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[ D E S T I N AT I O N ] What's Trending LA doesn't follow trends, it creates them. Whether it's the LA'S "ARTSY BLOCKS" opening of a hip hotel, ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, or what's being worn on and off the red carpet, it's all very au courant. If you want to stay one-step ahead of the masses, turn your attention to what's happening in the City of Angels. North Highland Art Galleries (Hollywood): North Highland Avenue's once blank canvas is now awash in a crop of new and emerging art galleries. Take Perry Rubenstein for instance. This NYC gallerist left the Big Apple for Tinseltown and opened his namesake LA outpost in a former film-supply warehouse. A permanent and rotating collection includes many LA artists, which is helping to further fuel the city's ever-growing art scene. ( Culver City Art District (Culver City): Powerhouse gallerists Blum + Poe may have single-handedly been responsible for the explosion of art galleries when they moved from their Santa Monica digs to Culver City not far from the gates of Sony Studios (formerly MGM). Now some three-dozen art galleries grace the streets of La Cienega and Washington Boulevards, including Katherine Cone and Nye + Brown. ( Gallery Row (Downtown): Located along Main and Spring Streets, between 2nd and 9th Streets, is what locals call Gallery Row. Lined with cutting-edge art galleries and home to the popular Downtown Art Walk, held on the second Thursday of every month, this area is exploding with creativity. What makes this neighborhood even more interesting, aside from the various installations and exhibits celebrated behind gallery doors, is the abundance of public art, from sculptures to street art, Downtown LA is like a gallery without walls. ( NEW HOTELS Ace Hotel (Downtown): The newly-opened Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is housed in the fabled United Artists building. Silent screen star and one of UA's founders Mary Pickford had a penchant for ornate and gilded details, which provide a striking contrast against the hotel's sleek amenities. The 180 guestrooms come in varying sizes with an array of amenities. A 1,600-seat entertainment venue adds yet another element with live performances. The Ace is conveniently located in the revitalized Historic Core and near many landmarks and gems. ( The Line Hotel (Koreatown): Located at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Normandie Avenue in the heart of Koreatown, a fledgling hip destination brimming with restaurants and nightclubs, is the new Line Hotel. This mid-century marvel's use of industrial materials and cement surfaces, coupled with streamline furnishings and the occasional burst of color, adds a loft-like and urban feel behind closed doors. A sexy outdoor pool deck, pair of destination restaurants, a swank lobby bar, speakeasy lounge, karaoke bar and 24-hour room service make guests want for nothing. ( 20 | P E R S P E C T I V E |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - Summer 2014

Editor’s Note
Take 5
President’s Message
Our Favorite Things About Northern California
5 Strategies to Create Cool Content for Social Media
MPINCCS’s Annual Gala & Silent Auction
Emerging Professionals Committee: Engaging Future Leaders!
IMEX America: A Short Flight to the Wide World of Meetings
Destination: Los Angeles
Index to Advertisers /

MPI Perspective - Summer 2014