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How to live like an A-lister in Hollywood on an assistant’s budget

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Hollywood, Los Angeles, known for its history and charm, is home to endless restaurants and entertainment, historic music venues, and something to see and do on every corner. Although the price of living in Los Angeles can be high compared to other cities like Chicago or Washington DC, living in the Home of the Stars doesn’t mean you have to drain your savings account.

At Common, you’re just a few minutes away from the glamour of Hollywood. Whether you choose to spend your time at a rooftop bar nearby or the rooftop at 5800 Harold by Common, you’ll be feeling like an A-list celebrity in no time. Keep reading to see how you can live like a celebrity in Hollywood on a budget.

Budgeted brunch

Start your morning out at Eveleigh, located on Sunset Strip. From 10am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, you can enjoy items from their brunch menu, like steak and eggs, breakfast sandwiches, and many more brunch novelties. Besides a menu filled with great food, they have a cocktail list twice the size. Brunch menu items start at $8 and most of their boozy drinks are under $14, which makes this a great spot to get a great breakfast for an even better price. Whether you have a mimosa in the morning or a negroni in the afternoon, you’re guaranteed to have a great time. If you’re planning on going with a large group, we recommend buying a pitcher of the Spring Sangria.

Sightseeing and shopping

Hollywood & Highland, a shopping center and entertainment complex is filled with over 70 brand name retailers like Sephora, Victoria Secret, and Zara, and is home to the Dolby Theatre, where the Academy Awards take place. In Hollywood, there’s always a spot just around the corner to shop for some wardrobe enhancements. Besides shopping, Hollywood Boulevard has tons of attractions to see. For free, you can take a stroll down the street and check out iconic spots like the Walk of Fame and the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Dine out


The food at Beauty & Essex isn’t the only thing that’s great about it. This luxury lounge is an Instagrammable spot, plus a place in town that celebrities enjoy. There’s a large selection of items on the menu, including vegan and gluten-free choices, which makes this classic speakeasy a perfect spot to grab some great quality food. With appetizers under $20 and menu items designed for sharing, it’s easy to feel like an A-lister without breaking the bank. Celebrities like Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Kim Kardashian are also frequent diners at Beauty & Essex.

End your day in style

At the end of a busy day in Hollywood, coming home to a beautiful apartment should be a given. Budgeting at Common is easy when we save you money. Coliving at 5800 Harold by Common gives you access to incredible amenities, all-inclusive rent, fully-furnished spaces, discounts to local businesses, plus access to a cool neighborhood just a few steps away from your doorstep. When choosing to make Common your home, it’s easy to save money and feel like an A-list celebrity in the heart of Hollywood at the same time.

5800 Harold by Common also offers studios and private 2-bedroom apartments. Explore our units in Hollywood today!

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