THE SOCIAL 101: NICOLE’S FAVORITE SPOTS FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES12.12.2018BY NICOLE ARENA
Hi! Nicole here. The holiday season is in full swing, and today I’m excited to share a few of my favorite places to throw a fabulous holiday party. What I love about LA is that every neighborhood has its own charm and character, and if you look hard enough, you can always find a place that fits what you’re looking for.
Photo of Esters by Marisa Vitale Photograpy
Westside If you’re hosting a smaller group, Esters Wine Shop and Bar is a great spot because you can rent out the entire patio, half-patio, or communal table. And with more than 250 wine selections to choose from, your guests will thank you.
I love Tallula’s for more intimate parties. There’s a great space upstairs with its own bar that’s nice and private so you feel like you have your own space. There's even an anti-room if you need a check-in area or coat check.
It’s all about the view at Élephante. This popular Santa Monica restaurant is guaranteed to wow your guests with a dining area that boasts a panoramic ocean view and serves delicious food.
Mid-City Shake things up by throwing an activity-based party at Spare Room. This West Hollywood bar has killer drinks, games, bowling, and a photo booth!
For a party with a distinct flair, Estrella offers boho vibes and a lush outdoor patio. Between that and the recently renovated lounge, there are plenty of fun ways to use the space.
For larger groups, Norah is a beautifully decorated space with a cool layout. There’s a private dining area that can open up to the outdoor patio and has its own bar, making the space feel like its own mini-restaurant.
Photo of Winsome by Nicole LaMotte Photograpy
Eastside Tucked away on a residential street off Sunset Blvd., Winsome has a cute outdoor patio, a simple menu full of healthy eats, and delicious desserts.
Head to Melody in Los Feliz for a cozy, house party ambiance. This neighborhood wine bar is housed in a beautiful bungalow with a back patio, fresh oysters, and DJ setup.
Look no further than Ostrich Farm in Echo Park for the best cocktails in a warm and inviting space that’s perfect for small to mid-size groups looking to do a buyout.
Photo of Faith & Flower by Marisa Vitale Photograpy
DTLA Otium showcases the best of downtown LA. Not only do they have multiple spaces for parties like a garden mezzanine and a back patio overlooking the park, it’s an extremely versatile space. The upstairs dining area has a retractable ceiling and there’s even a screen where you can show a fun holiday movie during the festivities.
Terroni is perfect for intimate gatherings. The warm and rustic private room is the ideal backdrop for their menu of comfort foods.
It doesn’t get more glam than Faith & Flower. The iconic restaurant has a stylish, old school vibe and offers plenty of room options to accommodate your party.
The amazing architecture alone will impress your guests, but the hip, new NoMad Hotel also has several dining and space options to fit whatever you’re looking for.