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You know the feeling. You're finally settled into your new apartment. You've been admiring the decor since day one: the natural oak hardwood flooring, the striking view from your floor-to-ceiling windows, and the spaciousness of your high ceilings. You've hung out at the pool and taken the state-of-the-art gym equipment on a test-drive. You are in love with your new Hollywood apartment, but something is missing. Then it hits you: you need some guests! And what better way to celebrate your new chic abode than by throwing an intimate dinner party? The only problem is you’re not sure how to pull it off. Fortunately, residents of the El Centro Hollywood lofts for rent have everything they need to create a dining experience that will delight their friends and earn them acclaim.
The perfect dinner party starts with the perfect menu. That means choosing your ingredients wisely, and it helps if those ingredients are only a short walk away. In LA, chefs like Nancy Silverton swear by Southern California's produce. So, stop by the Hollywood Farmers’ Market. It's open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and has fruit, vegetables, meat, honey, and other gourmet treasures from local farmers, ranchers, and vendors that will take you from appetizer to dessert. You might even arrive in time to catch a cooking demonstration, taking the guesswork out of how to use your purchases to prepare your meal. Of course, you'll need something to drink as well. The nearby K&L Wine Merchants has an excellent selection of beverages to choose from. They also deliver, which is good news if you find your hands already full of groceries.
But shopping is only half the battle when it comes to hosting a stellar dinner party. Now you have to prepare the meal. Whether you're confident in your abilities or not, your chef-designed kitchen will have you feeling like an all-star. The Caesarstone countertops are not only beautiful but also easy to clean when that inevitable glass of wine gets spilled—a sign of an excellent soirée. And with custom cabinetry and full-wall ceramic tile backsplashes to show off, you'll be happy to let early-bird guests lend a hand with any final preparations.
There's only one small dilemma you might run into as you prep for your big night: deciding where to eat. Sure, you could enjoy your meal inside, where your guests can admire all the carefully curated details of your new home. But why not dine alfresco? From your private veranda, you can take in the views both botanical and urban as you look out at busy Downtown Hollywood. Should you choose to extend the evening, you can always take advantage of the beautiful amenities spaces and move the party poolside or to one of the dancing fire pits. Hosting a brag-worthy evening at home has never been easier, especially when you live at these superb El Centro Hollywood rentals and lofts.