What’s not to be excited about when visiting America’s most luxurious zip code 90210? Our recent visit was one which combined a posh hotel stay, sampling the healthy and indulgent cuisine and browsing one of the world’s highest concentrations of luxury brands and designer autos. Here’s how we did it and what we really enjoyed!
A Stay at The Waldorf Astoria
The first thing that drew us to make Beverly Hills part of our itinerary was the amazing new Waldorf Astoria. The hotel isn’t more than a couple months old and already it is the talk of the town. It is not just a place for the who’s who, but an ultra-modern escape with impeccable service, refined decor, sweeping balconies and a rooftop pool that felt like a true oasis.
Lunch at The Farm of Beverly Hills
Looking for quality vegetarian food we tracked down this savory spot and it was absolutely pleasant. The Farm has an extensive drink menu and the freshness and creativity of the food brings some of the best Americana and European favorites to life. The quinoa burgers were succulent and paired with wine they were unstoppable.
Dessert at La Duree
The name that is synonymous with Macaroons of the highest quality, it is a real treat to find a La Duree store for sweets as they only exist in top markets like Dubai, Kuwait, Paris etc. Here in Beverly Hills they can often be booked up with reservations, however we found ample space to enjoy our desserts of Macaroons and ice cream, go for the coconut, its fantastic!
Take it all in
Beverly Hills is compact enough that there’s loads to see just walking around an hour or two. There are beautiful hotels to see like the iconic Four Seasons. Rodeo drive is the center of the action when it comes to shopping, but don’t ignore some of the other cross streets which have a thrilling selection of goods too. The neighborhood whole foods has all sorts of delightful treats and even some of the churches in town have stunning interiors worth admiring. We walked some of the quiet neighborhoods too to experience the homes which were everything from palatial to wacky in design.