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CONTENTS FEATURES

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REAL ESTATE Beverly Hills has been known as the home of wealthy private citizens and celebrities, but its breathtaking geography continues to inspire and attract newcomers looking to call the area home.

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THREE WOMEN OF INFLUENCE Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse, Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli and restaurateur Vicky Mense are making their presence felt.

Beverly Hills Welcomes the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs.

B Y J I M FA R B E R

BY JENNIFER DITLEVSON HAGLUND

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NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

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HIDDEN TREASURES Whether you’re in Beverly Hills for a weekend or you call the city home, there are plenty of things to see and do just off the beaten path. BY MELISSA MILLER YOUNG


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CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS 12 PUBLISHER’S LETTER

60 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT BY MELISSA MILLER YOUNG

20 MAP OF BEVERLY HILLS

63 DINING Hungry? Thirsty? Feel like dining out or seeking that perfect designer cocktail? Think Beverly Hills. There’s sure to be exactly the right restaurant, menu, wine, beer or cocktail list to fulfill your every desire.

34 VITAL SIGNS 40 LIVING WELL In Beverly Hills, living well requires a broad understanding of “health,” that expands far beyond simply keeping up with the status quo. It’s less about keeping doctors away and more focused on embracing the fullness of life, at any stage.

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72 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 74 LOCAL RESOURCES

BY JENNIFER DITLEVSON HAGLUND

46 DRIVING PASSIONS

75 BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Luxury takes the wheel in Beverly Hills BY JENNIFER DITLEVSON HAGLUND

56 SHOPPING Specialization and Atmosphere Drive Beverly Hills Shopping Experience BY JENNIFER DITLEVSON HAGLUND

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Extravagant, elegant, luxurious: Overfinch may be a new name in Beverley Hills HAIR & MAKEUP: Juan Juan Salon but it’s one that feels quite at home. For over four decades, MODELS & STYLIST SERVICES: Overfinch has been elevating Stefanie Blase / Blaze Modelz the world’s premium SUV – the Range Rover – into a MODELS: Johnny Marques, bespoke object of desire. Elise Muller Now this world-renowned WOMEN FASHIONS: Saks Fifth Avenue brand is available for the first time in Beverly Hills and MEN’S FASHIONS: Stefano Ricci West Hollywood. PHOTOGRAPHY: Stephen Morales

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elcome to the 2017/2018 edition of Beverly Hills The Guide, the annual community guide for residents, businesses, and visitors to Beverly Hills. In my 23 years as a publisher I have worked with hundreds of cities and chambers of commerce across America, and I can honestly say the local economy in Beverly Hills is doing very well! The best and the brightest people on the planet are drawn to Beverly Hills. From the many global brands lining Rodeo Drive to the unique smaller local businesses throughout the city, along with a growing list of innovative Millennial entrepreneurs working from wherever-they-may-be-at-the-time offices, businesses are growing, evolving and thriving in Beverly Hills. Our goal at Beverly Hills The Guide is to bridge the residents and business communities by introducing small, medium and large businesses and involved residents, tell their stories, and share their experience of being in this great community. In this edition of The Guide, we give you a snapshot of the vibrant local economy and showcase all the best that Beverly Hills has to offer, we introduce you to some revolutionary business people and reintroduce you to some of our stalwart local business treasures. We also introduce you to three local women from very different backgrounds who climbed their respective ladders to become some of Beverly Hills’ influential movers and shakers in their respective industries. In his book “Good to Great”, author Jim Collins metaphorically says: “Get the right people on the bus. You can’t be certain where that bus will ultimately end up but it will certainly end up in a much better place than if you hadn’t had the right people on the bus.” From what I’ve seen, the business community definitely does have the right people on the bus, and that makes for a very special and precious community! Ed Burzminski ed@beverlyhillstheguide.com Onward and Upward!

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REAL ESTATE Although Beverly Hills has been known as the home of wealthy private citizens and celebrities for the past century, its breathtaking geography continues to inspire and attract newcomers looking to call the area home. BY JENNIFER DITLEVSON HAGLUND

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oldwell Banker Real Estate Specialist Herbert L. McGurk II said when people settle into Beverly Hills, they plan to stay a long time. This means that oftentimes when those owners finally put their homes on the market, they’ve been customized, but might lack the updated appliances, large closet spaces, and some of the latest technology buyers want. The scenic hills and warm, Mediterranean climate work well with the architectural trend that prizes indoor–outdoor living. McGurk said he’s seeing a lot more concrete, wood, sharp angles, and enormous panes of glass that showcase Beverly Hills’ bucolic aesthetics in the new homes. According to Josie Tong with Sotheby’s International Realty, buyers’ tastes have been shifting from old Hollywood glamour to a more contemporary look and purpose. Clean lines and open, broad windows have replaced Beaux-Arts details and grand spiral staircases. Tong indicated that buyers looking for homes in Beverly Hills seek

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the perfect combination of sophistication, style, privacy, and functionality, and smart homes are a given for international buyers. In places like Beijing and Shanghai, they’re used to having the ability to control the temperature, lights, and locks from a distance. Homes without these attributes require remodeling, and sometimes complete demolition so buyers can start over to build their dream homes. Tong said the shift in architectural preferences of some buyers also reflects the area’s focus on entertainment, and these changes have been most evident in Trousdale Estates, where properties have been selling anywhere between $12 and $20 million. “It’s a blend of private home with a gallery and commercial design,” Tong said. “You can entertain with the features of a high-end restaurant in your home. We’re always leading the way.” McGurk has been tracking market trends for the last several years, and he said he’s noticed a significant increase in buyer confidence. McGurk used an example that showed in the first three months of 2016, the home that sold for the highest amount was purchased for $19.5 million. A year later, the highest sale price of a single home in the first three months of the year jumped to $28.4 million. “As the economy is improving and businesses are improving, people are feeling better about purchasing their next home; therefore, prices are going up,” McGurk said. “The market has stabilized somewhat, but it’s still in the seller’s corner. Limited inventory has pushed asking prices higher, and Beverly Hills hasn’t lost any of its allure with buyers.” Identifying the most active sales bracket isn’t always easy and McGurk finds the range is broad, with hot properties starting at $3 million and


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For a break in the commercial hubbub of Rodeo Drive and South Beverly Drive, South Robertson Boulevard, also known as “The Flats,” is not only home to many residents, but also to many small, independently owned businesses. LA CIENEGA’S RESTAURANT ROW

continuing upward toward $15 million. Tong said clients asking for more than $20 million take slightly longer on the market than they used to, but the economy and investment for these homes remains strong. Although there is an understood cache to claiming a Beverly Hills address, McGurk and Tong agree that there’s more to the attraction than bragging rights. “It’s this little gem in a huge metropolis,” McGurk said. “It’s a really well-run city.” Tong and McGurk cited multiple recent restoration projects that maintain the charm of Beverly Hills, and McGurk remarked that despite the appeal of world-class shopping and an assurance of privacy, Beverly Hills still feels like close-knit community where residents can run into their elected officials at the store or on the way to the voting booth. Finding just the right spot in the city is up to you, but no matter which neighborhood you settle in, you will find a small, close-knit community that respects privacy and security.

At the eastern border of Beverly Hills, located between Wilshire Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard, La Cienega’s Restaurant Row hosts a variety of eateries with cuisines from all over the world and options for topnotch fusion dining. Vegan, vegetarian, and barbecue abound.

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“AS THE ECONOMY IS IMPROVING AND BUSINESSES ARE IMPROVING, PEOPLE ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT PURCHASING THEIR NEXT HOME; THEREFORE, PRICES ARE GOING UP” HERBERT L. McGURK II

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KNOW WHERE THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IS GOING! The real estate market in Beverly Hills fluctuates month to month. Given this spectacular change in the marketplace, it’s critical to work with the most up-to-the-minute information when buying or pricing any real estate. Numbers more than a week or two old can mean setting unrealistic goals or, worse yet, leaving money on the table. That’s why all my clients receive my Premiere Market Service: a weekly report that captures all the relevant housing statistics in an easy-to-read format. But I don’t stop there. I help my clients interpret the data to find the best opportunities in their target area, at the best price. Working as an informed team, we Monday

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THREE WOMEN OF INFLUENCE Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse, Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli and Restaurateur Vicky Mense are making their presence felt.

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t happened to Lili Bosse in 1997 when she made the decision to get involved in Beverly Hills city government. It happened to Sandra Spagnoli in 2000 when she enrolled in the National Academy of the FBI in Quantico, Virginia. And it happened to Vicky Mense in 1996 when she decided to open her restaurant Xi’an on Canon Drive. What they discovered, and probably knew going in, was that they were entering a domain predominantly run by men. How they each made their mark, gained the respect of their colleagues, and established their identities as strong professional women is what this article is all about. MEET THE MAYOR

When 2nd term Mayor, Lili Bosse, introduces herself as the only child of Holocaust survivors, a couple that met in Israel and made their way to Beverly Hills, some people find it strange. Bosse doesn’t. Her parents’ story, their struggle to survive, their indomitable work ethic

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and appreciation of community is integral to who she is today—as a woman, as a mother, as mayor, and as an active member of her community. “My mother was such an important role model for me,” she recalls, sitting in her office at City Hall. “Her mantra was ‘Never give up.’ That’s something that was imbedded in me since childhood. I think the proudest moment of my mother’s life was seeing her daughter become the Mayor of Beverly Hills.” When you meet Lili Bosse you can’t help but be impressed by her honest warmth, her professional strength and her keen intelligence. It’s no wonder that her weekly 2-hour Monday morning city strolls are so popular, at times drawing crowds of up to 400 people. “I think of myself as a very out-of-the-box woman. I like to do things differently,” she says. “My Walk with the Mayor program shows people I am totally accessible. It really speaks to my style. I can talk openly about issues of the heart and soul and health. But, after six years on the Parking and Traffic Commission, eight years on the Planning Commission, and now in my second term as


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Mayor, I can also talk about Beverly Hills from a very bold business perspective.” It was former Beverly Hills Mayor, Thomas Levyn, who first saw Bosse’s potential to become a force in city government. “You’re a phoenix,” he told her after seeing the work she had accomplished as a member of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation. He urged her to apply to the Traffic and Parking Commission. He didn’t, however, completely prepare her for the masculine world she was about to enter. “Years ago when a woman got involved in leadership, they had to be a man in some ways,” she says, speaking from experience. “They had to be tough in order to fit in and gain respect. I remember a female colleague telling me that I needed to have a stronger handshake. That took me aback. She said a handshake was a show of strength. It took a while, but I realized that real strength comes from inside, not from a handshake. It comes from being solid about who you are. Now when I shake someone’s hand, I might not have a really strong, manly handshake,

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but anyone who’s in a meeting with me knows that they have to take me seriously,” she adds with a knowing smile. “I think there is a new breed of women now,” she says with conviction. “We are able to be feminine and kind and giving. But we’re also strong and solid in who we are. I think that’s the evolving role for women in politics.” Bosse recalls how her introduction to the Beverly Hills Planning Commission was something of a trial by fire. “In 2007 when I joined the Planning Commission I was thrown into the fire. The Hilton Hotel, Waldorf Hotel, the 9900 Project (now the Wanda Project) and the General Plan were all under consideration. That all happened during my first term, and I can tell you the debate was heated. Talk about a fast learning curve! “That was also at a time when the Wallis Performing Arts Center was being approved. I’m so proud of what we accomplished with the Wallis. It’s changed the cultural face of Beverly Hills,” she says. Although the actual construction is still years away, Bosse says the biggest logistical challenge the city faces will be the construction of the Westside subway. “We are seriously planning now about the best ways to deal with the disruption and still keep the city vibrantly open for business.” HAIL TO THE CHIEF

On March 14, 2016, Sandra Spagnoli became the new Police Chief of Beverly Hills. Prior to her appointment, she served as Commander of the San Carlos Police Department, and Chief of the Benicia and San Leandro “I THINK THERE IS Police Departments. She A NEW BREED OF replaced former BHPD WOMEN NOW, WE Chief, Dominick Rivetti. ARE ABLE TO BE Sitting in her City FEMININE AND KIND Hall office (amid a AND GIVING. BUT controlled chaos of WE’RE ALSO STRONG construction) Chief AND SOLID IN Spagnoli talked about WHO WE ARE.” the career path that led LILI BOSSE her into law enforce-

