Friday, March 14, 2008

An Evening in Beverly Hills with My Famous Author Friend

I was in Beverly Hills recently to visit one of my "famous author friends" who was in LA for a few weeks. She was staying at the beautiful Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons, a stunning hotel with remarkable attention to detail at every turn. I've always liked this particular hotel; the last time I was there was for Easter Brunch many years ago. When I walked in the lobby, there was a beautiful arrangement of fresh white lillies in a huge urn. I paused to admire the amazingly fragrant flowers, which made me smile. Fresh flowers usually make me happy, and these were no exception.

above left: another view of inside The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons, and more incredible fresh flowers! above right: The pool area with ultra glam private tent cabanas. This is the life to live!
Dinner with my famous author friend...
That evening we went to dinner at the hip and trendy new "Comme Ca" restaurant on Melrose Avenue. It's a nostalgic restaurant with French brasserie-style dishes like "soupe a l´oignon gratinĂ©e", "moules frites" and "paleron of beef bourguignon". While the place was packed and busy all night long, we had good service and delicious food. I ended up having "beef stroganoff" which was out of this world! After dinner, my "famous author friend" and I relaxed with a glass of wine in the lounge of her hotel and people-watched for awhile. It turned out to be a wonderful evening and a lot of fun. I told her that we should write a book together someday...maybe we will.
-Rick Rockhill

13 comments:

Marlupe said...

sounds like you had a nice time-I'm trying to figure out who your famous author friend is. I am fascinated by your life, the things you do, the places you go and the people you meet. I guess that's why I keep coming back everyday.

Mone said...

This picture of the pool area looks like out of this world. Glad you had a good time. Have a nice weekend =)

Seamus said...

Love that pool area!!!!!!!!!! :)

Odat said...

What kind of book???

Peace

Lewis said...

Beautiful hotel, fantastic flowers, the most excellent of friends and people.

Lois Grebowski said...

Please do!!!! YUM, the meal sounds wonderful. Love good classic cuisine...

Diane J Standiford said...

Famous AND sexy!

Rhodester said...

If I ever get a darned book published someday, can I be one of your "famous author friends"?

Cheryl said...

The Four Seasons looks fabulous. Did you see any stars? I've no doubt that you're often mistaken for one. Actually, I think you are a star!

Marlupe said...

what a beautiful place. and ANOTHER famous friend? wow you know a lot of people!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Sounds (and looks) like a lovely time.

Tea N. Crumpet said...

Is that her with you? Please tell us who she is, dearest Rick! I think she is beautiful!

Naomi said...

Beautiful hotel Rick. I'm sure you had a wonderful time. You have such a great life out there.

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