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WEST Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel Angeleno

Feel on Top of the World at Hotel Angeleno

10/09/2017

Caroline Ryder

As much as you enjoy Downtown L.A. and Hollywood, for you the real L.A. is the old L.A. that exists west of the 405 freeway from Bel-Air to the beach. Places that belong to Dennis Hopper, the Ferus gallery, Jim Morrison writing lyrics on Venice Beach, Less Than Zero trust fund babies, Faye Dunaway lounging by the pool post-Oscars, the Malibu Colony and Joan Didion’s lonely characters nibbling hardboiled eggs as they circle the 405 freeway, too rich to ever be happy. To you, that’s the essence of L.A., the strange paradise city where angels’ fortunes rise and fall daily, casual as the sun.

Galleria at Millennium Biltmore Hotel

The Millennium Biltmore: From Oscar to Olympus

09/05/2017

Caroline Ryder

Opened in 1923 with a design by Schultze & Weaver, the architecture firm behind the Waldorf Astoria and Park Lane hotels in New York, the Biltmore’s decadent Beaux Arts-inspired design occupies half a city block and 11 stories - its suites have hosted six Presidents, Bugsy Malone, the Beatles, and now, you.

Hotel Normandie exterior at night

Take a Trip to L.A.'s Golden Age at Hotel Normandie

07/24/2017

Caroline Ryder

You live and breathe vintage, whether it's film noir, Art Deco architecture, the photographs of Man Ray, or novels about Jazz Age speakeasies and the outrageous Flappers that inhabited them. Those were the golden days—which is why the Hotel Normandie beckons.

Pool at Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel in Studio City

Like, OMG It's the Sportsmen's Lodge

07/17/2017

Caroline Ryder

Located about 15 minutes north of Hollywood off the 101 Freeway, the Sportsmen’s Lodge welcomes staycationers and out-of-towners in the know to check in for an under the radar escape that harkens to a simpler time - weekends involved Tiki cocktails, drive-thrus shaped like giant hot dogs, and waitresses on roller skates. In fact, the Sportsmen’s is a great place for a super relaxed, social media break—although the WiFi is excellent, for when you do decide to post some pics of your stay.

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