While we were out in Los Angeles we decided to hit up Rodeo Drive to catch the latest in fashion trends and culinary goods. We try to make a stop here whenever we are in the area as you can see from our last visit. For many, Rodeo Drive is a tourist attraction where most people can only window shop. However, for the privileged and wealthy, it is home to dozens of very high end stores such as Versace, Chopard, Luxe Hotel, Jimmy Choo, and Giorgio Armani. Stores that we love to shop at!
As you get near Beverly Hills, the vibe and atmosphere changes dramatically. Everywhere you turn is another high end exotic car driving by. Gorgeous girls can be seen in every corner of your eye. In the distance are huge million dollar mansions. Palm trees line the streets thus creating a sense of high quality of living. It is a place like no other in the United States except for maybe Miami. Rodeo Dr is the most recognized street in Beverly Hills but that is to not discredit the parallel streets of Camden Dr, Beverly Dr, and Canon Dr as those streets are also very similar and only a few blocks away.
After I parked my car I headed towards Rodeo Dr and passed by the famous Il Pastio restaurant. It is quite common to see many exotic cars valet parked. I caught the Ferrari California just arriving with a hint of Bentley Continental in the background. We recommend Il Pastio as well for the delicious Italian food.
Along Rodeo Dr is home to the infamous designer Bijan. He is known for his flashy cars which include a yellow Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead and his latest toy, the top of the line Bugatti Veyron. Snapping a shot was near impossible as it was constantly swarmed by tourists.
As I was snapping away at the Veyron, I heard the roar of a V8 in the distance and tried my best the catch the sleek and low Mosler MT900 flying by.
Down the block was a very cleanly modified Lamborghini Murcielago sporting Platinum Motorsports plates.
Near the beginning of Rodeo Dr is home to this mini mall which is home to many stores as well as the infamous Rodeo Dr sign.
As mentioned, exotic cars are of abundance here. Bentley and Maserati are simply the Mercedes S-Class or BMW 7 Series in Beverly Hills. You’d be surprised how many women and teenagers roam around Beverly Hills in exotic cars!
Another very common car is the Rolls Royce Phantom. In a single day I would see at least 20! No other place in the USA would you see that much. The Phantom is also quite popular because it is used for concierge services so many are company cars that chauffeur celebrities or the wealthy. Hidden in a side street was this brand new Rolls Royce Ghost. We expect to see much more of this car since it is Rolls Royce’s new flagship for now. It also marks very high in our recent review!
As I wrapped up my day on Rodeo Dr, I saw this sick yellow Ford GT going in the parking garage after having tried for quite some time to find street parking. I could only take so many pictures and this doesn’t even represent 25% of what I saw roaming around. Rodeo Drive is a MUST if you are in the Los Angeles or Beverly Hills area. If you want to extra boost of motivation then I highly recommend taking a trip. You don’t even have to spend a dime to enjoy the great scenery. You never know who you may run into as well. I saw Sylvester Stallone in his Ferrari 599 at the gas station.
Expect to see more coverage from Southern California events as we have expanded our division on the West coast as well!
Here is the address to Rodeo Dr CA:
N Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA