Everyone knows LA, of course. They’ve seen it in the movies. Which means they know it’s hot, sunny and full of movie stars with more plastic in their faces than their wallets.
Of course that’s not true. Well, it’s not the whole truth. When you live here, as part of this sprawling, shiny, clamouring city, you discover there’s a lot more to it than palm trees and botox. The beach is important of course – there’s so much of it and it’s incredibly beautiful. But after a hard day’s rollerblading or surfing, there’s a rich cultural life in LA crying out to be enjoyed, from opera and concerts to museums and theatre. Or just go for a big night out on the Strip. You can always do the culture tomorrow.
These days, there may be more people promoting yoga in LA than there are writing screenplays. It’s that big. And everybody’s welcome, from complete novices to experienced contortionists. Come and find out what all the fuss is about.
LA is the home of the movies. You can’t help but get caught up in the buzz and, before you know it, you’re signing up for a film course and dreaming of the day you collect that Oscar.
Los Angeles Services
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The Babysitters Guild has been providing efficient, conscientious and trustworthy childcare for over 50 years.
Each babysitter has to provide verifiable references to show that they've worked professionally in childcare. Which is no doubt why they're trusted by many top LA hotels to provide babysitters for guests.
There's a four-hour minimum, but the Guild’s fifty or so carers are available for a day, a week, a month… even for travelling. Contact the owner, Mark Lattman, on +1 323 658 8702 to arrange your childcare while you're in LA.
Merry Maids is the world's largest network of home-cleaning franchisees. There are nine offices in LA, each one individually owned and operated.
Although it's a franchise operation, Merry Maids has a systematic approach to training and office management, to make sure every office delivers consistently high-quality cleaning.
Use Merry Maids however suits you: weekly, every other week, monthly, or just for a one-off. You can find your nearest office at www.merrymaids.com
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