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Perch: Skyline Views and Bistro Cuisine

October 22, 2014 9:02 am

From Los Angeles Magazine to the L.A. Times, Perch has garnered the praise of top publications since it opened in 2011—and not just for its food.

The view is just as appealing as the cuisine at aptly named Perch, which is literally perched atop a 16-story building that overlooks downtown Los Angeles. You'll arrive on the 15th floor, which gives you the option to eat indoors among vintage furniture and intricate woodwork, inspired by the bohemian bistros of France. But you can also head outdoors to enjoy dinner on one of the patios, which boast crackling fireplaces, thriving greenery, and skyline views. However, you'd be remiss to leave without at least visiting the rooftop lounge upstairs on the 16th floor. Fire pits send flames flickering skyward where stars twinkle, and music sets the scene for romance as you enjoy panoramic views of the city—and perhaps a cocktail or two.

But really, no matter where you choose to eat and drink, the cuisine may impress you just as much as the view. Start off with or share plates of baked brie, pork belly, or octopus. And then move on to a full entree such as gnocchi, herb-crusted salmon, or filet mignon. Complete your meal with wine, beer, or a classic cocktail, perhaps a Writers Block (peard vodka, St. Germain, lemon juice, and champage).

448 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 802-1770


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Halloween at Renaissance Tower!

October 17, 2014 1:24 pm



Come up with the CREEPIEST front door in Renaissance Tower and scare your neighbors! Here are the rules: BE CREATIVE, UNIQUE and ORIGINAL! Use tape or any adhesives that will pull off cleanly. Lighting effects may be used as long as chords are kept within the apartment. Fire/smoke effects, and any other flammable materials are not allowed. Decorations cannot sit or block the doorway and hallways.

Avoid physical alterations, such as paint, screws, nails, and permanent adhesives at all costs! Your door should look nice and pretty as it should be!

Contest begins now and ends October 29th!

1st Prize $100 Gift Card

2nd Prize $75 Gift Card

3rd Prize $50 Gift Card

4th Prize $25 Gift Card


On October 29th, join us at the Lobby Courtyard for our Strutt Your Mutt Pet Costume Contest! Bring your beloved pets in their most adorable costumes and watch them STRUTT with other mutts (and cats!).


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How to Upcycle Common Household Items

October 16, 2014 10:03 am

You may recycle your paper and plastic, but when it comes to the stuff that piles up in your closets, it can be difficult to find new uses for old things. If you want to reuse it, these tips can help you upcycle common household stuff:

  1. Picture frames. Instead of letting that slightly broken picture frame go to waste, get a bit creative about how to use it. Place a piece of colorful paper inside and lay the frame on its back to use as an eclectic, decorative jewelry tray or as a place to set candles.
  2. Colander. That beat up old colander may still have a bit more life in it. Place the bottom inside of a small bucket and fill the colander with ice at your next party. The water will run into the bucket as the ice melts so your guests won’t have to fish for ice.
  3. Old newspaper. Line dresser drawers with old newspaper using wallpaper paste and craft sealant for an authentically vintage look.

New Uses for Old Things [Country Living]
25 New Ways to Use Your Old Stuff [HGTV]
50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things [Real Simple]

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