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By Danny Mahelka | Agent in Los Angeles, CA
  • The Grove: Part 3

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Los Angeles, Shopping & Local Amenities in Los Angeles, In My Neighborhood in Los Angeles  |  November 5, 2010 2:04 PM  |  693 views  |  No comments

    Another aspect of Los Angeles I love is that there is always something to do. The Grove features a series of events guaranteed to satisfy just about everyone. From children to adults, from freestyle to intellectual, each event has its own benefit for an audience.

    The musical entertainment interests me the most. The Whisper Lounge offers "Jazzy Sundays." Whether it is date night or just time to relax with some friends, "Jazzy Sundays" offers soothing, live jazz combined with gourmet hors d'ouevres and chilled cocktails. This combination provides a break from the hustle and bustle of the rest of The Grove as listeners settle into a sophisticated afternoon on the patio.

    I also like the convenience of big name artists performing at such an accessible location. One of The Grove's big performers was Will Smith in his rap artist days, but every month they continue to please. This summer's ending concert featured Grammy-winning artist Ashanti as she promoted her new album, Declaration.

    From big-time concerts to smaller, local performances, each musical entertainment has the ability to please a wide variety of people and tastes.

  • The Grove: Part 2

    Posted Under: General Area in Los Angeles, Shopping & Local Amenities in Los Angeles, In My Neighborhood in Los Angeles  |  November 4, 2010 1:01 PM  |  528 views  |  No comments

    In order for the world to shop at The Grove, the world must also be able to eat at The Grove. The world, however, has standards. Now is not the time to expect another fast food Chinese restaurant next to a sandwich shop. This is Los Angeles!

    If you're in the market to wine and dine your business clients, your upper-class guests, or to impress your everyday friends, The Grove is ready for you! Maggiano's Little Italy will entice you with a classy Italian meal for lunch or dinner. You can also look for something more exciting in The Whisper Lounge, a new turn on Old Hollywood style.

    Not everyone is looking for black tie and heels, however, and this is where my personal favorites enter the picture. You can take your family anywhere from the Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill for down home family food, or you can head to The Farm of Beverly Hills for traditional comfort food. Morels French Steakhouse and Bistro also provides a good middle ground for higher end meals in a family environment.

    The wide variety of restaurants is unlike what you will find at any other shopping center and serves as another example of what makes Los Angeles-and The Grove-extraordinary.

  • The Grove: Part 1

    Posted Under: General Area in Los Angeles, Shopping & Local Amenities in Los Angeles, In My Neighborhood in Los Angeles  |  November 3, 2010 2:35 PM  |  517 views  |  No comments

    One of my favorite parts about shopping at The Grove is the sheer variety offered with every step. Regardless of age, gender, or disposable income, The Grove is available to meet every shopping need.

    The most obvious customers are women. The most obvious need? Clothes. Now you can go to just about any mall in America and find Forever 21 or the GAP, but only in West Hollywood are you going to find these stores just a few hundred feet from something as high-end as a Michael Kors store. Looking for a ten dollar cotton skirt? Check! This season's must-have leather hobo bag and sandal heels retailing for no less than five hundred dollars? Check and check!

    The Grove doesn't just limit itself to the obvious female shopper. It is equally prepared to cater to men and children. It's fully stocked not just with clothes, but also books and toys. It's the local mall, after all! Remember, though, this is Los Angeles.  Specifically, this is The Grove. That means when you're tired of your average mall and it's luxurious upgrades, you've still got corporate and homeopathic beauty supplies, designer eyewear and clinics, home décor and furnishings, luggage, computers, and electronics. All in all, The Grove provides a one-stop shop for the entire world all within the boundaries of just one section of Los Angeles.

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