Hi. I'm traveling to LA this summer with my mother and 2 sisters for a girls weekend away (my sisters and I are all in our early to mid 30's, married, and both of them are pregnant). We live in NY. I've been to LA several times before and absolutely love it there. My sisters have never been and are excited about eating out at good restaurants and all the fun shopping!
We will be there 3 nights only - from a Fri to a Monday. Their top 3 choices for dinners are Ago, Il Sole and The Ivy. Do you think these are good choices? I've been to both Ago and The Ivy. Liked the food at both places. They are definitely looking forward to some possible celeb sightings at dinner. If you have any better suggestions please let me know.
Our mother had only one request - she wants to see the Hotel Bel Air. Since we can't afford to stay there we are going for breakfast one morning. Anyone ever been? Are we allowed to walk around the grounds after we eat to see how beautiful the place is?
While in LA we plan to do some serious shopping - head to Santa Monica one day. Thinking about going to Malibu b/c I've never been. Any suggestions on what we could do there...is there shopping or a trendy little place to walk around and grab lunch maybe? I know nothing about Malibu.
Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated. We are staying in Beverly Hills. THANKS!