7 Things You Need to Know Before The Grove Christmas With Seth MacFarlane

Here are 7 things you need to know before heading to The Grove Christmas with Seth MacFarlane:

1) Arrive early to beat the crowds.
If you plan on attending, arrive a few hours early. Many guests start arriving as early as 4:30 pm.

2) Ridesharing is the way to go.
Parking will fill up very quickly. Consider carpooling or taking an Uber to and from the event.​

3) Stores will close at 4pm.
Many stores and Pacific Theatres will close at 4pm on Sunday. Our restaurants will remain open throughout the night and Pacific Theatres will reopen at 10pm.

4 ) Follow The Grove on Snapchat.
Our Snapchat will go behind the scenes all night long to give you an exclusive peek backstage and on the red carpet. Follow us on Snapchat @thegrovela.

5) You can watch anywhere on property.
If you can’t get close to the stage, don’t worry: large viewing monitors will be set up across the property, including near Nordstrom, Nike and our Santa House, showing a live stream of the event.

6) Come for a late lunch; stay for the show.
To secure the best spot on property, get to The Grove as early as possible and enjoy a bite at one of our many dining destinations. Reservations are required.

7) Unable to make it to The Grove?
Visit The Americana at Brand on November 17 for its annual tree lighting ceremony,  featuring joyous music from around the world, the arrival of Santa, and a grand fireworks finale. Or you can join us the following night at The Promenade at Westlake for another magical celebration complete with a 65-foot Christmas tree adorned with 5,000 sparkling lights, as well as music, entertainment, fireworks and a visit from Santa.

 

Nordstrom at The Grove Debuts SPACE, Featuring Over 30 Fashion, Accessory and Beauty Brands

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Nordstrom continues to redefine the look and feel of a traditional department store by collaborating with cutting-edge and under-the-radar brands, bringing an even more dynamic and modern shopping experience to customers.

Launching galaxy s8 today at The Grove, SPACE is a boutique for emerging and advanced designers, all curated by the department store’s Vice President of Special Projects, Olivia Kim.

A creative mastermind in the fashion/retail industry, Kim worked with the Nordstrom design team to create a framework that feels open and airy. Pops of color distinguish the shop from the rest of the retail floor (think pink mannequins, mixed materials and eclectic objets d’art). SPACE at Nordstrom at The Grove will also house art and décor from George J. Sowden, Masanori Umeda, Javier Mariscal and Ettore Sottsass.

“We want SPACE to serve as a platform to introduce our customers to the incredible brands that have been established for some time but can be found only in a few places in the world in boutique businesses,” says Kim, who selected over 30 brands from the fashion, accessory and fragrance categories to showcase.

“I’m so excited that we will be offering a handful of amazing brands that will be new to the L.A. market,” adds Kim, highlighting names such as Colovos, Koché, Paskal, and Sarah & Sebastian as a few of the labels heading our way.

With so much new and exciting product, Kim can’t pick just one piece she’s ready to start wearing for fall, but a few items definitely come to mind. “There is a leather wrap dress from Colovos that I’m dying for!” she says. “I also love Comme des Garçons, Ellery (which launches its denim collection this season) and Undercover. I can’t wait to see how our customers will mix these brands into their own style.”

SPACE at Nordstrom at The Grove will feature the following designers:

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ACNE STUDIOS
ANTHONY VACCARELLO
ASHLEY WILLIAMS
COLOVOS
ELLERY
ETIENNE DEROEUX
FAUSTINE STEINMETZ
JULIEN DAVID
KOCHÉ
LEA PECKRE
MARQUES’ALMEIDA
MIRA MIKATI
PASKAL
ROKSANDA
SHRIMPS
SIMON MILLER
SOFIE D’HOORE
TU ES MON TRESOR
TOGA
UNDERCOVER

Jewelry
CHARLOTTE CHESNAIS
LARA MELCHIOR
MOCIUN
PIECE A CONVICTION
PIPPA SMALL
WWAKE

Bags
KARA HANDBAGS
CREATURES OF COMFORT

Accessories and Shoes
BROTHER VELLIES
MAISON MICHEL
MARIA LA ROSA

Fragrances and Candles
COMME DES GARÇONS

Win Tickets To A Private Screening Of Hands Of Stone!

hands-of-stone-posterWe’re giving five (5) lucky fans the chance to win two (2) tickets to a private screening of Hands of Stone on August 15, 2016. Enter to win by following @thegrovela on Twitter and tagging your name on our Twitter post.

