Spend a Day in La La Land

 

La La Land is perhaps one of the most popular movies to come out in years.  Nominated for an astounding 14 Academy Awards, this old fashioned Hollywood style musical is set in a modern Los Angeles. It was filmed throughout Southern California in Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Burbank and Hermosa Beach. These iconic locations are getting a fresh look from avid fans.

While Valentine’s Day is over for another year, there is no reason not to plan a romantic day or weekend in Los Angeles.  If you or your significant loved La La Land, then plan a truly special adventure to the well known attractions that made La La Land a movie to remember.  Breaking out in song and dance is purely optional.

Griffith Park

Probably the most memorable scene in the movie, here is where our characters, Sebastian and Mia sing and dance (trivia note: it was filmed in one take) at a spot called “Cathy’s Corner” in Griffith Park.  If you want to spend more time here, keep in mind that the park is massive. Sprawled over 4,200 acres, here you can hike, picnic, visit museums, visit the Griffith Observatory even enjoy the nine hole Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course.  The Greek Theatre is nearby as well, as is the Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

LIghthouse Cafe

In La La Land, this is where Sebastian takes Mia when she declares she is not a jazz enthusiast.  This popular cafe is the real deal, and has been a staple in Hermosa Beach since 1949.  Prominent musicians who have played here  Art Blakey,   Miles Davis and Cannonball Adderley.  Today, this jazz fixture offers food, entertainment and a great happy hour.  

Hermosa Pier

Here  is where Sebastian slowly waltzes at sunset while singing the Academy Award nominated song, “City of Stars.”  This is a great place to watch the surfers, look for dolphins or take a leisurely stroll after a good meal.  It’s very busy during  the day and night, so chances are, you won’t have the pier all to yourself like the movie suggests, but it’s truly a special place.

The SmokeHouse

If you are looking to eat while in Los Angeles, and of course you are, yet want to stick close to the La, La Land theme, you may want to try The SmokeHouse, which in the movie, was named “Lipton’s.”  Located across from Warner Brother’s Studio, this is where Sebastian was instructed, much to his annoyance, to play holiday tunes to the dining customers and where he and Mia met the second time.  The SmokeHouse opened in 1946, and is considered  one of the great steakhouses in LA, serving up standards in a dark setting with wood and leather booths.  Yes, there is live music as well, just don’t expect to see Ryan Gosling playing the piano.

Grand Central Market

This Los Angeles staple is only briefly shown in the movie, however, this open air market is a huge favorite with the locals.  The scene of one Mia’s and Sebastian’s first dates, where they eat Salvadorean food at Sarita’s Pupuseria, you will discover  many other eating options as well, such as terrific Mexican and Chinese food.

Colorado Street Bridge

Enjoy the sunset from this historic vantage point over Pasadena.  When built in 1913 it was the highest concrete bridge in world, but today, you can see incredible city views as well.  Full House, The Amazing Race and other productions have filmed here as well, but none more popular than La La Land.

Chateau Marmont

When Mia finally decides it’s time to shine, the Chateau Marmont is the place she takes control.  If your trip to LA includes an overnight stayt, look no further. This historic hotel, located in Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard, offers luxury bungalows and suites recalling the days of yesteryear.  Completed in 1929, the hotel’s history is unparalleled.  Howard Hughes, Greta Garbo James, Dean, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many more coveted the privacy the hotel is well known for.  A must do: order  a drink at the  Bar Marmont.

Other locations featured in La La Land include the Century Freeway where the Interstate 105 connects to 110 and the film’s opening number is set, the Rialto Theatre which closed in 2007, but open for special events, the Warner Brothers Studios where it’s always fun to take a tour of this legendary lot, and the Watts Tower, a huge metal sculpture that Sebastian and Mia  stop to view.

Whether you visit Los Angeles for the day, or plan to spend the weekend, this special getaway visiting the areas where La La Land was filmed, will be a treasured memory.  If you are planning an anniversary, engagement, birthday or just a day to spend together, make the day even more memorable by avoiding the traffic, and relaxing while sipping your favorite beverages and perhaps listen to the movie’s soundtrack while one of our luxurious chauffeured cars takes you in style.

Ready for a Halloween Scare?

