Real life intruded again. I was going to write a lyrical review of the City Exclusive Le Labo Gaiac 10. Le Labo is having all the city exclusives come out in November for one month available for purchase by those of us who don’t live in the host city. They starting today are sampling them through their website and at their stores at $10 per sample. Not the best bargain I can think of, but at least you can live with them for a few days to see whether you love it enough to pop for the full bottle. I stopped by and picked up Gaiac 10 and spritzed before running off to a city event touring the police station and just walked in the door.
So, Gaiac 10 is nice, more about it later.
We toured the SWAT team, the shooting range, the emergency preparedness center and the forensics lab. Bottom line: you do not want to be a criminal in Beverly Hills. Turns out that we’re a test-bed for all the new technology used by homeland security. If you drive in your plates are scanned and for wants and warrants. There are cameras all over taking high-quality video on the business streets. The lab boys use all that stuff you see on CSI, including super-glue.
Big Brother? Could be. But here’s a story that was told to by a former mayor on how this can be used. A resident of one of the local elder-care apartment houses called 911 to report that her husband, who has Alzheimer’s wandered off in the night while she was asleep. She was frantic, as you can imagine. Since the house was on the edge of the business triangle they were able to scan the past hours and see when he left and which direction we went in. He stayed wandering around the center of town and they were able to find him, pick her up and get to him to return him safely home.
I’ll take the idea that they might be sitting in BHPD headquarters asking if all I ever do is drink Diet Coke on the patio at the Beverly Hills Market if they can do the above.
Next time: Perfume. I promise.