18 episodes

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.

The Creators Podcast West Hollywood

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

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.

    West Hollywood through the Hollywood Lens: A Chat with Hollywood Reporter’s Degen Pener

    West Hollywood through the Hollywood Lens: A Chat with Hollywood Reporter’s Degen Pener

    Ever wondered what makes West Hollywood tick beneath its glamorous surface? In this episode, we chat with Degen Pener, Deputy Editor of the Hollywood Reporter. From the buzzing celebrity scene to being a cultural hub, Degen shares why so much of what we know as Hollywood actually takes place in West Hollywood. As a style, lifestyle, and culture expert, Degen gives us a taste of West Hollywood through the Hollywood lens. Tune in for more on his story anda behind the scenes look at Hollywood.

    From Concierge to Content Creator: Sarah Dandashy’s West Hollywood Journey

    From Concierge to Content Creator: Sarah Dandashy’s West Hollywood Journey

    For something a little different, we turn the spotlight on ourselves and chat with our very own host, Sarah Dandashy. Sarah worked as an award-winning concierge in West Hollywood for many years before joining the show. She created a social media brand called Ask A Concierge, sharing travel advice as a local to now guiding travelers on their journeys around the world. “Concierge,” as she says, “are the original travel influencers.” In this episode, she shares her journey from an award-winning concierge to becoming a trusted voice in travel.
    As someone who has been so plugged into the West Hollywood scene and also grown a creative brand, she shares her thoughts on why West Hollywood is not only a haven for travelers and creatives but also why it’s a special destination to call home.

    Sunset Stories: West Hollywood’s Music and Culture Over the Years with Chris Epting

    Sunset Stories: West Hollywood’s Music and Culture Over the Years with Chris Epting

    In this episode of the Creator's Podcast, we sit down with the award-winning travel writer whose pen has graced over 45 books, sharing epic tales from the heart of West Hollywood. Chris recounts personal anecdotes from the colorful history that paints the streets of the Sunset Strip, shares insider tips on his favorite neighborhood gems, and dives deep into the well of pop culture expertise he's renowned for. Chris Epting has penned works like "James Dean Died Here" and even collaborated with rock legends like John Oates, Leif Garrett, Phill Collne, and The Doobie Brothers to share their journeys in memoirs that speak to the soul of every music enthusiast. Whether you're looking to relive moments from the golden age of rock or find the next hidden spot for your LA exploration, don't miss out on stories that connect past and present in West Hollywood.

    Designing the Stars: A Conversation with Martyn Lawrence Bullard

    Designing the Stars: A Conversation with Martyn Lawrence Bullard

    Known for transforming the homes and hospitality properties of A-list celebrities and renowned brands, Martyn Lawrence Bullard's design portfolio is as dazzling as the stars he works with. From the Kardashian homestead to The Sands Hotel in Indian Wells and the chic interiors of Jimmy Choo, Bullard’s touch has redefined luxury living. Join us as we delve into his extraordinary career, hear about his personal experiences with high-profile clients, and get inspired by his design philosophy. And yes, we're spilling some celeb tea too! This conversation is packed with stories, insights, and a whole lot of inspiration. Don't miss out on this journey through the luxe life of Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

    Exploring West Hollywood's Cocktail Culture with Sarah Mengoni and Katie Brightside

    Exploring West Hollywood's Cocktail Culture with Sarah Mengoni and Katie Brightside

    Step into the whimsical world of libations and artistry with mixologist extraordinaire Sarah Mengoni and award-winning artist Katie Brightside as they spill the tea about their masterpiece, "Once Upon a Cocktail."

    A Taste of Sustainability: Chef Ginger Pierce and Tara Punzone's Green Revolution in West Hollywood

    A Taste of Sustainability: Chef Ginger Pierce and Tara Punzone's Green Revolution in West Hollywood

    In honor of Eat + Drink Week in West Hollywood, we sat down with two female chefs who are making waves in the culinary scene. Chef Ginger Pierce, the Culinary Director at the 1 West Hollywood, shares how she creates a locally sourced inspired menu that speaks to the sustainably-focused brand. From the hotel’s garden to their own private beehives to their lobby farmstand, everything Chef Ginger does is purposeful and delicious. We also chatted with Tara Punzone, Chef and Owner of Pura Vita, the first 100% Plant-Based Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar in the US. We learned a bit about her journey and how she’s created more than just a phenomenal plant-based menu, but also a community, from employees to neighbors who make Pura Vita the special spot that it is. Tune in for the highlights of the West Hollywood food scene.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

BFilms ,

Never knew WeHo had so much History

Awesome pod about all the pop cultural things that are tied to West Hollywood. I had no idea! This podcast is so inspiring to hear how so many people went to Los Angeles with a dream and how that somehow permiated with West Hollywood. Really interesting people that share stories about rags to riches, life of the fomaous and just how certain things in West Hollywood became such cultural icons.

KaySarahSera ,

Can’t wait to hear MORE about West Hollywood!!

Very exciting new Podcast set to reveal fascinating facets about the magic of West Hollywood ~ with featuring real stories from both residents and visitors! Looking forward to it!!

Sdandy ,

Creative and fun way to bring West Hollywood to life

So much creativity and culture comes from West Hollywood, and this is definitely an exciting way to bring it to life. Part of what makes this city so special is that it is the place where people come to live out their dreams… excited to hear more stories and get inspired!

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