How to Choose a Hotel in Los Angeles

As we all know Los Angeles is a top tourist destination. This attributed to its great weather, great shopping and various tourist attractions. There is not a person who lives on this planet who is not familiar with Hollywood. Where you choose to stay is predicated on many things, what you want to spend, what you want to do while in Los Angeles, what area you want to stay in and how much time you will spend at your hotel. If you decide to rent a car should also weigh heavy in your decision of where to stay in Los Angeles. In this article I will familiarize you with some of the different hotels and locations you can choose for your stay in Los Angeles.

First, as with most things in life what you want to spend will weigh heavy on your decision where to stay. Like so many other major cities Los Angeles has many luxury hotels. They can be found in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and downtown. Most people are familiar with the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, Beverly Wilshire Shutters and many more of these very elegant well appointed hotels. At these hotels you can expect to be treated like royalty, but you will have to pay for these services. LA has many mid-range hotels where you can expect to get a very nice room and good service at moderate prices. Hotels such as Marriott’s, Sheraton’s and other chains can be found. There are also numerous small motels all over the city, many with a 50′s look that offer a decent room at a decent price. But make sure you do your homework first because you could also book one that is a dive.

Second, you must decide what you want to do while you are in LA. If you are going to spend your time at the beach, you may want to stay at a hotel near the ocean. If you are to LA to see attractions you may want to choose a hotel near the attractions you plan on visiting. Keep in mind many of the biggest attractions are not right in the city so you may think about staying in different locations for different attractions. Disneyland is in Anaheim, Knott’s Berry Farm is in Buena Park and Universal City is in the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles differs from many cities because in is so spread out. Also keep in mind downtown LA is more or less predominantly a business area with some sports attractions such as Staples Center.

Third, whether you are planning on renting or a car or not is a big factor where you want to stay. As I have alreadt stated LA is a very spread out city and with a not so great public transportation system. It is getting better but not quite there yet. If you are not going to rent a car may I suggest you stay on the west side or in Beverly Hills where people do walk around. Many hotels do offer shuttle service to the various attractions.

Fourth, if you love to shop LA is the place for you. You can buy almost anything in Los Angeles. The stores range from the high priced boutiques on Rodeo in Beverly Hills, to exciting trendy malls all over the city, to hip fashion districts like Melrose and Montana, with new ones emerging daily. There are great farmers markets selling everything from food to clothes to home accessories. You can go to Venice and think you are back to 1967 and shopping during the summer of love. Last but not least there is the Los Angeles Fashion District where many folks like to scour for great deals on cheap fashionable clothes. While you are in the fashion district you may want to walk over to Santee Alley where you can purchase almost anything from all over the world both real and copies. So my suggestion to you is if you love to shop bring some extra money for shopping and maybe an extra suitcase.

Fifth, if you like to eat and especially if you want to try many new ethnic restaurants Los Angeles is the town for you. Everyone knows Los Angeles for Mexican and Chinese food, but we also have many Thai. Korean. Japanese, Vietnamese, Armenian, Persian, French, Italian, Ethiopian and many more. Los Angeles is a city of very diverse cultures. Along with all of the ethnic restaurants Los Angeles has become famous for trendy restaurants started by the hippest chefs. So do your homework. Along with all of the above mentioned restaurants Los Angeles also has it share of fast food and chain restaurants. You will never go hungry in Los Angeles

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Angel Fancy Dress – This Year’s Fashion Statement

Fancy dress has become the new fashion hit of the year! At parties, clubs, festivals, gigs and even weddings, wacky outfits are the order of the day, with fancy dress sales bucking the economic slowdown and retailers reporting sales up by more than a third so far this year. Celebrities have led the way, with Heidi Klum, husband Seal and guests in a “white trash” themed wedding vow renewal ceremony and Lily Allen dressed as Queen Victoria for her recent gig, with her fans wearing costumes depicting London underground stations (for example, several turned up in angel fancy dress, to represent Angel tube station). Even fashion icon Paris Hilton, photographed in a fetching Alice in Wonderland costume, has decided it is “cool” to be seen in fancy dress. So, will we see Victoria Beckham dressed in a cute angel fancy dress costume, with matching Gucci wings and tiara? Well, that remains to be seen!

