While I was hangin’ with a few friends, the conversation turned to music. My friends kind of wondered aloud: Is there a music scene in downtown LA? Of course, there was one. But is there one, right here and now? It was a good question.
We Los Angeles downtowners are a special breed. To many, this part of town is a big city, some kind of mini-New York. But to us, it’s our little neighborhood. And we love it to the moon and back. We love it so much that back in 2012, we voted to bring back the streetcar to DTLA by an overwhelming margin—to the tune of 73%.
This is your Downtown Los Angeles devotee with the 411 on what’s happening right now at Hotel Figueroa and what’s coming down the pipe. We’re going full caterpillar for the next few months until Summer 2016, but first—lemme give you the dirt on our see-you-cats-later Farewell Party. Here’s the cliff notes: it was a gas of a night.
We’re plating up something a little different at the Hotel Figueroa, and I wanted to share some pretty amazing “bites” that have been…popping up lately around town as we get closer to our grand opening! So here’s what you can start salivating over now. Because, real talk: I am.
There’s so much happening in downtown Los Angeles these days. It feels like new spots are popping up on the daily, which I totally love. It’s a sign of good things to come. Not to mention, more places for me to explore. So here’s a roundup of everything that’s coming soon (or already here!)
Let’s get historical. Last time, I told you all about our design team Studio Collective, who’ll be restoring the Figueroa to its original Spanish Colonial glory. And, yes, I know the hotel’s always been Moroccan to you, but that’s not the whole story. When it opened on August 14, 1926, it was Spanish Colonial—and it was awesome. Because I’m a little obsessed with that era,
There’s a cool, creative part of Downtown Los Angeles near Hotel Figueroa that’s visited by one and half million people annually – the Fashion District. And though we all know it’s there (it’s 100 blocks, so it’s impossible not to), it’s a mystery to many of us who live here,
When you’re in downtown Los Angeles, it seems like you’re never more than three feet from a significant building. This city is the perfect canvas for the world’s most creative and innovative architects. It’s dotted with beautiful skyline art. Together, those dots tell about 100 years of stories…
I love my neighborhood. And because I love my ‘hood, everyone always asks me for advice about where to go in downtown Los Angeles. People who live here, people who don’t. And my advice is the same for both: go where the locals go. So I thought I’d fill you in on what a week in my weird, wonderful little life looks like.