If you're in Beverly Hills, a few suggestions. Use one of the public parking places, make sure your camera is ready, and walk around and have fun. It really is fun. I was just such a snob I had no idea.
I usually think of Beverly Hills from this vantage point...
This past Saturday, on the way to Beverly Hills to lunch with some ladies at Villa Blanca, Lisa Vanderpump's gorgeous restaurant, my friend Else and I...
|We tend to take each other VERY seriously|
|Endless V Sculpture by Juame Plensa|
|It was a hot day. That might not have been fun.|
Stores that looked like they're made out of jewelry...
|Didn't they get the memo that about 170 years ago we started using the "u"?|
We paid homage to The Great One...
|Even in their parking lot I felt under-dressed.|
And we even saw the Beverly Hills version of Graffiti. By becca.
Unfortunately the mannequins brought up some of my girl issues...
|Ridiculous Car Porn|
|I look good in red|
|Universal sign of a film shoot.|
|Gabriel Garko as Rudolph Valentino but he's on his cell phone|
|car on a platform|
|Pan at Beverly Gardens|
|Else thought this might have been put in around the 80's.|
|Tourists and a homeless person sleeping in the park, Beverly Gardens|
He didn't know which got the attention of this guy:
|One of the film's producers, Matteo Sapio.|
|Kind of looks like Derek Hough's Italian cousin|
Wikipedia, not the ultimate source but it will do, says Gabriel Garko is an Italian film actor, a former model, and according to the film's producer, such a huge star, he literally can't walk out his door without being mauled by raving lunatic fans. But in Beverly Hills he's just this gorgeous mystery we stumbled upon. Garko is playing 1920's film star Rudolph Valentino in "Rudolfo Valentino, The Legend."
|photo from The Rudolph Valentino Society|
|Lisa Vanderpump at Barnes & Noble, The Grove|
|We'll always have those 30 seconds, Mauricio.|
Fun, right? The restaurant, on Brighton Way in Beverly Hills is just downright gorgeous...
|Cushy seat sitch|
|Burrata Appetizer, very yummy|
It's mainly California-Med type food.
|Else's chopped Salad|
|My Chicken Salad|
|Me with Cutie Waiter, Brent|
|Bathroom at Villa Blanca|
|Shocked at the price of a cup of joe.|
|Hot Molten Lava Cake and Some Good but Odd Ice Cream|
Else, Stephanie and Me aka Yolanda, Camille and Kyle/Kim
What a day. What an adventure. I'm so glad I went to Lisa's restaurant. My only other encounter with Ms. Vanderpump was at that same book signing. The best shot I got of her was this one. Ahem...
|Lisa Vanderpump, looking good|
|I bet this guy's famous too.|
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Until next time, Buongiornio!