Where celebrities lead of course, the rest will follow and the trend for flamboyant and humorous costumes looks set to continue for the rest of the year and beyond. It seems that the economic gloom and doom brought about by the recession has promoted the need for escapism and fun. Dressing as a more fantastic version of yourself or as a completely different being – such as in angel fancy dress – now appears to be a prerequisite of going to a club or a festival. People want to dress up and be outrageous even in the midst of the credit crunch – perhaps even because of the credit crunch. This is a time when people want escapism and to imagine themselves in another world. Going to parties dressed in something ridiculous, like a penguin or clown outfit, or in something pretty and sexy like an angel fancy dress costume makes things more fun. It gets rid of the pretension of fashion and trying to be beautiful or “cool”. It also evokes nostalgia of childhood – remember rooting around in the dressing-up box at school or in your mum’s wardrobe for something exciting to wear, to transport you into a different, more exciting world for a while?

As far as the rich and famous are concerned, the sky’s the limit when it comes to the amount of money spent on fancy dress. But what is great for more ordinary folk during these tough economic times, is that fancy dress can be bought, hired or even home-made for a relatively small outlay. Angel fancy dress, for example, is one of the simplest and least expensive costumes to wear and an on-line search brought up a lady’s snow angel fancy dress costume for a very modest outlay of under 25.00 pounds. The outfit comprised a full length white dress with sheer sleeves featuring deep feather trimmed cuffs and a wide silver belt. Also included in the price was a halo and feather trimmed wings. Never has it been easier to become someone new, to change your persona for a short period of time!

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Selecting a Quality Fashion Design School

Many people have the perception that there are no major differences between the fashion design schools in this country. The reality is that there are many unique qualities that make up the top tier schools. And its no surprise that the quality schools are on the eastern and western coasts. In fact, some of the best fashion design schools are located in Los Angeles. Located in the center of the entertainment and fashion industries, schools in Southern California focus on providing the best education in fashion design, because the industries need talented young designers.

A few important things to look for in a fashion school are accreditation, a diverse curriculum that includes subjects that complement fashion design courses, and the opportunity to explore all aspects of the fashion industry.

Accreditation is very important when choosing a fashion school. Look for a school that has accreditation status from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). You may also want to look for accreditation from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and College Arts Association (CAA).

The fashion school you choose should, of course, place the main emphasis on fashion design, but also offer other courses that will help further your career. These can include courses in business, communications, and even computer courses that specifically address fashion design, such as computer aided design (CAD).

The fashion institute you choose should allow you to explore other areas such as fashion merchandising and coordinating. It should not lock you into one area; rather, it should focus on exposing you to all the potential opportunities available in the fashion industry.

Clearly, the location of a fashion college can be very important. Fashion schools in Los Angeles are some of the best known in the world, so, be sure to tour the fashion schools in that area. If you end up attending, it will put you a lot closer to the action. Whether you want to see a real live fashion shoot or see the latest collection of designer clothes, you can do all of this and more in LA.

Finally, you need to consider the faculty. Who teaches at the school? What’s their background? In order to receive a quality education, you want to be educated by the best minds in the business. Look for professors who have a long teaching tenure and who have experience working in the industry.

If budget becomes an issue, consider other options that will allow you to attend a fashion school in Los Angeles. What should you consider? Financial aid to cover the costs of the school itself, placing ads stating you are interested in sharing a house or apartment to take care of your living situation, and perhaps finding a part-time job that would fit around your schedule.

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How To Tackle Fashion Angel Investors

The fashion industry has its incredible highs and with that, it’s incredible lows as well, so if you are looking to venture out into the fashion industry, then it is a good idea to take the help of fashion angel investors. They can make a big difference to your business. We all know that being successful in fashion is more about having the right connections and backing than talent, that’s where a fashion angel investor comes in.

