Where to Eat in the Fashion District…’Al Fresco’

Outdoor Dining…we are here for it! Rooftops? Check. Sidewalk patios? Check. The LA Fashion District sure does have it all! Here are five restaurants, from casual to fine-dining, where you can enjoy a meal “al fresco” – Bon Appétit!

1. DAMA – Call your friends and meet them for Happy Hour at this Latin-inspired restaurant and bar…with an outdoor patio that has ALL the vibes.

2. Best Girl – Sidewalk dining for the win. Grab your lunch and take it outside, laptops allowed.

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3. Zinqué – Wishing you could be in Paris? Zinqué is your place to be. Enjoy a croque monsieur at your new outdoor office, while you imagine people watching from a quaint Parisian café.

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4. Rossoblu – It’s been named by many as one of “The Best Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles,” so need we say more? Plus, who can resist an Italian meal from Chef Steve Samson…

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5. Preux & Proper – Enjoy a DTLA sunset view with some #SouthernHospitality.

And if these five aren’t enough, here are some BONUS entries:

Now…what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and enjoy your next meal ‘al fresco’ 🙂

4 Reasons to Get Your “Last Remaining Seats”

In its 33rd season, the Los Angeles Conservancy’s classic film screening series, Last Remaining Seatsreturns to Downtown LA with a month-long set of events showcasing some of the most historic movie venues in our city. You have 3 weeks left to experience this one-of-a-kind series, and here are 4 reasons why you should!

1. Classic Films

From hilarious classics to psychological thrillers in black and white, Last Remaining Seats never disappoints when it comes to the film selection. A group of dedicated volunteers work hard to carefully curate a lineup that includes a range of themes and perspectives, while keeping both diversity and inclusion to of mind.

2. Historic Theatres 

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Here’s the beautiful Los Angeles Theatre (1931) with “Easter Parade” playing to a packed house as part of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s annual “Last Remaining Seats” program. • The 2019 season kicks-off this Saturday with “It Happened One Night”, hosted by Leonard Maltin at the Los Angeles Theatre. So far it’s about 90% sold out so get your tickets quick to see a classic film in the theatre’s opulent surroundings. • Although pre-screening theatre tours are sold out, stick around after the movie for a Q+A about the theatre and an after party in the sumptuous five-story Grand Lobby! • For photos+info -> historictheatrephotos.com/latheatre • For event info+tix -> laconservancy.org/last-remaining-seats • #theatre #theater #movietheatre #cinema #lastremainingseats #lastremainingseats2019 #laconservancy #losangelestheatre #losangeles #dtla @laconservancy @losangelestheatre.la @official_lahtf @happeningindtla @dtla_everyday @dtlaweekly @cmjosehuizar

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The classic films aren’t the only thing being showcased — the opportunity to see some of LA’s most iconic venues is alone worth the ticket price. We’re fortunate enough to have two of these historic gems here in the Fashion District — Orpheum Theatre and Theatre at Ace Hotel.

3. A Night Out on the Town


You wouldn’t go to a show like this without making it a “thing”, would you? While it’s not exactly a “night out on Broadway”…it certainly is a night out, so why not layer in the food a drink before and after? This is the perfect opportunity for you to try a downtown restaurant you’ve had on your list for a while, or revisit that place you liked that one time. A few faves that are just a quick 3-5 minute walk from both the Orpheum and Theatre at Ace Hotel are Best Girl, Terroni, and Zinque.

4. All the Extras


In addition to the amazing venues and classic films, the experience might include some yummy extras like free Q&A sessions about the theatre follow the screenings, behind the scenes tours with all the historical and architectural info you’d ever want, and lobby after parties with drinks, music, pub trivia and more. Check the full schedule of screenings to find out what extras come with your Last Remaining Seat!

Show Mom Some Love in the LA Fashion District

With Mother’s Day only a few days away, we thought we’d share how you can show Mom (and Mother figures) some love this Mother’s Day weekend! After all, Mom has dealt with you thus far…she deserves this and more. 💕

1. Oldvine Florals – Mother’s Day Collection. Because we are willing to bet your Mom loves flowers! BONUS: Use the promo code InfitineRosesForMom for 10% off 😉

2. Treat your “Madre” to brunch, lunch or dinner at DAMA. She’ll love the surprise AND the Daytime Disco. Make your reservations now

3. Pamper Mom with a mani/pedi + blowout for $100 OR make it a mani/pedi date for just $45 from Neihule Salon + Academy.

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4. West Elm DTLA is a lot more than just a furniture store. They’ve been working with the neighborhood and local businesses to bring pop-ups and activations to the Fashion District every Saturday and Sunday. Pop-in with Mom to see what’s going on this weekend.

5. Flower Markets have extended their hours just for you. For the Moms who love flowers, a visit to the Flower Markets will be the perfect gift! See extended hours here.
BONUS: California Flower Mall will have some surprises just for the special ladies in your lives.

6. This just in from Zinqué: first mimosa free for Moms! Pro Tip: Pair a mimosa with…well…quite frankly anything.

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stripped back, but far from basic. grilled shrimp w/ citron. #zinquélunch

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7. Need another option for brunch? Best Girl at the Ace Hotel is another perfect place to celebrate Mom. BONUS: Complimentary glass of bubbles for all attending Moms…ALL DAY LONG.

