Wednesday, July 4, 2012

An Upgrade

When I went to the US last year, my friend and I stayed at the Chateau Marmont in LA. We were the extremely lucky recipients of an their 1-bedroom Penthouse suite. It was one of the happiest moments of my life (small things)

I had taken a trillion photos when I was there and then after I came back accidentally deleted them. My friend had taken a few but they weren't as crisp as this photo I found of the living room online. I just googled it today because I was thinking about how desperate I am to go back, and up came this picture. We sat at that very table agreeing that seeing there was a Tretchikoff on the wall it most definitely was meant to be. This table and chairs is etched in my memory, it is so incredibly classic and beautiful. So many original Art Deco pieces have been preserved throughout. If only the walls could talk ...

This is one of E's pics of one of the balconies (they wrapped around) It overlooked on one side the hollywood hills and over the rest of the hotel and garden restaurant

and on the other side West Hollywood.
The dining, lounge and bedroom all had these fabulous black steel french doors open up onto the balcony. These are my favourtie style of French Door. Check out the original Art Deco wall sconce on the wall below.
 This was the living room from one angle, that lounge wrapped around another wall
And another shot ifound online of the other angle

Far more impressive in real life, and below is the original kitchen. Nothing changed. The stove was amazing. I had so many pic's of it but we only have a side on one left ...
This hotel had the nicest vibe. It was intimate and cosy and the service was exceptional. Food delish. Not many hotels still emboss your name on personalised letterhead and provide swizzle sticks to go with your whisky sour - it's like a preserved slice of old Hollywood glamour. If only everything still had that attention to detail and finesse.


  1. Wowness....It looks simple but amazing and your right in saying if only the walls could talk!

  2. Love the new blog look!

    I'm also pretty impressed by your glamorous travels. I do like the living room. Is that an Eames coffee table? Nice.

    1. Thanks MMMC. I thought it was time for a little change of scenery on here. Glad you like.

      The living room was pretty cool. I love the colour of the lounge.

  3. Heaven sheer heaven !!! The kitchen is perfection in my books !!

  4. If only you'd been sitting at that dining room table circa 1954. Marilyn may have been sitting opposite you.