Why You Need Them

Now when you’re starting off, you should definitely consider a financier to invest in your business rather than a venture capital firm. Why? This is because the idea of venture investment has changed a whole lot in the last decade or so. Before the entire technology boom (and subsequent bust!), venture capital firms were approached for funding small businesses and companies. But now that has changed because venture capitalists have much more cash at their disposal and they prefer to invest in larger companies.

So angel investor groups have actually taken the place vacated by venture capitalists. They play the role of mini venture capital funds. The basic requirement for any angel investor is that they should be an accredited investor, which means that they should have liquid cash over and above the amount they have at their disposal because of their property and their little nest egg. An angel investor who is cautious and rational will invest about ten percent of the ready in your business.

In the fashion business, financing is of huge importance because, let’s face it, the fashion industry, more than any other industry requires large amount of funding in its initial stages because:

A great deal of money needs to be spent on marketing.
Social dos are a must where one can network and court potential clients.
One needs to have skilled tailors and workers.
Designers should be extremely talented and from good schools.
The material for making the shoes, clothes, bags or anything should be of very good quality.

How To Grab Their Attention

None of this comes for cheap. Fashion industries require a great deal of working capital, right from their inception stage. And this capital cannot be generated by the business only. If, of course you are already a wealthy person, this should not be a problem, but if not, and this is generally the case, you should definitely look into funding options.

Before approaching fashion angel investors you should draw up a convincing plan of action – a business plan so to speak. Of course you should never reveal your trade secrets, but you get the drift. More often than not, the fashion angel group of investors you approach will be smart enough to figure out what exactly you intend to do without you spelling it out.

Offer them a good stake in your company. You can also attract an angel investor’s attention through say, press releases. Why? Because they make it a point to thoroughly look through press releases of upcoming companies. Last, but not the least, remember to do loads of networking in order to court fashion angel investors.

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Angel Crafts – 7 Christmas Angels to Make

Angels are easy to make, have many uses and can be crafted from out of so many different mediums. Of course angels make great Christmas ornaments, but other uses for angels include party favors, secret pal gifts and package adornments. Homemade angels can be attached to Christmas cards, wreaths and so much more. What would the holiday season be without angels?

Felt Angel – Cut a body and wings out of 2 pieces of felt. Glue or use double sided tape to attach the 2 body pieces and wing pieces. Use a wooden bead for her head and yarn for her hair. To attach her head, take a couple of stitches in the neck of the felt. Pull the thread through the top and bottom hole of the bead. Loop the thread for a hanger and pull it back down to the neck. Tie it off.

Clothespin Angel – Use an old-fashioned clothespin, a wooden bead head and 5 inches of 4″ wide gathered lace for her dress. Use 20 inches of 1″ wide lace fashioned into a bow for her wings.

Leaf Angel – Use large leaves for the body, half a walnut shell for the head and long narrow leaves for the arms. Fashion an oval with the large leaves and glue them together. Glue the half walnut shell close to the top for a head. Glue the ends of the long narrow leaves under the head and fold them in so they are touching. Add a bouquet of flowers in the arms.

Pinecone Angel – Use a pinecone the body and remove the petals off another pinecone and fashion angel wings from the pinecone petals. A small wooden ball or styrofoam ball can be her head.

Yarn Angel

Use about 10 yards of baby yarn. Use a 4″ x 4″ piece of cardboard and wrap the yarn around it 40 times. Slide the yarn off the cardboard carefully. Tie one end of loops together at the top (using the same baby yarn). Cut the bottom loops of yarn. Tie off a head about 1″ below the top of the yarn. Use embroidery floss to make a nose, eyes and mouth.

Arms – pull 15 strands of yarn from each side below the neckline. Tie the arms one inch from the body.
Waist – Tie a waist (using the baby yarn) one inch below where the neck is tied. Fold the arms across the waist so the hands touch and sew them to the body.
Wings – Purchase cardboard wings or make them yourself and fasten to the back of the angel. Add a wire halo and thread loop for hanging.

