Luxury Travel Diary: Four of the Best Fours Seasons Hotels & Resorts

 

ENCHANTING! FOUR OF THE BEST FOUR SEASONS HOTELS & RESORTS FOR THE SPRING

April 22, 2018

Four Seasons hotels and resorts are some of the best luxury hotels in the world. Spring is supposedly springing, so we have picked the best Four Seasons hotels to enjoy as the Northern Hemisphere starts to warm up. We have already investigated the best Four Seasons hotels on Hawaii and the best Four Seasons hotels with glorious beaches. Here we take a gulp of fresh air and let our skin feel the sunshine in these four incredible Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, perfect … Read More

Los Angeles Times: Dozens of Gorgeous SoCal Landscapes Are On Display

 

 

IT’S SPRING: DOZENS OF GORGEOUS SOCAL LANDSCAPES ARE ON DISPLAY

By Lisa Boone, March 14, 2018

Spring is almost here, and so is Southern California’s rich tradition of spring garden tours. Given that record heat and dry conditions have climatologists wondering if 2018 will mark the return of drought conditions, it’s not surprising that many of this year’s garden tours are focused on sustainability. Curious about rain gardens, hugelkulturs and fire-resistant plants? All will be represented this year. Advance warning: Most tours are rain or shine, many sell out in advance and not all are handicap-accessible.

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Travel + Leisure

VIRGINIA ROBINSON GARDENS

This six-acre estate, renowned as the first luxury home in Beverly Hills, was constructed in 1911 and has been preserved in order to allow visitors the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the likes of Fred Astaire, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and many other aristocrats of the day. The camellia- and azalea-filled Italian terrace, king palm forest with orchids and clivias, and the bucolic rose garden surround the immaculate mansion and Great Lawn. Red brick paths carve their way through the grounds among the statues of cherubs and fountains. Property tours are available by … Read More

Nine Reasons to Stay in the Heart of Los Angeles

NINE REASONS TO STAY IN THE HEART OF LOS ANGELES

February 27, 2018

When you hear the mention of Beverly Hills, you might think of shopping on Rodeo Drive first—Pretty Woman references included. Indeed, upscale shopping is a great draw to this sophisticated city, but the reasons to visit do not stop here. With its central location, warm climate, beautiful parks, acclaimed hotels, fine dining, health and wellness offerings and storied past, the city is the destination of choice in Southern California.

Beverly Hills is located in Los Angeles County, which—with upwards of 10 million residents—is the most populous county … Read More

CBS Los Angeles: Best Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles

BEST BOTANICAL GARDENS IN LOS ANGELES

February 25, 2018

The vibrant and diverse flora of Southern California can be seen all over this vast expanse we called the Southland. Just look around you. However, with that in mind and to get a glimpse and a feel for this wonderful vegetation from our region and those of other places all in one well-groomed outpost, check out five of the finest botanical gardens in and around Los Angeles.

Virginia Robinson Gardens
1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 550-2087
www.robinsongardens.org

Part of the parcel of land where Beverly Hills’ first lady … Read More

LA Clippers Recognize FRG for Children’s Education Program

LA Clippers Recognize FRG for Children’s Education Program

On December 8th, the LA Clippers informed the Friends of Virginia Robinson Gardens that they would be recognized for their Children’s Education program by a Clippers Player inspired program called Tobi’s Heroes. Tobi’s Heroes honors people in our community who encourage and support children through sport, community service, or education. Tobi Oyedeji was a close friend from Texas of the Clippers’ Deandre Jordan. Tobi died in a car accident shortly after Jordan was drafted to the Clippers in 2008. Jordan tweets #35@TobiOye before every game; his friend is the inspiration for Tobi’s … Read More

Time Out Los Angeles


VIRGINIA ROBINSON GARDENS

June 2, 2016

 

TIME OUT SAYS: Department store magnates Virginia and Harry Robinson built this Beverly Hills estate in 1911, and upon their passing it entered into the county’s hands as a public park. Because of the six-and-a-half-acre estate’s quiet residential location, it’s only accessible via docent-led tours, which you’ll need to arrange two weeks in advance over the phone or via email. Once inside, you’ll find finely manicured gardens and a just as impeccably assembled mansion. In keeping with its storied history of lavish Hollywood parties, the estate hosts a swanky garden party at the … Read More

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