The Hollywood Roosevelt
Where to Stay // Hollywood Roosevelt
From its 1927 roots as host of the first Oscars, the Roosevelt is all about location: It’s across from famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, along the Walk of Fame and just down from the Kodak Theatre.
Rodeo Drive & Beverly Hills
Morning activity // Rodeo Drive & Beverly Hills
All the big names are here—Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace. While you’re browsing, keep your eyes peeled for celebrities in Bentleys trying to shop incognito.
Breakfast // Joan’s on Third
Considered by many to be LA’s Dean & Deluca, this gourmet market/eatery is a stylish spot for eggs and espresso and a hangout for the Mischa Barton set.
Lunch // The Ivy
When you see the paparazzi mayhem on Robertson Boulevard, get ready to make your entrance. The movie crowd flocks here regularly to see and be seen while devouring the Ivy’s first-class caesar. 310-274-8303 for reservations.
Paramount Studios Tour
Afternoon activity // Paramount Studios Tour
Paramount is the only major movie studio still in Hollywood, and its two-hour trolley tour is the industry’s best: rich filmmaking history mixed with a peek at daily TV and movie operations.
Dinner // Campanile
It’s fun sitting in this 1929 landmark, knowing it was once Charlie Chaplin’s studio. Mark Peel’s award-winning Mediterranean cuisine is matched by the thrill of seeing familiar faces among his celebrity customers.