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Joy to the Hills of Beverly


rodeo drive, beverly hills

Last week I ended up in Beverly Hills so I decided I might as well take some photos of the holiday decorations on Rodeo Drive. This is one place in LA that tourists stand a chance of actually sighting a celebrity. Unfortunately, I am hopeless at recognizing them on the street. So while Angelina and Brad or Kim and Kanye could well have been shopping for gifts, I was too intent on taking pictures of the decorations to notice. Sorry folks…

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
At this point I was walking along Wilshire at Camden, just one block from Rodeo.

Closer, closer…

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
Almost there…

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Ta da… at the corner of Wilshire and Rodeo in the heart of Beverly Hills. Note two jewelry stores waiting to greet you: Tiffany‘s and Stephen Webster. I could have picked up a bauble or two but I was on the hunt for other treasure.

Like this colorful tree with a handsome toy soldier.  This is on Two Rodeo, a cobble stone shopping block with no cars allowed.

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
The architect did a nice job on Rodeo Two which is designed in an Italianate style.

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
Just a good place to sit and watch the tourists.

Rodeo Drive, Beverly HillsNow we are on Rodeo Drive proper. A new Louis Vuitton emporium is being constructed behind this façade, opening next year. Needless to say, I can’t wait. (Uh, I don’t think so…)

Rodeo Drive, Beverly HillsAt the corner of Rodeo Drive and Two Rodeo. This is where every self-respecting tourist wants to have their photo taken. Hey, why not…

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

At left you see people boarding the sight-seeing trolley that takes you around Beverly Hills, including the residential areas and the Beverly Hills Hotel (The Pink Palace).

Now, this is kind of a cute idea that went a little wrong. I think it’s fun to see crystal chandeliers hanging on Rodeo Drive. And I realize they wanted to protect them from the elements. But these clunky glass cases really spoiled the effect. Surely, Beverly Hills could come up with a better way… some kind of a seamless bubble maybe… okay, you have a whole year to think about it… I’ll be back next year to check it out.

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Rodeo Drive, Beverly HillsNice red and white plant choices. Poinsettias, snapdragons and cyclamens.

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
You’ll just have to imagine how great this all looks lit up at night.

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
And for our finale, the House of Bijan with red bows and pine boughs entwined in the red geraniums. I recommend clicking on the House of Bijan link for a peak inside the showroom which is a blast of yellow.

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

17 thoughts on “Joy to the Hills of Beverly

  1. Merry Christmas….love the lamp flags.


  2. Another stunning parade of beautiful photos taken from this lovely place ! All of them are very effectively captured,but the flower beds and the charming House of Bijan stole my heart ! Superb work and presentation,dear Roslyn !
    Once again,have a Joyous Christmas ! Warm Greetings from this end, Doda 🙂


  3. It’s even fun looking at Christmas decorations after Christmas. 🙂


  4. Beautiful emphasis on the flowers and Christmas ornaments!


  5. Beautiful virtual tour….Happy New Year! Kamila


  6. I enjoy seeing how different communities decorate for the Holidays. These are quite lovely, thanks for sharing.

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  7. Pingback: Deck the Halls of DTLA again – with views from the Wilshire Grand Hotel | RMW: the blog

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