Ribbon Angel
2 silver pipe cleaners
ribbon – 8″ long
wooden bead (with hole)
gold embroidery floss
white glue

Tie the ribbon into a bow. This will be the angel’s body. Bend one pipe cleaner in half. Insert it into the hole in the bead with a little white glue. Cut the embroidery floss for hair and add eyes and a mouth with a permanent marker. Spread glue on the top of the head and add hair.

Make a halo with the other pipe cleaner. Insert the pipe cleaner with the head and the pipe cleaner stick that has the halo with the knot of the bow.

Noodle Angel
Glue: Hot glue, silicone glue
Paint: White spray paint, red and black paint
Noodles: Bow tie, macaroni, ragatoni, small Acini di pepe pasta
3/4″ wooden head ball
White thumb tack
Head and Body: Glue the head ball to the top of a ragatoni noodle with hot glue.

Hair: Using a toothpick, put silicone glue on the angel’s ball head only where the hair will be. Then hold the body and roll the head in the acini di pepe pasta in a dish. Press noodles down firmly.

Tree Hanger: Cut a 4 inch piece of gold thread. Fold the thread in half and work the ends of the thread under the hair noodles with a toothpick. Let the glue dry well.

The Rest: Glue on 2 macaroni noodles for her arms and a bow tie noodle for her wings with silicone glue. The macaroni noodles should be placed flat against her body so they kind of look like small telephone receivers. Both holes of the macaroni noodle will be facing you. Set the thumb tack at the end of her arms for a candlestick. Let it dry. Spray paint the angel with white spray paint. When dry, use a stylus or the end of a paintbrush and draw a small mouth and eyes. Paint the very tip of the thumbtack red. Make a small red bow and gluei it under the angel’s head.

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How To Find A Perfect Evening Dress

While many women need to have a few evening dresses to go out and attend various functions, many of them have a hard time finding a good evening dress. There are so many evening dresses and gowns available online and at the stores, that women find it very hard to pick the dress that is right for them.

We recommend picking a dress that is good for a particular occasion, and at the same time looks good on you. You should also feel comfortable in the dress when you do not feel comfortable in a dress, you also don’t feel good about the way you look. When you feel great about the way you look, you are relaxed and are able to enjoy the party.

Here are different dresses you can purchase for the party you are going to:

- Holiday And Christmas Dresses. These are usually fun dresses that you wear to holiday and Christmas parties. After reviewing many of them, we have found that they come in both short and long, so you can get either length. We recommend that you get the length that you are comfortable with, and that is appropriate for the particular party you are going to.

Of course the holiday dresses usually come in two colors, red and green. Pick the one that is more appropriate for you. We usually recommend red dresses for women with black, brown and darker hair colors, and green dresses for women with blond, red and lighter hair colors.

- Cocktail Dresses are usually fun and flirty dresses that are appropriate to wear to a cocktail party. They come in many different colors from white and light beige all the way to navy blue and black. Cocktail dresses are usually on the shorter side, their length is usually knee-length or even shorter.

Since cocktail dresses come in many different colors, we recommend that you pick a cocktail dress of the color that works best for you and your complexion. We usually recommend dresses in different shades of red (red, purple, pink, orange) for women with black, brown and darker hair colors, and blue and green dresses for women with blond, red and lighter hair colors.

- Ball And Evening Dresses And Gowns. These are very dressy and stylish dresses. They are usually worn to proms, stylish parties and very special events. These are usually dressy and long gowns, reserved for special occasions.

Ball and evening dresses and gowns come in a variety of colors. We recommend that you pick a dress or gown that looks good on you, and that comes in a color that looks good on you. As we noted above, we usually recommend dresses in different shades of red for women with darker hair colors, and blue and green dresses for women with lighter hair colors. Check out different colors and see which ones look best on you!

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Fashion And Women’s Clothing

People want to stay looking young and do everything he can to make it any price they can afford. Many of them do not realize that sometimes, they all need is a change of wardrobe and dressing youth.