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ment and public service. She also talked about the added challenge of being a woman in such a male-dominated profession. “In the entire history of California, since they began keeping records,” she points out, “54 women have served as Chief of Police. That’s out of 336 municipalities that turn over the position on a regular basis. So, you can see, the percentage of women is very small.” When you meet Sandra Spagnoli there is no doubt that she is a strong, confident, woman. She is also funny and charming— even with a semi-automatic strapped to her hip. She’s a woman who is clearly comfortable in the uniform. But more important, she’s a woman who is comfortable being herself. “The bottom line is you have to be true to who you are,” she says emphatically. “Sometimes women think they have to take on that masculine role to be accepted. But it’s more about having a command presence that lets people know you can take care of business. Most of my mentors were men, But I’ve also had two female mentors: Susan Manheimer, who is the Chief POLICE CHIEF SANDRA SPAGNOLI

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in San Mateo, and Lucy “IN THE ENTIRE Carlton who was the HISTORY OF Chief in Los Altos. Lucy CALIFORNIA, SINCE calls herself, The GrandTHEY BEGAN KEEPING mother of Women in RECORDS 54 WOMEN Law Enforcement.” HAVE SERVED AS CHIEF When I ask Chief OF POLICE. THAT’S OUT Spagnoli whether those OF 336 MUNICIPALITIES women told her about THAT TURN OVER the kind of challenges THE POSITION ON A they faced when they REGULAR BASIS. SO, were coming up, SpagYOU CAN SEE, THE noli’s laughter fills the PERCENTAGE OF room and a huge smile WOMEN IS VERY spreads across her face. SMALL.” “O h y e a h ,” s h e SANDRA SPAGNOLI exclaims. “Some things I can’t repeat.” Spagnoli began her career as a teenage Explorer with the San Carlos Police Department in 1983. “Explorers are typically 14-21 years old,” she explains. “They volunteer their time and Explorers often serves as a feeder into law enforcement, the fire department or dispatch. Some students like it because it is a good public service to have on your college application. We have Explorers here in Beverly Hills. It’s an offshoot of the Boy Scouts. So, technically you could say, I was a Boy Scout,” she adds with a grin. “We wore these light blue shirts and navy pants. I think they gave us a flashlight. You got to do ride-alongs, learned to write tickets and talk on the radio. But the most important thing about being in Explorers, and later as a Community Service Officer, was that I learned what it means to be in public service. That’s what really means the most to me about this job — service, being able to give something back to the community.” Spangoli has an impressive resume. After her Explorer days with the San Carlos Police Department, she was hired as a full-time officer in 1990. She was promoted to sergeant in 1996 and commander in 1998. She was chief of the Benicia Police Department for four years before being named San Leandro Police Chief in 2011.


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when they’ll respect you. There are currently seven women in Los Angeles that are police chiefs. The vast majority are men, and they are very supportive of their female counterparts.” In addition to her duties in Beverly Hills, Chief Spagnoli is a member of the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Academy, Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School/Center for Homeland Security and Defense and POST Command College. She has been an instructor at the LAPD’s Leadership Academy since 2000. THE WOMAN BEHIND THE CUISINE

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She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Management. She’s also a graduate of the National Academy of the FBI! “It was an advanced academic program, but we still had to do all the physical training. It was a very challenging experience. It was a 10-week program. When I got there, I couldn’t run a mile. By the end, I was running seven,” she says proudly. It was also challenging, she says, being a woman in such a predominantly male community. “There were very few women attending, eight out of the entire class of 200,” she recalls. “We lived apart in our own dorms and became a very close-knit group.” The greatest challenge women face, Spagnoli feels, is having the confidence to step up and establish themselves. “As a woman, you have to have the confidence to sit at the table,” she says firmly. “That’s the hardest thing. Women are used to taking the back seat. It’s sort of role reversal. Because, once you put yourself at the table, sitting side-by-side with other men in this business, that’s

When Vicky Mense opened her Chinese restaurant, Xi’an, in 1996 at 362 N. Canon Drive, she was determined to establish herself as a member of the Beverly Hills business community. “I didn’t really know then how the city functioned,” she says. “So, I joined the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce where I slowly began to learn how to navigate within this community.” Not only did she learn how the city worked, but she quickly assumed leadership roles. She was appointed to Chair of the Chamber of Commerce, where she still serves on the executive committee. It was not, however, as easy as it might sound. Mense, a native of Taiwan, was at that time far from fluent in English. And she was a woman trying to make her way as a small business owner in a city structure predominantly run by and for men. “I was very intimidated at the beginning,” she admits. “I remember going to the Rotary Club meetings and it consisted of established, stern, businessmen. For the first six months, I had to force myself to go. Just understanding what they were talking about and voting for was hard for me. My English was not very good at the time. I would have to write words down that I didn’t know and look them up in the dictionary when I got home. I sat in the back and didn’t say a word.” Her perseverance paid off. “When you’re in a situation like that with a lot of well-educated people (i.e. men) with special skills and talent, you listen and learn how they handle situations. I gathered information that helped me make better business decisions,” she says.

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A few years later, she row’ of Beverly Hills.” “THE FACT THAT XI’AN co-chaired the annual Best REMAINS A VERY SOLID Mense points out how long of Beverly Hills Golden Palm fought for improvements that AND VIBRANT LOCAL Awards, and last year was have changed the dining scene RESTAURANT, EVEN named Chair of the Chamber’s AFTER SO MANY YEARS, in Beverly Hills, including the newly formed Asian Liaison additional improved parking SPEAKS VOLUMES. WE Committee. “The Asian busiand lighting, outdoor seating TREAT THE MANY VISIness community is a strong and the ability to stay open TORS FROM ALL OVER part of Beverly Hills, and it later. She also lobbied the city THE WORLD WITH THE was important to me and the to allocate to Canon Drive the SAME WARMTH AND Board to create a platform same resources they expend EXCITEMENT THAT WE that connects the Asian and on Rodeo Drive. DO OUR LOCAL BEVERLY the American communities.” “Rodeo Drive is where HILLS PATRONS THAT WE people go to shop. But Canon The local CVB also CHERISH.” recruited Mense to sit on Drive is where the excitement VICKY MENSE their Board of Directors. “I is for dining and nightlife.” have taken on a lot of roles in After 21 years, she says she the community. Sometimes is still eager to come to work. I wonder where I find the time, but I enjoy giving back “The fact that Xi’an remains a very solid and vibrant to the business community, so I’m making it work.” local restaurant, even after so many years, speaks vol Mense was quite visible in a time when there were umes,” she observes with obvious pride. “We treat the not many women in Beverly Hills taking on leadership many visitors from all over the world with the same roles. Speaking with the pride of a pioneer, Mense says, warmth and excitement that we do our local Beverly “Today there are a lot of younger professional women Hills patrons that we cherish.” that are finding their way into these organizations. I “The Chamber is an incredible support system,” was lucky to find a place for myself in what was then she said after receiving the organization’s Golden a man’s world. I think I was such an unknown entity,” Palm Award. “The Chamber can advertise for you. she adds with a laugh, “I just slipped in. The business They can help expand your business. They can be your landscape has definitely changed through the years.” voice with city government. They can help you obtain The restaurant world, too, has changed a lot on information and access resources.” Canon Drive. As Mayor Barry Brucker described her, Vicky “Canon drive was very different when I opened my Mense is “a breath of fresh air.” restaurant. It was quiet and much less expensive,” she So, now you’ve met three women that are playing adds. “You paid $1.25 a square foot for rental space. prominent roles in Beverly Hills. But there are many Now it’s $8-$12. Canon Drive was frequented more more, as well as younger generations who are waiting by locals then, but today it has become the ‘restaurant in the wings to take the stage. BH

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hen 35 year-old Kelsey Patel considered opening her workout studio, Pure Barre Beverly Hills, she wondered whether she would fit in? Her La Cienega Blvd. studio, she knew, did not fit the internationally renowned Rodeo Drive model. But like so many other young entrepreneurs, Patel, with assistance from the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce and the new city commission, Next Beverly Hills, discovered there definitely is a place for her in the land of the Golden Triangle. According to Jon Gluck, the founder of Next Beverly Hills, and Todd Johnson, president and CEO of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, the business community recognizes the need to reach out to enterprising young entrepreneurs and offer an environment where they can network and grow their diverse business interests. Their enterprises are as diverse as you can imagine.

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site, no address other than in the cloud. People like John Gluck and Kaveh Farshad would content just the opposite, that the business model of the future literally can have its head in the Cloud. As Farshad sees it, “The perception of what constitutes a business is undergoing a cultural shift. But there is still a vacuum that needs to be filled. There needs to be a more meaningful link between the traditional business community and the new generation of entrepreneurs who are closely linked to digital technology.” Daniel Newman, who is currently a sophomore at the University of Southern California studying Business Administration, is the spirited, community-minded creator of TutorYou Beverly Hills. “During my senior year at Beverly Hills High School I recognized there was a problem with tutoring,” he observed. “A lot of people were paying $40, $50 even $70 an hour to have some Masters or PhD student teach their fifth grader. To me that was completely absurd. I realized that that type of tutoring wasn’t as effective as it could be because of the age disparity. “TutorYou Beverly Hills was founded with the principal of connecting Beverly Hills High School students with these kids. We saw it as a way to make some money for the students and at the same time give back to the community. What we discovered was that when we had 18 year-olds tutoring 13 year-olds, the students really opened up to their tutors because they were closer in age. We also do personal follow-ups calls to maintain quality.” “Our biggest challenge,” Newman explains, “was establishing our brand in the community. So, initially what we did was set up a table and hand out flyers to parents at Beverly Hills High School after the Saturday basketball games. That was the beginning. And from there it’s grown by wordof-mouth. Now we have “THE MILLENNIALS our own website: tutoryREPRESENT A QUARTER oubeverlyhills.com. OF THE POPULATION And the list goes on. AND THEY HAVE BEEN Mon a D e an ( a UNDERSERVED BY THE p ersonable young BUSINESS COMMUNITY woman in her 20s) is the AS A WHOLE.” founder of Vie Healing, JON GLUCK a Chinese acupuncture


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practice based in Beverly Hills. Ben Parnassi (in his early 30s) is the owner of World of Video & Audio, a full service event production company based in Beverly Hills. It was Jon Gluck, the founder of the boutique water company, Beverly Hills 90H20, who in 2015 set in motion a plan to expand the city’s outreach to this up-and-coming group of young adventurous entrepreneurs. “The Millennials represent a quarter of the population and they have been underserved by the business community as a whole,” Gluck points out.

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Those living in Beverly Hills, 90210, spend on average about 20.8 minutes en route to the office

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The average travel time to work in the United States is 25.4 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

OUR VISITORS Visitor spending in Beverly Hills generated retail sales tax to the city of nearly $12 million, a 44 percent surge from 2007. More than 6 million visitors ventured to Beverly Hills in 2014, versus the 4.9 million visitors in 2007, more than 63% of which were international visitors.

More than $2.1 billion was generated in direct and indirect revenue from visitors, with $46 million generated in associated lodging and sales taxes to the city, supporting nearly 11,500 Beverly Hills jobs and more than $3,000 in equivalent city services for each resident household.

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Of visitors’ major spending categories, retail totaled $990 million, accounting for a 71 percent share of total visitor spend.

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HIDDEN TREASURES Whether you’re in Beverly Hills for a weekend or you call the city home, there are plenty of things to see and do just off the beaten path.