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest begins August 11, 2016 at 3pm and closes August 12, 2016 at 5pm. Five winners will be selected from eligible entries daily during the period of the contest. Winners will be notified via Twitter on August 12, 2016 at 6pm. Winner must be able to claim prize in person at The Grove (189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036) by August 14, 2016. If an entrant is found to be ineligible or cannot claim prize in person by set claim date and time, alternate winners may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Subject to change without notice.

 

Contributing Editor and Lifestyle Expert for The Grove and The Americana at Brand

Spring has officially sprung and with the new season brings exciting change. One we’re especially excited about is the addition of Melissa Magsaysay, multi-media journalist, stylist and author, who has joined us as contributing editor and lifestyle expert for The Grove and The Americana at Brand.

Melissa is a regular contributor to Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Glamour, C Magazine, WWD and Harpers Bazaar. She is also a regular on-air style expert to Access Hollywood, KTLA Morning News and has appeared on national morning shows as well. Check out her broadcast reel here. Her best-selling book, “City of Style: Exploring Los Angeles Fashion Bohemian to Rock,” was released in May 2012.

Covering everything from red carpets to runways, starting April 19th, Melissa will utilize her celebrated sense of style to share weekly tips, tricks and insights about fashion, beauty, dining and entertaining with you via email. Her articles also will live on The Grove and The Americana at Brand websites.

Here, Melissa gives us a bit more insight into her world, in her own words.

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DID YOU ALWAYS KNOW YOU WANTED TO WRITE ABOUT FASHION? HOW DID YOU START YOUR CAREER?
I have always wanted to be involved in fashion. I had subscriptions to Vogue, W and Sassy magazines starting at 12 years old. I would flip through all of them (often two or three times) and trace the models’ clothes and tear photos out and tape them all over my walls. I loved the colors, the patterns, the models and seeing the nuances of different looks and trends. I was hooked. As I got older, I volunteered to be involved in any and all fashion-related activities such as coordinating the high school fashion show event by Showbox, designing costumes for my high school play and joining the Nordstrom Fashion Board. I studied English and writing in college. After graduation, I quickly got to work interning at magazines and assisting stylists in New York City.

Now, I love that I get to combine my love of visuals, fashion and writing across a few platforms, namely print, digital, books and television.

WHAT ARE YOUR GO-TO PIECES FOR CREATING THE PERFECT LOOK?
To me, perfect means clothes that make you feel confident and effortless. If I spend the day noticing my clothes, then it’s a sign it’s too much or that my outfit might be wearing me rather than the other way around.

My go-to look is usually a tailored button down shirt tucked into high waist, cropped jeans. Either vintage-style loafers (current favorites are my classic black Gucci slip-ons with gold horse-bit detail or perfectly worn-in brown leather loafers I picked up in Buenos Aires and of which I wish I had bought 10 pairs!) I rarely change out my gold jewelry and generally have a pair of Celine, Prada or Garrett Leight sunglasses with or on me.

CarusoAffiliated_MelissaMagsaysay_Intro_BarneysI love uniform dressing, but not to the degree that it takes the fun or imagination out of fashion. Having a general template of pieces in a silhouette that suits your body, attitude and environment, and playing within that realm, is a great start to creating your own “perfect” look.

WHERE ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT AND SHOP AT THE GROVE AND THE AMERICANA AT BRAND?
How much time do we have?! No, really though, I think like many people who visit each property, every experience is different and that’s especially fun if you have young kids like I do. My son loves the trolley but is always pointing out and discovering new things each time. I personally love shopping at Madewell for everyday essentials; Barneys New York for, well, everything; J. Crew for the family and me; Under Armour and Nike for working out; Apple for office must-haves and Nordstrom (particularly the revamped beauty counters) to satiate my inner beauty junkie.

CarusoAffiliated_MelissaMagsaysay_Intro_SushiAs for restaurants, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill is a current favorite, not just at The Grove, but in all of Los Angeles. It not only has mouth-watering sushi, but the fried chicken with wasabi honey is up there with my other vice, chocolate. The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge is perfect for a girls’ night or post-movie glass of wine. It’s such a great spot. And, over at The Americana at Brand, Bourbon Steak is my go-to for lunch. It has a fantastic menu and the setting is beautiful. And, of course, there’s Din Tai Fung. The best dumplings on the planet! What could be better than shopping followed by its dumplings? Yum.

