LA’s real estate queen surveys “celeb-rated” Pacific Palisades.
The serene gardens at the Getty Villa.
Joyce Rey's real estate success could perhaps have been predicted—after all, she launched her career more than 40 years ago selling homes to the likes of Christina Onassis and Lee Strasberg. Since then, the Hollywood-born, Orange Countyraised Rey has amassed more than $3 billion in sales. She’s also garnered a reputation as the real estate authority when it comes to old-school LA glamour, selling historic estates known not by their addresses but their names, including Bel-Air’s Le Belvédère, Holmby Hills’ Owlwood and the now-destroyed Pickfair in Beverly Hills, originally home to Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Since selling a Pacic Palisades manse to Goldie Hawn more than 25 years ago (“It was the only place she wanted to live,” Rey says), the onetime ight attendant and business-law high school teacher has taken a shine to the poshest of LA’s oceanside ’hoods, brokering the German government’s purchase of the omas Mann House there last year. Here, a Rey-gal tour around one of her favorite stomping grounds. 166 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.285.7529, joycerey.com
“Brunch at Café Vida (15317 Antioch St., Pacic Palisades, 310.573.1335, cafevida.net) is healthy and fresh. I sit outside to soak up the sun with a green juice. My favorite is the Alkalizer, with kale, apple and ginger.”
“The Riviera Country Club (1250 Capri Drive, Pacic Palisades, 310.454.6591, therivieracountryclub.com) is fabulous for tennis and golng! Well, it is a stop on the PGA Tour!”
“Hiking up to the top of the Santa Monica Mountains on the Paseo Miramar Trail (865 Vista Pacica St., Pacic Palisades) means overlooking the entire city— and coastline!”
“Lake Shrine (17190 Sunset Blvd., Pacic Palisades, 310.454.4114, lakeshrine.org) is a beautiful [place] for meditation. It’s a very tranquil setting—and open to all religions.”
“The Roman patrician Getty Villa (17985 Pacic Coast Highway, Pacic Palisades, getty.edu/villa) is a one of my very favorite places in the neighborhood—it is always such a beautiful sight to see!”