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Check Out The LA Zoo Lights This Holiday Season

Check Out The LA Zoo Lights This Holiday Season

Of the many wonders well within the reach of the luxury apartments of downtown Los Angeles, the LA Zoo stands tall as one of the city’s s...

Turkey Trot LA

Turkey Trot LA

Leave it to Southern California to take an American classic, add a new twist, and turn it into something new and exciting. That kind of i...

Pet Friendly Places In DTLA

Pet Friendly Places In DTLA

What's one of the best parts about living in hip, urban areas like DTLA? The entertainment, bars, museums, and more are definitely a big ...

The Best Bars to Hit Los Angeles This Fall: 2017

The Best Bars to Hit Los Angeles This Fall: 2017

There are an enormous amount of new bars popping up in L.A. all the time, but rarely do so many portray the level of sophistication and c...

Have You Heard About The Infinity Mirrors?

Have You Heard About The Infinity Mirrors?

Take a look at this article. Though the excitement for the aptly titled Infinity Mirrors exhibit has been mounting, there's still a good ...

Inspiring Decorating Ideas for a Studio Apartment

Inspiring Decorating Ideas for a Studio Apartment

Studios are some for the best apartments in Los Angeles. For one, they are the perfect setup if you are living solo or with someone who d...

Access The Best Museums In DTLA

Access The Best Museums In DTLA

The luxury apartments in Downtown Los Angeles aren't just great for comfortable living and amazing views of this rapidly developing part ...

Where to Find the Best Barbecue in LA

Where to Find the Best Barbecue in LA

A growing demand for smoked meats has spurred a slew of new pitmasters to share their delicious takes on classic favorites with the Los A...

Where To Shop Near Eighth & Grand

Where To Shop Near Eighth & Grand

If you've paid any attention at all to the amazing revitalization of Los Angeles' Downtown, then you know that investment in the area has...

DTLA's Coolest Summer Hotspot: The Pool At Eighth & Grand

DTLA's Coolest Summer Hotspot: The Pool At Eighth & Grand

Imagine, if you will, the following scenario. The summer is in full effect and the dog days have everyone trying to beat the heat. You're...

What to Do for the 4th in DTLA

What to Do for the 4th in DTLA

With the biggest event of the Summer closing in, there's no better place to celebrate than right here in DTLA. From the stars who got the...

The Best Outdoor Dining in LA

The Best Outdoor Dining in LA

With beautifully sunny weather year round, there's no end to the outdoor dining season here in L.A. As a result, the city is home to some...

Best Road Adventures From DTLA

Best Road Adventures From DTLA

Who doesn't love a good road trip? Of all the places in the country, Southern California, and, specifically, Los Angeles, is in one of th...

Your Guide To Memorial Day 2017 Around DTLA

Your Guide To Memorial Day 2017 Around DTLA

It's a day to "honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy," as Doc Hastings once said, and, unofficially, the beginning of ...

Fun Things To Do In Downtown Los Angeles This Spring

Fun Things To Do In Downtown Los Angeles This Spring

Spring is in full swing, and that means that there are plenty of outstanding events, festivals, and things to do in the Downtown LA area....

LA's New Park Is A Wonder To Behold

LA's New Park Is A Wonder To Behold

Inside LA's Chinatown neighborhood lies the Los Angeles Historic State Park. This area has seen a good deal of change over the years, and...

Guide to the Hippest Bars in DTLA

Guide to the Hippest Bars in DTLA

If there's one thing Downtown Los Angeles is known for, it's happening nightlife. There was no shortage of unique bars in the olden days,...

Exciting Things To Do If You Live In DTLA

Exciting Things To Do If You Live In DTLA

Whether you're renting one of the DTLA Apartments, are new to the city, or are just visiting, you'll probably find yourself wondering wha...

Why Downtown LA Apartments are More Attractive than Ever

Why Downtown LA Apartments are More Attractive than Ever

Have you been thinking about moving into a <a href="http://www.carmelapartments.com/eighth-and-grand-los-angeles-ca&quot;&gt;downtown LA apartmen...

Eighth & Grand is Awarded the GreenPoint Certificate

Eighth & Grand is Awarded the GreenPoint Certificate

<p>We are proud to announce that the <a href="http://www.carmelapartments.com/eighth-and-grand-los-angeles-ca&quot;&gt;Eighth & Grand luxury apar...

6 of LA’s Hottest Restaurants Near Eighth & Grand

6 of LA’s Hottest Restaurants Near Eighth & Grand

The latest heat map from Eater, a dining blog about Los Angeles features 6 restaurants in DTLA. <br /> Here’s what Eater has to say abo...