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8. Unique Markets is back at the California Market Center and better than ever! “Shop small, make a big impact.” 5/11 AND 5/12.

To all the Moms, with love from the LA Fashion District.

¡Feliz Día de la Madre! Happy Mother’s Day!

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in the LA Fashion District

Earth Day can be celebrated in so many ways. Showing our appreciation to Mother Earth can be as simple as picking up trash in our local communities, or it can be used more broadly to bring awareness and inspire actions that make real environmental impact. However you choose to celebrate this magnificent planet, we encourage you to go beyond April 22nd. Here are a few super fun, fashionable, and delicious ways you can show your appreciation to our Earth all year around right here in the LA Fashion District!


Shop Sustainable Brands 

4.22.19 | 9am – 2pm | CMC Lobby


In celebration of Earth Day, the California Market Center is hosting a special Earth Day Sample Sale Pop-Up Shop in the lobby of CMC. The pop-up will spotlight sustainability with a curated selection of brands known for their sustainability and socially conscious business practices.

That’s not all – CMC is also giving away a $200 Gift Certificate from one of the Earth Day Pop-Up vendors. You’ll be able to pick up a raffle ticket at the Event Info Desk and you must be present to claim your prize when the drawing is held at 1pm.

Featured Earth Pop-Up brands include:

Accoutrements LA, Arsayo Paris, CLED Jewelry, The Giving Keys, Johnny Concert Beauty, Native Shoes, Pao Tea, Parkland Bags, RockDoodles, and Taylor + Thomas Footwear.


Devour Wild Living Foods

760 S Main Street | 9am – 11pm

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A lifestyle that speaks for itself. Live WILD.

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Wild Living Foods offers a colorful menu – breakfast, lunch and dinner – from a fully organic plant based kitchen. We won’t go into the various ways meat consumption takes a toll on environmental resources, but we will encourage you to try eating vegetarian and/or vegan meals for the day. If devouring delicious Chocolate Mousse Crepes, Avocado Toast, and Flat Earth Pizza is what we have to do to save the planet, those are certainly “sacrifices” we’re willing to make ; )


Shop Second Hand

You can totally stay fashion forward and contribute to lessening clothing waste by shopping second hand. If there’s one thing we know about fashion, it’s that most trends are recycled. Reduce your fashion footprint by shopping for pieces at these local thrift stores:



Support Local Farmers

Wednesdays | 9am – 2pm | CMC Plaza


Another way to celebrate Earth Day (and you can do this all year) is to support local farmers and contribute to the local economy by shopping our local Farmers Market. CMC’s Farmers Market offers chef-grade, certified organic, and sustainable produce, honey, eggs, nuts, and much more.


Ride Metro


This year, the Metro Board approved FREE train and bus rides on Earth Day. These free rides are designed to help reduce auto emissions, promote a healthy and sustainable environment, and combat climate change. Just think…if we all made Metro part of our daily commutes, we’d all save a half ton of CO2 emissions over the course of a year. Do it for Mother Earth!

Click HERE for more info about Metro’s FREE rides on Earth Day!

A Day in the LA Fashion District

Three-day holiday weekends are the perfect opportunity to discover new parts of your neighborhood or explore your city like a tourist. The LA Fashion District’s 100+ blocks of creativity, community and culture guarantee a fun day of vibrant adventure!

This guide is a suggested itinerary for a full day of leisure exploration. Modify the schedule to best suit your personal preferences — maybe you’ll linger at the Tuck Hotel for after-dinner cocktails — and be sure to tag all of your adventures using #lafashiondistrict on social media.

Enjoy “A Day in the LA Fashion District”!

10:30 AM – Brunch
Get a late start to your day and enjoy brunch at the popular Poppy + Rose. Because who doesn’t love brunch?

Brunch, Poppy + Rose

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12 PM – Shopping
It’s time to walk off that delicious brunch. Head on over a couple of blocks to enter the famously unique Santee Alley, most popular for bargain shopping and a lively atmosphere. Here you’ll find anything from toys to formal wear!

Santee Alley

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2 PM – Lunch
Lunch time already? You’re in luck because Sonoratown has just been named an “Essential LA Restaurant” by Eater LA and they live up to the laundry list of awards an accolades they’ve received over the past year.


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3 PM – Fun
If you haven’t been to an Escape Room, this is your chance. Escape Rom LA opened in December 2014 and is now LA’s largest and most popular escape game company, presenting more than 80 games each week. Now that you’re fueled with the best tacos in town, you should be up for the mental challenge ahead. Good luck!

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4:30 PM – Art
If you escaped successfully, visit Avenue des Arts…literally right next door. Here you can see art from well known artists such as Matt Gondek, Brett Crawford, Pez and so many more.

Avenue des Arts

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6 PM – Dinner
Yes, it’s time to eat again! Dinner is served at Bar Garcia inside of the Tuck Hotel. Enjoy a small bite or a full crispy paella. Whatever you decide, we’re sure you’ll love it!

Bar Garcia, Tuck Hotel

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7:30 PM – Dessert
Last but not least, no day is complete without dessert. Little Damage is the place to go for a delicious treat AND a pretty new Instagram photo. Check out their IG feed to get a glimpse at what’s in store (or cone) for you.

Little Damage

Photo Via @little.damage

We’ll see you soon!