Glamour. Luxury. Wealth. Beverly Hills has them in spades, thanks to the city’s storied past and its success at living up to its hype. Countless celebrities reside in the stately mansions north of Santa Monica and adjacent Bel-Air and Holmby Hills; they shop and dine in the tony Golden Triangle retail district. Rodeo Drive attracts the most coveted labels in retail, including Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Harry Winston, Missoni and Lanvin. Wilshire Boulevard, at the triangle’s southern end, features juggernauts Barneys, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. To the west are Westwood, home to UCLA and the Geffen Playhouse. Culver City to the south has a burgeoning arts, food and culture scene, with the historic Helms Bakery anchoring a stretch of design shops in the arts district along Washington Boulevard.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA