This Bev Hills babe flew solo last weekend.
With passport in hand and unaccompanied by my darling daughter, I braved the land of plastic surgery, kale salad without dressing and Cartier Love bracelets…alone.
Who would protect me against the Entitlementors?!
I was terrified so I went and had an amazing hair treatment with colorist/extention guru, Japanese straightening and Keratin expert, Logan, at the brand new Salon Kazumi in Bev Hills.
Logan can banish the curl and frizz, turning you into a straight hair goddess, fully qualified to walk the golden runway of Bev Hills without fear of exclusion.
Refreshed and straightened out, I sashayed out of the salon and decided to scope out Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys and Neiman Marcus with my credit card burning a hole in my Burberry raincoat.
Not only was I shopping alone, but it was raining in Southern California.
How would I survive, but I must!
The stores were packed due to inclement weather.
I fondled Louboutins, Valentinos and Manolos.
I checked out the bag section and drooled over Proenza, Alaia, Gucci, Chanel and Mui Mui.
I had a heart to heart with a debonair Brazilian jeweler who was having a trunk show at Saks.
I fell head over heels for a diamond and gold cuff bracelet, but I had to reject him when I saw the $14,000 price tag.
I can only rationalize so much.
While in Barneys, I decided to do a drive by at Freds at Barneys where the delightful Ray Barnhart keeps the place running like a well oiled machine.
It was 2:30pm so I decided to spring for lunch and hung out at the bar, ordering a delicious yet pricey Asian Chicken salad for $26.
The restaurant was teeming with familiar looking TV personalities.
I met a charming casting agent who had just purchased a bikini before indulging in a Turkey Burger with Fries…she even ate a few.
Ah, to be thirty-something, bikini ready and fully employed. I remember those days.
I hit up Neiman’s which was also packed and decided to head home. When I spotted a Kardashian, I ran.
My passport had expired and I had a date with destiny (my husband David) who was killing himself at a 3 hour Krav Maga class…and I thought Bev Hills was dangerous.
Salon Kazumi 9725 S. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, California
Saks Fifth Avenue 9634 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills California
Barneys New York 9570 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, California
Freds at Barneys 9570 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, California
Neiman Marcus 9700 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, California