The City of Beverly Hills turned 100 in January of 2014 and has been celebrating the milestone ever since the year started.
The year-long celebration went on yesterday, April 27, with a “Block Party” on Rodeo Drive. The city closed the three blocks of the street that house high-end stores and turned them into a carnival event open to the community and visitors.The biggest attraction was a 9-foot-tall, 12-foot-wide, 24-foot-long chocolate cake anchored by a miniature of Beverly Hills’ Spanish-style City Hall that would yield 15,000 slices.
Well, I had to see that! And so I went; and so I saw it; and so I ate the famous confection.
It was a fun party and families were having a ball, trying foods from the best restaurants in the area, riding a ferris wheel, playing games and going on rides, or just dancing. A lot of interesting characters showed up to make it a typical Beverly Hills event. No celebrities, just some eccentric types. But all in all, a fun event, very open and very family oriented. Congrats to the organizers!