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he world’s most famous zip code doesn’t just cover what you can find in the Golden Triangle, but offers a variety of world class tastes, activities and attractions throughout the city for you to enjoy. If you want to sample the very best that Beverly Hills has to offer, here are some must-see spots to check out. CORAL TREE CAFÉ

For healthy dining in a casual atmosphere, you can’t go wrong with Coral Tree Café. Founded in 2002 by Brentwood residents who wanted a dining experience different than what their neighborhood already had to offer, Coral Café opened its 3rd location in Beverly Hills on South Beverly Drive in 2016 with corporate chef Joseph Gillard at the helm. Coral Tree Cafe is an American Kitchen that offers healthy, honest food, and exclusively serves organic coffee and tea options in a warm, inviting atmosphere. The café is committed to providing casual Californian cuisine using fine dining

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A Beverly Hills landmark, Mickey Fine Pharmacy & Grill has been serving the residents of Los Angeles since 1962, and is the only original pharmacy with a soda fountain in all of Los Angeles. Family-owned and operated, walking through the doors at Mickey Fine is like stepping back in time in terms of charm and atmosphere, without sacrificing quality. The pharmacy is in the front and a charming, New EDELWEISS CHOCOLATES York City-style diner with a full Edelweiss Chocolates has been a menu is in the back. Mickey Fine’s Beverly Hills tradition since 1942, motto is, “Where the best costs no and their clientele includes some of the most recognized names in the more” and the entire team provides world – from presidents or princes, each customer with services that to producers, entertainers, and, of course, serious chocolate lovers. are customized to meet their needs. Chocolatiers at Edelweiss use MickeyFine.com only the world’s finest ingredients, fresh sweet cream and butter, and imported fruit and colossal nuts roasted in the Edelweiss kitchen, luxuriously enveloped in delectably rich chocolate. All chocolate creations are designed and handmade in their Beverly Hills factory, and customers are invited to take a quick tour of the facility. EdelweissChocolates.com

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staff of highly acclaimed estheticians and beauty experts heart of one of the world’s most glamorous cities. With specializing in the latest beauty and anti-aging treatments. a complete handyman and special services department, Vida and her team offer world-class Pioneer Hardware offers a vast services, extensive knowledge, and inventory of over 50,000 items for XIV KARATS LTD. genuine care that has kept loyal customers to browse. Some of the XIV Karats Ltd. is a Beverly Hills customers coming back year after area’s more famous faces have also jeweler that has now been faithfully year. With a full range of customized been known to test their handy side serving four generations of customservices, Vida’s team ensures levels of at home with a Pioneer Hardware ers. With a client base that includes a large roster of A-list celebrities, deep relaxation and respite from the purchase or two, so you never know Hollywood studios, Fortune 500 real world. Vida Emanuel European who you’ll run into! One of the corporations, and some of the most distinguished names on the Forbes Day Spa is considered a mini oasis last family owned and operated list, XIV Karats is the largest single retreat, luxury day spa, and beauty businesses located in Beverly Hills. independent jewelry store in the boutique all in one, right in the PioneerHardware.com U.S. Whether you’re looking for a wedding band, a custom jewelry middle of bustling Beverly Hills. design or a one of a kind million-dolVidaEmanuel.com ARTURO’S SHOE FIXX lar diamond, you can find it at XIV Karats, in the heart of Beverly Hills. Just steps from boutique-lined XIVKarats.com PIONEER HARDWARE Rodeo Drive is Arturo’s Shoe Pioneer Hardware has been a famFixx, where Arturo Azinian and ily-owned “General Store” Calliopi Azinian began work in near Rodeo Drive since 1988, and have since become 1926. With a comfortfamous for saving the fancy able, small, friendly vibe, footwear of the elite in the Pioneer Hardware truly ritzy 90210 zip code. Sixty is an old-fashioned neighyears have passed since borhood hardware store in the Arturo first purchased Eletea

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Shoe Remodeling, and nearly thirty since the establishment of Arturo’s Shoe Fixx. During that time, Arturo’s has made a name for itself and three generations have worked within the store, coming together to maintain the traditions of excellence and quality that define Arturo’s work, and will do so for generations to come. ArturosShoeFixx.com FRANKLIN CANYON PARK

Franklin Canyon Park rests on 605 acres near the center of Los Angeles between the San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills. Within the park boundaries are chaparral, grasslands and oak woodlands, a three-acre lake, a duck pond, expansive picnic grounds, and over five miles of hiking trails. The lake and pond serve as permanent and seasonal homes for birds in the Pacific flyway. The Park is perfect for hiking, cycling, picnicking and bird watching, and may look familiar once you arrive as the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show were filmed there as well as many other productions. Franklin Canyon Park is a must see-oasis right in the middle of everything! NPS.gov/samo/planyourvisit/FranklinCanyon.htm GREYSTONE MANSION & GARDENS

Historic estates pepper the residential areas of Beverly Hills, but there’s no place quite like Greystone Mansion. Built in a combination of Gothic and Neo-Classical architectural

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styles, Greystone is now owned by the City, and the entire grounds were dedicated as a public park in 1971. Many public and private events are held at Greystone, and the grounds are open daily so guests can wander the manicured gardens and courtyard that surround the mansion, and catch a glimpse of the impressive fountain and pool. Visitors may recognize the mansion as a number of well-known films have been shot there. Greystone Mansion is available for viewing by appointment. GreystoneMansion.org

WHETHER YOU’RE IN BEVERLY HILLS FOR A WEEKEND OR YOU CALL THE CITY HOME, THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS TO SEE AND DO JUST OFF THE BEATEN PATH. See for yourself why Beverly Hills is one of the best places in the world to live, work and play. With some of the most glamourous addresses and residents in the world, the city offers everything from high end, global brands and world-class boutiques to the oneof-a-kind corner mom and pop shop, with plenty of hidden treasures in between. BH

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LIVING WELL In Beverly Hills, living well requires a broad understanding of “health,” that expands far beyond simply keeping up with the status quo. It’s less about keeping doctors away and more focused on embracing the fullness of life, at any stage. BY JENNIFER DITLEVSON HAGLUND

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urturing a healthy lifestyle means addressing wellness concerns from the inside out. In Beverly Hills, you will find a myriad of resources, from one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the United States to state-ofthe-art luxury spas. The area also provides residents with a number of options for getting and staying fit, with personal trainers, round-the-clock gym access, classes, and several unlisted spaces to provide privacy and comfort.

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or a boutique experience, Oak Fitness Club not only offers privacy, but also high-end service and instruction. The club was founded in 2012 by Aaron King and Nikki Cox, who wanted to create a space that encouraged the balance of working on the whole person — inside and out. At the Club, clients combine cardio and bodybuilding with yoga, Pilates, and meditation to approach their whole wellness. King and Cox claim it’s not just a gym, but a “culture, a community and a way of life.” Spas in Beverly Hills offer a wide range of treatments to make you look and feel wonderful, each with its own unique approach to wellness. The rooftop retreat at Peninsula Spa features a 60-foot heated

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THE AQUA STAR BABOR BEAUTY SPA The Aqua Star BABOR Beauty Spa at the Beverly Hilton is another popular option and embodies the essence of luxury, relaxation and transformation through its unparalleled service and treatments. The first BABOR-branded beauty spa in the United States, the Aqua Star has seasoned specialists ready to awaken your senses, soothe your skin, and beautify your body with exclusive treatments.

outdoor pool, and custom facials and massages that target skin dehydration, sun damage, and fine lines. The estheticians at Peninsula work with customers to bring out their best skin with unique treatments and the latest technology. To keep your skin glowing between facials is where the Obagi Skin Health Institute comes in. Dedicated to skin health and anti-aging, Dr. Zein Obagi first opened the family-run business in 1985 as Obagi Dermatology Medical Clinic in Beverly Hills. The flagship, now known as Obagi Skin Health Institute, opened in 2006. Since then, it has garnered acclaim for life-changing treatments in topical skincare and minimally invasive medical procedures. Always looking your best is another focus in Beverly Hills. State-of-the-art surgical procedures for the face and body, laser treatments

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for hair and tattoo removal, photo NURTURING light facials, vein removal and skin A HEALTHY rejuvenation are also readily availLIFESTYLE MEANS able. Dr. Kathy Gohar, founder ADDRESSING and “surgeon to the stars,” is one WELLNESS of the most exclusive practitioners CONCERNS FROM in the area. She offers an array of THE INSIDE OUT. services including liquid face lifts, breast augmentations, Brazilian butt-lifts, Botox, liposuction, tummy tucks, rhinoplasty, and neck lifts. Health is more than skin deep in Beverly Hills though, and when it’s time for medical intervention, Cedars-Sinai has made its name for achievements in repairing damaged hearts, pioneering cancer drug development, and leading in minimally invasive surgical techniques. In addition to its excellence in research and patient care, Cedars-Sinai carries its passion for health into the community, extending into neighborhoods where people need healthcare most. The Beverly Hills Medical Plaza, home to some of the top medical professionals in the country, is where residents can find medical professionals with specialties from cardiology to dermatology and plastic surgery. For those searching for comfortable, in-home care, AAA T.L.C. offers a variety of services such as live-in nurses, in-home caregivers, and a Hospice Care Center. It was difficulty finding the best care for her own aging and ailing parents that led Jody Sherman to establish AAA T.L.C. Health Care

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EVER CLOSER TO PERFECTION: THE ULTIMATE RANGE ROVER Extravagant, elegant, luxurious: Overfinch may be a new name in Beverly Hills but it’s one that feels quite at home. For more than four decades, Overfinch has been elevating the world’s premium SUV – the Range Rover into a bespoke object of desire. Now this world-renowned brand is available for the first time in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. It takes confidence to remove the manufacturer’s name from a vehicle and replace it with your own. But in the case of Overfinch, whose jewel-like branding adorns the hood of the world’s most sought-after Range Rovers, that confidence is fully justified.

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“An Overfinch Range Rover is not so much a conversion, more a complete re-imagination of what a luxury, personalised vehicle can be”.

An Overfinch Range Rover has a striking presence even from a distance. The unique, forged wheels, distinctive bodywork and assertive stance will tell you that it’s no ordinary Range Rover, long before you see the jewel-like deep enamel lettering across the bonnet. But to see what’s truly special about an Overfinch Range Rover, you need to get a little closer. Overfinch exterior styling delivers an eye-catching appearance that remains true to the car’s original design ethos and precisely aligns original components like parking sensors and reversing cameras. It takes time, experience and an obsessive focus upon quality to create a Range Rover that delivers a factory finish with a personal signature. In that achievement, Overfinch stands alone. The unique looks of an Overfinch is down to the in-house design team. That’s a significant investment and a sign that

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“People buy an Overfinch because they want the ultimate Range Rover.”

the company believes in setting its own style. The alloy wheels are unique to Overfinch and branded as such. Body parts are created in hand-laid carbon fibre for strength, durability and light weight. Even finishing touches like exhaust tailpipes are cast and branded with the Overfinch identity to complete the integrated appearance.

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visual luxury that they would expect at home, in their super yacht or private jet.

“Everything about an Overfinch Range Rover says bespoke British craftsmanship”.

The days when Overfinch would remove the standard Range Rover V8 and replace it with a big-block Chevy are long gone. But you can still enjoy a touch of extra performance. An Overfinch performance exhaust system, together with a remapped ECU, liberates the full power and growl of the Range Rover’s supercharged 5.0 litre V8. An innovative Bluetooth-controlled ‘track mode’ button on the Overfinch key fob opens valves within the stainless steel system to reduce the silencing effect. The result is a soul-stirring snarl that gets more exhilarating the higher the engine revs. So, not only does an Overfinch look like no other luxury SUV, it even sounds like no other. In a city where appearances are all-important, this sets the brand apart. As a destination and as a vehicle enhancer, Beverly Hills and Overfinch are two of a kind. Both set the standard by which luxury is defined. Both share an elite sensibility and an elegance that is truly unique. Overfinch North America works with a network of dealers across the country to supply full conversions and Overfinch parts, including body styling, wheels and custom interiors. In Beverly Hills, the Overfinch experience extends to private viewings, vehicle demonstrations and sales appointments at your home or place of work. For more details or to arrange an appointment at your convenience, please contact: inquiries@overfinch.com or call on 1-866-505-0411

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In keeping with the high-end car culture in Beverly Hills, Audi Beverly Hills is the largest Audi dealership in the United States. The dealership has been open only five years, but they have benefitted from the company’s No. 1 ranking in Consumer Reports and in the J.D. Power Customer Service Index. Even if you don’t own one of these premium vehicles, Beverly Hills supplies several opportunities for car enthusiasts to enjoy them. For those who want to show off their vehicles or survey others’, the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance is scheduled in May.

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DINING Hungry? Thirsty? Feel like dining out or seeking that perfect designer cocktail? Think Beverly Hills. There’s sure to be exactly the right restaurant, menu, wine, beer or cocktail list to fulfill your every desire.

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ome to such celebrity chefs and restaurateurs as Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, Nobu Matsuhisa, Thomas Bellec, Curtis Stone, Giacomino and Tanino Drago, Beverly Hills is the ideal culinary destination. With its international recognition, strong civic support, ideal business environment, actively involved Chamber of Commerce, and discerning clientele, it’s not surprising that the dining scene in Beverly Hills is one of the best in the world, or that name establishments like Lawry’s the Prime Rib, California Pizza Kitchen and Spago all decided to first open their doors in Beverly Hills. PICK YOUR STYLE— ELEGANT TO LAID BACK.