Love Starts Here: The Grove 2016 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Find all the gifts guaranteed to get their hearts racing. This Happy Valentine’s Day, all signs point to stylish, thoughtful and swoon worthy items that make a day about love that much sweeter.

 

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The Grove 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s the most festive time of the  new year 2017 when holiday parties abound as well as the anxiety of finding the perfect gift. We’ve compiled a range of chic clothing and accessories and must-have beauty products for you or your best girl. We’ve got Chloe’s Hudson Mini Shoulder Bag which is the perfect statement piece to transition to spring. Honest Beauty’s Truly Kissable Lip Crayon, which works well for day and night – perfect for the post-work holiday party. Below, these ideas plus 10 more to give (and receive) this holiday season.

 


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What do you get for the stylish man in your life who has everything? The classic Gucci Damo Driving Loafer is the perfect luxe gift. A Chemex the budding barista in your family or Tovolo® Ice Molds for the whiskey lover. Check out our other picks below.

 


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The holidays are here, and that means the California air gets a little crisper. Keep those kiddies warm with stylish gifts like the adorable Happy Face Pom-Pom Beanie and the Janie and Jack Sweater Slipper. For the creative kids, Seedling and Pottery Barn have great viva video build-your-own toys!


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Join Melissa Magsaysay for How To Work It: The Art of Being a Mom and a Businesswoman

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Guest blogger: Melissa Magsaysay

On Tuesday evening at Barneys New York at The Grove, a panel of truly amazing and wonderfully accomplished women will join me in conversation about babies, starting a business and of course, all things style and beauty.

Since becoming a mother and conversing about life, work, family and that ever present juggle that women handle (with grace) on a daily basis, it became apparent to me that in today’s world we are pulled in so many directions (plus, always plugged in) to the extent where it can make us a bit frazzled, never mind trying to remain present for our kids, be a boss at work and look on point for our love of style and fashion.

No longer is “mom” a descriptor for dowdy or non-stylish…it’s quite the opposite actually. Modern women are so multi-faceted and seamlessly blend their pre-baby lives with their post, while retaining their love of doing and creating everything that makes them feel great.

Join me November 3 from 7-9 pm at Barneys New York at The Grove to listen to a candid panel discussion between some great women who have started their families and a business within the fashion, tech and lifestyle space, pretty much at all the same time.

They will open up about their successes, challenges, wins and losses and ultimately provide an inspiring perspective for all women (those with AND without kids!) about being a female entrepreneur and starting or growing a business while also balancing your personal life, in today’s world.

Click here for more details on How to Work It: The Art of Being a Mom and a Businesswoman.

Melissa Magsaysay Shares Her Seven Fall Style Essentials

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For the modern woman, multi-tasking is basically like a second language. So many of us tend to take on a ton (whether by necessity or choice), with opportunities literally at our fingertips (at the touch of a smart phone), and others requiring lengthier and more time consuming commitment.

Regardless of how hectic your schedule may be, having a streamlined wardrobe full of pieces that make getting ready each morning effortless and inspired, is key to keeping a busy, exciting and on-the-go life chic and stress-free.

This fall, think about these seven key items as the perfect start to creating a wardrobe of workhorse items that mix, match and pair back with existing pieces, plus incorporate a few standout trends for a smart, efficient and above all, stylish, closet.

1.) The Statement LoaferFlats are still the favorite of fashionable (and sensible) women everywhere and this fall they’re being done in an array of pointed toe, embellished and truly interesting styles. Check out Miu Miu and Saint Laurent for statement loafers that work with a dress, skirt or cropped jeans and immediately dress up even the most basic ensemble.

2.) The Mod lookPerky and somewhat quirky 60’s inspired looks were all over the fall runways and sartorial themes taken from the decade make for polished and versatile pieces. Think about a sleek A-Line black dress or skirt, a body hugging turtleneck for layering under a structured summer dress making it cold weather-ready, and gorgeous faux fur coats that immediately add style to whatever you’ve managed to pull together underneath.

3.) Luxe Knits: Sumptuous sweaters done in drapey and cozy silhouettes are perfectly practical for fall weather. Stock up on a few neutral shades and one bolder color for when you want to punch things up a bit. Pair this easy piece with cropped skinny jeans or edgy leather pants for a timeless, luxuriously lived in look.

