I recently flew to L.A. for a few days of meetings, a Fashion & Beauty conference and a fun project (read about that here) and since I’ve been home it’s been all about playing catch-up… sadly. I promised to do a recap of my trip so here it goes!
Because I was travelling alone, it was very important to me that my hotel was in a central location and within walking distance to many of the restaurants, shops and places on my list. After doing a little research, I found a boutique hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills that fit the bill. Located on Wilshire Blvd., SIXTY Hotel is right down the street from Rodeo Drive, lots of cool restaurants and shopping, a short distance away from The Grove and a 5 minute taxi to West Hollywood. I packed a lot into only 3 days and with all the walking I did it was really nice to enjoy the rooftop pool and patio before heading out to dinner. A stunning 360 degree view welcomes you at the top of the hotel, where you can lounge by the pool or relax with a book underneath the cabanas.
Suite at SIXTY Beverly HillsThe Beverly Hills Hotel
After getting into Los Angeles on Day 1, shooting on location at the Beverly Hills hotel with jewelry brand Charme Silkiner, doing a little sightseeing (and obviously a trip to my beloved Lemonade!) I headed to a special welcome dinner that The Belvedere had arranged for me on my first night in town. Words cannot describe how incredibly delicious everything I tried was, the head Chef absolutely spoiled me brining plate after plate to my table for me to test. It was incredible! Not to mention top-notch service and the beautifully, newly-renovated space. I can’t wait to bring my husband next time when the outdoor patio space is completed… the photos don’t even do it justice.
At the beautiful Peninsula Beverly Hills Welcome dinner at The Belvedere Restaurant, at the Peninsula Hotel
Overlooking the rooftop of SIXTY Beverly HillsDinner at Pink Taco on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood
Where To Eat:
- Lemonade: great for a quick, healthy lunch
- The Ivy: go for brunch and sit outside on the patio, it’s the most beautiful brunch I’ve ever had!
- Pink Taco: they have amazing guacamole and frozen margaritas, plus it’s a really fun location in West Hollywood
- The Belvedere: at the gorgeous Peninsula hotel, go for dinner and be prepared to be blown away by the incredible tastes of the Mediterranean
- Il Pastaio: go for lunch and sit on their Canon Drive patio, near Rodeo Drive
- République: super cute café, go for coffee & pastries
- Joan’s on Third: trendy gourmet marketplace & café
- Tart: located at the Farmer’s Daughter hotel, known for their chicken & waffles
Areas To Visit:
- Rodeo Drive: shopping and restaurants to lunch
- West Hollywood: great for night life and trendy restaurants (including Pink Taco)
- The Grove: farmer’s market & outdoor shopping area
- Melrose: shopping & coffee shops
There are still so many places I didn’t get a chance to visit!! ..good excuse to go back I guess. To see my packing list for L.A. click this link. Feel free to send your questions my way in case your curious about anything in particular or wanted more info on anything mentioned. Thanks for stopping by!