From Robertson Boulevard and La Cienega, to Canon Drive and South Beverly Drive, the culinary scene in Beverly Hills is without peer. Every type of cuisine is available, from simple wholesome fair to haute cuisine. But to really get a taste of Beverly Hills, it’s especially nice to get to know the chefs behind the menus that make it all happen. MEET THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

The sign for Canon Drive’s latest dining spot, Citizen, may be small, but the vibe is big. The former jazz club, Spaghettini, redesigned, renamed and rebranded, is drawing a hip young crowd with its combination of casual lifestyle, comfort food with a gourmet twist, and a cocktail menu that’s one of the best around. “At month 11 of Spaghettini we realized we needed to make a change,” says co-owner, Cary Hardwick. “We were

not going to be a supper club. So, we gave up the music and thought about what elements could work the best, because we love the location on Canon Drive. We decided to go for a sixties look with an outdoor patio with a fire pit because we wanted people to come and hang out. “We put the concept together with our chef, Scott Howard, who comes to us by way of his farm roots in North Carolina (Go Tar Heels!), and our mixologist supreme, Josh Goldman. Citizen is about new American cuisine with a hint of Southern comfort: crispy fried chicken, mac-and-cheese, grits and our signature buttermilk biscuits. But that’s just a small part of what makes our seasonal menu unique. It’s also about our designer-created cocktails where every drink is perfectly conceived and consistent every time. If it was up to Josh,” says Hardwick with a laugh, “He wouldn’t allow Diet Coke behind his bar. But we have it because people want it.” As Chef Howard likes to put it, “Food CHEF SCOTT HOWARD brings people together. Like good company and great conversation— our menu is meant to be shared.” With well-established dining spots like Spago (to the south) and Mastro’s (to the north), Citizen needed to target a fresh, new demographic. So, they focused on Millennials and the “Next Gen” crowd.

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We are here to serve you – and our team takes great pride in its efforts to provide the legendary customer service for which we are known. Our managers are experienced, knowledgeable, and committed. We are proud of our dedication to our customers, our industry and giving back to the communities we serve.

Our pizza has won several awards, received numerous accolades, and has enjoyed continuous international acclaim. Indeed, our top-secret recipe is the key to our success – but it’s no secret that we use the freshest ingredients. Never canned or frozen, most of our toppings arrive farm to table in 24 hours.

Our passion is not only pizza. Giving back and inspiring the communities that inspire us is what we’re about. We partner with dozens of organizations to raise money, strengthen our community, and support neighborhood charitable initiatives while sharing a tasty pizza together.

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“If you want to be recognized as one of the top 10 new spots in town,” Hardwick says, “that’s the demographic that’s going to get you there. Beverly Hills isn’t really known for appealing to that demographic, and we’re trying to change that. We want to be seen as a young person’s hot, hip restaurant.” Chef Howard, who arrived at Citizen by way of North Carolina, South Beach, Miami, San Francisco and Seal Beach (where he was the chef at Spaghettini) says Citizen is a whole new ballgame. “When I knew I was coming here, I was told people in Beverly Hills only want to eat light, they don’t want rich food,” Chef Howard recalls. “I was given all these criteria about what would not fly. So, when we opened I just put a few items on the menu that didn’t fit that formula— the fried chicken (but we call it crispy chicken), the mac-and-cheese and the biscuits. And right from the start, they were the best sellers. If you’d told me five years ago I’d be in Beverly Hills cooking Southern food, I’d have told you you’re out of your mind. Now look. I’m loving it.” CITIZEN • 184 N. Canon Drive (310) 402-5885 or CitizenBeverlyHills.com

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hiki is a Japanese word meaning “four seasons”. Traditional Japanese cuisine, known as “Washoku,” respects the natural beauty of the changing seasons by highlighting seasonable wild ingredients. Now you can enjoy authentic, genuine Japanese dishes in the heart of Beverly Hills. At Shiki Beverly Hills, Washoku cuisine using time-honored, traditional Japanese cooking methods and techniques, brings out the natural essence of the freshest, wildest, most seasonal flavors sourced locally and from Japan. Executive Chef Shigenori Fujimoto trained at Daikoku-Sushi Restaurant and Kagiya Restaurant. But it was at Matsuhisa that Chef Fujimoto’s talent fully flourished as an “Omakase” Chef creating culinary art by using only the finest and freshest ingredients. He is one of only a few chefs in Los Angeles that have been awarded a prestigious Michelin star. His creations are on display at Shiki. The chef ’s menu features fresh seasonal fare for his signature Omakase menu, which

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offers different types of multi-course lunch and dinner dishes with an artist’s attention to detail. Shiki is open for lunch from 12 to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. On Sunday, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. SHIKI is located at 410 N. Canon Dr. (310) 888-0036 or ShikiBeverlyHills.com

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DRAGO RESTAURANTS The Drago family name has been a staple on the Los Angeles restaurant scene for more than 20 years. Renowned Chef Giacomino Drago owns eight restaurants, including Il Pastaio, Piccolo Paradiso, Il Buco, and Via Alloro, named after the street where they grew up in Messina, Sicily. Yojisan Sushi is named after the executive Chef & Partner Chef Yoji Tajima, Yojisan deftly encompasses both the modern and the traditional with the contemporary Japanese cuisine, situated behind a sleek façade on Beverly Drive. Il Buco has been described as a local charmer that happily obliges with a warm atmosphere and staff that takes care of you like family, while Piccolo Paradiso serves Italian dishes such as a signature risotto with wild mushrooms. Il Pastaio, with it’s expansion last summer, now have a beautiful and intimate private room where you can host your private events. With Olive trees around the room, it gives guests a feeling of outdoor dining.

ordan Tobins founded the original Upper Crust in 2001 in Beacon Hill, Mass, and under his direction the chain has grown with the addition of his Beverly Hills pizzeria. Tobins’ vision was to create a “fast casual” pizzeria that would serve gourmet thin crust pizza, matched with an open kitchen concept that enables the customer to get involved in the entire process. Tobins takes pizza seriously. All the ingredients are made from scratch, the toppings are all market fresh, and the sauce is made from special tomatoes

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grown on vines at a local farm, handpicked and mixed with just the right herbs and spices. Every morning the pizzeria’s famous dough is made fresh by hand. Since the process is so important, each pizzeria is designed so you can watch the process from start to finish, from the famous Neapolitan style crust to the wide variety of toppings. Finally, the pizza slides into the stone deck oven for the finishing touch. Tobins prides himself on establishing a customer loyalty brand and Upper Crust Pizzeria Beverly Hills stands tall as the company’s west coast flagship. UPPER CRUST PIZZERIA • 243 S. Beverly Drive, (310) 504-5056 or TheUpperCrustPizzeria.com


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The only remaining eatery from the original Restaurant Row, Lawry’s The Prime Rib has proven that it is an L.A. institution here to stay. Though they’ve been around for a remarkable 79 years, the same menu that made them a dining legend has remained largely unchanged. Yorkshire pudding, Idaho Baked Potatoes, Creamed Corn and Spinach surround and complement the restaurant’s centerpiece: Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef. The mouth-watering cuts are served tableside directly from a custom silver cart, with a flair for dramatics that makes Lawry’s both a dinner and a show. The restaurant is also home to other originals like the world-famous Seasoned Salt, The Lawry’s Ribeye, and the Spinning Bowl Salad. At the 75th Anniversary celebration, Lawry’s entered Los Angeles history when the City of Beverly Hills officially proclaimed June 11th “Lawry’s Day.” Diners come knowing they will enjoy the warm hospitality, exceptional service and award-winning food that have made Lawry’s a dining legend for 79 years. 100 N. La Cienega Blvd. • Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (310) 652-2827 • lawrysonline.com

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“You will find more tourists on the north side of Wilshire Boulevard in the Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills, but South Beverly Drive is for the locals. The whole street is teeming with mostly casual restaurants, but one of our favorites is Momed, which is so consistently good, we’ll even drive across town for it. The duck Shawarma, baleela, avocado hummus, lamb burger, pide flatbreads, Turkish latte, pastries - it’s all fantastic. Great spot for picnic provisions, too!” Zagat: 15 Neighborhood Gems in Los Angeles. “The very best healthy Mediterranean menu anywhere! Never had a bad meal there and everyone we’ve taken has become a regular. The mushroom pide, chicken skewer and shrimp skewer are favorites and the sides are wonderful - especially the muhamarra. Also interesting wines. Truly love Momed!” Open table client review. Open table 4+ stars - Yelp 4+ stars - Google 4+ stars Trip Advisor 4.5 stars - Four square 4 stars - Grubhub 5 stars - Seemless 5 stars Eat24 5 stars 233 S. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-270-4444 • atmomed.com

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oger Thomas, the Executive Chef at Avec Nous at Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, was raised with a deep respect of food and cooking that began in his mother’s kitchen and his grandmother’s garden. At 16, Roger began as a dishwasher, working for the Piscazzi Family in Akron, Ohio, at their highly-regarded restaurant, the Wine Merchant. Soon he found his way into the kitchen and began honing his skills under the tutelage of the celebrated Lucia Piscazzi. By age 19, Roger was managing the kitchen, and in 1987, he moved to Europe to further his craft. In Paris, he apprenticed with Chef Michel Pasquet and became a certified chef. In the Loire Valley, he studied under Chefs Pierre Langlois and Marc Meneau. Oyster farming on Ile de Ré and pastry study at the Savoy Hotel in London found a CHEF ROGER THOMAS place on his resume before family circumstances called him back to Ohio. Upon his return, Roger became Executive Chef at Ken Stewart’s Grille before opening his first restaurant, Sixteen Eighty, and after a brief stint in Italy, opened the award-winning Piatto. In 2005, Roger and Piatto were invited to move into the newly renovated Sheraton Suites Hotel in Cuyahoga Falls, and he eventually took over all of the food service operations of the hotel. After eight years and numerous awards, Roger left the Sheraton to join Fiore’s Italian restaurants, and then moved to Avec Nous at Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills in FROM ROBERTSON 2014, where he continues BOULEVARD AND LA creating delicious European CIENEGA, TO CANON inspired cuisine. Avec Nous is a contempoDRIVE AND SOUTH rary take on the classic French BEVERLY DRIVE, THE bistro with a hip St. Tropez CULINARY SCENE IN BEVERLY HILLS IS vibe. With inspiration emanatWITHOUT PEER. ing from the Mediterranean

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coast, Spanish and Italian touches compliment this Riviera feel. European spices accompany locally sourced seasonal ingredients to offer a refined yet inviting dining experience. Avec Nous • Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills 9291 Burton Way. (310) 860-8660 or AvecNous.com

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iacomino Drago and his brothers have played an instrumental role in the development of the Beverly Hills dining scene. Giacomino moved to Los Angeles 23 years ago, at the age of 16, to work in the kitchen of his oldest brother’s restaurant, Celestino. Celestino, who was at that point a rising star chef in Beverly Hills, had already been joined by two other members of the Drago family, his brothers, Tanino and Calogero. Soon, sister Carolina joined the family business and runs the front of the house at Il Pastaio. The collection of Drago family restaurants reads like a topranked Who’s Who list of the culinary scene in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills: Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills, Piccolo Paradiso in Beverly Hills, A1 in Beverly Hills, Tanino Ristorante in Westwood, Panzanella in Sherman Oaks, Celestino in Pasadena, SHU Sushi House Unico in Bel Air, Via Alloro in Beverly Hills, and the newest establishment, Yojisan in Beverly Hills. Far from a chain of restaurants, each Drago establishment is unique in personality, design and culinary offerings. From the trattoria-feel of Il Pastaio, which sits in the heart of Beverly Hills and serves up phenomeGIACOMINO DRAGO nal fresh-made-daily pasta, risotto, and Branzino flown in from the Mediterranean, to SHU Sushi House Unico in Bel Air, which fuses the best in Japanese and Italian cuisine. And yet, one element is consistent throughout all of the nine eateries: each kitchen adheres to using fresh, very high-quality ingredients which are simply prepared. BH DRAGO • 415 N. Beverly Drive, Suite 208 (310) 828-1585 or CelestinoDrago.com


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THE STINKING ROSE: A GARLIC RESTAURANT There is much more than steak on the menu but if you want to try the very best steak west of Transylvania, stop by for one of five premium offerings from an 8-ounce Little Devil Petite Filet Mignon to a 28-ounce Ribeye, as well as a Bone-In Filet Mignon (16 ounces). Live music played by Gary Sherer Thursday through Saturday nights.