4.) Romantic Victorian Ruffle neck blouseThere is a definite romantic vibe in fashion this fall and a Victorian inspired blouse will immediately bring those basic blazers hanging in your closet right up to speed with the current season.

5.) The Chelsea Boot: 60’s inspired and perfectly practical, the pointed toe Chelsea boot works with jeans and a sweater or a long dress and leather jacket. The chunky heel gives you enough height to feel pulled together, but it’s not so treacherous that you can’t run through your day accomplishing all the items on your To-Do list.

6.) Patterned HosieryThis play on traditional fishnets and graphic patterned tights puts a new twist on heavy fall pieces. Designers used pattered tights to style their fall runway shows and the hosiery works just as well for everyday life. Pair them with understated, neutral items like a grey or black skirt and black oxfords or closed-toe heels or ankle boots.

7.) Flare Jean or Trouser: The 70s influence that has been a strong theme in fashion since last spring, is still going strong. Think about wider leg pants and jeans to pair with a blazer or blouse as a way to make your silhouette more up to date.

 

 

Hotstar App – Movies & Cricket Updates in your Pocket Always

Hotstar is a new application developed by Star India Private Limited. It enables you to stream any kind of movie, tragedy, sports, comedy movie and any kind of stuff from anywhere in the world. You can watch in various languages like Hollywood, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada and other languages movies easily. Hotstar is the most advanced live streaming application ever developed. Using Hotstar app on your computer, you can watch full episodes of TV shows, you can watch your favorite movies, watch live cricket streaming, football & many other sports. All this without any charge and it doesn’t require any registration or sign-up. This app allows users to watch all popular TV channels on your PC. They mainly focused and developed for the use of Indians to watch live cricket which is officially developed by star sports. This app was launched on the time of cricket world cup 2015. Because of having a live stream option in it, it immediately got the huge response and reached the millions of users downloaded within a few days only.

Hotstar application works smoothly on both Android and iOS devices and you can also adjust the video or interface quality with the Internet speed you have. Suppose if you have a slow connection then it will automatically lower the quality so that you get the best speed you can and it obviously increases the quality when you have a faster connection. You can watch free online streaming of movies, TV shows, live sports etc on your Android smartphone device or PC. You can download any video, and save them so that you can watch it offline at some other time. Hotstar App is directly available for Android devices but it is not officially available for PC. Don’t worry, In this article, we will show you how to download Hotstar on your Computer. By using Android emulator, you can download this Hotstar app on your Windows PC device. You can download Andy software or Bluestacks software on your device.

Download Hotstar for PC

Hotstar app allows you to watch movies online. So if you love watching live sports and programs then you need to install Hotstar app on your Windows 8.1/8/7/10 PC. Just follow below step by step procedure to download Hotstar app on your device.

  • First of all, you need to download an android emulator on your PC, so download Bluestacks software from its own official website and it is available free for all operating systems.
  • Now starts the installation of Bluestacks emulator on your Computer and it takes some time please be patience.
  • After successful Installation, the Bluestacks icon will appear on the desktop.
  • Open it and In the Blustacks App Player, go to the search bar you will find at the top left corner of the screen.
  • Hotstar app is available on Google Play Store so, you must sign up using your google account. and type the App name.
  • Type the App name on the search bar and Click on the Hotstar app.
  • It will show you brief description of Hotstar live TV movies app along with ratings.
  • Click on Install button and it will start installation then accept the terms and condition. The Installation process will take few minutes.
  • After installation is finished, go to My apps or the All Apps tab. You will find Hotstar App for PC installed.
  • Click on the app icon and the application will launch on your PC.

That’s it! Now you can enjoy using the Hotstar app for PC to watch your favorite TV shows, movies, and live sports.

Download Hotstar for PC using apk file

This is another method to download the Hotstar application on your PC using apk file.

  • First of all, visit the official website of Bluestacks and download it.
  • And you can also download the Hotstar apk file for PC.
  • After the apk downloaded on your computer then open the apk file using Blue stack.
  • It will automatically start installation process on your Computer device and you can see a notification that installation is done.
  • Finally, launch the app and use this Hotstar app on your Windows PC.

Features of Hotstar App

  • You can watch your favorite and popular Television shows from Star Plus, Life OK, Zee TV are Indian channels.
  • You can resume the shows to watch them later.
  • You can watch full-length episodes of your favorite shows across Drama, Comedy, Action, Thriller etc.
  • Save your favorite shows and movies in playlist
  • It supports several languages that include Hindi, English, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Bengali.
  • Watch video even with your 2G data.

