Southern California is the Capital of the rich and famous. Home to Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, and so many more luxurious, high-end neighborhoods. Owning a home within this region is a dream come true for most, let alone owning a vacation home.
The Exclusive The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe
While traveling through Southern France I met a very amicable woman. We were both dining
alone, and we ended up sharing a few bottles of wine and we chatted for quite some time. We were enchanted by each other, and I’m very happy to call her a mentor today.
She happened to own a house in Rancho Santa Fe, and invited me there for the Summer. I had never heard of this place, but wow was I in for a surprise. I arrive and took my rental car to her address, and at first I thought I was in the wrong place because it was just so beautiful. I mean, Rancho Santa Fe is the ultimate place to aspire to live in. It was just so beautiful.
S, my friend, took me through her magnificent abode, and gave me a thorough tour of her gorgeous city. It truly was an amazing experience living under such lavish conditions for a month.
I had a very nice chance to meet with K. Ann Brizolis, a Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate agent who explained to me the history of the city. She was very knowledgeable and even offered to help me find a house when I was ready. Obviously that was a joke because to own some of these lavish luxury homes you need some real cash. At most, I could probably rent a guest house. It was a fun and interesting conversation. At Rancho Santa Fe they truly care about their community and that was such a warm thing to see.
Beverly Hills & Los Angeles
After my month at Rancho Santa Fe was up, I drove up to Los Angeles to see the famous 90210 city. I mean, I was so close, I decided to drive the 4 hours North to see what this globally famous city was all about.
It was surprising to meet some very interesting and diverse group of people. Fortunately I did not encounter too many materialistic and rude people. Those that were rude were not true Angelinos, so that made me feel a bit better. Strollingthrough the streets of Melrose and Sunset I was enchanted by all the interesting stores and people.
The nightlife varied drastically depending on where you were. Beverly Hills is not too fun at night since most bars and happening locales are located outside of it, unless you opt to go to a hotel bar. Regardless, I was able to experience the very posh Soho House, a chic bar in Santa Monica, the most outrageous gay club in West Hollywood were I had the time of my life, and a very hippie vibe lounge in Los Feliz.
I know in the future I will want to live in Los Angeles for a few years, as it was such an amazing experience. I mean this trip was overall one of the best trips I have done by myself in a long time. I usually don’t travel alone, but traveling alone this time was an eye-opening experience and allowed me to step out of my comfort zone.