My 24 Hours in Beverly Hills

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At the beginning of June, I flew to Beverly Hills for a Press Junket. My time was short but sweet! I packed two dresses, a makeup bag, and my toothbrush and was headed on my way. After 7 hours and two layovers I landed in LAX with my dreams and my cardigan. (Welcome to The USA, anyone?)

I’ve always wanted to visit California so I jumped at the opportunity when Entertainment Studios asked me. Unfortunately, when I landed, it wasn’t the typical sunny Cali that people and know and love. Of course during my stay, the weather was overcast. My luck.

Entertainment Studios housed me at the Montage Beverly Hills for the night and I had a fantastic time. You can read more about my stay  later on, in my post on the hotel. The Montage was right at the heart of Beverly Hills, making it close to almost everything! After quickly putting my bags away, I ventured out of my hotel to explore…

Rodeo Drive is a HUGE shopping and tourist attraction in Beverly Hills. Rodeo Drive refers to a three block stretch of shops that the beautiful and wealthy drop hundreds at. I was shocked to see names like Fendi, Gucci, and Prada in real life. There’s not much you can do for cheap there… maybe pee in a fancy bathroom or look at expensive cars parked on the street???

As I walked the streets of Rodeo Drive, I pretended I was in Pretty Women. If you don’t know what infamous scene I’m talking about In Pretty Women, Julia Robert’s character goes shopping on Rodeo Drive only to get originally turned away in her appearance. And recently, The Bachelorette’s, Rachel Lindsey rode horses up and down the streets of Rodeo on a date… which isn’t allowed IRL.

I left Rodeo empty handed but glad I went for the experience.

After Rodeo, I headed back to the hotel to relax. If I had more time, I would of loved to visit Hollywood Boulevard and Santa Monica pier. However, I was there for work and was super jet-lagged. Jet-lag is REAL! I had left Raleigh at 3am EST, only to land in LA 11am their time ?

Back at the hotel, I ordered Red Bull and started Lucinda Riley’s Seven Sisters. I was unsure how I would like the book but absolutely hooked!! I’ll admit it: I judged the book by the cover. Seven Sisters is a story about adventure, love, and family. After the sister’s adoptive father dies of a heart attack, Maia, 1 of 6,  goes on an adventure of a lifetime to discover her true heritage.

It was hard to put down the book when it was time for the 47 Meters Down screening. 

I was on the edge of my seat during the whole movie!!! 47 Meters Down is follows two sisters, Kate and Lisa as they travel to Mexico “for a vacation filled with sun, fun and adventure. Lisa needs some extra persuasion when Kate suggests that they go diving in shark-infested waters. Safe in their protective cage, the thrill-seeking siblings come face to face with a group of majestic great whites. Their worst fears soon become a reality when the cage breaks away from their boat, sending them plummeting to the ocean floor with a dwindling supply of oxygen.” 47 Meters Down is a GREAT Summer fun movie! It’s sure to get your blood pumping and mind racing.

My time in Los Angeles was wonderful but I was excited to get back on the East coast. I’d love too visit CA again someday, but unfortunately, I won’t be flying anytime soon. You can read more about my flight scare here.

The best part about my trip was interviewing Mandy Moore, Matthew Modine, Claire Holt, and Yani. The actors did an awesome job in their roles and were SO easy to talk to. If you’d like to watch that interview, you can here:

 

 

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32 Comments

  1. Amber Marie Photography

    I love that floral wall! Would make a beautiful backdrop for wedding photography 🙂

    10 . Jul . 2017
  2. Jivi

    Oh man congrats on getting to interview those beauties! You did a great job 🙂

    10 . Jul . 2017
  3. Azanique Rawl

    This looks like such a great time! I have always wanted to go to Beverly Hills

    – xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

    10 . Jul . 2017
  4. Lily

    I would LOVE to visit BH one day! Especially Rodeo Drive…looks amazing!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    10 . Jul . 2017
  5. Carrie

    That floral wall is gorgeous! I’ve only been on Rodeo Drive once and it was beautiful!

    Carrie | https://carrieeliseandkho.com/

    10 . Jul . 2017
  6. Rachel Ritlop

    aweee i miss LA!! I love beverly hills! always feels so fancy walking down rodeo drive!

    10 . Jul . 2017
  7. Kuleigh

    Beverly Hills looks like so much fun! I’m totally scared to go see this movie because my husband is a diver. I think it might may me a little too nervous to let him out in the water!

