Monday, December 08, 2008

SLS Hotel with Adrienne

My dear friend Adrienne, who works for Culture & Commerce, was in town for the opening of the SLS Hotel (465 La Cienaga blvd.), designed by Monsieur Philippe Starck, so I was treated to a private tour of some of the place's highlights. Starck went for a rich and dark baroque decor, with an emphasis on black and all kinds of silver hues, from glassy glitter to huge mirrors. The beauty of the details is just dazzling. The top picture was snapped in, er, the restrooms...
A stunning boutique displays crazy eye-candy items by fabulous designers, such as this tongue-in-cheek plate and this humongous faux-macaron candle.
Philippe, on t'aime! (We love you)

35 comments:

Gabbi said...

What l gorgeous loo, so glad you decided to photograph it :) I rarely visit Beverly Hills but it truly is a beautifully decadent place isn't it?

Mary-Laure said...

GABBI - Decadent is the word indeed... Maybe we can meet up at the hotel bar some time, treat ourselves to a glass of champagne in the first days of January to celebrate the new year...?

My Castle in Spain said...

Tout le monde aime Philippe !
This is a glorious place...i'm sure you loved it...
You know what's funny, the first time, i went to the Bon restaurant in Paris, designed by Starck, i took a picture in the loo and the mirrors were quite similar to this.

Did you have a lot of macarons ?
:-)

My Castle in Spain said...

i mean...real ones !

corine said...

I missed reading your blog for a few weeks and suddenly we are neighbors? I'd love to come along for that glass of champagne, and macarons real or fake.

Kwana said...

Those are some restrooms! What a cool place. Thanks for sharing with us.

A World in a PAN said...

I am not a Starck fan .. but I love the atmosphere of that mirror - and your slacks!

d i a n a m u s e said...

Oh, such fun - all these treats and treasures you're uncovering every day. Fornasetti's fantastic designs are ever-delightful, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

i love love love Philippe Starck...and i love that you do have a fabulous life...always managing to have fabulous things happen to you...:)
nancyxx

Mary-Laure said...

MY CASTLE - oh I never went to Bon though I walked past it many times... What an idiot I am...

CORINE - I just love meeting fellow bloggers. If you want to get together some time in the LA area, just email me:
petipaw@gmail.com

WORLD IN A PAN - why don't you like Starck?

DIANA MUSE - yep, I love Fornasetti; such wonderful creativity.

NANCY - well this time it was really just thanks to a FABULOUS friend.
If you come an visit me, dear Nancy, I promise you some fabulous times too!
Much love to Stevie the kitty.

Anonymous said...

Enough with the "fabulously decadent/love-Stark/Loo vs Restroom" yadda yadda. The only possible comment to the first picture is "Dude, are you wearing PLEATHER PANTS???"

Mary-Laure said...

ANONYMOUS - Charlotte, is that you, naughty girl? I see you are still and ever more a Geyser of Hatred, ha ha ha...
No, these are certainly NOT pleather pants. They are denim, like any regular pair of jeans (cotton, basically), only with silver thread woven into it. They're by April 77.
See them better here:
http://mary-laure.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-love-rocknroll-style.html

And dude, DON'T call me dude.

l'air du temps said...

what a special treat, a peak inside. it really is beautiful...

jean-louis said...

Fafa dit toujours qu'elle ne comprend pas pourquoi tu fais des photos "de travers" ? Celle-ci, la premiere devant le miroir, tu devrais lui expliquer ce qui te passe par la tete quand tu appuies sur le bouton...
By the way je suis sur que c'est Carlotta qui t'appelle DUDE..

Esti said...

i like that mirror on the top photo! Sounds like you are having fun :)

Francesca Righi said...

Goodness that is a posh restroom!
..and those faux-macarons look quite real and yum!

Marie-Louise said...

The photo in the mid - it's great!

The Geyser said...

Méfiance Jean-Louis, aka "La Balance", on en a tondu pour moins que ça...

gracia said...

Ah, the beauty to be found in the details...

Annie said...

That bathroom is stunning!

Mary-Laure said...

ETSI - I so am having fun...

GEYSER - "tondu": a sly reference to the sad plight of Taolechien?

GRACIA - yes, it's really ALL about the details.

Anonymous said...

OOPS - the SLS hotel is located at 465 South La Cienega Boulevard ... not at 465 Centinela, which is an avenue and located in Inglewood ...

jean-louis said...

AKA CARLOTTA: tu me fais bien rire car deja a Pekin tu t'etonnais de ma calvitie precoce...alors aujourd'hui,tondu, avec ce qui me reste, c'est tres rigolo!!

Aka Carlotta said...

Peut-être pourrait-on te greffer les "chutes" de Tao? Même pas besoin de pré-teindre... Et Merci encore pour les croquettes!

littlebird said...

looks wonderful, how exciting!

Gabbi said...

Champagne to celebrate sounds like an excellent plan! :) Thank you Mary-Laure... hope you're having a lovely week!

Elizabeth said...

Ohmygosh, that tower of macarons is a candle? Amazing.

Anonymous said...

i'll hold you to that....and i offer montréal in exchange...:)
nancy

Mary-Laure said...

ANONYMOUS - thanks for the correction, I'll change that right away in the post!!!

CARLOTTA THE GEYSER - LOL

GABBI - that's a date! It will be fun. Cheers!

Joanna said...

Cool photos! Another great restroom to check out is in the Viceroy hotel (Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica), in case you're in the mood for more restroom-viewing. hehe

Also, could you email me your mailing address? I won't stalk you, I promise! ;-)

Songy said...

Stunning! I wish I can eat up all those macaroons.

Mary-Laure said...

JOANNA - how lovely to hear from you! My mailing address is:
28128 Pacific Coast Highway
Unit 242
Malibu CA 90265
I actually live in Paradise Cove - you may be familiar with the restaurant? If you want to chat over a drink by the ocean some time, let me know and we'll meet up there!

corine said...

I tagged you.. then I read your seven things about me. Oh well, you can play if you want.

Joanna said...

I've never actually been to Paradise Cove. A drink overlooking the ocean sounds heavenly! Let me know when you're free.

Aurélie Muller said...

une pyramide de macarons!!!! o_o