What's it like to live in Beverly Hills? Julie Wagner, CEO of The Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau gives us the inside scoop -- not just the stars' homes and Rodeo Drive, but the arts, green space, and surprises of this glam Southern California destination.
We start with what makes Beverly Hills, so magical, including a discussion of its history and geography.
We talk of celebs, their homes, films set in BH, and the whole starry scene, and continue on to what not to miss.
The Annenberg Performing Arts Center and the many venues for visual arts and public arts are an important part of the scene.
The classic Beverly Hills Hotel, with its Polo Lounge; and the Beverly Wilshire, setting for the movie, "Pretty Woman," are only a few of the luxury lodgings.
And then there are the eateries -- not just famous ones like Spago, with its stunning new outdoor area, but fun ones the cupcake ATM at Sprinkles.
Of course we talk boutique shopping, and we even get to the less expensive options. Green spaces and parks are open to all, and we learn there are more trees than people in BH.
Julie ends with her special memory, going way back to when she was a little girl in magical Beverly Hills.
As CEO, Julie Wagner leads the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau
(BHCVB) . For a complete list of activities in Beverly Hills, visit lovebeverlyhills.com.
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