You Should Know Her: Lili Bosse

Lili BosseThe Honorable Lili Bosse was originally elected to the Beverly Hills City Council in 2011 and is currently serving as mayor. She previously served as mayor in 2014-2015 during the City’s Centennial year. Lili has served the community for over 25 years as chair and member of many commissions, committees, foundations and boards, among them the Planning Commission, Traffic and Parking Commission, Fine Art Commission and Beverly Hills Education Foundation. She also co-founded the women’s leadership non-profit organization, Visionary Women.

While serving on the City Council, Lili has been a leader in several important areas, including: the initiation of the very successful Walk With the Mayor program, the Text BH program and the first dog park in Beverly Hills. She was also the recipient of the Democrat of the Year Award in 2014 and was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame for Beverly Hills High School.

Her goal has always been to ensure the values of inclusion and diversity, and create a new sense of community in our world class city. The only daughter of holocaust survivors, Lili grew up in Beverly Hills. She and her husband are strong proponents of public education and longtime supporters of Beverly Hills schools. Together, they led the modernization of the libraries at all five public schools, the renovation of the KBEV television facility and started the Bosse Leadership Academy for school district employees.

Currently serving her second term on the Council, Lili is focusing her efforts on enhanced quality of life for residents, more transparency in city government, and budget sustainability for the future of Beverly Hills.

Lili BosseName: Lili Bosse
Occupation: Mayor. City of Beverly Hills
Website: electlilibosse.com
Instagram: LiliBosse1
Twitter: Lilibosse1
Facebook: Lili Bosse

1. What are three words that best describe you?

Passionate. Kind. Optimistic

2. Tell us why you’re awesome in two sentences or less.

I am all about Yes. I start with Yes, and then figure out the ‘how’ after. I love to love. I must admit, I am one big open heart but I can be a tough cookie when the time requires it.

3. What are your three biggest indulgences?

1. Love social media! I enjoy sharing on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
2. Walking, walking, walking!
3. Carving out soulful time with those I love.

Lili Bosse4. What’s currently your favorite…

Restaurant: Matsuhisa and Cafe Gratitude
Food: Sushi. Also – give me a great big salad any day of the week.
Cocktail: I must admit, I really don’t drink.
Shopping destination/store: Barney’s Beverly Hills
Fashion item: Anything orange, and white jeans, blue jeans – any jeans!
Place to hangout: Anywhere outdoors. Love hiking at Tree People. Love the roof top at the new Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills
City: Beverly Hills
Travel item: iPad
Beauty product: Candy Yum-Yum lipstick by Mac
Skincare product: Jo Malone Red Roses body lotion
Hostess gift: silver frame to capture beautiful memories
Home décor item: flowers, flowers, flowers!!
Book: Good to Great by Jim Collins
Website: bhcourier.com
Magazine: O Magazine

5. What’s the ONE thing you absolutely can’t live without?

Love

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who don’t see the world in possibility.

7. If you could have dinner with anyone (living or not) who would it be, and WHY?

Elon Musk. I am a huge star dreamer. I have always looked to the sky and wondered about the magic that may exist beyond our universe. Would love to talk to him about Space X and the quest to have humans visit Mars. I hope to one day visit space myself.

8. What does it mean to you to have a strong, engaging brand and how has having one helped you?

What I value most is being an accessible Mayor. I lead a Walk with the Mayor every Monday where hundreds of people show up to connect and create a sense of community together. It is important to be open-hearted, open-minded and to really hear what others share. There is a big difference between listening and hearing. I truly open my heart and hear what others say.

9. What is one piece of advice you would give your younger self?

It’s really ok to be your unique self. In time, you will grow to love and embrace it. The more we love who we are inside, the deeper the connection we can have with others.

10. What is one piece of advice you would give to women today about staying true to themselves and succeeding on their own terms?

It all starts from the inside out. Once we truly accept all of ourselves, even the parts that we wish were different, the more we can truly live a happier, fuller life. Have the courage to trust your instinct and take chances no matter how out of the box the ideas are. In fact, it’s more fun that way!

Lili's Must-Haves

1. Candy Yum Yum Lipstick by Mac
Define and showcase your lips with this iconic lipstick that made MAC famous.
$17, www.maccosmetics.com

2. Red Roses Body Lotion by Joe Malone
This lotion keeps skin silky smooth and is a deliciously fragrant way to feel pampered every day.
$55, www.jomalone.com

3. New Ace Floral-Embroidered Sneaker by Gucci
Keep it casual with this low-top sneaker with a floral embroidered applique and snakeskin details.
$695, www.neimanmarcus.com

4. Silver Frame by Papyrus
Showcase your memories with this beautiful and elegant silver frame.
$42, www.papyrusonline.com

5. Tweed Jacket by Chanel
It’s possible that nothing screams ‘chic’ more than a classic tweed blazer by Chanel.
www.chanel.com

6. Good to Great by Jim Collins
A book that explores the possibilities of good, mediocre and bad companies achieving enduring greatness.
$14.90, www.amazon.com

7. Nili Lotan Camo Jeans
This light green camouflage printed brush twill pant will keep you incognito and looking oh-so-cool.
$375, www.nililotan.com

8. Ray-Ban Aviator Flash Lenses
Reflect your style with Ray-Ban Aviator Flash lens sunglasses, one of the most iconic sunglass models in the world.
$175, www.ray-ban.com

9. Stila Stay All Day Foundation
This foundation instantly helps even skin tone and minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections.
$40, www.sephora.com

10. Mac In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara
A mascara with a large molded brush that creates extreme volume and curl.
$23, www.maccosmetics.com

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