The Beverly Hills HotelLocated just off one of the US’ most famous streets, Sunset Boulevard, the hotel has welcomed the likes of the Rat Pack, Humphrey Bogart, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe… the list goes on. Did you know The Eagles’ Hotel California was written about the hotel too? There was something very cool about seeing those iconic pink and green shades in the flesh whilst hobnobbing past the ultra rich and passing hordes of Lamborghinis and Rolls Royce cars parked in the hotel lot. Once we’d finished scouting out the hotel, we went for a walk through the rest of Beverly Hills in search of Rodeo Drive. I’m certainly one for house porn, but goodness me, this was something else. Row after row of dreamy mansions all in the setting of blue skies and perfectly placed palm trees. Even better was many of them were decorated for Halloween which made the snooping even more fun.
Beverly HillsI could very much get used to such wonderful sunshine and lack of a jacket at the end of October! Having reached the end of the road, we turned the corner and saw the very famous Beverly Hills sign. In all honestly, the water was pretty murky and it was teeming with tourists like us – the much more glamorous side to the 90210 neighbourhood is most definitely back towards where we’d just been. ‘Surely not another mural’ said noone ever!
Rodeo DriveImagine having such a successful retail business you can afford to invest in a mustard yellow Rolls Royce to just permanently sit outside your store? Yeah, me neither. It’s pretty incredible just to witness the sheer wealth of this street – let alone the city – of the rich and famous, just as we saw in Malibu the previous day. Perhaps one day I’ll be able to come back and even just entertain the idea of going into one of these shops!? Hmm, we’ll see. Take a stroll around the rest of the area and you may even spot the luxury retailer where Julia Roberts was turned away by snobs in that famous scene from Pretty Woman. It was so amazing getting to see some of these iconic spots you see so often in TV shows and movies in the flesh – they’re just as grand as I had imagined. But for now – we were off to our next destination on our whistlestop tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood! Where would you recommend visiting in Beverly Hills?
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