La-La Land: the epicenter of beautiful people, beautiful weather, and what do you know it, beautiful hotels. Though NYC is where the OG Staycationers call home, LA is undoubtedly our west coast counterpart and the Avalon Beverly Hills is exactly what the doctor prescribed this sunshine-deprived Manhattanite. Picture this: colorful-retro-meets-mid-century-modern interiors with pastel walls that’ll brighten up any mood. In short, this puppy was designed for Instagram.
THE SPOT: Avalon Beverly Hills
THE STATS: 84 rooms, restaurant/bar, a penthouse that doubles as an event space, outdoor pool, valet parking
PERFECT FOR: A girls’ day-n-night in
To kick off any girls staycay, we always rely on a handy hair & makeup squad and THE STAYCATIONERS are no strangers to Glamsquad — so we were pleasantly surprised to find out that they have an LA HQ. Cue the primpin’.
If there’s something we envy most about LA ladies is their effortless beauty; that sun-kissed glow that never really seems to disappear, and their tiny waists courtesy of their gluten-free diets.
So it only felt fitting to get outfitted by LA-based retailers, and The Style Club and Revolve were generous enough to extend their playful goodies for an impromptu room shoot. From hip-hugging blue jeans courtesy of GRLFRND Denim, to eye-catching LOVE CLUB gear, THE STAYCATIONERS had a busy afternoon of dress up ahead of them.
Think about a movie that’s most synonymous with Beverly Hills… Give up? For us, that movie is Pretty Woman, the flick that shaped the perception of Los Angelenos for the rest of us. And the best part is the protagonist, Vivian, a beautiful (errr) prostitute who finds love and happiness in the form of Richard Gere. While we can’t confirm that Avalon’s restaurant, The Viviane, is named after our favorite Julia Roberts’ character, we’re going to say it’s not a bad thing if it is. That would certainly explain why the food is as pretty as its inspiration.
They say every good thing must come to an end, but say it ain’t so, we’re not ready to go. Avalon Beverly Hills, we’ll see you in the
best West Coast again soon.
This staycation was made possible by The Style Club, Revolve, Glamsquad and of course Avalon Beverly Hills. Special shoutout to our staycationers crew, Taylor Lashae and Sabina Gadecki, and to our camera-babe, Chelsea Leogrande.
Words by Cyndi Ramirez
Photography via Chelsea Leogrande