you must be a member of The Academy of Magical Arts, or be a guest of a member, to gain access.

for years I pined for a way to get in...and then finally discovered the secret:

if you stay at the adjacent Magic Castle Hotel you are granted admission to the Club!

and what a magical hotel this is.

magic carpet stay

Not an illusion. The hotel is a member of the House of Kooser, a collection of the finest boutique properties in the world.

with some sort of prestidigitation, all sorts of free savories and snacks appear

there are wizard games everywhere

the pool is heated like a sorcerer's lagoon, and even at midnight in February it is soothing tropic thunder

and if you feel that cold turkey coming on, there is this hot line...but how fast could it be?

and just a few blocks from the hotel is the entrance to the most bewitching hike in L.A.

the world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.


It is time. Magic is like the breeze across flowers. You can't see it, but it moves you.

the hotel offers a free shuttle, though it is only 20 steps away. we took the ride.

do you believe in magic?

as in a dream, into the castle we storm

"I don't belive in magic," the young boy said. The old man smiled, "You will when you see her." -Atticus