The Art of the Wheel

Awards Season in Los Angeles begins with the People’s Choice and ends with the Academy’s choice–the Oscars, that is. Driving for awards ceremonies is a golden opportunity (pun intended) for our chauffeurs to showcase their driving know how and customer service expertise.

Who-ber is Driving You?

“Duty of Care” is at the heart of Excelsior Limousine and any legitimate transportation company. Duty of Care is defined as “the legal obligation of a person or organization to avoid acts or omissions (that can be reasonably foreseen) to be likely to cause harm to others.”
Is Duty of Care at the heart of TNCs like Uber?

Valentine’s Day Travel Tips

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. Are you flying to see someone special? Can you bring flowers on the plane? Here are some tips on what will and what won’t make it through security: Chocolates: All chocolates, regular and cream filled are ok to bring...

FAQ: How Do I Find My Chauffeur at LAX?

One of our most frequently asked questions is: Once I land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) how do I find my chauffeur? Unless other arrangements have been made, your chauffeur will be waiting for you as you exit the secured area and enter baggage claim. He...

2015 Halloween Celebrations Downtown

Downtown Los Angeles is gearing up for Halloween 2015 with concerts, parties and all-around spooky celebrations. Here is some information: Danzig Blackest of the Black Tour The Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live will feature heavy metal band Danzig at a Halloween night...

Halloween Celebrations for Adults Hollywood

Adult witches and zombies –Hollywood welcomes you with open bat wings. Here is a selection of some Halloween events for adults in the Hollywood area. Couture Los Angeles Couture L.A. will be hosting two events. First, on Friday, Oct. 30–Club Zombie...

Messy Nessy Chic

We are enamored with Messy Nessy Chic a travel related blog. Here is why: Eclectic to say the least, this travel blog site is one that first pulls you in with its enticing menu categories like Don’t Be a Tourist, Inspiration Vault, Life is Messy and Nostalgia....

A Little Baz Luhrmann in Las Vegas

If you’re a fan of Cirque du Soleil and movie director Baz Luhrmann and you’re visiting Las Vegas, you’re in luck. The 90 minute show is called “For The Record: Baz” and is described as a “live reimagining” of his celebrated...

The Palace of Versailles to Open a Luxury Hotel

If you’re traveling to Paris why not take a day trip to the Palace of Versailles—and spend the night? There are rumors that a luxury hotel is in the works to be located just outside the gates of The Palace of Versailles. It’s history: The Palace of Versailles was...

Star Trek Ocean Bound

Star Trek fans rejoice. You will now have a chance to cruise with William Shatner—the original Captain Kirk. The Norwegian Pearl Cruiseline will be offering it’s first “Star Trek” cruise to the Caribbean. It is set to sail January of 2017. Trekkies will not only get...

3 Minute Cure for Jet Lag—Brrrrriliant

Jet lag is one of the unfortunate drawbacks of long distance travel. There’s nothing worse than finally landing in your dream local and spending the next three days adjusting to the time change. Some studies say to resist the urge to nap, even if you’re exhausted...

Pick Your Lifestyle Paris

How would you like to make your Paris stay match your personal style? There is a new website www.myroomin.com that allows you to pick the type of lodging experience you would like to have in Paris. Whether you’re sights are set on an elegant experience or an artsy...

MacArthur Park Spheres

If you would like to take in some whimsical art, make sure you visit “The Spheres at MacArthur Park” . The art installation was conceived by artist Ed Massey and his brother Bernie. It’s an Alice-in-Wonderland-esque, Honey-I-Shrunk-the-Kid’s-esque feast for the eyes...

Los Angeles Traffic Wins Second Place

After a nationwide study, it has been determined that Los Angeles traffic is bad, but not the worst. (It’s not?!) with the average Angelino spending 80 hours in traffic in 2014 according to a report by Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Inrix—a traffic data...

Sublimotion The Most Expensive Restaurant in the World

  You may need to add this one to your bucket list especially if you are a discerning, adventurous foodie. Try dinner at Sublimotion, a “dining experience” at the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza Spain. This restaurant is being touted as the most expensive...

Cuddle Class Travel for Fifi

Guess who’s getting a “cuddle class” luxury option on American Airline flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York? Your pup! If you fly first class on one of American Airlines’ fleet of A321T planes, your pet will also be able to fly...

Graco Multiuse Traveling Baby Gear

Travelling with a baby? Have no fear. Graco has new multiuse traveling baby gear. That’s our stab at some poetry to relay information about a nifty new portable baby pack. It’s called the Pack ‘n’ Play Playard Snuggle Suite LX—a big name for a multi-tasking unit....

LA Times Calling All Vacation Photos

The Los Angeles Times is publishing a “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” issue and is encouraging photo submissions from amateur photographers. So if you have any spectacular photos that you’ve taken on vacation this summer since Memorial Day, or intend to take before...

Suitcase or Mobile Closet?

How does NOT unpacking after you arrive at your destination sound? We’ve found a suitcase that acts as a hanging mobile closet. Take a look at LAMove Mobile Closet which is basically a suitcase that can be hung on a sturdy hook in a hotel room. It has several...

Mbps Speeds Put Into Perspective

So you heard about LAX upgrading its Wi-Fi. We did a little research to put all of that internet speed stuff in context. LAX is planning an overhaul of its internet (see our blog about it in July). LAX’s new, free Wi-Fi service is expected to have a speed of 5 mbps....

Apps for Working Out While Traveling

Do you need a little help staying on track with your workout when you’re traveling? If you have a smart phone you need not worry. Your workout is only an app away (or do what we do on vacation–eat, sleep and enjoy leisure). But for die hard exercisers here is a...

