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New Venue: The Broad

Downtown Los Angeles has another stunning new landmark, The Broad, a museum as contemporary and daring as the art within its distinctive honeycomb- like exterior.

The Broad is a $140 million showcase for philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad’s 2,000-piece contemporary art collection. Visitors can reserve or wait in line for free admission to the permanent collection, which includes art world luminaries such as Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman, Ed Ruscha, Jean- Michel Basquiat and Robert Rauschenberg.

The Dining Room LA Offered a Fresh Take on Swank Soirees

On a warm Saturday night in Los Angeles, guests arrived at a nondescript gate in a warehouse district, hoping that they’d found the latest incarnation of The Dining Room LA.

More than fine food was on the menu. The dinner also combined high-production décor and entertainment, plus a surprise element: The location was a secret until just days before the event. Guests knew only the date, city and zip code. 

Signature Drink: Smashing Leaves

The globally inspired cuisine at Hinoki & the Bird, in LA’s Century City neighborhood, is refined, eclectic and vibrant. That describes this cocktail, too. “We use seasonal fruits and herbs in our cocktails just like our culinary team does in the kitchen,” says General Manager Nick Moore. “The shiso leaves are uniquely herbaceous and are balanced by the kumquats’ sweet and tart flavors. The bourbon really rounds out the flavor profile nicely with warm notes of caramel.”

Room With a View: Mr. C Beverly Hills Updates its Rooftop Ballroom

The 137-room Mr. C Beverly Hills embodies Venetian style. Teak floors, nautical architectural details and white-jacketed waiters are among the hallmarks of the property from Venice, Italy’s famed Cipriani family of hoteliers. Recently, the hotel’s 12th-floor, 5,000-square-foot Starlight Ballroom (50-350 capacity) received a palette redo ensuring a view-rich, blank canvas for events. Flooring is now neutral, walls are a fresh brilliant white and designer sconces complete the décor upgrades.

Meet Wen-D Kersten

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Wen-D Kersten was recently hired as the marketing and communications manager for the Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce and CVB.

Pasadena Provides Ample Amenities Adjacent to LA

In the early 20th century, Pasadena was an idyllic resort town where wealthy Easterners flocked in winter. Today, the allure remains, and that era’s rich legacy offers a wealth of gorgeous meeting spaces. Beneath a picture-perfect mountain-view setting, with sunny, year-round temps of 75 degrees, even the busiest meeting planners can stop to smell the roses at events in this charming city.

Venue Spotlight: Santa Catalina Island's Catherine's Terrace

Imagine a semitropical island escape barely an hour from Los Angeles. All it takes is a speedy 15-minute helicopter ride or a catamaran ferry ride to reach Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, where an ongoing $40 million revitalization plan by the Santa Catalina Island Company has upgraded vintage venues and added the Hamptons-esque, state-of-the-art Catherine’s Terrace event space at the scenic Descanso Beach Club.

How to March Through the Steps of Planning a Parade

Tasked with producing a parade, even an experienced planner may not have a clue where to begin. The best course: Think about the crowd of smiling faces on the parade route and tackle the challenge from an executive perspective. The ultimate goal is to entertain, and as the producer, you need to identify the individual elements of your parade and piece them together into a procession that dazzles.

Go Old School With Classic Fare & Cocktails

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