We were in need of a short escape this weekend and decided on a staycation in LA’s Koreatown. Being a fan of street art, there was some notoriety in The Line Hotel given Shepard Fairey’s 10-story “Peace Tree” mural so we decided to check that out for ourselves.
Growing up in NYC and now living in LA, its still an adjustment to see the city shut down at 2am– however Koreatown boasts the highest concentration of late-night businesses and this modern, hip hotel has some bragging rights: industrial-chic rooms, funky original art, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, and its adjacent festivities: it houses L.A. Son celebrity chef Roy Choi’s restaurants POT and Commissary and nightlife legendaries, the Houston Brothers’ Break Room 86.
We checked in on Friday and stayed for the weekend making our way around the boutique hotel. At any time of the day, there was an air of grittiness that transported us to old Hollywood, from its nostalgic vintage decor to classic minimalistic modernity. The food was soulful–at both spots and the scene–well, let’s just say someone stopped me to ask who the designer was for my dress and after hearing Alice + Olivia, she fondly responded “Oh yes, Stacey is a dear old friend.”
Overall we dined, detoxed, and vegged out by the pool, and at several times forgot what city we were in—which to me is a successful staycation…
Dress: Elizabeth and James| Top: Parker | Shoes: Jimmy Choo| Accessories: Gold Cuff