Excelsior Wins 2015 Best of Marina del Rey Award

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EXCELSIOR LIMOUSINE Receives 2015 Best of Marina Del Rey Award Marina Del Rey Award Program Honors the Achievement MARINA DEL REY July 9, 2015 — EXCELSIOR LIMOUSINE has been selected for the 2015 Best of Marina Del Rey Award...

A Day in Los Feliz

Want to get to know Los Feliz a little better. Here are a few places to eat, things to do and places to shop to help you get a taste of the city nestled between Griffith Park and Melrose Avenue. If you’re hungry for breakfast try Brunch at Little Doms. They serve...

Chocolate Adventure Cancun

Cancun isn’t just for resort lovers. What if your sweet tooth could be turned into a vacation? Cancun isn’t just for resort lovers anymore. How does a chocolate adventure sound? It would go something like this: Pack your bags for warm weather. Fly into Cancun (stay a...

LAX to Overhaul It’s WiFi

Have you noticed how WiFi at LAX…is terrible? That’s about to change. LAX plans to do a 1.5 million dollar overhaul to fix its WiFi problem. It will supposedly increase the speed and quality of its free WiFi. Here is what’s planned: LAX’s internet will soon boast of...

Special Events in August in Los Angeles

For fun things to do this last half of July and all of August look below. The events run the gamut from art shows to reptile shows with a play or two thrown in the mix. Here’s the list by city: Arcadia: 80 artists from the Pasadena and Altadena communities have...

Three Upcoming Special Events

We just wanted to make sure you knew about three special events that are coming up in California that are worth the extra effort of dressing up and driving (or being driven…by us… ) Del Mar Summer Horseracing The opening day of Del Mar Summer Horseracing season is...

Airfare and Lodging Booking Tips

Here are a few airfare and lodging tips that may mean money or luxury in your pocket. This is short and sweet. 1. Only 28% of travelers ask for an upgrade at the desk. Of the 28% who ask for upgrades, 78% get one. So—it doesn’t hurt to ask. 2. Checking in after...

Six Money Travel Tips

Traveling can be stressful. Planning, booking, packing and making sure to shut off all the lights–right? Money matters need to be considered too. Here are 6 Money-to-Dos to do before you take off. Contact your Credit Card Company: Scenario: You’re traveling in...

Free Hotel Perks

Nothing is free anymore right? Wrong. Here are 6 free perks that may sweeten your hotel stay: Hyatt: This hotel’s Stay Fitness Program offers guests GPS watches to check out so you don’t get lost while running or biking. Marriott: Don’t want to pack your Hi Def GoPro?...

Cool Stuff to do in Los Angles After the Fourth

You’ve probably had your fourth of July plans set for the last few months. Why not show some love for the rest of July. You know—the fifth on. Here is what’s going on in Los Angeles after July 4. July 6 through August: S.O.Y. Artista Art Program will be offering 12 to...

Hidden Gems Los Angeles Area

We all love our go-tos for shopping, high art, movies going and family outings. You know–The Grove, LACMA, Arclight and the LA Zoo. If you’ve already been to these wonderful LA outing staples and want to try something new, here is a list of options for something...

A Day in Westwood

We love Westwood. It’s got UCLA hipness with an urban artiness. Here are our suggestion for a day in LA—Westwood style. Start off with brunch at Mary and Robbs at 1453 Westwood Blvd. (310) 478-3822. Go healthy with their garden scramble or go more traditional with...

Drought Friendly Car Washing Tips

Want to save money and water washing your car? Why not ditch the automated car wash–those car air fresheners in the little kiosks never smell as good as the picture. Wash your car at home to same money and water.  Here are some tips to get the best results and...

Game of Thrones Touring

That Game of Thrones season finale was brutal! Here’s a silver lining for GOT fans. Those picturesque Seven Kingdoms may be fiction but the locales are not. Why not plan your next adventure to one of these exotic locales? 1. Croatia (Dubrovnik) is the location...

Los Angeles and Ventura Beaches

Because what’s a Los Angeles summer without going to the beach? You may already have your favorite sun, swim or surf spot. If not, here is a list of suggested beaches in Los Angeles and Ventura. Alphabetical: Dockweiler  – LAX adjacent. 12501 Vista del Mar, Playa del...

Day Tripper Malibu

Malibu is a quintessential Los Angeles beach town for the rich and famous, surfers and day trippers. Need help with an itinerary for a day in Malibu? Look no further. Here are our suggestions: Brunch:  Plate Try their egg-stuffed breakfast burritos or their berry...

Free Summer Concerts in June

    Summer in Los Angeles is hot for more reasons than the temperature. Remember, it’s a dry heat and we get cool evenings to calm our psyches. How about this list of free concerts in Los Angeles and Ventura in June The parking at the venues is often...

Food Festival Survival Guide

The summer has arrived and that means it the beginning of food and wine festival season. So once you’ve hired your designated driver (us! us!) here are a few pointers about how to get the most out of a food festival. 1. Clothing. Dress for comfort and be...

Grand Canyon Dos and Don’ts

Summer vacations and a visit to the Grand Canyon go hand in hand. So if you’re planning a trip to the South Rim this summer here are some dos and don’ts: Do: Take water everywhere you go. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. It’s the desert. Don’t: Toss...

Big Bear Highlights

Is action/adventure you’re cup of tea? Big Bear offers Fly Boarding and Action Tree Rope Climbing for the thrill seeker. Don’t know what Fly Boarding is? We didn’t either. Basically it’s the closest you’ll ever get to feeling like a super hero. “Flyers” strap their...