Los Angeles, California…the entertainment capital is made of many distinct areas. Of course, Beverly Hills is known allover the world for its prime real estate and celebrity excesses…but, there is so much more to this city than that! I love West Hollywood and the surrounding Hollywood Hills and usually spend the majority of my time here…shopping, restaurants, and clubs predominate here and really give you a sense of the LA vibe .
One of the thrills of any visit to Los Angeles is zipping around in a car, if you splurge for an over the top sport-car that’s even better! This town judges you by your car, so I guess my rented Corolla is definitely not earning me any fans or admirers!
A trip through Beverly Hills and on through to the Sunset Strip gives me a glimpse of some of the beautiful old movie architecture that this town holds…the Chateau Marmont looms like a castle over Sunset Blvd and is an amazing place to celebrity spot! Further along on the way to Hollywood you see the Hollywood sign in the hills above and of course Mann’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd known for its stars with celebrity’s feet and handprints in the cement!
For me the true star of the show is Fred Segal on Melrose Ave! This leaf covered shopping mecca is THE place to go…it manages to showcase the perfectly curated collection of the latest styles that speak to the West Coast look that always combines relaxed casual fashion and designer chic! I have been shopping here for decades and still get a rush pulling into the parking lot.
LA is so different to NYC, but it’s a lot of fun because of that…thats why I always enjoy my time in Tinseltown!