The newly open Freehand Hotel - DTLA

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@freehandhotels brings Laid-back Cool to Downtown Los Angeles! Located on West 8th Street

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Laid-back cool lobby @freehand - DTLA  - check out bar with small plates & roof-top pool

A little Dinner at Italy's Little Kitchen

@Italy'sLittleKitchen in Westchester on Lincoln & Manchester

@Italy'sLittleKitchen in Westchester on Lincoln & Manchester

Eggplant Parmesan @ItalysLittleKitchen on Lincoln & Manchester in Westchester

Eggplant Parmesan @ItalysLittleKitchen on Lincoln & Manchester in Westchester

Dinah's in Westchester

Breakfast at Dinah's in Westchester on Sepulveda

Breakfast at Dinah's in Westchester on Sepulveda

At World Famous Roscoe's

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Good eats any time of day @Roscoes - Inglewood only minutes from LAX

Of course Waffles! Nothing but good eating @Roscoes - Inglewood, CA

Of course Waffles! Nothing but good eating @Roscoes - Inglewood, CA

Eggs, Grits & Fried Chicken, only @Roscoes - Inglewood, CA

Eggs, Grits & Fried Chicken, only @Roscoes - Inglewood, CA

The Belamar Hotel - Manahattan Beach

@TheBelamarHotel - 127 room boutique hotel - Manhattan Beach

@TheBelamarHotel - 127 room boutique hotel - Manhattan Beach

Lobby @TheBelamarHotel - Manhattan Beach

Lobby @TheBelamarHotel - Manhattan Beach

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All guest rooms have been newly renovated ! @TheBelamarHotel - Manhattan Beach

Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina del Rey

Lobby @MarinadelReyHotel

Lobby @MarinadelReyHotel

Flock of Seagulls in lobby @MarinadelReyHotel

Flock of Seagulls in lobby @MarinadelReyHotel

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View from courtyard @MarinadelReyHotel

Elite Adventure Tours

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Experience Unique Helicopter Tours - @HelinetCharters Van Nuys Airport

The Moment Hotel - Hollywood

@TheMomentHotel - 38 room Chic Boutique hotel in the heart of Hollywood located on the Sunset Strip

@TheMomentHotel - 38 room Chic Boutique hotel in the heart of Hollywood located on the Sunset Strip

@TheMomentHotel on Sunset Blvd

@TheMomentHotel on Sunset Blvd

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@TheMomentHotel on Sunset Blvd

Hotel Maya - Long Beach

Lobby area - Hotel Maya

Lobby area - Hotel Maya

Queen bed - Hotel Maya - Long Beach

Queen bed - Hotel Maya - Long Beach

Tacos at Fuego's - Hotel Maya - Long Beach

Tacos at Fuego's - Hotel Maya - Long Beach

Hotel Maya located across from the Queen Mary - Long Beach

Hotel Maya located across from the Queen Mary - Long Beach

Hotel Maya has the best views of the Long Beach Skyline! - Long Beach

Hotel Maya has the best views of the Long Beach Skyline! - Long Beach

7 Tips to Boost Your Influence!

 Tip#1 – Be Social

Pay attention to your peers and what they have to say. How can you find them in the haystack of the sources active on social media? One way is to check them out on Agilience. You will find the 12 most influential sources by topic.

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Reacting, retweeting, commenting, liking others people stories is fine. Mentioning your sources in your messages, recognizing their contribution is better and more respectful. It’s a social etiquette that shows you’re really interested in what they say and not “borrowing” their content to add a few posts to your timelines.

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Check regularly what’s happening in your field. You can find a wealth of top stories on social media. Now again if you find this time consuming, you can find a digest on Agilience of the latest top stories shared by the most influential people in your field.

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Being part of the conversation is good, contributing to the conversation is better. There are different roles you can play in the conversation. Play your role and be genuine, it’s likely to best contribute to the overall conversation and increase your authority on your topics.

FOODIE - Urban Joints

Small "whole in the wall" restaurants located in an urban area of a major city. These places are usually off the 'beat and path' but are known within the communities they serve.

Earle's Grille, a 25 year old Urban Eatery has changed a good bit from the old days. There’s no seating inside anymore — this is fast-casual, order at the counter stuff with a standing rail to dine at along the outer window. You’ll also find a more truncated menu of longtime Earle’s hits, but don’t worry: the turkey chili, vegan options, and all-beef dogs haven’t gone anywhere.

Earle's Grille, a 25 year old Urban Eatery has changed a good bit from the old days. There’s no seating inside anymore — this is fast-casual, order at the counter stuff with a standing rail to dine at along the outer window. You’ll also find a more truncated menu of longtime Earle’s hits, but don’t worry: the turkey chili, vegan options, and all-beef dogs haven’t gone anywhere.

Vegan Chili Cheese Fries @Earle's Grille on Crenshaw

Vegan Chili Cheese Fries @Earle's Grille on Crenshaw

Vegan Hot Dog @Earle's Grille on Crenshaw

Vegan Hot Dog @Earle's Grille on Crenshaw

The Serving Spoon,  a long standing restaurant for breakfast in Los Angeles, located on Centinela Blvd. Open from 6am to 2pm daily. Very popular on the weekends so be patient, because you will have to wait to be seated. Good food & even better prices! 

The Serving Spoon,  a long standing restaurant for breakfast in Los Angeles, located on Centinela Blvd. Open from 6am to 2pm daily. Very popular on the weekends so be patient, because you will have to wait to be seated. Good food & even better prices! 

Fish, Grits & Collard Greens @TheServingSpoon L.A. on Centinella

Fish, Grits & Collard Greens @TheServingSpoon L.A. on Centinella

Turkey Sausage, Eggs & Grits @TheServingSpoon L.A. on Centinella

Turkey Sausage, Eggs & Grits @TheServingSpoon L.A. on Centinella

Salmon Croquettes, Egg Whites & Potatoes @TheServingSpoon L.A. on Centinella

Salmon Croquettes, Egg Whites & Potatoes @TheServingSpoon L.A. on Centinella