Below are a few of our picks of things to do and places to go to make the most of your May.
The most famous (and fictional) mansion of the Roaring Twenties is opening its doors once again to lavish parties, flapper girls, and plenty of criminal activity. WATCH → The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s iconic characters come to life on the silver screen, in theaters May 10.
Who will end up catching the bouquet at the 139th Run for the Roses? GO HERE → The Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 3. While you’re there, try the famous Derby Pie at Kern’s Kitchen, a restaurant which created the popular chocolate-nut dessert in 1954.
Grip the steering wheel of a true gentlemen’s vehicle as you glide through the streets of L.A. BUY THIS → 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish, the next generation of world class sport’s car being released by Aston Martin in conjunction with the celebration of their first 100 years of excellence.
It’s Oscar season for the internet, and five-word speeches are mandatory. TUNE IN → The 17th Annual Webby Awards held on May 21st at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Hosted by Patton Oswalt, the Webby’s will be shown live in HD at 5:30 p.m. ET and present two honors in every category: Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Jet-setting for the show? We recommend you STAY HERE → The Soho Grand, the official hotel of the Webby Awards, and less than a cab ride away from world renowned art galleries, boutiques and restaurants.
Why not view the skyscrapers and plazas of Bunker Hill under the stars? Take a TOUR → with Modern By Moonlight on Thursday and Friday evenings, May 23 and 24 (7 p.m.), part of the Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. Initiative to highlight LA’s legacy of modern architecture.
Don’t be caught without a reservation on Mother’s Day, May 12. TAKE MOM HERE → Beverly Wilshire Hotel for brunch or lunch at THE Blvd where moms are offered a complimentary to-go homemade jam or HERE → the terrace at the Sunset Tower Hotel to enjoy a special brunch with jazz and bottomless mimosas.