The fashioners are only limited to models, socialite and adults. Even young people have graduated from the sets of fans to wear designer. They are aware, brand and are very aware of what is in vogue.

No matter how many arguments we make about the beauty should be more importance and nature, all are dedicated to find out what the latest fashion clothes. Celebrity fashion styles and influences fire our passion and madness for designer clothes.

Women bear hunting has a long way over the last two decades. We have almost no possibilities to a very large collection of styles and patterns of attrition game specifically for women. The first hunting clothes for women are often focused more on style rather than function.

How do we achieve our beloved thirties, some of us are beginning to see signs of age, especially in our skin. The fine lines, wrinkles and crows’ feet begin to materialize. If we had a child and now we have not really to care for our bodies, we notice a certain thickness around the average, not to mention some already sags here and there .

A woman adopts a dress for special occasions. This is the number one to be taken into account when choosing their clothes. If you plan to work in a professional environment, should a costume. Costumes are always popular on other occasions. The dress is a necessity for all men and women.

But in these days, it has on the need and became a symbol of his style and status. Choose a well-designed clothes and gives us a rich and pleasant look and feel of confidence. Women are very picky and their sense of dress is very strong. So, designers are exploration and production of tasteful clothing for all types of women to fulfil their expectations.

Many women in the world outside of what the fashion industry calls standard sizes. It is therefore necessary to adjust the size of clothing for women and designers must recognize that with new styles and fashions. One thing that many people do not realize is that the “small” size of the rating for clothing, does not mean small. it refers to height, many women who need more size women need clothes too small, clothes that are less than 5.5 meters high.

Plus-size clothing for women does not mean baggy clothes to hide their roles. With more size, more clothes for women who can show all his figure with skirts and pants fit. You can accentuate any clothing with scarves and jewelry that helps divert attention from its size. You can use your legs by wearing a knee-length dress or a skirt and camisole a bit to a higher court.

Today Plus size women realize they feel and beautiful with the selection of fashionable clothes available. Shopping for clothes, whether in department stores, boutiques and the Internet can be a big, no pun intended, treasure hunt. It is always something beautiful and exquisite to discover all corners. It is the size of most women, whose silhouette and show the world what you have.

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Women’s Clothing And Latest Trend

People want to stay looking young and do everything he can to make it any price they can afford. Many of them do not realize that sometimes, they all need is a change of wardrobe and dressing youth.

The fashioners are only limited to models, socialite and adults. Even young people have graduated from the sets of fans to wear designer. They are aware, brand and are very aware of what is in vogue.

No matter how many arguments we make about the beauty should be more importance and nature, all are dedicated to find out what the latest fashion clothes. Celebrity fashion styles and influences fire our passion and madness for designer clothes.

Women bear hunting has a long way over the last two decades. We have almost no possibilities to a very large collection of styles and patterns of attrition game specifically for women. The first hunting clothes for women are often focused more on style rather than function.

How do we achieve our beloved thirties, some of us are beginning to see signs of age, especially in our skin. The fine lines, wrinkles and crows’ feet begin to materialize. If we had a child and now we have not really to care for our bodies, we notice a certain thickness around the average, not to mention some already sags here and there .

A woman adopts a dress for special occasions. This is the number one to be taken into account when choosing their clothes. If you plan to work in a professional environment, should a costume. Costumes are always popular on other occasions. The dress is a necessity for all men and women.

But in these days, it has on the need and became a symbol of his style and status. Choose a well-designed clothes and gives us a rich and pleasant look and feel of confidence. Women are very picky and their sense of dress is very strong. So, designers are exploration and production of tasteful clothing for all types of women to fulfil their expectations.

Many women in the world outside of what the fashion industry calls standard sizes. It is therefore necessary to adjust the size of clothing for women and designers must recognize that with new styles and fashions. One thing that many people do not realize is that the “small” size of the rating for clothing, does not mean small. it refers to height, many women who need more size women need clothes too small, clothes that are less than 5.5 meters high.

