Yes, this next installment of my LA trip is very very late. In fact, I may as well just put it out there, it's been almost eight months since I got back. Now that's pretty terrible, but I still want to tell you guys about the trip even though it was that long ago. Plus, I still can't come to terms with the fact it's over so this is a good excuse to relive the moments and look through the pictures. So, let's get on with it before I start blubbering...
I'm splitting Day Four into three posts because we packed so much into one day, and I didn't want to make this post anymore picture heavy than it already is! After a breakfast of high sugar level cereal straight from the box, and making the hard decision of what to wear (first world problems) I set off to the lobby area with my fellow room buddies. Waiting outside in the beautiful LA sunshine, were three mini-buses each with 'Starline Homes Tour' printed on the sides. Now, being a girl who's pretty obsessed with any A-list to C-list celebrity gossip, and just generally having a fascination with celebrities in general, the fact I was going to see where some of the biggest names in the world spend their day-to-day lives was pretty bloody awesome.
|1. Ushers Home 2. Simon Cowells Home|
3. The Osbournes Home (During the TV Series) 4. Elton Johns Home (Top two apartments)
Now, you do have to feel a little bit sorry for these celebrities. I mean, it can't be much fun looking out of your million-dollar windows each morning to see a bus load of tourists with their noses pressed against the windows snapping shots of your home (definitely was one of these tourists). Well, maybe not in Elton John's case because he's pretty high off the ground and would probably need a strong set of binoculars to see this. I also saw the homes of the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Lionel Richie, The Beckhams, Ringo Starr, and Elvis, and a load of others that I cannot for the life of me remember the names of. We were really hoping to get a glimpse of a sweaty celebrity having a run, or even a celeb just backing out of their driveway but we didn't which was pretty gutting. After spending a couple of hours driving around the hills, we stopped off in the middle of designer-shop-filled Beverly Hills.
Unsurprisingly, Beverly Hills has to be the cleanest and most well-kept neighbourhood I have ever laid my
eyes on. It was seriously beautiful. We didn't get the chance to have a walk around but just seeing such an iconic place through the mini-bus window was enough. We did however do a crazy fast (at risk of a parking ticket) stop off to get a picture in front of the gigantic Beverly Hills sign in the Beverly Hills garden park. It's a little High School Musical, but I'll treasure this picture forever.
Obviously I had to get the cliche shots of the palm tree's and 'Rodeo Drive' sign, it would of been a crime not to! We also saw the famous 'Badgely Mischka' store from Pretty Women. That's one of the things I most loved about LA, everywhere felt familiar because you had most likely seen it in a movie or TV series before. As a treat, our tour guide then took us to the famous Hollywood Bowl, which the two other buses didn't get to go to. It's an amazing open air music venue, but it could really do with a lift or an escalator because climbing the steps to the top really killed my legs.
At the top of the photo you can see the famous Hollywood sign making an appearance. It was pretty cool to be able to walk freely around a venue that would usually be packed with people. I'd love to come to a concert here one day, I'm sure it would be absolutely amazing *writes on things to do before I die list*.
My next installment should be up soon, there's still plenty to come. Yet again, I did say exactly that at the end of my last LA post which was written in March. Don't get your hopes up.