Destination: Rodeo Drive- Beverly Hills, California
I don’t know what I was hoping for when I put this on my bucket list, maybe it was my love for Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman and I was thinking it would be a uber fabulous day full of glitz and glam, but it was a bore. A total waste of my coveted four-day weekend away from work (it was Memorial Day so per company holiday policy we get the day off)
Most of the stores were closed for the holiday so we -Devin and I- couldn’t even go in them (which was my fault for not thinking of that before driving an hour to get there) but more importantly these stores are now located everywhere! Not to sound like a snob but between South Coast Plaza in Orange County, San Diego, and traveling to New York and Chicago I have seen several Tiffany’s and Louis Vuitton’s. I guess I was expecting a feel of old Hollywood glam, but that was clearly lacking; all the stores had window displays that could be found in any part of the world, nothing special.
Devin and I wandered a bit but with most places being closed and my desire to buy something not being met we ditched old Rodeo to go the Glendale Galleria (A huge mall 30 minutes down the road). It was there that my shopping need was fixed with the purchase of a beautiful Burberry watch for Devin as a celebration to our eight year anniversary (which was the next day).
Overall I’m glad I went just to say I’ve been to Rodeo Drive but in reality it was nothing significant or special to me. With all the high-end designers being so commercially available in most malls in bigger cities I wouldn’t suggest visitors/tourist spend their day here. You would be better served walking up to the Hollywood sign. Regardless it was one more thing I did in California before I made the transition to New Jersey.
That’s my story…
Peace & Love