Open daily 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

“The Best Steak I Ever Tasted was in a Garlic Restaurant — The Stinking Rose in Beverly Hills”

THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY Celebrating its 33rd anniversary, The Grill on the Alley is a wellrenowned steakhouse near Rodeo Drive. Famous for their classic American dishes, the lunch menu features salads, seafood and specialty dishes while dinner offers a wide selection of steaks and chops, prepared in 8 different styles. Classic favorites that have been the same for the past 33 years include Prime New York Pepper Steak, Pan Fried John Dory, Chicken Pot Pie, and a signature Cobb Salad. Reminiscent of the grills of the 1930s and 40s, the inviting ambiance and professional staff make every guest feel like an A-lister. Known as the power lunch spot for the Hollywood elite, The Grill has solidified itself as the place where deals are made. The Grill on the Alley has always sought to maintain the tradition of genuine timeless cuisine and attentive service in an atmosphere that is both familiar and dignified. With its hardwood floors, leather booths, white-jacketed servers, and timeless dishes, The Grill on the Alley exudes a sense of nostalgia that is always in style. Located at 9560 Dayton Way, in Beverly Hills For reservations or information please call (310) 276-0615 or visit TheGrill.com

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS JANUARY SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL January 14 – 22 The 18th Annual Scandinavian Film Festival LA opens at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills with a great program of films including Oscar submissions, shorts, and documentaries from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden-along with Baltic neighbors--Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. For details visit LoveBeverlyHills.com/ScandinavianFilm-Festival

THEATRE 40 PRESENTS January 19 – February 19 “Late Company” For information call 310-364-0535 or visit Theatre40.org.

CHINESE NEW YEAR – YEAR OF THE ROOSTER January 21 8PM Celebrate the 6th annual Chinese New Year celebration at the Saban Theatre. This event will feature the “Charming Beijing” variety show with live acrobatic and musical performances and more. For details visit LoveBeverlyHills.com/Rooster

FEBRUARY LUNAR NEW YEAR February 24 6 – 9PM This Chamber hosted event, in conjunction with the Asian Business Connection, welcomes more than 300 guests representing Beverly Hills businesses. The event features traditional Lunar New Year entertainment with a Beverly Hills touch. For more information call 310-248-1000 or visit BeverlyHillsChamber.com/Events

MARCH GREYSTONE RANGER TOUR March 4 Join the park ranger on a guided walking tour of the Greystone mansion and Estate grounds. For information call 310-285-6850 or visit GreystoneMansion.org

CITY COUNCIL REORGANIZATION ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES SAMUEL GOLDWYN THEATER March 16 6PM The installation of the Mayor and Vice Mayor. For more information call 310285-2456 or visit BeverlyHills.org

THEATRE 40 PRESENTS March 16 – April 16 The world premiere of “April, May & June” for details call 310-364-0535 or visit Theatre40.org

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SKECHERS LA MARATHON March 19 More than 25,000 runners will race through Beverly Hills – passing City Hall and traveling along Rodeo Drive as part of the Skechers Performance LA Marathon. For details visit www. beverlyhills.org/marathon

MUSIC IN THE MANSION March 19 2PM Music in the Mansion at Greystone Mansion has presented concerts featuring selected prize-winning international and local artists, and this month features Mana Trio. For details visit GreystoneMansion.org

BEVERLY HILLS CHAMBER POWER BREAKFAST PANEL SERIES The Chamber brings together area leaders to present on an assortment of interesting and relevant topics throughout the year. The upcoming series will include a wide range of interesting and relevant topics, including sports, real estate, entertainment, hospitality, medical, and luxury retail. Attendees have opportunities to network, learn, and dine with local and regional executives, politicos, business owners, and other professionals. For more information call 310-248-1000 or visit BeverlyHillsChamber.com/Events

BEST OF BEVERLY HILLS GOLDEN PALM AWARDS GALA BEVERLY WILSHIRE, A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL March 30 6 – 9PM The premier dinner and award celebration recognizing businesses in Beverly Hills who are visionaries of true business excellence in the community. Call 310-248-1000 or visit BeverlyHillsChamber.com/Events

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APRIL GREYSTONE RANGER TOUR April 1 Join the park ranger on a guided walking tour of the Greystone mansion and Estate grounds. For information call 310-285-6850 or visit GreystoneMansion.org

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING WITH STEVEN M. PRICE April 15 12:30PM Friends of Greystone are hosting historian, design and preservation consultant Steven M. Price and his book Trousdale Estate – Midcentury to Modern in Beverly Hills for a lecture and book signing. A light lunch buffet will be served and guests are welcome to tour the first floor of the mansion. For more information visit GreystoneMansion.org

MUSIC IN THE MANSION April 16 2PM Music in the Mansion at Greystone Mansion has presented concerts featuring selected prize-winning international and local artists, and this month features Friends Meet in California. For details visit GreystoneMansion.org

EASTER IN BEVERLY HILLS April 16 A number of Beverly Hills restaurants will showcase their Easter menus, including traditional dishes along with their restaurant specialties. For details visit LoveBeverlyHills.com

EARTH DAY 2017 April 22 9AM – 1PM The 14th annual Earth Day event brings global environmental awareness to Beverly Hills. Learn

more about water conservation, drought tolerant planting, earthquake preparedness, smart bikes, alternative energy and more! For more information call 310-285-2461 or email EarthDay@ BeverlyHills.org

BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL April 26 – 30 The International Beverly Hills Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the art and talent of emerging film-makers in the city globally recognized as the headquarters for VIPs in the motion picture industry. For information call 310-779-1206 or visit BeverlyHillsFilmFestival.com

MAY GREYSTONE MANSION CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE May 7 10AM – 4PM Join us for the 7th annual Concours at the historic Greystone Estate. Over 150 classic automobiles and motorcycles, gourmet food, beverages, lectures and more! For more information visit GreystoneMansion.org

THEATRE 40 PRESENTS May 18 – June 18 “Separate Tables” For more information call 310-364-0535 or visit Theatre40.org

FRIENDS OF ROBINSON GARDENS ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR & SHOWCASE ESTATE May 20 Visit select private home gardens rarely seen by the public. The affair peaks mid-day with a catered luncheon at the Virginia Robinson Gardens. For more information visit RobinsonGardens.org


RODEO DRIVE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE June 19

The Art Show features art by 240 exhibitors from around the nation who showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and printmaking. For information call 310-285-6836 or visit BeverlyHills.org/ArtShow

This annual Father’s Day event brings out everyone from serious car collectors and local families to international visitors. For more information visit RodeoDrive-BH.com

MUSIC IN THE MANSION May 21, 2PM

A special evening dedicated to celebrating Chamber members, joining with neighbors and colleagues, and to enjoying a spectacular party with food, drinks, and fun. This exclusive event is complimentary for all Chamber Members. For more information call 310-248-1000 or visit BeverlyHillsChamber.com/Events

Music in the Mansion at Greystone Mansion has presented concerts featuring selected prize-winning international and local artists, and this month features The Piano & The Soprano. For details visit GreystoneMansion.org

JUNE GREYSTONE RANGER TOUR June 11 Join the park ranger on a guided walking tour of the Greystone mansion and Estate grounds. For information call 310-285-6850 or visit GreystoneMansion.org

BEVERLY HILLS FARMERS’ MARKET PIE BAKE & PIESTA June 11 9AM The annual Pie Bake a’La Beverly Hills & Piesta is for amateur bakers only and winners will receive Clementine gift cards. For more information call 310-285-6830 or visit BeverlyHills.org/FarmersMarket

MUSIC IN THE MANSION June 18 2PM Music in the Mansion at Greystone Mansion has presented concerts featuring selected prize-winning international and local artists, and this month features Firebird Balalaika Ensemble. For details visit GreystoneMansion.org

SUMMER GARDEN PARTY BEVERLY CANON GARDENS June 22 4 – 7PM

JULY BEVERLY HILLS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL July 28 – August 6 The Festival is designed to provide talented instrumentalists and vocalists a chance to learn from some of the world’s leading musicians, to improve their technical and expressive musical skills, and to perform before leading entertainment specialists. For more information visit BHMusicFestival.us

AUGUST BEVERLY HILLS FARMERS’ MARKET PICKLEFEST August 7 9AM – 1PM The 4th annual Picklefest features family-friendly fun, entertainment and a sour-puckering contest for the “Best Dill Pickle” in Beverly Hills. For more information call 310285-6830 or visit BeverlyHills.org/ FarmersMarket

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JIM J’S JUKEBOX – DISCOVERING AMERICA’S MUSIC BEVERLY HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY September 13, October 11, December 13

Close out the year in style. Many of our area restaurants and hotels host annual celebrations. Reserve early. For locations visit LoveBeverlyHills.org

American Songbook buff Jim Jimirro shares facts, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and music from his collection. Join many who have enjoyed his vibrant and informed perspective on the music of Berlin, Porter, Ellington, and Gershwin, the lyrics of Mercer and Hammerstein, and the stylings of Sinatra and Fitzgerald. For more information call 310-288-2244 or visit BHPL.org

AN EVENING WITH THE MAYOR – THE STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS, GREYSTONE MANSION, FORMAL GARDENS October 6 5 – 7PM The businesses and greater community of Beverly Hills will gather for an intimate evening, with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, on the grounds of Greystone. This is followed by the Mayor’s formal address and a Q&A session. For more information call 310-248-1000 or visit BeverlyHillsChamber.com/Events

44TH ANNUAL STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS SAMUEL GOLDWYN THEATER October 12 The U.S. competition is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students whose films are made within the curricular structure of an eligible accredited institution. Past winners have gone on to receive 57 Oscar nominations and have won or shared 10 awards.  For more information call 310-247-3000 or visit Oscars.org

BEVERLY HILLS ART SHOW BEVERLY GARDENS PARK October 21 & 22 10AM – 5PM The fall edition of the Art Show features art by 250 exhibitors from around the nation who showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and printmaking. For information call 310-285-6836 or visit BeverlyHills.org/ArtShow

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GREYSTONE MANSION & GARDENS: The Doheny Estate is a 46,000-square-foot mansion with formal gardens on nearly nineteen manicured acres. Built in 1927 by the Doheny family, it was later purchased by the City of Beverly Hills.  The venue is available for private, corporate and non-profit events.  For more information and inquiries, visit beverlyhills.org/ greystone or call 310-285-6830.

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ONGOING EVENTS BEVERLY HILLS FARMERS’ MARKET Weekly outdoor certified market. Located at the 9300 block of Civic Center and is open on Sunday from 9 am – 1 pm, rain or shine. For more information call 310-285-6830 or visit BeverlyHills.org/FarmersMarket

COLDWATER CANYON FULL MOON HIKE On the third Friday of every month, you can take in inspiring views of the San Fernando Valley. For information call 818-753-4631.

