March 29th, 2014

Beverly Hills

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.



What's New


Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress


Gate knotted leather slippers


Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat


Santos de Cartier metal shield sunglasses

  • I’m sure you know about the DVF wrap dress exhibit but just in case check it out. We also love the architecture tour of the Getty.

    TerriMarch 29th, 2014  9:52 AM

  • I love the Beverly Hills Hotel. I’ve stayed there a few times over the years and it’s very special but………The Hotel Bel Air is stunning. My husband and I were in Los Angles last month for my birthday and we went there for brunch on the Sunday. I never realized! I will be staying there for the rest of my life. 🙂 Next year I will be 55 and I will need something to come down from the shock! I’ve already made plans for next year but i’m changing them. Four of five days there should sort me right out! I hope you have a lovely trip.

    RTGMarch 29th, 2014  10:08 AM

  • Who needs Paris in Spring…! Will you be publishing an itinerary…, “dear friends” would like to know….!

    “BEV. HILLS or BUST”!

    J.T.March 29th, 2014  10:28 AM

  • Alas the Bel Air is a shadow of its former self- bought by a chain and redone in generic ‘luxury’. Such a pity.

    Allison WMarch 29th, 2014  11:18 AM

  • Please keep us updated on your travel wardrobe! I live in Miami, so I’m always interested in warm weather, casual but put-together outfits.

    MonicaMarch 29th, 2014  1:37 PM

  • I second Monica’s request.

    MargoMarch 29th, 2014  5:38 PM

  • My husband and I stayed at the Bel Air two times in February and found it sublime. I had to leave the property to go to the PDC (Pacific Design Center) but my husband was happy to stay put and enjoy the great service , staff and beauty of the hotel! I think the renovation is great. They kept the charm while making it much more modern. This contrasts with the renovation of the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe which,sadly, removed all of the charm.

    LBSMarch 29th, 2014  6:57 PM

  • I will always love the I Love Lucy episode with the Don Loper fashion show!!!!!

    LeeMarch 30th, 2014  9:48 PM

  • The Beverly Hills Hotel is near and dear to my heart! I was married there 8 years ago and spent the summer before and after my wedding living at the hotel. It’s a very special place! I must pick up this book!

    MaryMarch 31st, 2014  3:52 PM


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