    10 . Jul . 2017
  8. adriana

    These pictures are seriously amazing! I love everything about SoCal – especially Bev Hills! 😉 So fun!!

    11 . Jul . 2017
  9. Leanna Carson

    I cant wait to see that movie! Also Beverly Hills looked amazing! I’ve been there once to visit family and it was so nice!

    xo, L
    http://www.ChangeWithUsBlog.com

    11 . Jul . 2017
  10. Jenny

    Oh so fun! Definitely on my bucket list.

    11 . Jul . 2017
  11. Sydney

    Congrats on the Interview. Beverly Hills is a must see for all! Loved reading your post.

    11 . Jul . 2017
  12. Greta

    I’ve always wanted to go to Beverly Hills! You 24 hours sounds so fun and exciting!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    11 . Jul . 2017
  13. Alexis

    I can’t wait to get back to California! I’ve never been to Beverly Hills, but it sounds amazing!

    11 . Jul . 2017
  14. Indya | TheSmallAdventurer

    I think peeing in a fancy bathroom would make the trip worth it, even if the average person can’t afford to actually shop there! ?

    http://www.thesmalladventurer.blogspot.com.au/

    11 . Jul . 2017
  15. kait

    You are a ROCKSTAR to getting to do that interview. I have always loves Mandy. Also, I am alwayssss looking for a good read so I will have to try Seven Sisters out! xx thanks girl. Loved the interview, BTW!!

    11 . Jul . 2017
  16. Ying- NavigatingAdulthood

    I’ve never been to Beverly Hills but your trip looks amazing! I’m in love with that floral wall- maybe I can talk my husband into taking a trip when we’re in the area next time!

    11 . Jul . 2017
  17. Ying- NavigatingAdulthood

    I’ve never been to Beverly Hills but your trip looks like it was amazing. I’m in love with that floral wall- it made for such a cute backdrop!

    11 . Jul . 2017
  18. nicole leigh

    what great opportunities your job presents you with…be sure to take *full* advantage of that girl! x, nicole // http://www.nicoleeigh.com

    11 . Jul . 2017
  19. Alexandria

    I love the floral wall! Looks like you had a good time!

    11 . Jul . 2017
  20. Bryant

    Beverly Hills is somewhere that I can’t wait to go to. It looks like you had a lot of fun and I enjoyed your pictures.

    11 . Jul . 2017
  21. linda spiker

    I worked in BH for years. There is never a bad day in Beverly Hills!

    11 . Jul . 2017
  22. Leah

    Looks like you had so much fun! That floral wall was amazing, thanks for sharing your fab trip!

    11 . Jul . 2017
  23. Michael @ Super Millennial

    Sounds like a great experience, love Beverly HIlls – LA (except the traffic lol). Great place to visit!

    11 . Jul . 2017
  24. Rachel

    What an awesome experience! It’s been years since I’ve been to Beverly Hills – time to plan a trip back!

    12 . Jul . 2017
  25. Victoria

    What a great way to spend 24 hours! I would be dreaming of hanging out with cast of the Hills while wondering the streets

    12 . Jul . 2017
  26. Melissa

    What an amazing experience! I love Beverly Hills since Clueless! hahaha is a great place to visit!

    12 . Jul . 2017
  27. Tayler Morrell

    I’ve never been to Beverly Hills, but I think it would be a fun day trip

    12 . Jul . 2017
  28. Chelsea Pearl

    What an amazing experience! Press junkets are a lot of fun, I did one behind the scenes a few years ago but I totally want to do another one as on-camera media next.

    12 . Jul . 2017
  29. Molly | Miss Molly Moon

    It sounds like it was a pretty fabulous trip! You got some great photos, too.

    Molly | Miss Molly Moon

    13 . Jul . 2017
  30. BeautybyGaby

    wow I love all your pictures, looks like a great spot to visit.

    13 . Jul . 2017
  31. Annemarie LeBlanc

    That was an awesome experience! I have never been to Beverly Hills. If I do get the chance, I would stay longer! There is so much to see and places to visit there. I’d start with that wall and a stroll down Rodeo Drive. 🙂

    14 . Jul . 2017
  32. Tatyanna

    This looks like an amazing time! I can’t wait to visit Rodeo Drive myself.

    xx
    Tatyanna
    http://www.apopoflife.com

    14 . Jul . 2017

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