I think the whole time I was in Beverly Hills, I couldn’t get the Weezer song out of my head. But my goodness, this beautifully luxurious suburb really didn’t disappoint. We hopped from Melrose Avenue to one of the world’s most iconic hotels. Say hello to the super iconic Beverly Hills Hotel.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Located 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 is written about the hotel too? There was something very cool about seeing those iconic pink and green shades in the flesh. All the while, we were hobnobbing past the ultra rich and passing hordes of Lamborghinis and Rolls Royce cars parked in the hotel lot.
Virtually everywhere you turn, the plants are perfectly manicured, exotic, and fabulous. We also loved the retro photoshoot they’d illustrated along the famous walkway into the hotel lobby.
We wanted to find the pool area, so snuck in to find it after a look around the beautiful hotel interiors.
How gorgeous are even the pool furnishings!?
Once we’d finished scouting out the hotel, we walked 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.
I could very much get used to such wonderful sunshine and lack of a jacket at the end of October! At 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!
Carry along and you’ll soon hit the plethora of ultra expensive, ultra glamorous designer shops along Rodeo Drive. Even the palm trees here are super feathery and perfect looking.
Imagine 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 talked to snobby staff in that famous scene from Pretty Woman.
It was so amazing seeing 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!
Have you been to Beverly Hills? If so, where would you recommend visiting? Where do you like to shop?