods, venues and experiences. Fun and frolics abound if you just know where to look! From molecular cocktail making classes to money-themed pop ups, wacky immersive i

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Something's Fishy! DTLA's Best Sushi, Sashimi & Sake

First settled in the late 1800s, Little Tokyo has grown into a bustling hub of delectable food options, exciting nightlife, world-class museums, and eclectic shopping. A major attraction is the restaurant and bar scene, offering an authentic Japanese experience in the heart of the city

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Go Take a Hike! LA's Urban Parks & Hidden Trails

Celebrate Earth Day by communing with nature! You don't have to travel far to get your green fix – our city is a variable Eden of urban parks, hidden hiking trails, mountain retreats, and gorgeous gardens, many within sight of the LA skyline! The Los Angeles River,  the original sou

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Discover DTLA's Secret Bars & Speakeasies

Every city has its secrets and Downtown LA is no exception. If you dare to veer off the beaten path, you'll discover a hidden world lurking beneath historic buildings, down mysterious staircases, behind old wooden walls, and in the dark recesses of derelict parking lots. Once you figur

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Thursday, April 04, 2019

Celebrate LA! Food, Film, Festivals & Fairs

April is Earth Month! The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 m

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

What's Brewing! DTLA's Craft Beer Destinations

The craft beer craze has taken LA by storm! Thanks to the passion and dedication of brewers and suds lovers with a mission, our city is awash in well-tended microbreweries, art-bedecked beer palaces, and industrial-cool taprooms. From great lagers to awesome ales, sumptuous stouts, an

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Culture Club: LA's New Galleries & Immersive Exhibitions

This spring, LA is blooming with more than just wildflowers – new galleries, interactive exhibitions, and immersive experiences are popping up like poppies all across the Southland. Discover dazzling VR  and interactive installations at the

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Spring Fling! Celebrate the Season in LA

We've all sprung forward with Daylight Saving Time, and March 20 – the first day of Spring – is right around the corner. It's time to get out and celebrate the season with a Spring Fling! Take a hike and commune with the wildflowers – after all the heavy rains,

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Thursday, March 07, 2019

Roamin' for Ramen: Best Noodles in DTLA

March is National Noodle Month! Time for a slurpy celebration of brothy ramen, brimming with palate-pleasing umami. While Little Tokyo is the obvious DTLA destination for authentic Japanese ramen, check out Chinatown, Grand Central Market, and other downtown LA neighborhoods, where you

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

2019 Interior Design Trends: Where to Get the Latest Looks in DTLA

Spring is in the air! Time to spruce up your space with a fresh new look! The top 2019 Interior Design Trends are hot off the presses at international design shows such as Paris' Maison et Objet,

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

DTLA's Best Breakfasts & Brunches

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why scimp out! Jumpstart your busy schedule with classic American comfort food at a homey cafe. Or treat yourself to crispy Belgian Waffles topped with fresh fruit, along with a steaming cappuccino. Making weekend plans? Celebrate the

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Little Romance: Celebrate Valentine's Day in DTLA

There's something about Valentine's Day that brings out the romance in all of us! February 14 first became associated with romantic love  in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th century England, Valentine's

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Thursday, February 07, 2019

Things to Do in DTLA: Fun Frolics & Hidden Gems!

Looking for something different to do in DTLA? Of course there's the expected slew of restaurant openings, hot new shops, and cool brewpubs––and who's complaining! But if you stray a bit off the beaten track, you'll find that our city is teeming with unusual diversions, fun frolics

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Delicious DTLA: Delis, Diners & Dips!

Do you ever get the urge to dive into a big juicy sandwich, stacked a mile high and dripping with gastronomic goodness? How about whiling away a lazy Saturday morning over blueberry pancakes and a fresh brewed cup o' joe? Or do you prefer your meal with a side of noir?

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

LA Museums You've Never Heard Of, But Need to Check Out Now!

