September 26

Santa Monica Mondays……

Mondays always feel like a necessary new beginning….and arriving to The Viceroy in Santa Monica one Monday this month after spending some time further South felt like our trip was just beginning in some ways……seemingly unassuming from the outside, this beautifully designed and decorated hotel on the inside is a world away from the boulevarde revellers…..in a British Regency style by Kelly Wearstler, The Viceroy exudes colour, personality and an unabashed decadence.  It’s a little bit like Alice in Wonderland meets chic, modern American style….the outcome is smart, sophisticated, luxurious and clean…..bold yellows, greens, blue greys and whites abound…

The food in the restaurant downstairs, where you can also sit outside and enjoy the LA warmth by the pool is epic. My favourite thing on the menu would have to be the orange infused quinoa, with finely chopped spinach, carrots and a poached egg on top. Their freshly made and bottled juices and tonics are also a must!

The rooms continue the smart, sultry vibe of the hotel, the long dark corridors, evening lighting, succulent bowls, cleverly applied bold wall papers and appliqued door ways.  A little piece of peace……a swathe of different types of pillows to suit a most discerning sleeper, stunning white and grey marble bathrooms that defy age somehow, the signature wall hung plates on a wall that are echoed throughout the dining and living spaces of the hotel….and a very nice view of the Santa Monica streets……

The Foyer…..

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Chic sitting space as you enter the hotel…..

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Deep blue velvet & shag pile rugs….

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A Jonathan Adler signature piece…..the classic spaniel lamp…

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Chinese Chippendale chair and classic rattan inspired wallpaper…

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The boudoir…..

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Signature wall hung plates…..such a simple & effective motif….

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White & grey marble bathrooms…..

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‘Cabana by the pool’ heaven….

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A pretty place to sit and lunch….

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Stunning black & white plates on a slate grey wall….

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Buxus hedge perfection….

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Hay horse…….

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Sitting…….

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Brunching…..

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Looking…..

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Lounging…….

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A canary yellow library and a beautiful storage solution…..

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Yellow Chippendale’s……

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Breakfast with Alice?

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Soft lavenders, greys & greens…….

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Lantern shaped windows & a glass backed liquor cabinet……

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Painterly black & white wallpaper…

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Bright green subway tiles & grand wall mounted chandeliers…..in the bathroom…

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Sit a while and take in the striking colours…an embossed glass window to your left….

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Green with envy…..
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