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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