Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most out of your July.
DON’T MISS THIS → Special Olympics World Games hosted by yours truly, the city of Los Angeles. From July 25 – August 2, watch as 7,000 athletes from 177 countries compete in sports ranging from aquatics to gymnastics to basketball. Cherry on top? Every competition is free to attend.
TRY SOMETHING NEW AT → dineLA’s Restaurant Week. From July 13-26, you and your friends can get full on the city’s best summer-inspired dishes yet walk away with a lighter tab thanks to prix-fixe meals ranging from $15-25 for lunch and $30-50 for dinner.
GET NOSTALGIC HERE → Button Mash, a new bar-restaurant-arcade combo opening in Echo Park on July 10. The same designers behind Superba Snack Bar in Venice and the Oinkster in Hollywood (Design, Bitches) will be infusing plenty of 80s-inspired decor (think skateboard decks and boomboxes) into the 4,000 sq. ft. space.
GO HERE → Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl on July 22. Thanks to the swingin’ Count Basie Orchestra and a handful of outstanding guest stars, the crowd will surely feel the presence of “Old Blue Eyes” on this special night.
BRING THE HOST THIS → Nancy’s Fancy Ice Cream, because when Nancy Silverton, the only chef in the U.S. to win the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in America, decides to whip up frozen treats by the pint, you grab a spoon. Flavors like “Coconut Stracciatella with Bittersweet Chocolate Strands” are only available at Gelson’s markets, which are exclusively in Southern California.
DO THIS → Le French Festival set to take place across Los Angeles from July 4th through Bastille Day, July 14. The inaugural event invites locals to experience French culture in Los Angeles and is partnering with over twenty-five businesses that contribute to the city’s fantastic art, fashion and food scene. For more information on how to participate, including how you can score free entry into the closing night celebration at Sofitel Hotel, visit their website.
DOWNLOAD THIS → VIP Black, dubbed the “Millionaire’s App”, an exclusive app that requires members to verify that they are high net worth individuals with assets or income over $1 Million. Those who make the cut enjoy VIP treatment across a broad range of activities, priority access to unique events and experiences and have an on-demand concierge service. Available on iOS for $999.99.