The best California experiences, according to Californians

Virginia Robinson Gardens, Beverly Hills Los Angeles County The Robinson mansion went up in 1911 — among the first in Beverly Hills. (If you remember Robinsons department stores, then you know where the family fortune came from.) When Virginia Robinson died in 1977, she left the 6-acre property to Los Angeles County. Nancey Kredell of Seal Beach writes that the gardens “have great docents with loving stories to tell about Virginia. One side of the property has ferns and palms and is 15 degrees cooler than the west side.” It is open for docent-led tours ($15 for adults, $11 for seniors 62 and up).

Magazine C: Zoe De Givenchy and Emilia Wickstead Host a Floral Affair in Beverly Hills

By Marie Look

November 25th, 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 21, Zoë de Givenchy, designer Emilia Wickstead and Matches Fashion buying director Natalie Kingham invited select guests, including Minnie Driver, Petra Flannery, Arianne Philips, Alexandra von Furstenberg, Tamara Mellon, Eric Buterbaugh and others, to the historic Virginia Robinson Gardens to celebrate the launch of Wickstead’s exclusive collection at the global luxury retailer, as well as de Givenchy’s tabletop capsule, both inspired by a safari aesthetic.

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