BEVERLY HILLS WALKING TOUR: “ART AND CULTURE” The city is overflowing with art, architecture and cultural attractions, and this self-guided walking tour lets you explore the vast (and photo-worthy) collection of public art, architectural gems and art galleries that add to the allure of this already beautiful city. For more information visit LoveBeverlyhills. com/walking-tours

BEVERLY HILLS TROLLEY TOUR Take a 40-minute tour of Beverly Hills. Tours depart from the corner of Rodeo Dr. and Dayton Way in Beverly Hills. For more information call 310285-2442 or visit LoveBeverlyHills. com/Beverly-Hills-Trolley-Tour

A pet extravaganza for dogs and their owners presented by City of Beverly Hills’ Community Services Department. The event will feature a pet parade, pet adoptions, entertainment, food trucks, and fun for the entire family. Dogs must be current on all necessary vaccinations. For more information visit BeverlyHills.org/ WoofStock90210

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Mon-Fri. 8:30am-5pm 9400 S. Santa Monica Blvd., 2nd Floor www.beverlyhillschamber.com..................................... 310-248-1000

LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL

5700 Wilshire Blvd., #170, Los Angeles, CA 90036 www.labusinessjournal.com..............323-549-5225 LOS ANGELES TIMES

202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.latimes.com..................................213-237-5000

BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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BEVERLY HILLS CONFERENCE & VISITORS BUREAU

PARKS

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Sat & Sun 10am-5pm 9400 S. Santa Monica Blvd. #102 www.lovebeverlyhills.com.....................310-248-1015

Beverly Hills Adult School 255 S. Lasky Dr. www.bhusd.org....................................... 310-551-5150

COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

HIGH SCHOOLS

CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS

445 N. Rexford Dr. www.beverlyhills.org............................ 310-285-1000

LIBRARY BEVERLY HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Mon-Thurs. 10am-9pm, Fri & Sat. 10am-6pm Sun. 12pm-5pm 444 N. Rexford Dr. www.bhpl.org Main Number..........................................310-288-2220 Reference & Fine Arts.......................... 310-288-2244 Children’s Library....................................310-288-2211 Circulation...............................................310-288-2222 Administration........................................310-288-2220 Literacy ....................................................310-288-2207 Friends of the Library...........................310-288-2209

LOCAL GOVERNMENT BEVERLY HILLS CITY HALL

(Recreation and Parks Division) Mon-Thu. 7:30am-5:30pm, Fri. 8am-5pm 455 N. Rexford Dr., Rm. 200 ............. 310-285-2537

MAJOR PARKS BEVERLY GARDENS PARK

23 blocks along Santa Monica Blvd. COLDWATER CANYON PARK

1100 N. Beverly Dr. ...............................310-285-6820 GREYSTONE MANSION/PARK

905 Loma Vista Dr. ..............................310-285-6830 LA CIENEGA COMMUNITY CENTER/PARK

8400 Gregory Way................................310-285-6810

BEVERLY HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT

VIRGINIA ROBINSON GARDENS

471 S. Roxbury Dr..................................310-285-6840 (Clubhouse 310-285-6850)

1008 Elden Way.....................................310-550-2087

Station #1: Headquarters 455 N. Rexford Dr. Emergencies................................................................ 911 Non-emergencies...................................310-281-2700

Beverly Vista School 200 S. Elm Dr. www.bv.bhusd.org................................310-229-3669 EL RODEO SCHOOL

605 N. Whittier Dr. www.er.bhusd.org................................. 310-229-3670 HAWTHORNE SCHOOL

624 N. Rexford Dr www.haw.bhusd.org............................. 310-229-3675 HORACE MANN SCHOOL

8701 Charleville Blvd. www.hm.bhusd.org.................................310-551-5104

ACCESS SERVICES INC. (FOR DISABLED PERSONS)

...............................................................1-800-827-0829 ROXBURY COMMUNITY CENTER & MEMORIAL PARK

BEVERLY HILLS FIRE DEPARTMENT

K-8

TRANSPORTATION SENIORS/DISABLED 325 S. La Cienega Blvd. .....................310-285-6825

Mon-Thurs. 7:30am-5:30pm, Fri. 8am-5pm 455 N. Rexford Dr www.beverlyhills.org............................ 310-285-1000

464 N. Rexford Dr. www.beverlyhills.org For emergencies ....................................................... 911 For non-emergencies............................310-550-4951 Police Administrative Office................310-285-2100 Crime Prevention Bureau.....................310-285-2163 Detective Bureau....................................310-285-2158 Traffic Bureau..........................................310-285-2190

Beverly Hills High School 241 Moreno Dr. www.bhhs.bhusd.org ..........................310-229-3685

LA CIENEGA TENNIS CENTER

MAIN OFFICE WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL PARK

9650 Sunset Blvd.

MINI PARKS Arnaz Mini Park................................... 151 N. Arnaz Dr. Crescent Dr. Mini Park .............. 154 N. Crescent Dr. Hamel Mini Park....................................... 214 S. Hamel Maltz Park........................................9800 Sunset Blvd. Oakhurst Mini Park...................... 120 S. Oakhurst Dr. Reeves Mini Park.............................125 S. Reeves Dr. Rexford Mini Park......................... 362 N. Rexford Dr.

BEVERLY HILLS DIAL-A-RIDE SHUTTLE

.................................................................... 310-275-2791 MTA BUS PASS SENIOR DISCOUNT PROGRAM

.................................................................... 310-550-4761 TAXI SERVICE

Beverly Hills Cab....................................800-273-6611 Independent Taxi..................................800-521-8294 United Independent Taxi ..................800-822-8294

UTILITIES BEVERLY HILLS PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Graffiti abatement, sanitation, street maintenance, recycling, water, wastewater. Mon-Thurs. 7:30am-5:30pm, Fri. 8am-5pm 345 Foothill Rd. ..................................... 310-285-2467 For after-hours water, wastewater, or electrical emergencies www.beverlyhills.org.......................... 310-550-4900

PASSPORT SERVICES

CABLE OFFICE OF CABLE TELEVISION (CITY PROGRAMMING)

Station #3: Doheny 180 S. Doheny Dr .................................. 310-550-4794

Beverly Hills residents can process passport requests at the Beverly Hills Public Library (444 N. Rexford Dr.) and the Main Post Office (325 N. Maple Dr.) Information.............................................. 310-288-2279

PARKING

POST OFFICES

City Lot Locations and Monthly Parking Information Traffic Bureau.........................................310-285-2552

MAIN POST OFFICE

Station #2: Coldwater Canyon 1100 Coldwater Canyon Dr................. 310-550-4795

WATER SERVICE, RECYCLING, SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL

Mon-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9:30am-1 pm Last daily collection: Mon-Fri. 5pm; Sat. 3:45pm 325 N. Maple Dr. www.usps.com........................................310-247-3470

BEVERLY HILLS PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

BEVERLY POST OFFICE

................................................................... 310-285-2467 Mon-Thurs. 7:30am-5:30pm, Fri. 7:30am-5pm Utility Billing Questions........................ 310-285-2434

Mon-Fri. 9:30am-5pm Last daily collection: 5pm 312 S. Beverly Dr. www.usps.com...... 800-275-8777 or 310-247-3465

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

CRESCENT POST OFFICE

THE BEVERLY HILLS COURIER

Mon-Fri., 9am-5pm Last daily collection: 5pm 323 N. Crescent Dr. www.usps.com.......800-275-8777 or 310-247-3470

499 N. Cañon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 www.bhcourier.com............................... 310-278-1322 BEVERLY HILLS WEEKLY

140 S. Beverly Dr., #201, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 www.bhweekly.com.............................. 310-887-0788

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BEVERLY HILLS GIFT & SNACK POST OFFICE

Mon-Fri. 9am-4pm Last daily collection: 4pm 9777 Wilshire Blvd. #GF-02 www.usps.com......800-275-8777 or 310-859-8285

B E V E R L Y H I L L S T H E G U I D E I b eve r l y h i l l s t h e g u i d e. c o m

455 N. Rexford Dr. ................................. 310-285-1178 TIME WARNER CABLE

900 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week www.timewarnercable.com For installation and service................888-409-2842 ELECTRIC

Southern California Edison Residential customers........................ 800-655-4555 Business customers.............................800-990-7788 www.sce.com GAS

Southern California Gas Company Residential customers.........................800-427-2200 Business customers.............................800-427-2000 Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for routine and emergency service requests. www.socalgas.com TELEPHONE

AT&T Residential customers........................ 800-288-2020 Mon-Fri., 7am-9pm, Sat., 8am-5pm Business customers............................. 888-944-0447 Mon-Fri., 8am-5pm www.att.com


AUCTION HOUSES

BUSINESS DIRECTORY AUTOMOTIVE TIRE & WHEEL

P ZERO™ WORLD 10349 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025.................................310-203-3900 See our ad page 49 www.pzworldla.com

HERITAGE AUCTIONS www.HA.com

310-492-8600

Heritage Auctions is the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Our Beverly Hills gallery and office offers appraisals on jewelry, luxury handbags, art, coins, entertainment memorabilia & collectibles. Call for a free estimate. 9478 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 100, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 AUDIO - VISUAL ELECTRONICS BANG & OLUFSEN, RODEO DRIVE 479 N. Rodeo Dr., Ste. 104 Enter at 9517 S Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-247-7785 www.bang-olufsen.com/rodeodrive

AUDIO - VISUAL RENTAL AUDIO VIDEO L.A. RENTALS TO RELY ON 16117 Grevillea Ave. Lawndale, CA 90260.....................................818-679-8104 www.audiovideola.com

BAKED GOODS/BAKERIES IL FORNAIO 301 N. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................. 310-550-8330 www.ilfornaio.com

BANKING UNION BANK 9460 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-550-6522 www.unionbank.com WELLS FARGO PRIVATE BANK 433 N. Camden Dr., Ste. 1200 Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-285-5817 www.wellsfargoprivatebank.com

AUTOMOBILE - RENTAL

FOLLEA SALON www.follea.com

310-821-2860

We produce the finest human-hair extensions & wig masterpieces; inspired by nature, beloved & perfected during decades of artistry for the world’s most highprofile women. 208 S. Beverly Dr., Ste. 201, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

M CAR/WILSHIRE LIMOUSINE 310-860-9047 www.rentmcar.com 8931 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211

See our ad page 54

AUTOMOTIVE DEALER - NEW AUDI BEVERLY HILLS 8850 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211................................424-281-5600 www.audibeverlyhills.com See our ad Back Cover, 53 BEVERLY HILLS BMW 5070 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles , CA 90036................................323-801-1430 See our ad page 1, 55 www.bmwofbeverlyhills.com HORNBURG LAND ROVER - OVERFINCH NORTH AMERICA 500 Stinson Dr. Danville, VA 24540....................................... 831 265 2392 www.overfinch.com See our ad page 50, 51

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING SERVICES DOOR TO DOOR VALET CLEANERS 9843 S. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................. 310-556-0777 doortodoorcleaners.com

CATERERS IL FORNAIO 301 N. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................. 310-550-8330 www.ilfornaio.com SIMON’S CATERERS & SPECIAL EVENTS 10505 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025.................................310-466-6333 www.simoncaterers.com

CLOTHING - MEN’S RETAIL ANTO BEVERLY HILLS 258 N. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-278-4500 www.antoshirt.com

BEAUTY

AUTOMOBILE - LEASING EXECUTIVE CAR LEASING CO. 7807 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046.................................323-654-5000 www.executivecarleasing.com

BEVERLY HILLS POSTAL PLACE 269 S. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-274-7721 See our ad page 26 www.bhpostalplace.com

BATTAGLIA SHOP 332 N. Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-276-7184 www.battaglia-beverlyhills.com STEFANO RICCI 270 N. Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-858-9595 See our ad page 4, 5 www.stefanoricci.com

COSMETIC SERVICES

PLANET BEAUTY 231 S. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................949-752-1885 planetbeauty.com

BEAUTY SALON EL SALON OF BEVERLY HILLS 9453 Charleville Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................. 310-550-6333 elsalonbh.com

JOSEPHMARTIN SALON 351 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-274-0100 Hotel Bel Air Beverly Hills Hotel 701 Stone Canyon Rd. 9641 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles Beverly Hills 310-909-1683 310-276-2762 www.josephmartin.com JUAN JUAN SALON 9667 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................. 310-278-5826 www.juanjuansalon.comm See our ad page 44

BUSINESS SERVICE CENTERS

LASKY AESTHETICS AND LASER CENTER www.laskyaesthetics.com 310-552-8010 Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center is an elite medical and wellness clinic offering the very best in modern day laser skin treatments, nonsurgical body contouring, laser skin resurfacing, skin tightening, cosmetic age management, and more. 153 S. Lasky Dr., Ste. 8, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 COSMETICS, BEAUTY SUPPLIES & PERFUME STORES EURO COSMETICS, INC. 3700 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 808 Los Angeles, CA 90010.................................213-804-5472 www.miladopizamerica.com

CRYSTAL & JEWELRY CRYSTAL CLASSICS 6185-K Huntley Rd. Columbus, OH 43229.................................... 614-430-8180 www.crystalclassics.com See our ad page 13

BEVERLY HILLS POSTAL PLACE 9663 Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-858-7122 See our ad page 26 www.bhpostalplace.com

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DENTISTS

FUNERAL HOMES

THE CENTER FOR AESTHETIC DENTISTRY AND THE CENTER FOR SLEEP & WELLNESS 310-926-3133 www.thecenterAd.com/www.thecenterSW.com Dr. Katherine Ahn and Dr. Jennifer Bossel provide exceptional care. The Center of Beverly Hills features a unique blend of both World-class aesthetic dentistry and a comprehensive approach to sleep apnea and overall wellness. 450 N. Bedford Dr., Ste. 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

PIERCE BROTHERS WESTWOOD VILLAGE MEMORIAL PARK AND MORTUARY 1218 Glendon Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024................................. 310-474-1579 www.pbwvmortuary.com See our ad page 33

HARDWARE STORES EMIL’S HARDWARE www.emilshardware.com

Your Family Owned, Old Fashioned, Full Service Hardware Store Since 1947. Emil’s Hardware has Hardware, Computer Color Matching Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Screen & Glass, Key & Locksmith Departments & More.

