Next month, I’m heading out to Los Angeles. My husband is from Bel Air, so I will be visiting his family, and I have some dear friends whom I hope to see as well. Last trip to L.A. my beloved Hotel Bel Air was closed for renovations so we stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Affectionately known as ‘The Pink Palace’, we especially loved the Fountain Coffee Room with it’s famed Don Loper designed banana leaf wallpaper.
Originally established as a private residential community in the early twentieth century, Beverly Hills celebrates its centennial in 2014. In it’s honor, Assouline rereleased In The Spirit of Beverly Hills: 100th Anniversary Edition.