A day or so ago, while waiting at LAX airport, I did a quick post on an extraordinary garden that belongs to friends who live in the Hollywood Hills.
Unfortunately, I had to delete it, because a) they lived in an extremely private gated estate full of Grade A (ie Oscar-winning) celebs and I didn't feel I could really feature the stars' houses in such a public forum, and b) the garden is part of a feature being included in a new magazine that's being published later this year. However, when my friend (who owns the garden with her husband) saw that I had deleted it, she kindly emailed me to say I could re-instate it, with her blessing. So I have, but have deleted all the stars' names, and the name of the estate, out of respect for all concerned.
I feel really fortunate to have been able to visit this somewhat secret part of LA, and to have also visited one or two of the 'names' that live here. Even if my haze of jetlag, I could recognise that it was a very special treat.
Thank you Jill for being so gracious and generous with your time. I am so very grateful.
PS Having trouble with comments, so have simply added them manually. Suspect my laptop has jetlag too... Thanks so much for the lovely notes Penelope, Elizabeth, Linda and Sarah. Very grateful. Stephanie – I'll email you re the magazine shortly. Just trying to finish writing the Provence book this week. x
penelopebianchi has left a new comment on your post "The Hollywood Hills"
Awesome! I am third-generation Pasadena; and I haven't ever heard of it either! What a treasure!!! LOVE!!!
Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns has left a new comment on your post "The Hollywood Hills":
I have never heard of this neighborhood, what a special place. You are blessed to have such friends. Their garden is spectacular.
Linda C. has left a new comment on your post "The Hollywood Hills":
Hi Janelle, glad you are back in blogland. You HAVE been really busy haven't you.
Sarah has left a new comment on your post "The Hollywood Hills":
How incredible! What a beautiful place to live and you are so fortunate to know such a wonderful person. Gorgeous photographs. Safe travels.... x
pve design has left a new comment on your post "The Hollywood Hills":
Beautiful and decadent in many ways. Reminds me of a bygone era. Love all your images and thanks for taking us on a tour. pve
smr has left a new comment on your post "The Hollywood Hills.":
What an extraordinary place..an oasis with fountains, pools, terracotta roof tiles and white walls. Its interesting how this mediterranean /spanish influence never really took off in Sydney apart from a few houses designed by Professor Leslie Wilkinson ..