The travel bug has spread as the weather heats up, and Travelocity is reporting that family travel is at the top of the wishlist for those who have not roamed since the start of the Pandemic. This summer is forecasted to be the season of family reunions, and as such, Travelocity, the trusted resource for all things family travel and safety, is teaming up with Thrifty Car Rental to take two family reunions on the road with an all-expense paid road trip worth up to $25,000.
From Monday, May 17, 2021 through Monday, May 31, 2021, individuals will have the chance to score the best family reunion around the Lone Star State or American Southwest, and the entry rules are incredibly easy!
On TravelocityxThriftyRoadTrip.com, customers can submit a short essay on why they want to take their family on a road trip of a lifetime to enter the giveaway. Travelocity and Thrifty Car Rental will select two winners, who will receive an email notice in early June. Winners will be able to invite nine family members (10 individuals total) to hop aboard their road trip with a predetermined, curated itinerary, to either central Texas or across southwestern US national parks.
Summer is on the horizon, people are getting vaccinated, and mask rules are loosening up a bit. You know what that means: everyone’s social life is set to make at least a limited return!
And just in time, hospitality duo Med Abrous and Marc Rose of the newly named Call Mom announced the reopening of their alfresco cocktail experience, The Spare Room…Somewhere Else, at The Hollywood Roosevelt last Thursday, May 13th.
Nestled behind the hotel’s iconic David Hockney painted pool, Abrous and Rose created an intimate outdoor oasis perfect for safely gathering together and enjoying cocktails alongside small Italian-inspired dishes. Playing games continue to be a focal point of The Spare Room DNA thanks to their custom pencils + paper pads of single-use games (like Battleship, Mad Libs, M.A.S.H.) and a new bocce court.
Recently named the “Best American Hotel Bar” by the Spirited Awards (Tales of the Cocktail), guests can expect incredible cocktails from the award-winning bar team like Birds Aren’t Real with Appleton Rum, cognac, Campari, pineapple, hazelnut and lime and the Highway to Bell with Aperol, red bell pepper, yellow chartreuse, lemon, black pepper and sparkling wine. They’ve developed a stellar low- and no-ABV cocktail list perfect for sessionable, summer drinking – think Chonkey Monkey with Westward whiskey, creme de banane, walnut, brown butter, cream soda; Finocolada with Fino sherry, pineapple, coconut, makrut lime leaf, lemongrass, lime; and, Matcha Fizz with Peach calpico, matcha green tea, yuzu, vanilla, aquafaba, fizzy water and kiwi bursting boba. Rounding out the list are natural and organic wines by the glass and bottle, canned + bottled beers, and more.
Complementing the drinks are small plates like burrata with apricot agrodolce, hamachi crudo with pea salsa verde, mushroom sott’olio with truffled ricotta and ciabatta, and “cacio e pepe” beef tartare.
The Spare Room has remained a top-tier destination in Hollywood for over a decade as an intimate meeting place for socializing over innovative cocktails and nostalgic games complete with vintage bowling lanes and the inside is now available for private events upon request.
In addition to finally opening, The Spare Room… Somewhere Else will be partnering with record label, Blondie Beach
, to host their first-ever live jazz night “Cabana” this Thursday, May 20th with Los Angeles-based artist, Justin Esposito (aka @freejboosie
Thursday, May, 20
9:00 p.m. -2:00 a.m.
(Two jazz sets with a DJ in between)
The Roosevelt Hollywood
7000 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Hours & Reservations:
The Spare Room…Somewhere Else is open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 5-12pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5pm-2am. Reservations are recommended, and can be made via Resy. Stay tuned for The Spare Room…Somewhere Else updates by following @spareroomhwood.