wear this there: oriel chinatown.
by victoria comment

6/8/18

oriel in L.A. designed by etc. for short. / sfgirlbybay

it’s hard to imagine that L.A.’s newest hole in wall hotspot was once a gas station, and that’s because oriel has been designed by the talented team from etc. for short, who have also put their very sassy signature stamp on hotel covell and cafe birdie. i love this chinatown spot because not only is its neon-lit location under a freeway overpass unexpected (the vibe is very chinoiserie, if you will), so is its culinary experience — not chinese as you might expect, but classic french fare i love. their bavette served medium rare is to die for (i’ve had it three times, now) and paired with haricot verts with aioli and almonds and their friseé aux lardon you simply can’t go wrong. put on your silkiest striped palazzo pants, some platform sandals and cover up with your favorite kimono to fit right in. should you be dining solo, might we suggest a lillet aperitif at the bar and a good read: Treeborne: A Novel by caleb johnson — a celebration and a reminder of how the past gets mixed up in thoughts of the future.

hanging plants in oriel dining room designed by etc. for short. / sfgirlbybay

pink outfit inspired by oriel in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: zara striped halter top; zara striped palazzo pants; anthropologie M4D3 Richmond Platform Sandals; urban outfitters Resin Hex Hoop Earrings; sephora FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter; The Art of Snore Reading Glasses; read this there: Treeborne: A Novel by caleb johnson; butter Royal Garden Nail Lacquer Set; CULT GAIA Acrylic Ark Mini tote in Agate; Urban Outfitters Lost In Heaven Embroidered Kimono.

pink dining room of oriel in L.A. designed by etc. for short. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring pink and orange and red color palette of oriel in L.A. designed by etc. for short. / sfgirlbybay

neon lights on exterior of oriel in L.A.'s chinatown designed by etc. for short. / sfgirlbybay

the bar at oriel in L.A. designed by etc. for short. / sfgirlbybay

dinign room and bar of oriel in L.A. designed by etc. for short. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor dining area of oriel in L.A. designed by etc. for short. / sfgirlbybay

oriel in L.A. designed by etc. for short. / sfgirlbybay

french restaurant oriel in L.A. designed by etc. for short. / sfgirlbybay

• photos courtesy of a etc. for short.

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