Schedule a Halloween Tour of Orange County’s Best Haunted Houses

After a long, hot summer, it’s always nice when Fall arrives. With the cooler weather approaching, it’s time to start thinking of the holidays, and Halloween is just around the corner.  Did you know that Americans spend over eight billion dollars a year on this holiday? Everyone it seems, wants to celebrate, and we are here to make this Halloween even more scary…er special.

Haunted Houses are all over Orange County with more and more popping up each year. This October, why not take it a step further and schedule a Haunted House Tour by reserving a limousine or party bus for your family and friends? Let us take you to some of the most noteworthy and scary haunts all in one fabulous evening!  This celebration puts a unique and fun spin on birthdays, or any other special event. Bring your favorite Halloween inspired beverages and snacks, and we promise to get you there! Though we can’t promise what will happen to you once you enter these haunted dwellings!

Here is a sample of Haunted Houses in Orange County.  Please note that not all locations have announced their 2016 schedule.  

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Discover Orange County’s Best Breweries in Comfort and Style

There is no doubt that Orange County has some of the best craft breweries anywhere.  While home to many gastropubs, including both inland and near the beach, arriving safely is all important. Booking a limousine for your craft beer tour is certainly the way to go. Here, we can map out your travel offer, let you enjoy the experience with your guests and not people you don’t know, and get you to your destinations with a professional chauffeur.

Here are just a few of the breweries that we love and recommend.  This is a popular way to celebrate birthdays, office parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, anniversaries, or simply surprising your craft beer aficionado with a day experiencing the best Orange County has to offer. So grab your growler and book your brew crawl!

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Disneyland Transportation Service

Disneyland Transportation Sedan & Limousine Service

We offer an exclusive Disneyland Airport Transportation service to LAX, John Wayne, Long Beach, and Ontario Airports. The Perfect Limo has been a reliable source for Airport Town Car & Sedan Service in the Disneyland area since 1998.

Our chauffeur are very courteous, intelligent, professional and speak good English. They provide personalized service and know how to take care of the clients. They are also well versed with the routes and therefore, take shortest time to reach at destination even in bad traffic. The ride provided by us is very smooth and comfortable. Meet and greet service is also provided by us.

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Why not to use The Perfect Limo??

Here are 5 Reasons that why not use The Perfect Limo

  1. If you are looking for broken, old and disgusting vehicles to be transported in then don’t use The Perfect Limo. The Perfect Limo only uses newer and modern luxury vehicles in their fleet. All of the vehicles are clean and well maintained by their staff of professionals.
  2. If you are looking for rude, unprofessional drivers to take you to and from the airport don’t use The Perfect Limo. The Perfect Limo exclusively uses professional trained chauffeurs to transport our clients.
  3. If you looking for impersonal and horrible service then don’t The Perfect Limo. The Perfect Limo gives 100 Percent commitment to each one of our clients. Their office staff are professionals that are fully committed to customer service and customer satisfaction.

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How Our Polite Drivers measure Up

How Our Drivers measure up to the Competition

Many people tend to wonder about transportation services. The fear is the big “what if” is the polite drivers a __ ?  The Uber and the Lyft drivers are popular in the news today many of us hearing about drivers attacking passenger etc. Many people worry about such terrible things because our world is not perfect. Our world is not all sunshine and rainbows. Unlike, Uber and Lyft the issue is the driver hired is he/she actually the one that is taking you or someone special to where they need to go? It is not hard for a driver with Uber and Lyft to switch places with a trusted friend that is not screened at all. There is no accountability with the competition. Is who was hired actually the one that is driving you? This is a scary thought.

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Family Owned Gems in Temecula Wine Country

Once a secluded, sleepy agricultural preserve, today the Temecula Valley wine country is home to over two dozen wineries, offering award winning wines, top restaurants and a host of other activities that make this a sought after day trip to over 150,000 visitors per year.

If it’s been several years since you lasted visited the Temecula wine country, then it’s time to plan another trip. In the past ten years, this region has seen the number of wineries increase ten fold, with more on the way. Once considered by wine enthusiasts as an inferior location to make premium wines, today, that is no longer the case. Because of winemaking and viticulture improvements, as well as increased knowledge of the valley and its prime location, Temecula wineries have received countless awards and top honors from prestigious wine competitions throughout the world.

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