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New York, New York
October 31, 2013
San Francisco, California
August 6, 2006
From journal Los Angeles Vacation
August 26, 2005
While on Rodeo Drive, you can't help but notice the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, which was used extensively in the film, "Pretty Woman." In fact, Rodeo Drive ends in front of the hotel, so you can't miss it! But Beverly Hills is a beautiful city with more things to see than the shopping district. I like to drive around the residential areas and marvel at the "miracle" that has happened here--which is the fact that this neighborhood was developed in the 1930s and '40s, yet it's still in super condition. Everything else in LA that's this old is either torn down or now a "disadvantaged neighborhood." Yet Beverly Hills remains elegant. It proves that with good architecture, good building materials, good landscaping, and a commitment to maintenance. Neighborhoods DON'T have to be "disposable" like clothing or cars, going out of style when the fashions change!
Another thing about Rodeo Drive--in the adjacent residential section (between Santa Monica Blvd. and Sunset Blvd.), Rodeo Drive and its sister streets are all tree-lined, but each is lined with a different type of tree! Especially in the spring, you can drive down one street covered in purple Jacaranda blooms, and the next street will be sporting white magnolias, and the next street further on, lined with tall palms. It's a plant-lover's paradise! While you're in the neighborhood of Rodeo Drive, there's a darling little cottage to see nearby, commonly called "The Witch's House" at 516 N. Walden Drive. Somebody actually lives there--and yet, it looks like it came right out of a fairy tale. Well, actually, it wasn't built to be a residence. It was built on a movie set in 1921 and later transported to the area. It's just plain fun to see this wacky structure!
From journal Los Angeles--Fun activities to enjoy inexpensively
July 31, 2005
From journal A trip through Western USA
April 6, 2005
From journal 4 days in Los Angeles
Merchantville, New Jersey
December 19, 2003
From journal Los Angeles, Ameripass stop 6
May 3, 2001
It has been said that on Rodeo Drive, you only have enough time (and ego!) to walk into the shops to check out the price tags! Near the ostentatiously endowed Beverly-Rodeo Hotel where Roberts and her millionaire other half had their suite, there are shops where you need to make an appointment before getting in. If you are late, you have to pay a hefty fine!
If you have the spare buck, get yourself into a sidewalk cafe and sip coffee al fresco while you see the rest of the well-heeled and silver-spooned people tread by! Who knows, sitting next door could be Roberts herself!
From journal From Snow-Caps into the Mojave