Rodeo Drive (Pronounce it roh-DAY-oh)
This famed shopping street is known throughout the world as the epicenter of luxury fashion. Rodeo Drive stores span three city blocks with over 100 world renowned boutiques and hotels. You can find all of the big desinger houses (except Céline for some reason) as well as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Barney’s.
Location: Rodeo Drive is in Beverly Hills on the west side of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, between Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards.
The perfect way to finish of the shopping is with a glas of champagne at the famous hotel Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. This is the place where Julia Roberts and Richard Gere found love in the 1991 film, Pretty Woman. The Lobby Bar looks out into Rodeo Drive which is the perfect location for people watching:
( Ps, be aware of stiff prices.. this one glas of champagne was $69!)
The Beverly Center:
Beverly Center is Southern California’s premier fashion destination with 160 distinctive specialty boutiques reflecting the diverse styles and tastes of Los Angeles. You’ll find Victorias Secret, Louis Vuitton, Beach Bunnys, YSL, Sephora and more.. Also, paparazzis are not allowed in the mall, therefore it is very likely that you will spot some celebrities. Tip: Cool of after shopping with a delicious frozen yoghurt at Pinkberry :D
Location: Beverly Center is located on La Cienega, San Vicente and Beverly Boulevards at the edge of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
Centuary City is a shopping mall in the Century City area of Los Angeles, California. Its anchor stores are Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, but you can find everything from Karen Millen, BCBG Max Azria and Bebe to Hervé Léger and Louis Vuitton.
After the shopping we ended up at a really cozy restaurant called Rocksugar with specialties from Thailand, Singapore, Malayasia, India and Vietnam. We also had a treat at Yoghurtland as the self service of frozen yoghurt was too tempting to pass. Yum <3
The first time I went to Melrose was on James’s birthday/Christmas, december 24th. We went for lunch at the Ivy’s which is a must do if you’re in L.A, not because the food is so great, and not because the service is so wonderful, but because it’s the place to see and to be seen. Stars often come here if they want to be spotted. There are often piles of paparazzies outside waiting to capture a glimpse of a celeb. I didn’t see anyone when I was there (which apparently is very rare), but then again I wasn’t really looking either.. I found that they had these amazing drinks called Gimlets; vodka with mint and lemon juice. A few of those and you’re good to go … drunk shopping!!! ;)
The Ivy is located right opposite of Intermix followed by Chanel near by as well as lots of other fun stores including my ultimate favourite shop in LA, Kitson. Kitson has amazing clothes and lots of fun stuff you didn’t know you needed. This is where I bought my Smythe blazer and blue jeans amongst other things and where James found the books of the seven sins and how to talk dirty french. Hilarious!
I’ll show all my purchases in a separate post soon as I know you guys are very curious about what I bought, as well as New Years and outfits and pictures of the rest of the stay ;) Now I’m off to Fashion for Floors to look at carpets with James! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day sweets!! :*