I love to travel, and don’t get me wrong, I love that photography has me traveling more than I could ever wished for. But sometimes hotels start feeling just like that, impersonal cold buildings while I make my stay at room 4227. 🏢
So ever since last year, when destination weddings became 80% of my bookings, I decided that not only for personal vacations, but also for work, I’d take my time in searching for unique artsy, historic or just somehow amazing different places to make home away from home. Even if it was just for a couple of days. 🐚
And that’s how I came across Palihouse at Santa Monica @palisociety
🎷 Frank Sinatra’s quietly tunes in (I might have died of happiness right there) as soon as you cross the door passing the almost italian -with bikes and benches included- dreamy gardens. 🌳
On your left rich velvety green armchairs lit only by ambar stained glass and right in front of you a large living room area with both vintage and modern trends, made for reading, scotch drinking, life planning and just letting yourself get lost in this 1920’s moorish inspired manor. If I was ever to write a book, I’d do it sitting there, out in the terrace with a cup of tea beneath tall trees and the cool breeze coming in from the Pacific.
I could go on and on about Palihouse, from the nostalgic creaking wooden stairs, to the old elevator, the gorgeous wallpaper, the intensity of it’s shadows and deep colors, the amazing staff that works there, but most of all how they really make you feel at home. 🎼🛎 I actually felt like as if I was inside an Old Hollywood movie, just living my days there. ✨
Check out my stories to see more about Palihouse and my upcoming hotel tours while wedding travelin’ ❤️