Embodying the DTLA Lifestyle

Embodying the DTLA Lifestyle

What’s in a name? Eighth & Grand is DTLA

Trendy and modern; what used to be known as simply “Downtown” is now DTLA. The area is now po...

Our 8th Street Mural is getting attention on CurbedLA!

Our 8th Street Mural is getting attention on CurbedLA!

We are really excited about the mural that was just done by renowned Italian artist Jacopo Ceccarelli, and it's getting some attention! ...

ARCHITECTURE in L.A., Pt. 2

ARCHITECTURE in L.A., Pt. 2

*Once upon a time in Los Angeles... there was a restaurant in the shape of a hat. And a donut shop in the shape of a donut. And a hotdog ...

ARCHITECTURE in L.A., Pt. 1

ARCHITECTURE in L.A., Pt. 1

*Los Angeles is an architect’s wet dream. Lax building codes in the Southland gave free rein to some of the 20th century’s most creative ...

Day trip: secret stairs

Day trip: secret stairs

Life in L.A. is like a game of Chutes and Ladders. If one day you’re down, the next you’re likely to be up. In a town where you can go fr...

Day trip: Griffith Park Grotto and Caves

Day trip: Griffith Park Grotto and Caves

*Griffith Park is a premier destination in Los Angeles. One of the largest urban parks in the nation, it even has its own mountain lion. ...

Point break live! This weekend

Point break live! This weekend

Some films inspire fans to dress up like the characters, memorize the lines or even occasionally write a doctoral thesis. But few movies ...

L.A. FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

L.A. FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

From tastings, to cooking demonstrations, to celebrity hosted dining events and much more, the 5th annual [Los Angeles Food and Wine Fest...

GRAND CENTRAL MARKET

GRAND CENTRAL MARKET

*We’ve covered [Oyster Gourmet](http://www.carmelapartments.com/eighth-and-grand-los-angeles-ca/blog/4326-best-seafood-in-dtla&quot;BestSeafoo...

Day trip: Baldwin Hills Overlook

Day trip: Baldwin Hills Overlook

It’s way crowded most mornings, and parking along Jefferson Blvd. can be pretty tight any day of the week. But power hikers and joggers o...

BEST SEAFOOD in DTLA

BEST SEAFOOD in DTLA

*Summer and seafood: a sublime combination. It’s no wonder we have so many great seafood shacks up and down the coast, but what if we don...

FREE CONCERTS IN L.A. this weekend

FREE CONCERTS IN L.A. this weekend

Nothing says summer in L.A. like a free music festival, and this weekend we once again have more than one to choose from. Just up Sunset ...

Hockney in Venice

Hockney in Venice

Originally attracted to Los Angeles after reading John Rechy’s libidinous novel, City of Night, British born artist, David Hockney is p...

Day trip: Sunken City

Day trip: Sunken City

Last week we visited Malibu, but for...

Farmers Markets in L.A.

Farmers Markets in L.A.

*Talk about farm-to-table! The ability to go to fresh markets year round is just one of the many reasons to love L.A. It’s been so long s...

Day trip: Malibu

Day trip: Malibu

Malibu: where the millionaires try to keep up with the billionaires (and stay at safe remove from the swarming masses). For several year...

Is Healthy Living Only for the Rich?

Is Healthy Living Only for the Rich?

Continuing their theme of [provocatively titled events](http://www.carmelapartments.com/eighth-and-grand-los-angeles-ca/blog/3895-is-l-a-...

Central Avenue Jazz Fest

Central Avenue Jazz Fest

The Swing Era in America began at L.A.’s Palomar Ballroom. Built in 1925, just east of Vermont between 2nd and 3rd, The Palomar is the pl...

ROOFTOP Kyoto GARDEN

ROOFTOP Kyoto GARDEN

As our ever-increasing population attests, L.A. is, of course, beautiful. This is especially evident when viewed from above. There are so...

Dead Sea Scrolls roll in to L.A.

Dead Sea Scrolls roll in to L.A.

When they were first found hidden in caves in the West Bank in the late ‘40s, the scrolls caused quite a controversy. Showing the diversi...

Strange L.A.

Strange L.A.

*The sheer magnitude of this city is often so overwhelming it can only be fully comprehended from a safe distance, like say, Griffith Par...

SUMMER NIGHTLIFE ROUNDUP

SUMMER NIGHTLIFE ROUNDUP

<br /> Redbird
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> Sit outside at the bar on 114 E. 2nd -- or chill in the lounge where t...

