A Bespoke Guide to Los Angeles - Spring
Spring in Los Angeles brings more than good weather; it’s a prime time for the launch of bars and restaurants, as well as exciting events spanning music, art, culture, and much more. From the city’s freshest kitchens to the most anticipated museum exhibits and concerts, discover the best of Los Angeles with our guide to the hottest openings and happenings this spring.
Chef Ricardo Zarate’s anticipated return to the LA dining scene comes in the form of Rosaliné, a kitchen and bar that takes diners on a personal journey of Peruvian cuisine. Opening in spring in the place of Comme Ça, the restaurant is named after Zarate’s mother. Visit to sample South American flavours and spices, and dishes from the land and sea cooked on a traditional Josper oven.
Opening spring 2017
Rosaliné, 8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood
City Market South
City Market South is Los Angeles’ newest shopping district. Home to myriad boutiques and leisure outlets, the multi-use development is a breath of fresh air in the city’s retail scene. Shop at the many independent boutiques and refuel at new restaurants (opening in spring) such as Vietnamese eatery The Slanted Door and Rossoblu, an Italian eatery showcasing flavours from Italy’s mountain regions.
City Market South, 1057 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles | +1 310 401 4958
Set to shake up Los Angeles’ modern art scene is Marciano, a new museum from the Marciano Art Foundation. Located in a former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, the institution is dedicated to all forms of modern art, from painting and photography to performance and multimedia, with a 1,500-object collection juxtaposing the works of established and emerging artists. The museum will be open Thursday to Sunday and admission is by appointment online. Time slots can be booked online.
Opening May 2017
Marciano museum, 4357 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Vegan restaurant and bar Gratitude is set to bring a slice of ‘hipster’ dining to Beverly Hills. As the more upscale, younger sibling of Café Gratitude, this new eatery will present a seasonal menu of plant-based cuisine and an organic cocktail menu. Located close to Rodeo Drive, it’s ideal for those seeking a healthy meal during a designer shopping trip.
Opening spring 2017
Gratitude, Beverly Hills
Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey
One of the most highly anticipated concerts of the season sees Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey join forces for a show to remember at The Hollywood Bowl. Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter Richie will be joined on stage by his glamorous co-headliner Mariah Carey for two nights. The shows are part of their All the Hits Tour, which will feature a many of each artist’s greatest songs.
May 5 – May 6 2017
The Hollywood Bowl, 301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles | +1 323 850 2000
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
This spring, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) presents a long-awaited retrospective, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry. Devoted to Marshall’s work over 35 years, the exhibition will feature around 80 of the artist’s distinctive figurative paintings, which portray African American life in the US. From replicas of historical events, to everyday scenes and beautiful landscapes, the collection is both insightful and educational.
March 12 – July 3 2017
MOCA, 250 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles | +1 213 621 2766
Birds & Bees
Birds & Bees, which opened in late January, is an industrial-chic subterranean speakeasy that evokes the aura of the 1950s. The newcomer, which is accessible via an unassuming alley way, presents a live entertainment programme where jazz is king, and a well curated cocktail menu that changes with the seasons.
Birds & Bees, 207 S Broadway, Los Angeles | +1 213 537 0510 | birdsandbeesla.com
If you like beer, don’t miss Mikkeller Bar, a new opening from craft beer brewer and bar maven Mikkeller. The outlet, which opened in February 2017, serves an extensive menu of beers in an industrial setting. Beers are served at their ideal temperatures, from 40°F pilsners and 45°F IPAs to 55° cask ales, and more. Sample Mikkeller’s home-brewed beers or try brews from small breweries around the world.
Mikkeller Bar, 330 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles | +1 213 596 9005 | mikkellerbar.com/la
The LA Phil’s Reykjavík Festival is a highlight of the season for music aficionados. Designed to showcase the diverse nature of Icelandic music, the festival encompasses a variety of performances from orchestral concerts to special acts such as celebrated Icelandic band Sigur Rós, who will take to the stage with La Phil for three nights from 13th – 15th April.
1st – 17th April 2017
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 11 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles | +1 323 850 2000 | laphil.com