Happy Tuesday everyone! How was your Labor Day weekend?
Yesterday my cousin and I decided to drive over to Hollywood and take the TMZ Tour. We’ve been to LA a ton of times before but when we read an opportunity to see the hottest spots in Hollywood, the Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills we thought why not? It’s always great to see your city from a different perspective. So, armed with a tour guide direct from TMZ, we set out on this adventure.
A quick picture with our tour guide Leila.
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard once resided. It’s also known for hauntings and paranormal activity.
The Chateau Marmont hotel where Sofia Coppola shot her film Somewhere and were Tim Burton and F. Scott Fitzgerald have produced work from inside the hotel.
The music venue on Sunset Blvd, the House of Blues, will be closing its doors and making room for a new luxury hotel.
The Viper Room-a music venue and nightclub that was once partly owned by Johnny Depp and known to be a hangout of the Hollywood elite. This was also the site where actor River Phoenix died of a drug overdose in 1993.
Craig’s on Melrose is one the celebrity restaurant hot spots.
A quick stop in front of The Abbey Food and Bar where a waiter came with a silver patter of chocolate chip cookies.
Entering Beverly Hills.
Driving down the luxury shopping, dining and hotel destinations known as Rodeo Drive. You’ll find Brioni, Chanel, Gucci, Harry Winston, Valentino and The House of Bijan (above) to which you need an appointment. Only in Hollywood.
The Gym on Nemo where Channing Tatum works out. Sadly, no sign of Channing yesterday. 😦
The salon that is home to Jennifer Aniston’s hair stylist. He’s known for creating ‘The Rachel’ haircut and a haircut appointment with him will set you back only $600 plus tip of course.
Sur Lounge, which is owned by Lisa Vanderpump of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, offers a fresh take on European-Mediterranean dining.
Speaking of Lisa Vanderpump, the tour group spotted her having lunch at The Ivy. Unfortunately, when I took the picture she had just turned around but she’s the brunette right under the umbrella.
The Improv Comedy Club where nearly every big name comedian has played including Billy Crystal, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Martin.
Fairfax High School that once saw Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses), Matt Damon, Chanel Iman, Demi Moore and Slash grace its halls.
The last stop was a glimpse of the Hollywood sign.
There was definitely a lot more places we saw such as the Ago restaurant (co-owned by Robert De Niro), the, Osteria Mozzo restaurant (owned by Joe Bastianich and Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali) , the exclusive Soho House West Hollywood, and 1 Oak Nightclub but we either zoomed by or the pictures came out too blurry. Overall, it was a different and unique experience and I enjoyed it. I just wish we had seen more celebs.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this mini picture tour!