First Tuesdays at the Natural History Museum

First Tuesdays at the Natural History Museum

Okay, so you probably haven’t been since you were 10, and besides… it’s free! If you’re looking for the perfect place to take yourself ou...

SUMMER POOL PARTIES in L.A.

SUMMER POOL PARTIES in L.A.

*It’s always sunny in Los Angeles, but now that the days are officially as long as they are going to get, it’s time to take a look at our...

BEST BRUNCHES in DTLA

BEST BRUNCHES in DTLA

*If you survived June’s L.A. Beer Week like a true professional, then you probably spent more than one morning eating off that hangover a...

Eighth and Grand is Coming Soon!

Eighth and Grand is Coming Soon!

Have you heard the news? We’re ahead of schedule!
<br /> As [LADT News](http://m.ladowntownnews.com/news/eighth-grand-headed-toward-...

Last Remaining Seats

Last Remaining Seats

Remember simpler times when Hollywood special effects artists worked with brushes and latex rather than Avid software – and used real pyr...

L.A. BEER WEEK

L.A. BEER WEEK

As we mentioned in last week’s [rundown](http://www.carmelapartments.com/eighth-and-grand-los-angeles-ca/blog/3978-craft-beer-in-l-a&quot;Craf...

TO LIVE AND DINE IN L.A.

TO LIVE AND DINE IN L.A.

If it’s true that you are what you eat, then you can learn a lot about people by taking a look inside their refrigerators. In fact, commu...

Craft Beer in L.A.

Craft Beer in L.A.

*Southern California has become the nation’s top destination for young brewers, and lately every time you turn around another contender i...

The L.A. Film Fest is here!

The L.A. Film Fest is here!

The best movies usually don’t get their own billboards. Quietly, they appear at a film festival or two, maybe pick up a modest distributi...

The L.A. Music Scene… in pictures!

The L.A. Music Scene… in pictures!

“Eclectic” doesn’t fully express how incredibly diverse music in Los Angeles is. From the storied halls of the iconic Columbia Records ...

Booklover's guide to DTLA

Booklover's guide to DTLA

*The literati of old Los Angeles were a loosely knit group that frequented several haunts, including the back room at Stanley Rose’s Book...

IS L.A.’s PAST WORTH SAVING?

IS L.A.’s PAST WORTH SAVING?

L.A. is often thought to be the embodiment of youth culture and our national collective impulse to stay “forever young”, so it’s no wonde...

VIP Pre-Launch Party

VIP Pre-Launch Party

If you were among the lucky few to reserve your tickets to last night’s VIP Pre-Leasing event then you know it was an exclusive – and del...

L.A. Wine Fest

L.A. Wine Fest

It’s springtime in L.A. again, and that means it’s the time of year when you have to ask yourself one important question: how many thimbl...

KISS ME DEADLY

KISS ME DEADLY

It’s always good to have an excuse to go to the LACMA, and their $4 dollar Tuesday matinees are kind of a well-kept secret. While the pr...

Brews and Bites Leasing Event on 5/28!

Brews and Bites Leasing Event on 5/28!

If you already follow us on Facebook or have signed up to receive our leasing information then you know about our pre-launch celebration ...

The Fitness Studio at Eighth and Grand

The Fitness Studio at Eighth and Grand

Take a look at the amazing 5,400 square foot fitness center that Eighth and Grand Apartments residents will soon be able to enjoy. Custom...

Skid Row History Museum & Archive

Skid Row History Museum & Archive

East of Main and south of 3rd, Skid Row had a population of over 17,000 people at the beginning of the 21st century –- and over 3,000 of ...

William Pope at MOCA

William Pope at MOCA

William Pope has rubbed elbows with Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Willem Defoe in his 30+ year career. He is a Guggenheim fellow as well as th...

California State Science Fair

California State Science Fair

Dating back to 1952, this year’s 64th annual California State Science Fair marks the finale of the academic year with nearly 1,000 partic...

Dudamel Conducts Ravel

Dudamel Conducts Ravel

In his later years, the Austrian-born philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein was to admit that he didn’t know why we were here, but he was prett...

Body Fine Art Competition

Body Fine Art Competition

Wittgenstein said the human body is “the best picture of the human soul.” By this standard, body painting would have to be considered the...

Pure Trance

Pure Trance

Okay, so it may be all about the clipped garage-dark sounds of dubstep these days, but if you came up in the raving 90s, you probably hav...

Art Share L.A., “Above the Streets”

Art Share L.A., “Above the Streets”

Hopefully, you already have your ticket to tonight’s 2nd annual Art Share L.A. fundraising event, Above the Streets.
<br /> The so...