Sure, we all love LACMA. And The Getty Center is always great, especially when you need to entertain out-of-town guests. But sometimes it's fun to branch out. LA is full of cool, unusual, and off-the-b

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Wet Your Whistle: DTLA's Whiskey Bars

Once regarded as a "dad drink," whiskey has exploded in popularity in the last decade. Cool retro shows like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Crown and Mad Men have fueled an interest in all things mid century–how they lived, what they wore, and what they drank. The rediscovery of whis

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

New Year, New You! Best Spas in DTLA

With 2019 in full swing, it’s time to rev up your energy, calm your senses, and revitalize your ch’i for the exciting New Year ahead! Pampering yourself at the spa is the perfect prescription for wellbeing, whether it’s unwinding after a long stressful day at work, relieving post

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Pop the Cork! Celebrate New Year's Eve in DTLA

Got plans for New Year's Eve? DTLA is bubbling with great ways to celebrate–from sophisticated enbtertainment and swanky soirèes, to epic dance parties and decadent dinners. You can even take a ride on the Skyslide atop LA's tallest building, if you dare! So get r

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Comfort & Joy: DTLA's Best Wine & Spirits Shops

It's time to celebrate! You've decked the halls, your shopping is nearly finished, and everything is coming together at last! Now it's time to party! And no festivity would be complete without an effervescent bubbly, aromatic wine, or a well-chilled brew. Whether you're stocking up for

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Holiday Art Exhibitions, Pop-Ups & Kunsthalles in DTLA

Art exhibitions don't have to be traditional, and the eclectic DTLA scene proves that point in spades, with festive holiday pop-ups, unique immersive experiences, and the popular Downtown Los Angeles Art

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Friday, December 07, 2018

DTLA Holiday Shopping: Big Brands, Hot Shops & Pop-Ups

This holiday season, DTLA is truly a shopper's paradise! Big name brands are rubbing elbows with experiential stores, artsy concept shops, and an ever-passing parade of retail pop-ups. With so many options to choose from, it's a good thing December has just begun! He

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Freshen Up Your Home with Air-Purifying Plants

Now that the weather is getting colder, we're battening down the hatches and spending more time inside, Hunker, a Santa Monica-based home design brand, has some fresh ideas on how to use houseplants to purify

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Private Chefs for Holiday Entertaining

With the holidays upon us, busy professionals like you may crave a sumptuous home-cooked meal or want to throw a fabulous soirée, but don't have the time (or motivation) to plan, prepare and execute. This season, consider hiring a private chef! Depending on your needs, private chef se

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Pamper Your Pet: Perks, Parties and Parks

We love pets! Circa's breathtaking two-acre rooftop park and amenity collection includes large & small dog parks, and a pet lounge with grooming area. But sometimes you want to come down from your gleaming tower and mingle with the vibran

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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Shop DTLA's Historic Core

Bounded by Hill Street on the West, Los Angeles Street on the East, Third Street on the North, and Olympic Boulevard on the South, the Historic Core is one of LA's oldest and and most intriguing neighborhoods. A century ago, the intersection of Spring and Main was esse

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Sniff, Sip & Swirl: The Best Wine Bars in DTLA

Autumn weather is finally here! And there's nothing like a cozy wine bar to warm those chilly nights and keep your spirits bright! DTLA is flush with some of the city's best wine bars, serving unusual and hard to find bottles guaranteed to please the most discerning palates. Whether yo

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Best Architecture & Design Tours in LA and Beyond

Welcome to the Circa Blog! Every week we'll be sharing stories about everything you love about DTLA–from Arts & Culture to Culinary Hot Spots, Shopping, Architecture & Design, Hidden Gems, and so

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Now Leasing: Ready For Immediate Move-Ins & Leasing Specials

Much anticipated Circa LA apartments is now ready for immediate move-ins into the premier high-rise downtown towers. Throughout much of August and September, the mixed-use towers pre-leased homes to prospective residents drawn to a DTLA lifestyle.

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