Plus-size clothing for women does not mean baggy clothes to hide their roles. With more size, more clothes for women who can show all his figure with skirts and pants fit. You can accentuate any clothing with scarves and jewelry that helps divert attention from its size. You can use your legs by wearing a knee-length dress or a skirt and camisole a bit to a higher court.

Today Plus size women realize they feel and beautiful with the selection of fashionable clothes available. Shopping for clothes, whether in department stores, boutiques and the Internet can be a big, no pun intended, treasure hunt. It is always something beautiful and exquisite to discover all corners. It is the size of most women, whose silhouette and show the world what you have.

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Best Fashion Clothing For Children

Cartoons are a favorite past time of children nowadays and while choosing their dress, they prefer cartoon characters imprinted on them. Every parent wants to pamper their little bundle of joy and of late there has been an increasing demand of such type of kid’s clothing in the market. Hence many online stores have come up with varieties of designs and you can be rest assured that your child will love them a lot.

If your child is a fan of Spiderman, you can opt for Spiderman clothing which he will really enjoy. Such clothing has the image of Spiderman imprinted on it and you can order them from such online stores. It has also been seen that Disney clothing are also attractive to children as they can find their favorite Disney characters imprinted on their dresses.
But if you have two children, do not make the mistake of buying only one pair of Mickey Mouse clothing as the other will start shouting for his pair. The advantage of these online stores is that you can make the purchase right from the comfort of your home. While doing so, you can make your child sit in front of the computer and ask him to select which particular design he or she prefers.

If you have a baby girl, she will certainly prefer Tinkerball clothing as they have the beautiful fairy imprinted on the dresses. This particular section is so popular that the online stores keep this design for kids of all ages. In many cases, it has been seen that baby boys have a fashion for cars and they will be really happy to get car clothing dresses. Before buying the dress, just ask him which one is his favorite car model and get the one and see the expression on his face.
Winnie the Pooh is a favorite cartoon character of the kids and every one of them wants to have it imprinted on their dresses. So, if you go to the Winnie Pooh clothing section, you can find the cartoon character imprinted on their various types of dresses.
You can get the collection of all these items in the website www.disneyfashion.com. The website has displayed its collection of all dresses having all the favorite cartoon characters imprinted and you can choose from them. You can make payments by PayPal or credit card and the goods will be delivered at your mentioned address.

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Girls Clothing Make Yourself More Stylish

Girls are the one who can adopt and try many different types of clothing. Dresses are the only thing which makes any girl look different from each other. Any girl or a lady enjoys her shopping to a extent. Nothing other than that gives her immense pleasure. Girls clothes are available in wide range and in wide variety. You have ample of styles to select. But keep in mind that your selection should be according to your body shape, and style. If you will go for wrong one then it may make you look ugly. Girls always wants to look beautiful and fashionable so they go for designer clothes. These offers many elegant choices of clothing. These dress are available for girls of all age group and also you can buy inn many different sizes.

Earlier girls were not aware of designer dresses because it was not possible for all to afford. Now a days not only the young girls but baby girls also want to keep themselves updated with the latest trend. Nobody wants to look common. Apart from all these comfort is also the main issue.You should wear only those dress in which you feel comfortable or whom you can carry well. If you want to make you little baby beautiful and attractive in parties then girls party dresses are also available in market in wide range. Different styles of dress for baby girls are frocks, tunic, skirts, midis, jeans, top etc. You can select any dress style of dress according to the occasion or environment. Apart from clothes, matching accessories are also needed to make your baby girl beautiful. Such accessories can be shoes, hair bands, clips, bracelets etc.

Girls have the freedom to explore herself by trying many different styles of cloth. This freedom will build self confidence in any girl. Babies looks very charming and decent so before you buy clothes for them, select attractive and bright colors for them and always take the one which fits correctly. Sporty wear, night wear, swim wear are also available in wide variety for baby girls. Right choice of dress can make your babies beautiful.

At xpert4u you can check out the latest trend available in market for baby girl clothes. So make your baby’s world more fashionable.

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