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

It's not like one needs an excuse to order margaritas any day of the week here in the Southland, but Los Angeles happens to boast the lar...

A Night On the Town

A Night On the Town

<br /> The Varnish
<br /> > If you’re in the mood for an int...

Urban Fleas

Urban Fleas

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*One thing about L.A. that we have always loved is the juxtapozition of the highbrow and the downhome, the tasteful and the tas...

Art in DTLA, Pt. 3

Art in DTLA, Pt. 3

This week we’re talking about A.R.T.
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Don’t be alarmed. It’s still only a three letter word. Some people just happen to devo...

Art in DTLA, Pt. 2

Art in DTLA, Pt. 2

Head a few blocks east of Eighth and Grand's downtown apartments and you’ll be in the Arts District, a thriving enclave of the visual set...

Art in DTLA, Pt. 1

Art in DTLA, Pt. 1

These days, the culturally astute have plenty of reasons to direct their ever-critical gaze downtown. Not only is the Broad Contemporar...

“Abide” at these time-tested dive bars

“Abide” at these time-tested dive bars

<br /> *Don’t get us wrong. We love living the high life here at Eighth and Grand. But sometimes we just want to keep it real, you k...

Downtown Bookfest

Downtown Bookfest

From Raymond Chandler to Charles Bukowski, L.A. has a unique literary history. After all, it’s not all about Hollywood, you know. And n...

Springtime in Los Angeles

Springtime in Los Angeles

Spring is here! It’s the season of being social, and living in the center of the city makes that pretty easy – where a walk around the ...

CicLAvia in the Valley

CicLAvia in the Valley

We know car culture rules in L.A. Ever since “the old road” the ancient Yang-Na Indians took to reach the La Brea tar pits was paved over...

Extras: because you deserve to be pampered

Extras: because you deserve to be pampered

Life is good.
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Call ahead before you leave in the morning and we’ll have your pour over waiting for you. Take a quick look at...

Dining out, DTLA-style

Dining out, DTLA-style

When it comes to food we don’t mind playing favorites, so we curated this list of some of our go-to area restaurants downtown.
If you...

Cultivating a community vibe

Cultivating a community vibe

Frank Lloyd Wright said that if you tipped the world on its side, everything loose would wind up in Los Angeles. Lucky for us, that’s jus...

The Essentials

The Essentials

The most decadent food tasting event in L.A. is definitely downtown (sorry, K-Town Night Market -- we still love you, too). The Essential...

FIRST LOOK: Take a sneak peek at our interiors

FIRST LOOK: Take a sneak peek at our interiors

With floor to ceiling glass and open floor plans there is no limit to what you can do with the luxurious spaces at Eighth and Grand. We i...

Pure Barre brings the burn to DTLA

Pure Barre brings the burn to DTLA

Meet our new neighbors...

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With 17 locations in the L.A. Metro area, the Denver based chain, Pure Barre, recently opened ...

Commune Design creates a greenroom oasis at the Oscars

Commune Design creates a greenroom oasis at the Oscars

Our amazing and talented interior design firm, Commune Design, transformed the greenroom at this year’s Oscars into a chic after party th...

Chasing the dragon

Chasing the dragon

We know the Rose Bowl is AMAZING, but the premier parade in downtown L.A. has always been during the Chinese New Year celebration. This S...

Angelenos on Ice

Angelenos on Ice

What, you forgot it was winter? We understand. It’s easy to do that here in Los Angeles. But what could be more folky, funky, and fun th...

Broadening DTLA’s artistic horizons

Broadening DTLA’s artistic horizons

2015 promises to be a transformative year for Grand Avenue – and we’re not just tooting our own horn here. Look at what else is happening...

Fast track to the beach!

Fast track to the beach!

Let’s face it. No matter how much fun city living can be, sometimes you just need a beach day. Well, soon you will be able to enjoy downt...

In the neighborhood…

In the neighborhood…

Who said living stress free in the big city wasn’t easy? Find your own serene retreat at Eighth & Grand, the new face of luxury living in...

Whole Foods Market to open at Eighth & Grand

Whole Foods Market to open at Eighth & Grand

The secret is out, and we are happy to announce that Whole Foods – the gold standard for modern day supermarkets – will occupy the 41,000...

Faster, Better, Safer, Greener

Faster, Better, Safer, Greener

Our builder at Eighth & Grand, ConXTech, is using an innovative construction process, which favors prefabricated steel beams that snap in...

Welcome to Eighth & Grand

Welcome to Eighth & Grand

Downtown L.A.’s booming condominium market just got a dose of luxury. Construction is now underway on Eighth & Grand, the seven story lux...