It’s probably not that different from when Sharon Tait went to El Coyote in West Hollywood in Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood.
The Mexican restaurant was where Sharon and her friends ate a Mexican meal and drank Margaritas.
Although the heavily-pregnant actress stayed off the cocktails.
Unbeknown to them when they returned home to the Hollywood Hills that it was to their fate.
At the hands of Charles Manson’s followers.
We had a separate restaurant booking when I visited in June but this caught the spirit of the West Hollywood I witnessed.
PUMP is the modern-day celebs restaurant today in West Hollywood where Real Wives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa hosts her pals.
If you get there on the right night you might see Lady Gaga fall out onto the sidewalk as she did last year.
Gaga must have been doing a stir fry at home the night we visited but Lisa was there all right.
It’s just that the star-struck member of our party couldn’t muster up the nerve to ask her over to our table.
Of course you can see a galaxy of stars on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
It’s a little unsettling to see the attention around Michael Jackson’s star.
I preferred to pay homage to Marilyn Monroe while I thought it more respectful not to make too much of a fuss of Greta Garbo.
She vants to be alone.
And, of course it’s not just humans who are celebrated here… Disney’s family of characters also have their stars.
And Hollywood’s finest have their hand and duck imprints too.
And I’m quackers about a certain duck.
Tarantino’s new blockbuster is a great watch and deeply respectful to the memories of Sharon Tait and her friends in the parallel story he chronicles.
Hollywood watchers will want to try and spot the locations in the movie and you will find an easy to follow guide on www.discoverlosangeles.com.
Aer Lingus flies to LAX from Dublin Airport with pre-clearance. www.aerlingus.com.
I stayed at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in the heart of West Hollywood and would thoroughly recommend it. www.lapeerhotel.com.
With a little imagination you feel that you yourself are a real celebrity.