A JOURNEY TO LOS ANGELES IS THE BEST WAY TO COMMEMORATE THE MONTH OF THE WOMAN
So there is no better way to commemorate Women's Month than to pack up and fly to Los Angeles, where the scene of the women's movement takes shape with creative culinary proposals, tours and different activities by successful women. Here we present the best options to put together an agenda full of feminine empowerment.
In February 2018, Hotel Figueroa reopened after an extensive renovation. An outstanding fact is that the property was opened for the first time in 1926 and originally served as an exclusive hotel for women by the YWCA; According to an LA Times article , the hotel was "financed, built and operated by and for femininity" and served as a refuge for female travelers. Maude Bouldin was the hotel's first administrative director and is also recognized as the country's first manager.
Nowadays, the public areas of Hotel Figueroa have a list of female artists based in LA at different stages of their careers. In addition, the hotel's art program acts as a platform to support emerging artists while showing the talents of local artists. A variety of works of art has been exhibited in the past, through the works of Jesse Mockrin and Whitney Hubbs, to Sarah Awad.
Los Angeles was recognized as the most exciting gastronomic hub in the United States by Zagat - which is not surprising to those who have been following LA's food scene in recent years. Within the culinary talent of LA, the cooks dominate like never before. Diners can savor the dishes of the incredible female culinary masterminds from around the world that are serving a wide range of options, from Spanish to Japanese cuisine.
Sqirl , chef Jessica Koslow's trendy restaurant, opened in 2012 and has helped transform Virgil Village, on the border of East Hollywood and Silver Lake, into one of LA's next emerging neighborhoods by attracting locals and visitors equally. Chef Koslow's breakfast and lunch menus inspired around the world are a hit and their popular homemade jams are a must.
Along Calle Figueroa in Highland Park, an area full of daring gastronomic options, is the chef Teresa Montaño, who gives life to her second restaurant, Otoño , a modern Spanish restaurant with 70 seats. With ingredients from California, chef Montaño serves popular dishes such as delicious seafood paellas and meat and vegetable tapas. Autumn was named one of the best new restaurants in Los Angeles in 2018 by Time Out .
After years of anticipation, the winner of Season 12 of Top Chef , Mei Lin, recently opened Nightshade , a restaurant with capacity for 60 people in the Art District, Downtown LA The spacious space features a creative pan-Asian menu with modern touches and Californian style, marks Chef Lin's first solo adventure.
AOC is located along the modern 3rd Street of LA and offers a menu beautifully curated by chef Suzanne Goin, the fifth woman to receive theJames Beard Foundation'sprize for best chef in the history of the organization.
The acclaimed N / Naka , located in the Westside neighborhood of Palms, is a creation of the amazing chef, Niki Nakayama, who appeared in the Netflix documentary series "Chef's Table . " With a focus on the Kaiseki menu, N / Naka has helped propel a new wave of Japanese-style restaurants in the Los Angeles area.
Vinovore Wine Shop , the local favorite, opened its doors in the emerging neighborhood of Virgil Village on the border of East Hollywood and Silver Lake in 2017. The owners, Coly Den Haan and Dean Harada, have hundreds of unique and selected bottles in stock. The best winemakers in the world. In this incredible place you will discover tel vino that best suits you according to taste profiles of your choice. Vinovore also regularly organizes wine tastings that highlight these winemakers.
Fans of artisanal cocktails should visit the magnificent Art Deco- style lounge , Genever, located in the historic neighborhood of Filipinotown. This beautiful hideout where the motto "Drink is queen" stands out , is owned by three Filipinas and is operated by Red Capiz Partners . The elegant bar, known for its gin-based cocktails, celebrates its first anniversary in March. Genever was named one of the best bars in Los Angeles in 2018 by Time Out.
To complete the agenda
The most recent exhibition of Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles , Annie Leibovitz The Early Years, 1970 - 1983 , is a must. This is the first complete exhibition in LA dedicated to the first works of the renowned American artist. More than 4,000 photographs are shown that will be on display until April 14, 2019.
Those traveling to LA can enjoy a two-hour feminist tour of the Getty Center on a truly Badass B **** tour , which celebrates the stories of different female artists.
Do not hesitate and enjoy the feminine air of LA in a very empowering day!
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