Monday, August 24, 2009

Girls, I Need Your Help! My Christmas Depends On It!!!

Hey ladys!

Sorry for all the blogging absense of late!

I need some assistance! As I've said before, we're considering the LA area as our next location to live after the island. With that in mind, we're considering a trip there for a first glimpse over the Christmas holidays. This won't make or break the decision to move there, but will give us a first look as tourists for about 4 days since we've never been there before.

But where should we stay? It's HUGE!!! Should we stay downtown? Or in Hollywood? Brentwood/West Hollywood? So many choices and we literally have no idea!

Also, is it wise for us to rent a car? Or should we try to taxi ourselves around for the first trip? We're good drivers, but I understand that LA driving is scary!!! Will there be parking at the hotels?

I really appreciate any feedback y'all have! Hope you've all had a great weekend!!!

Pink Julep!


  1. Brentwood, Culver City, Marina del Rey and Santa Monica are all nice. I would stay away from most parts of downtown LA and Hollywood.

    Definitely rent a car. Driving in LA is challenging because there is either a ton of traffic and you don't move OR when there isn't traffic people take advantage of it and drive crazy. Just stay alert and you should be fine. Most hotels have parking; their websites should tell you the details. Have fun!

  2. I have always wanted to stay at The Beverly Hills Hotel! It is on my list of things to do! I love the history there and it is the hotel on the cover of The Eagles Hotel California album. And's pink. ;-)
    I'd also like to see The Chateau Marmont, but then again when I go to LA I want to see movie stars!!

    I agree--definitely rent a car. It is like any other big city only more sitting in traffic.

  3. Hey Pink Julep,
    I actually live in orange county CA maybe you have heard of it. I would love to give you some pointers on where to stay and what to do. Lots of people think LA is one big cool place but in reality its many small districts and unique nooks that specialize in certain aspects. For example there is Fashion District, the Miracle mile, WEHO NOHO SOHO, Venice, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Silverlake etc...

    If you think of LA as a smaller version of NYC you will get the idea and be able to narrow your trip down to what is important to you. If you have any other questions email me or check my blog ... Im a real person :)

  4. I don't have any suggestions, but it sounds like lots of fun! Good Luck!

  5. I would definitely rent a car! LA is wide, not tall, so getting places via taxi would probably be more expensive! I'd say stay somewhere fun -- Santa Monica, Beverley Hills, Hollywood! I live in LA myself, so if you have any questions feel free to ask away!

  6. Yep, I live in LA too and you've gotta rent a car! Everybody drives here. Santa Monica will be more relaxed and scenic, West Hollywood/Beverly Hills more trendy and great shopping, Hollywood - touristville, usa! Some nice hotels = Avalon, SLS, Four Seasons Bev Hills, the new Montage in Beverly Hills...there are so many, but make sure you pick one with a fabulous pool scene!

  7. Do not stay downtown or in Hollywood!

    Feel free to email me any additional questions/if you need more specific advice. I recommend Santa Monica because there are things within walking distance, near the beach, etc. I also recommend Beverly Hills.

    Rent a car. Honestly I do not think the driving is that crazy here. There is a lot of traffic though. A LOT! But there are definitely crazier drivers in Boston, NY, and DC.

  8. I would stay away from most parts of downtown LA and Hollywood.
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  9. A car is a must. The outskirts deserve more attention...downtown, not so much. Hey, I am reading Tori's book too!

  10. Definitely rent a car. I love the Santa Monica/Brentwood/Beverly Hills area...I think the name of the hotel I always stay at is the Beverly's near Rodeo Drive and lots of other stuff. I also like Pasadena..the Ritz is nice there. How exciting to be taking a "look and see" trip! I think you'll be glad to leave the Cayman's:)


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