It's America's most famous ZIP code, a five-digit name brand that's one of the world's most expensive residential and shopping areas. Visitors travel far and wide to arrive at Rodeo Drive and ogle anyone in oversize sunglasses, always hoping to spot Jennifer Lopez or even just Jennifer Love Hewitt.
For most, it's no more than a ZIP code of high-end boutiques that makes a window-shopper out of anyone not cocked with Platinum or Black AmEx (STOCK QUOTE: AXP). But for an elite few, it's a high-roller playground of be-seen dining, professional shopping and VIP nightlife magnified by the wattage of paparazzi and celebrity society. Here's your 24 hours to live like a 90210 superstar.
8 a.m. -- At home in the 90210
You awake at your 90210 home within the Thompson Beverly Hills. This Jason Pomeranc hotel revamps a former chain hotel, which is within walking distance to Rodeo Drive, with all the pizzazz of his NYC hotspots. The lobby is home to sexy BondSt restaurant, a regular stomping ground for 90210 neighbors like David Beckham and Britney Spears. Rooms conceal peek-a-boo views of the downtown skyline, the best of which are on the southeast corner of the hotel. Perfect during L.A.'s Indian summer, which lingers well into November, is a rooftop pool lounge known as ABH (Above Beverly Hills), the best in the city and only open to famous faces and in-house guests with a room key.9 a.m. -- Fit like a film star
Located on the ground floor of the Endeavor Building -- yes, that uber-Hollywood agency depicted in HBO's "Entourage" -- is the city's glitziest fitness address, Sports Club LA Beverly Hills. Silicone-enhanced housewives show their Olympic prowess among a heartthrob staff of trainers-slash-actors. You'll also find some of the city's best fitness instructors like Brock Cahill offering one of the toughest 90-minute yoga-cardio classes you'll ever find. Afterward, hit the in-house spa for a gut-busting wrap or on-site juice bar for an exotic vegetable elixir.