Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn all iconic names that encompass all that is Old Hollywood. The glitz the glamour, the scandal, the opulence, a time of ground breaking film, music and television. Where Los Angeles was un officially ruled by Gangsters and Mafia alike, personalities such as Mickey Cohen still leave a memorable legacy of violence, booze, jazz and lavish partying. One thing that is certain, is that this era is certainly fascinating.
Imagine if you got to be a part of this historical magnificence. Experience the extravagance that is Vintage Hollywood with a modern twist? Well, we have found the perfect place to do so. We are in with love the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills. There is just something about the rich history, juxtaposed with its modern elements that have us ever so intrigued.
Originally, the hotel was not so coveted or the place to be, but in recent years its retro-chic revival from the brilliant architect Koning Eizenberg, has provided the hotel on a fresh new look and the ability to impress every single guest that experiences its charm.
Take the interior design. With its pastel hues in pale blues, retro mint greens and apricot oranges the hotel has ever so elegantly and effortlessly fused the contemporary with the past. The use of Nelson bubble lamps, curved cornices, decadent sculptures and clean streamline aesthetics, clearly reflects the retro 50’s influences. From inside right through to outside, where the vintage hourglass shaped pool is surrounded by gorgeous outdoor dining and lounging areas for mingling or private occasions, the design is flawless and captivating.
Not to mention we are dying to try out the gorgeous Italian cuisine from Executive Chef Mirko Paderno’s restaurant Oliverio. Clearly the elegant design of the hotel has streamlined its way into the cuisine, with the meals looking more like art than food.
John Keats once said ‘ ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.’ That is exactly how we feel about the equisite nature of the Avalon.