Elegance is the only beauty that doesn’t fade.”
– Audrey Hepburn
It’s vintage glam meets modern chic.
The Culver Hotel…
I was lucky to have start my days and end my nights at one of the most historic boutique hotels in Los Angeles. The hotel is 93 years old, standing 6 stories high, and is perfectly placed in the center of Downtown Culver City. Can’t forget to mention that the hotel was practically home to some of old hollywood’s biggest stars. Talk about monumental..
Like any gem, this place makes it difficult to resists it’s charm. Once you walk through the wooden doors, you’re taking a step into the past. Imagine an opulent combination of vintage hollywood glamour and an European ambience. From the vibrantly decorated lobby to the airy art gallery rooms to the dark and moody speak easy upstairs. EVERY part of the hotel is elegant, special, and unique.. And when I say everything, I mean everything down to their lobby restroom (unfortunately not pictured).
The hotel also inspired me to bring out more of my feminine side. I wanted my style to go hand in hand with what the hotel represented.
To round things up I wanted to share my favorite experiences from my short (too short) stay.
- Newly Renovated Guest Rooms: I learned they are gradually giving the rooms a make over. So if you’d like to stay in a similar room (pictured above) be sure to request to stay at one of their newly renovated rooms.
- Afternoon Tea: I love a good Afternoon Tea date and along with the perfect ambience be sure to dress up to the theme. Quick tip, add the strawberries and champagne.
- Culver After Dark: As the night falls, get ready to see the hotel while in it’s busiest hours. Grab a table, enjoy the hand crafted cocktails, and expect to be serenaded by the live jazz music through the night. If you rather shy away from the noise and want to spend time somewhere more intimate, check out the Velvet Lounge on the second floor which also disguises as a speak easy.
Photography: Justin Quebral, JNELV, Richard Sung
Shop: Elliatt, Blesse’d Are The Meek
Stay: The Culver Hotel