Most places consume culture, West Hollywood exports it. West Hollywood has a long history of inventing the culture other cities consume. The Creators Podcast features candid conversations with the movers, shakers and tastemakers shaping the latest trends and uncovering the notorious history of the heart of Los Angeles: West Hollywood. Hosted by award-winning concierge-turned-travel expert Sarah Dandashy you'll hear stories from the standouts in the city's creative community, from the restaurateurs behind the A-List hotspots to Entertainers, to celebrity photographers and more. These West Hollywood insiders will let you in on their craft - and also spill the tea on their favorite places to eat, drink, shop, party and play. Get to know the people making West Hollywood the creative heart of L.A., and get inspired to plan your next visit! Be sure to subscribe and rate The Creators Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts.


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The Roxy's Rockin' Legacy: A Conversation with Nic Adler

In this episode, we sit down with Nic Adler, the dynamic entrepreneur who runs the iconic music venue, The Roxy. Founded by his dad, Lou Adler, in 1973, Nic shares how The Roxy came to be, hearing the fascinating story of Nic's Hollywood upbringing, and how he stepped into his role as a restaurateur and music festival producer. Join us as we delve into the incredible history of The Roxy, its legendary performances by artists like Neil Young, Guns n Roses, and Incubus, and its upcoming 50th anniversary celebration. Get ready for an engaging conversation filled with personal anecdotes, insights on managing a business, and the unique place that West Hollywood holds in Nic's heart. Tune in and rock with us as we explore the magic of The Roxy!
00:00:00 8/30/2023

Past Episodes

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This episode is all about bringing a new life to iconic establishments with Bobby Green, one of the owners of the 1933 Group. Known for their unique approach to reviving classic buildings with innovative concepts, the 1933 Group has consistently raised the bar for the cocktail and dining experience in Los Angeles. From Harlowe, Formosa Cafe, and the recently re-opened Tail O the Pup, we delve into the rich history and cultural significance of these iconic venues that form an integral part of West Hollywood's vibrant scene. Bobby Green shares his insights, inspirations, and the creative process behind transforming these vintage spaces into modern hotspots while preserving their historical charm. This episode is a must-listen for those interested in cultural preservation, hospitality innovation, and the fascinating stories behind LA's beloved establishments.
00:00:00 8/2/2023
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In this episode, we sit down with Sol Yamini, the visionary CEO behind Pink Dot, the iconic Los Angeles delivery service. Sol shares his inspiring journey from law school dropout to successful entrepreneur and how he not only maintained the beloved pop culture phenomenon, Pink Dot, but made it more successful than ever. We delve into the colorful history of Pink Dot, exploring its influence in music, movies, and, of course, their iconic delivery cars. Loved by celebs like Kobe Bryant, Jimmy Fallon, and Fergie-there are so many stories! We also touch on Sol's partnership with Urbn Leaf, an elevated cannabis dispensary on the Sunset Strip-the first and only on the Strip. Tune in for an entertaining conversation of two groundbreaking businesses.
00:00:00 7/19/2023
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In this episode, we're excited to welcome David Combes, Co-Founder/Principal of The Botanical Group, to share some insight on West Hollywood's thriving restaurant and nightlife scene. We'll dive into David's career journey and learn how he built a company that operates some of the neighborhood's most dynamic eateries and entertainment venues - from the chic yet laid-back EP/LP rooftop bar and restaurant, to the fun (and first of its kind) Melrose Rooftop Theatre, and the Melbourne-inspired Strings of Life Cafe. Tune in for a fascinating and insightful discussion with one of West Hollywood's most innovative entrepreneurs, and get ready to discover the hidden gems of the city's vibrant culinary and entertainment scene!
00:00:00 7/5/2023
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Renowned architect and designer Gulla Jonsdottir, whose impressive portfolio includes iconic projects like the Getty Center in LA and Disney World in Tokyo, joins us to share her journey from Iceland to West Hollywood. We explore how this vibrant and diverse city has influenced Gulla's work over the years and continues to inspire her creativity. We'll delve into her design process, the inspirations behind her breathtaking creations, and her passion for architecture that has driven her to make a significant impact in the design industry.
00:00:00 6/21/2023
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Jon D'Amico, the founder of Rock n Walk Tours, joins us to share his insider knowledge on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip and its rich rock 'n roll history. As a musician and former stage manager, Jon's insight comes from personal experience. With fascinating anecdotes, exclusive tips, and little-known stories from the heart of West Hollywood's music scene. Jon's passion for sharing the real stories of The Sunset Strip and the iconic music venues that have shaped the city's musical legacy really bring its history to life.
00:00:00 6/7/2023
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Jeff Consoletti, creative director and event producer, has worked on some of the most significant brand activations and events across the country, including the Super Bowl, Sundance, and Coachella. His expertise also extends to producing the LA PRIDE Festival for over a decade, and now his company JJLA is the creative team behind West Hollywood Pride and concert series OUTLOUD. Join us as we delve into Jeff's journey in the events industry, learning from his experience and expertise in developing exciting events that resonate with audiences and communities. We'll discuss his time in LA, how he plans and executes his productions, the challenges he faces, and his vision for future events. Plus, we'll get an exclusive look at WeHo Pride and what makes it such an exciting event for West Hollywood.
00:00:00 5/24/2023
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On this episode of the Creators Podcast, comedienne Sarah Tiana takes us, literally, inside the world of comedy. Going backstage at the iconic Comedy Store, she shares stories of her journey and we learn why this venue has been so pivotal for the career of so many comedians. Walking the halls and rooms of The Comedy Store really is like walking through history, which is just one of the many reasons why Sarah chose it as the backdrop for her new special "44". Laugh along with great stories and insider secrets from one of comedy's brightest stars.
00:00:00 5/17/2023
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On today's episode, we sit down with Timothy White, Celebrity Photographer and partner of The Morrison Hotel Gallery. With an impressive portfolio that includes GNR, Aretha Franklin, and Harrison Ford, Timothy has become one of the most renowned photographers in the industry. In this episode, we delve deep into Timothy's journey and discover which hotel in West Hollywood inspired his career. He shares how the city has remained a significant influence throughout his career, making it a vital part of his creative process. Join us for a candid conversation with one of the most celebrated photographers of our time.
00:00:00 5/10/2023
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Most places consume culture, West Hollywood exports it. West Hollywood has a long history of inventing the culture other cities consume. The Creators Podcast features candid conversations with the movers, shakers and tastemakers shaping the latest trends and uncovering the notorious history of the heart of Los Angeles: West Hollywood.
00:00:00 5/8/2023

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