DEPARTMENT STORES

2525 S Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034

DRYCLEANERS DOOR TO DOOR VALET CLEANERS 9843 S. Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................. 310-556-0777 doortodoorcleaners.com FAZIO INCORPORATED/ DBA FAZIO CLEANERS 9260 W. Olympic Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-273-5030 www.faziocleaners.com

EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT AGENCIES PERSONNEL REFERRAL SERVICE OF THE BEVERLY HILLS BAR ASSOCIATION 9420 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Fl. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-601-2422 See our ad page 77 www.bhba.org

EVENT & MEETING ORGANIZING SERVICES BIRD INFINITY GROUP LLC 466 Foothill Blvd., # 371, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011.....................................626-390-0904 birdinfinitygroup.com See our ad page 45

FINANCIAL PLANNING & SERVICES STOCKCROSS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 9464 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................800-225-6196 www.stockcross.com

Conquering Stress WI with Dr. Arlene

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310-443-4277

Stress ruining your health? Dr Arlene’s Right Fit Method’s proven strategies = solutions. Learn to ignite unparalleled business, career & personal success at seminars & sessions. Curious: BH Courier Conquering Stress column. Manage stress, thrive & win! 10940 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1600, Westwood, CA 90024

SOUTH BAY HR, INC. Redondo Beach, CA 90278..................800-797-2125 X101 www.southbayhr.com See our ad page 35

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INSURANCE

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HOME HEALTH CARE AAA T.L.C. HEALTH CARE, INC. 16133 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 900 Encino, CA 91436..........................................310-271-1887 www.aaatlc.com See our ad page 45

HOSPITALS, MEDICAL & SURGICAL

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES 4650 Sunset Blvd.,, Mailstop #29 Los Angeles, CA 90027.................................323-361-1717 chla.org

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CHRISTOFLE SILVER 9515 Brighton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-858-8058 www.christofle.com

280 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 304 Beverly Hills, CA90212-3852

mark@egermanlaw.com lee@egermanlaw.com

HOTELS/RESTAURANTS

UCLA HEALTH 1821 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 600 Santa Monica, CA 90403.............................. 310-319-4560 uclahealth.org

CEDARS-SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM 8711 W. Third St., Ste. 1110 Los Angeles, CA 90048.................................310-423-4022 www.cedars-sinai.edu See our ad page 9

Fax: (310) 248-6288

WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS 9850 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-860 6666 www.waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com See our ad Inside Front Cover

SAN YSIDRO RANCH 900 San Ysidro Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108............................. 805-565-1700 www.sanysidroranch.com See our ad page 3

MARK EGERMAN, ESQ. LEE A. EGERMAN, ESQ.

(310) 248-6299

THE PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-551-2888 peninsula.com/beverlyhills

MERIDIAN OF CHEVIOT HILLS 3340 Shelby Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90034.................................310-837-9181 meridiansenior.com/cheviothills

AFTER-CARE NURSES REGISTRY 280 S. Beverly Dr., Ste. 410 Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-271-5073 www.after-carenurses.com

Egerman Law Group, LLP

MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS 225 N. Canon Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................888-860-0788 www.montagehotels.com/beverlyhills SLS HOTEL, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, BEVERLY HILLS 465 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048.................................310-247-0400 www.SLSBeverlyHillsHotel.com

HEALTH SERVICES

barro global search, inc. www.winwithoutcompeting.com

LUXE RODEO DRIVE HOTEL 360 N. Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-273-0300 www.luxehotels.com

310-839-8571

SEDATION DENTAL CENTER OF BEVERLY HILLS 462 N. Linden Dr., #341 Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................. 310-275-9100 edationdentalbeverlyhills.com

BARNEYS NEW YORK 9570 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-276-4400 www.barneys.com

AVEC NOUS RESTAURANT - L’ERMITAGE BEVERLY HILLS 9291 Burton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................. 310-278-3344 www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/beverlyhills See our ad page 67

HOTELS & MOTELS AKA BEVERLY HILLS 155 N Crescent Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-385-1924 www.stayaka.com See our ad page 27

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FOROUZAN INSURANCE SERVICES, INC. www.forouzaninsurance.com 323-951-0660

Dependable service since 1980 Home • Auto • Life • Health Commercial • Employee Benefits CA License# OC23148

8683 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. A, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 INVESTMENT ADVICE MORGAN STANLEY WEALTH MANAGEMENT 9665 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 600 Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-285-2600 www.morganstanley.com

JEWELRY STORES ELZA JEWELERS 418 N. Bedford Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-858-8686 www.elzajewelers.com MARTIN KATZ, LTD. 9540 Brighton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-276-7200 www.martinkatz.com


JEWELRY/WATCH/PRECIOUS STONE & METAL WHOLESALE

PARTY RENTAL & LEASING SERVICE

KANTOR & ASSOCIATES 9489 Dayton Way, Ste. 202 Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-246-2408 www.kantorgems.com

LAWYERS DAWSON TILEM & GOLE 9454 Wilshire Blvd., PH Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-285-0880 www.dtglaw.com

CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS 2310 E. Imperial Hwy. El Segundo, CA 90245.................................. 310-535-3660 www.classicpartyrentals.com

PERFORMANCE ARTS COMPANIES

PHYSICIANS BEVERLY HILLS MEDICAL PLAZA 150 N. Robertson Blvd., Ste. 320 Beverly Hills, CA 90211................................310-657-6464 See our ad page 44 www.bhmp.biz

MURRAY D. FISCHER, ESQ. 433 N. Camden Dr., Ste. 970 Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-276-3600

OBAGI SKIN HEALTH INSTITUTE 270 N. Canon Dr., Suite 100 Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................. 310-275-3030 See our ad page 43 www.obagilaw.com

LEGAL SERVICES

PICTURE FRAMING SERVICES

7080 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90028 LIMOUSINE SERVICE EMPIRECLS WORLDWIDE CHAUFFEURED SERVICES 600 S. Allied Way El Segundo, CA 90245..................................800-451-5466

LUGGAGE & LEATHER GOODS STORES

For questions or needs related to Alzheimer’s/ dementia… to donate… to get involved… call 24/7 844.HELP.ALZ (844.435.7259) or alzgla.org for more info. 4221 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400, Los Angeles, CA 90010

The largest independently owned and operated Real Estate firm on the Westside! Representing buyers and sellers of Los Angeles prime properties for more than 30 years. 355 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

REAL ESTATE AGENTS & BROKERS BEVERLY HILLS PICTURE FRAMING 310-278-4798 www.bhpictureframing.com CURATED GLOBALLY, SERVICED LOCALLY. FRAMING DISCERNING ANGELENOS MEMORIES FOR OVER TWO DECADES. 9685 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 See our ad page 58

PLASTIC SURGEONS

JOSIE TONG 310-808-8808 josie.tong@sothebyshomes.com CalBRE #01440310

CONNECT BUYERS & SELLERS GLOBALLY 9665 Wilshire Blvd., #400, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

PORSCHE DESIGN 236 N. Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-205-0095 www.porsche-design.com

NON-PROFIT

NELSON SHELTON REAL ESTATE, ERA 310-271-2229 www.nelsonshelton.com

TISHMAN SPEYER 345 N. Maple Dr., Ste. 101 Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-271-7362 www.tishmanspeyer.com

424-284-2401

Real Estate Litigation Business Litigation & Arbitration Employment Litigation International Law

9990 Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212

WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................. 310-246-3800 See our ad page 61 www.thewallis.org

EGERMAN LAW GROUP, LLP 280 S. Beverly Dr., Ste. 304 Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-248-6299 See our ad page 76 www.egermanlaw.com

OBAGI LAW GROUP, P.C. www.obagilaw.com

DOMINO REALTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY 310-712-1700 Fax: 310-712-1710 www.dominorealty.com

See our ad page 19

REAL ESTATE PROPERTY MANAGERS BEVERLY HILLS PLASTIC SURGERY, INC. - DR. GABRIEL CHIU 310-888-8087 www.beverlyhillsplasticsurgeryinc.com A full-service plastic surgery practice & medical spa. The medical staff is led by Dr. Chiu, who has performed thousands of body, breast & facial surgical procedures. Offering full-spectrum beauty treatments from facials to surgical procedures. 9454 Wilshire Blvd., GF, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 PRINTING SERVICES

RDS INVESTMENTS 9701 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1110 Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-209-5554 www.RDSinvest.com

REAL ESTATE, DEVELOPMENT LEFRAK COMMERCIAL 40 W. 57th St., 23 Fl. New York, NY 10019..................................... 212 708 6650 www.lefrakcommercial.com See our ad page 11, 17

DESIGN PRINTING 5364 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019................................. 323-549-9444 www.dprintla.com

PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCIES HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES 8739 E. Artesia Blvd Bellflower, CA 90706....................................310-323-4663 www.Habitatla.org See our ad page 27

NON-PROFIT - PROFESSIONAL & MEMBERSHIP BEVERLY HILLS BAR ASSOCIATION 9420 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Fl. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-601-2422 www.bhba.org See our ad page 77

OFFICE SUPPLIES & STATIONERY STORES

BRANDI KAMENAR BEVERLY HILLS - BRAND MANAGEMENT & STRATEGIC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 9461 Charleville Blvd., Ste. 213 Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................310-734-6180 www.BrandiKamenar.com

REAL ESTATE COLDWELL BANKER BEVERLY HILLS -HERBERT L. MCGURK II 301 N. Canon Dr., Suite E Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-777-6232 www.realestatemiracles.com See our ad page 18

85 Years of Leadership in the Legal Profession Free Monthly Monthly • ProBono InformationService Service Clinic Legal Clinic Information PersonnelReferral Referral BeverlyMeans Hills Bar •• Personnel •• Modest Service Foundation Program Service LawyerReferral Referraland and •• Lawyer

FRANCIS-ORR STATIONERY CO. 320 N. Camden Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-271-6106 www.francisorrbeverlyhills.com

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RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH 504 N. Camden Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-275-0123 www.allsaintsbh.org

RESTAURANTS - CAFES MOMED 233 S. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................. 310-270-4444 See our ad page 69 www.atmomed.com

RESTAURANTS-CAFES THE UPPER CRUST PIZZERIA 243 S. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................. 310-504-5056 www.theuppercrustpizzeria.com See our ad page 64, 65

RESTAURANTS-ITALIAN VIA ALLORO 301 N. Canon Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................. 310-275-2900 See our ad page 68 www.viaalloro.com

RESTAURANTS-JAPANESE/SUSHI SHIKI BEVERLY HILLS 410 N. Canon Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................424-201-6109 See our ad page 6, 7, 69 www.shikibeverlyhills.com

RESTAURANTS, FULL SERVICE

208 RODEO www.208rodeo.com

310-275-2428

Serving California cuisine with pan-Asian & French influences that are both beautifully presented & imaginatively prepared with seasonal ingredients. We offer Cocktails, Wines, & Beers as well as delectable desserts. Open breakfast, lunch & dinner. 208 Via Rodeo, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

IL FORNAIO 301 N. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-550-8330 www.ilfornaio.com IL PASTAIO 400 N. Canon Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................. 310-205-5444 See our ad page 68 www.giacominodrago.com JEAN-GEORGES BEVERLY HILLS - WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS 9850 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-860 6666 www.waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com See our ad page 66 LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB BEVERLY HILLS 100 N. La Cienega Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211................................. 310-652-2827 www.lawrysonline.com See our ad page 69 MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE 246 N. Canon Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-888-8782 www.mastrosrestaurants.com PICCOLO PARADISO 150 S. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212................................. 310-271-0030 See our ad page 68 www.giacominodrago.com THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY 9560 Dayton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-276-0615 www.thegrill.com See our ad page 71 THE STINKING ROSE 55 N. La Cienega Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211................................. 310-652-7673 www.thestinkingrose.com See our ad page 71

XI’AN RESTAURANT www.xian90210.com

310-275-3345

Xi’an is a lively Chinese restaurant serving delicious healthy cuisine, fine wine and creative martinis, the local’s favorite since 1996. The vibrant atmosphere offers a full service bar with TV, patio dining, and a private room for larger parties. 362 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

BH BEIGNETS www.bhbeignets.com

310-278-8164

Beverly Hills Beignet offers a selection of handcrafted delicious sweet and savory beignets, frozen hot chocolate and rare teas in the exclusive Golden Triangle area of Beverly Hills. French cuisine with Chef Lincoln Carson. Open Mon - Sun 10a - 7p 9527 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

YOJISAN SUSHI 260 N. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................. 424-245-3799 www.yojisan.com See our ad page 68

