The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, The First 100 Years tells the inside story of what makes this city and this hotel a mecca for the ambitious, the rich and striving-to-be rich and famous of the entire world.
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.
Lately I've been having a lot of business breakfast meetings, and I am eager to find exciting spots to meet-and-eat. That's why I boarded the trolley and ate five breakfasts in the course of a few hours.
At a recent party, my husband and I were touched to learn our hostess had seated us at her table. Then arrived an elegant lady dressed in an embroidered Chanel Coat, who introduced herself as Judith Krantz.