The legendary Greystone Mansion of Beverly Hills will soon open its gates and welcome visitors. The estate's secrets, mysteries and ghosts, however, may not reveal themselves as easily. If only these thick, limestone walls could talk.
Real estate is "the contemporary version of pornography, drugs, sex, rock and roll -- a subject of obsessive fascination," said author and chronicler of all things social Michael Gross in a sit-down interview.
America's cities are full of hidden charms--special places that offer respite from the bustle of the metropolis. I love seeking out those quiet spots where I can spend a peaceful afternoon alone, or with a close companion or two.