Found 90 blog entries about Events.

The fifth annual Los Angeles Beer Week returns to a bar near you this Thursday, September 19, and if you're wondering what's on tap, you’ve come to the right place. Aside from ticketed events, plenty of establishments—from Abigaile in Hermosa Beach to Turning Fork Gastropub in Studio City—are hosting ‘tap-takeovers’ and enticing deals to celebrate why we love local, small batch beer.

To start Beer Week on the right foot, trade in tokens for suds at the Stone Brewing Kick-Off party hosted by Verdugo Bar in Highland Park on Thursday, September 19 at 6 p.m. Wash your food truck dinner down with a commemorative glass of Stone Imperial Russian Stout or Double Bastard Ale.

If your idea of the perfect beer pairing involves ice cream, join them the

166 Views, 0 Comments

Just as the last Spring ‘14 show was wrapping up at New York Fashion Week so, too, was an exclusive night of fashion taking place at Helmut Lang’s Los Angeles flagship store on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. On Thursday, September 12, friends, clients, and employees of The Agency gathered at the brand’s storefront to shop the Fall 2013 Collection and enjoy a special 20% discount off all purchases.

P1000268The location’s 1,125-square-foot space gleams with floor-to-16-foot-high ceiling glass windows, concrete floors and exposed beams that do well to compliment the designer’s minimalist and modern aesthetic—a color palette of white, grey, and black guiding the walls and accents of the interior. Guests would take a moment from browsing to sip champagne on

230 Views, 0 Comments


What happens when a luxury real estate and lifestyle company, an Italian super sports car maker and one of America's "Top Chefs," along with celebrities, tastemakers and high-net-worth individuals, all converge in one stunning location just seconds above the Sunset Strip? You get the "Ultimate Open House" for 1232 Sunset Plaza, The Agency's new $28.8 million listing.

This powerful, California modern work of architecture, designed by the acclaimed architect Hagy Belzberg, played home to $1.5 million worth of Lamborghinis as well as food prepared by celebrity chef Michael Voltaggio of the renowned LA restaurant ink.

096The secluded, resort-like sanctuary - which includes a 10,500-square-foot Main Residence, 725-square-foot Wellness Center and

203 Views, 0 Comments

By Craig Knizek

There’s an incomparable luxury for a property to have its own private tennis court.

The ability to play whenever one wants, at a moment’s notice, simply by walking out of your house, is a priceless attribute for the busy person who enjoys not only tennis, but basketball as well, since many private tennis courts also have at least one basketball hoop for a half-court game.

One of the reasons homes with tennis courts are automatically called an “estate” is that given the amount of flat usable land that is required, it invariably elevates the value of the property into the upper echelon of value.

There is a rarity of parcels that can accommodate the 60 x 120 feet measurements required for a tennis court. When the court also has a

166 Views, 0 Comments

As part of Palm Springs Modernism Week, the iconic Elrod House will open its doors to the public for five tours over three days this February 24-26. The world-famous home, which appeared in the classic 1971 James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever (including this classic scene), was designed by John Lautner for interior designer Arthur Elrod in 1968. At one time an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, Lautner is revered for his bold, organic, timeless designs that featured unusual shapes and structures.

Commenting on The Elrod House, The Agency's Billy Rose shared:

"The Elrod is one of my favorite all time houses. No question in the Hall of Fame or Pantheon of modernist architecture. I had dinner there one night, and it still burns indelibly in my brain.

173 Views, 0 Comments

By Billy Rose

Featuring exceptional modern/contemporary design, the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) Home Tours are a favorite of mine.  The just-announced upcoming Spring tour on April 1 is no exception.

Highlighting five homes in Mar Vista, the tour will open homes designed by highly acclaimed architects including Neil M. Denari, Santiago Ortiz, Douglas V. Pierson, Richard Seltzer and the powerhouse team of Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena. Denari’s widely published Alan Voo House alone should be worth the price of admission.

For more info about the tour and to purchase tickets, go here.

More photos of the Alan Voo House below.


177 Views, 0 Comments

Event:  California Design NOW: Temporary Insanity: The New Built Environment

Where:  Brown Auditorium, LACMA

When:  Tuesday, January 31, 7pm

Who Should Go:  architectural, design and art enthusiasts

On Tuesday, January 31, the Decorative Arts and Design Council will present a discussion at LACMA on the emergence of temporary architectural installations, the blurring of distinctions between art and architecture, and future directions for the field. The wide-ranging discussion will be moderated by Frances Anderton, host of DnA: Design and Architecture on 89.9 KCRW and Los Angeles editor of Dwell. The distinguished list of panelists include Benjamin Ball (Ball-Nogues Studio), Jenny Wu (Olyer Wu Collaborative) and Jenna Didier (Materials &

183 Views, 0 Comments

L.A. LIVE, the 4-million-square-foot entertainment and sports district in downtown Los Angeles that is home to the world-class residential tower The Ritz-Carlton Residences, will host the inaugural Los Angeles Food & Wine (LAFW) festival this October 13-16. Presented by American Express Publishing and produced by Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), AEG and dick clark productions, the 4-day culinary celebration will bring together all-star celebrities from the entertainment, sports and culinary worlds for the very best in food and drink culture.

At L.A. Live and locations across metropolitan Los Angeles, more than 100 celebrity chefs will present cooking demos, seminars, lunches, dinners, and dedicated after-hours events featuring tastings from more than

242 Views, 0 Comments

Our good friends Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield, acclaimed designers of the 42nd Floor Model Showcase at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live, will share their insights on modern glamour this December 9 at the Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills. The discussion is a part of the  Designer Lecture Series held in conjunction with "Maison de Luxe, A National Designer Show House at the Historic Greystone Estate."

Presented by Luxe Interiors & Design, the City of Beverly Hills and Friends of Greystone, Maison de Luxe will see the interiors behind the classic facade of the Greystone Estate reimagined by over 20 of the nation's leading designers, including Woodson and Rummerfield. A National Historic Landmark, Greystone Estate is a Baronial-style

199 Views, 0 Comments

The Getty-spearheaded region-wide art celebration, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980, officially begins this October, and for the event, the entire living room of the Eames House, aka Case Study #8, is being reconstructed inside the Resnick Pavilion at LACMA. The living room (seen above) will be a part of LACMA's ‘California Design, 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way"’ exhibit.

At The Agency, we believe great design can truly change your perspective on the world, and The Eames House is an excellent example of this notion. Built in 1945 by noted design duo Charles and Ray Eames, the home reflects their perception of a modern way of living that emphasized productivity and functionality. For the exhibit, the entire living room of the Eames

194 Views, 0 Comments