Now you can watch your latest movies and TV programs easily with this application on your android phone or even on your PC too. If you have any queries, about how to download Hotstar application on your device, please comment below.

Blue Ribbon Now Open at The Grove LA

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A new culinary experience has arrived at The Grove with the opening of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill.

We’ve got the back-story of how this acclaimed eatery came to be straight from one of the founders, Bruce Bromberg.

“So, I bet you are wondering how a couple of Jewish kids from Jersey got the idea of opening a sushi restaurant in SoHo, way back when you just didn’t do that. Well, it’s a bit Benihana infatuation, a part Dad’s obsession with all-things-delicious, and a fateful chilly Sunday night that led us to a quiet little sushi bar on Lexington Avenue and 29th  Street in New York City over 20 years ago.

Lobster Rolls in Maine, Cheese Fondue in Colorado and Pupu Platters at our local Chinese restaurant, solidly lie at the foundation of everything we do from a culinary perspective.  College in New Orleans and our eventual migration  to the epicenter of the culinary world as we know it, Paris, France, solidified our future in the restaurant world.

Eric went to Paris first. In 1985, he packed his bags and set out into uncharted waters. Despite the lack of support from outsiders and naysayers, Eric excelled and became the first-ever American to teach a class at the famed Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. After a lengthy apprenticeship in one of Paris’ most traditional and fabled kitchens, Eric returned to New York City to continue to pursue his dream of becoming a chef. I followed in Eric’s footsteps every inch of the way.

Eric and I, along with a team of 14 dedicated cooks, waiters, and dishwashers who still work side-by-side today, some 23 years later and run our nearly 20 restaurants, opened a 48-seat neighborhood eatery on November 3, 1992. We had no preconceived notions of what we were making. It was just another great project we could work on together, and this one was a big one for sure.

We were not making a French restaurant, nor a Spanish restaurant, not a fancy restaurant or even an American joint. We just wanted a good place to eat and drink with friends and a place that was fun to work at. We set out to change all preconceived notions of what a restaurant should be. We stayed open until 4am, paying homage to our favorite restaurant from Paris, Au Pied de Cochon, and soon we were filled until the wee hours of the morning with every chef and restaurateur the tiny enclave could hold. It seemed as though, overnight, we changed the way New Yorkers thought about food.

The success of Blue Ribbon and its devout consumer base brought about the opportunity and desire to continue and grow. We began to look for new opportunities, but we had no space. We had never dreamed of being this busy. We reached out to our landlord and asked if there were any potential spaces on the street that we might be able to use/rent to deal with the overflow. It turned out that there was just the space.

However, cooking was not an option in this small space due to lack of ventilation. Then a light bulb went off, “How about a sushi bar?!” In NYC in 1993, there were high-end Japanese sushi places and low-end, all-you-can-eat dives, but not a lot in between.

Just one problem: while we could prepare a perfectly acceptable Blanquette de Veau or a slightly more complex Tournados Rossini, we didn’t know the first thing about how to make a California Roll, let alone start up a sushi restaurant. From uptown to downtown, fancy to common, we tried every sushi restaurant in NYC. One night, months into the project, we headed to the eponymous Sushi Sey. Sushi Sey was top tier in both price and quality at that time in NYC. Way out of our league. We ordered carefully and maneuvered our way through the complicated menu with little help from the staff. At the end, we felt inadequate and disappointed. Service was pretentious and the food was just OK.

Eric and I headed home, but we decided to take the longer route back to our Murray Hill residence so we could talk things through. Right then, we passed a little hole-in-the-wall spot called Mishima. It was late and we were tired, but one hand roll and a hot sake or two couldn’t hurt. The first bite of the Spicy Scallop Roll was a revelation like no other. Our search was over. Toshi Ueki became our partner, our spiritual leader and our mentor. Together, over the past 20 years, we have opened izakayas, sake bars, and full-scale Japanese-inspired Sushi Bar & Grills all under the Blue Ribbon moniker.

So, why The Grove?

After years of eying the ‘other’ coast and countless requests to head West, we have finally found our home in Los Angeles. The excitement of creating Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at The Grove and introducing our cuisine to the LA dining scene brings back the amazing feelings of opening the original Blue Ribbon Sushi in 1995.

The journey has been great, the learning has been constant, and the project just never seems to end…but that is just fine by us!”