RETIREMENT CARE BEVERLY HILLS CARMEL ELEGANT SENIOR LIVING www.beverlyhillscarmel.com 310-278-9720 Beverly Hills Carmel Elegant Independent and Assisted Living, providing luxurious surroundings and excellent care for our Seniors. Serving Beverly Hills and the surrounding area since 1976. 8750 Burton Way, Los Angeles, CA 90048 ROOFING, SIDING, & SHEET METAL CONTRACTORS

FOGO DE CHAO BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE www.fogo.com 310-289-7755 Fogo offers guests a variety of high-quality fire-roasted meats, a gourmet Market Table including seasonal salads, soup, fresh vegetables & hot side dishes, plus an award-winning wine list, tempting dessert menu, and creative and classic cocktails. 133 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211 IL BUCO 47 Bond St. New York, NY 10012..................................... 212-533-1932 www.ilbuco.com See our ad page 68

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ROYAL ROOFING, SOLAR & INSULATION CO. - STEVE PINKUS, PRESIDENT 6831 Suva Street Los Angeles, CA 90201.................................310-271-9095 www.royalroofing.com

SECURITY SYSTEMS SERVICES U.S. PRIVATE VAULTS, INC. 9182 W. Olympic Blvd. Beverly Hills, Ca. 90212................................ 888-948-8778 See our ad page 33 www.usprivatevaults.com

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Our mission is to champion quality of life for all seniors. With our “resident centered” approach to living, we offer personal assistance, medication management, daily social activities, delicious meals, and transportation for group activities. 201 N. Crescent Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL ALLSAINTS 328-330 N. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-499-0970 www.us.allsaints.com

SHOPPING CENTERS 2 RODEO 9480 Dayton Way, Ste. 200 Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................. 310-247-7040 See our ad page 59 www.tworodeo.com

SIGN MANUFACTURING AAA FLAG & BANNER 8955 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034.................................310-836-3200 www.aaaflag.com

SPAS & SALONS LEA ADVANCED SKINCARE 417 N. Camden Drive Beverly Hills, California 90210.....................310-278-2221 leaeigard.com

SPEAKERS, LECTURERS & SEMINARS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES OF THE WESTSIDE www.speakersla.com 310-546-6222 Six live theatre events featuring world leaders, newsmakers & authors appearing at the Saban Theatre at 8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills P.O. Box 3451, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 TAXI SERVICE BEVERLY HILLS CAB COMPANY 5741 W Adams Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90016.................................800-273-6611 www.beverlyhillscabco.com See our ad page 54

THEATER COMPANIES & DINNER THEATERS THEATRE 40 P.O. Box 5401 Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-364-0535 www.theatre40.org

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO) 1 Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012................................. 213-922-1240 www.metro.net See our ad page 33

VETERINARY SERVICES BEVERLY HILLS SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL, INC. 353 N. Foothill Rd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210................................310-276-7113 www.bhsah.com


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Egerman Law Group, LLP, 310-248-6299.........................77

Nelson Shelton Real Estate, ERA, 310-271-2229.............77

208 Rodeo, 310-275-2428..............................................78

El Salon of Beverly Hills, 310-550-6333..........................75

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Elza Jewelers, 310-858-8686...........................................76

Obagi Law Group, P.C., 424-284-2401............................77

Emil’s Hardware, 310-839-8571.......................................76

Obagi Skin Health Institute, 310-275-3030......................77

A AAA Flag & Banner, 310-836-3200..................................78

EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services, 800-451-5466...........................77

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After-Care Nurses Registry, 310-271-5073.......................76

Euro Cosmetics, Inc., 213-804-5472................................75

AKA Beverly Hills, 310-385-1924.....................................76

Executive Car Leasing Co., 323-654-5000........................75

Personnel Referral Service ofthe Beverly Hills Bar Association, 310-601-2422...................................76

AllSaints, 310-499-0970..................................................78

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AAA T.L.C. Health Care, Inc., 310-271-1887....................76

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 310-275-0123....................78 Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, 844-HELP-ALZ (844-435-7259)....................................77

Fazio Incorporated/ DBA Fazio Cleaners, 310-273-5030.............................76

Piccolo Paradiso, 310-271-0030......................................78 Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary, 310-474-1579.......................................76 Planet Beauty, 949-752-1885..........................................75

Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, 310-289-7755........78

Anto Beverly Hills, 310-278-4500....................................75

Porsche Design, 310-205-0095........................................77

Follea Salon, 310-821-2860............................................75

Audi Beverly Hills, 424-281-5600.....................................75

P Zero World, 310-203-3900............................................75

Forouzan Insurance Services, Inc., 323-951-0660............76

Audio Video L.A. Rentals to Rely On, 818-679-8104........75

Francis-Orr Stationery Co., 310-271-6106........................77

Avec Nous Restaurant - L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, 310-278-3344.....................76

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R RDS Investments, 310-209-5554.....................................77 Royal Roofing, Solar & Insulation Co. - Steve Pinkus, President, 310-271-9095....................78

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, 310-323-4663........................77

Bang & Olufsen, Rodeo Drive, 310-247-7785..................75

Heritage Auctions, 310-492-8600....................................75

Barneys New York, 310-276-4400....................................76

San Ysidro Ranch, 805-565-1700....................................76

Barro Global Search, Inc., 310-443-4277........................76

Hornburg Land Rover - Overfinch North America, 831 265 2392...................75

Sedation Dental Center of Beverly Hills, 310-275-9100...76

Battaglia Shop, 310-276-7184........................................75

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Beverly Hills Bar Association, 310-601-2422...................77

Simon’s Caterers & Special Events, 310-466-6333..........75

Il Buco, 212-533-1932.....................................................78

Beverly Hills BMW, 323-801-1430...................................75

Il Fornaio, 310-550-8330.......................................... 75, 78

SLS Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0400........................................76

Beverly Hills Cab Company, 800-273-6611......................78

IL Pastaio, 310-205-5444................................................78

South Bay HR, Inc., 800-797-2125 X101.........................76

Beverly Hills Carmel Elegant Senior Living, 310-278-9720.......................................78

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StockCross Financial Services, Inc., 800-225-6196.........76

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills - Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, 310-860 6666.............78

Sunrise of Beverly Hills, 310-274-4479............................78

Beverly Hills Medical Plaza, 310-657-6464......................77 Beverly Hills Picture Framing, 310-278-4798...................77

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Shiki Beverly Hills, 424-201-6109....................................78

Stefano Ricci, 310-858-9595...........................................75

JosephMartin Salon, 310-274-0100.................................75

T Theatre 40, 310-364-0535...............................................78

Beverly Hills Postal Place, 310-274-7721........................75

Josie Tong, Sotheby’s International Realty, 310-808-8808.............77

Beverly Hills Postal Place, 310-858-7122........................75

Juan Juan Salon, 310-278-5826......................................75

Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital, Inc., 310-276-7113.......................................78

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The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 310-551-2888......................76

BH Beignets, 310-278-8164............................................78

Kantor & Associates, 310-246-2408................................77

The Stinking Rose, 310-652-7673....................................78

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc. - Dr. Gabriel Chiu, 310-888-8087................................77

Bird Infinity Group LLC, 626-390-0904............................76 Brandi Kamenar Beverly Hills- Brand Management & Strategic Business Development, 310-734-6180.....77

The Center for Aesthetic Dentistry and The Center for Sleep & Wellness, 310-926-3133...........................76 The Grill On The Alley, 310-276-0615..............................78

The Upper Crust Pizzeria, 310-504-5056..........................78

L Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center, 310-552-8010..........75

Tishman Speyer, 310-271-7362.......................................77

Lawry’s The Prime Rib Beverly Hills, 310-652-2827.........78

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Lea Advanced Skincare, 310-278-2221...........................78

UCLA Health, 310-319-4560............................................76

Cedars-Sinai Health System, 310-423-4022....................76

LeFrak Commercial, 212 708 6650..................................77

Union Bank, 310-550-6522.............................................75

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 323-361-1717..............76

U.S. Private Vaults, Inc., 888-948-8778...........................78

Christofle Silver, 310-858-8058.......................................76

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), 213-922-1240........78

Classic Party Rentals, 310-535-3660...............................77

Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, 310-273-0300...........................76

Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills -Herbert L. McGurk II, 310-777-6232...........................77 Crystal Classics, 614-430-8180.......................................75

V Via Alloro, 310-275-2900.................................................78

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Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, 310-860 6666....................76

Mastro’s Steakhouse, 310-888-8782...............................78

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Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 310-246-3800........................77

Dawson Tilem & Gole, 310-285-0880..............................77

Meridian of Cheviot Hills, 310-837-9181.........................76

Wells Fargo Private Bank, 310-285-5817.........................75

Design Printing, 323-549-9444........................................77

Momed, 310-270-4444....................................................78

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Distinguished Speaker Series of the Westside, 310-546-6222...................................78

Montage Beverly Hills, 888-860-0788..............................76

Xi’an Restaurant, 310-275-3345......................................78

Domino Realty Management Company, 310-712-170......77

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, 310-285-2600...........................76

Door To Door Valet Cleaners, 310-556-0777............. 75, 76

Murray D. Fischer, Esq., 310-276-3600............................77

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS 2 Rodeo................................................................................................... 59

Juan Juan Salon....................................................................................... 44 www.juanjuansalon.com

AAA T.L.C. Health Care, Inc....................................................................... 45

Lawry’s The Prime Rib Beverly Hills........................................................... 69

AKA Beverly Hills....................................................................................... 27

LeFrak Commercial............................................................................. 11, 17

Audi Beverly Hills................................................................... Back Cover, 53

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)........... 33

Avec Nous Restaurant - L’Ermitage Beverly Hills....................................... 67

M Car/Wilshire Limousine......................................................................... 54

Beverly Hills Bar Association..................................................................... 77

Momed..................................................................................................... 69

Beverly Hills BMW................................................................................. 1, 55

Obagi Skin Health Institute....................................................................... 43

Beverly Hills Cab Company....................................................................... 54

P Zero World............................................................................................. 49

Beverly Hills Medical Plaza....................................................................... 44

Piccolo Paradiso....................................................................................... 68

Beverly Hills Picture Framing..................................................................... 58

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary................ 33

Beverly Hills Postal Place.......................................................................... 26

San Ysidro Ranch........................................................................................3

Bird Infinity Group LLC.............................................................................. 45

Shiki Beverly Hills.............................................................................6, 7, 69

Cedars-Sinai Health System.........................................................................9. www.cedars-sinai.edu

Southbay HR............................................................................................ 35

Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills-Herbert L. McGurk II.................................... 18

Stefano Ricci.......................................................................................... 4, 5

Crystal Classics......................................................................................... 13

The Grill On The Alley................................................................................ 71

Egerman Law Group, LLP.......................................................................... 76

The Stinking Rose..................................................................................... 71

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles............................................. 27

The Upper Crust Pizzeria..................................................................... 64, 65

Hornburg Land Rover - Overfinch North America................................. 50, 51

U.S. Private Vaults, Inc............................................................................. 33

Il Buco...................................................................................................... 68

Via Alloro.................................................................................................. 68

Il Pastaio.................................................................................................. 68

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills..............................................Inside Front Cover

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills - Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills......................... 66

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts....................................... 61

Josie Tong, Sotheby’s International Realty................................................. 19

Yojisan Sushi............................................................................................ 68

www.tworodeo.com

www.aaatlc.com

www.stayaka.com

www.audibeverlyhills.com

www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/beverlyhills

www.bhba.org

www.bmwofbeverlyhills.com

www.beverlyhillscabco.com

www.bhmp.biz

www.bhpictureframing.com

www.bhpostalplace.com

birdinfinitygroup.com

www.realestatemiracles.com

www.crystalclassics.com

www.egermanlaw.com

www.Habitatla.org

www.overfinch.com

www.ilbuco.com

www.giacominodrago.com

www.waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com

www.relocatela.com

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www.lawrysonline.com

www.lefrakcommercial.com

www.metro.net

www.rentmcar.com

www.atmomed.com

www.obagilaw.com

www.pzworldla.com

www.giacominodrago.com

www.pbwvmortuary.com

www.sanysidroranch.com

www.shikibeverlyhills.com

www.southbayhr.com

www.stefanoricci.com

www.thegrill.com

www.thestinkingrose.com

www.theuppercrustpizzeria.com

www.usprivatevaults.com

www.viaalloro.com

www.waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com

www.thewallis.org

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