wear this there: ace hotel dtla.
by victoria comment

12/6/19

black and white coffee stand inside the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

one of my go-to suggestions for places to stay in los angeles is the ace hotel in DTLA’s old Broadway District. architecture is kind of my thing, and i especially love looking up when cruising around downtown. the older buildings are beauties, and the theater at the ace was built by Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks, as their way to take back creative control from the big movie industry — if you’ve never been inside, i highly suggest attending a show there. the hotel was designed by commune design keeping intact the 1902’s facade but respectfully giving a vintage-modern vibe to the interiors. wandering around the arts district and perhaps checking out a few of the city’s great museums (the broad is nearby) is a favorite of mine, so we’re packing light and very casual, and layering up because you just never know with L.A. winters, in an amazing poncho, sheer black long-sleeved tee, white jeans (it’s california!), and comfy chelsea boots for walking. when you take a break from exploring the city, might i suggest reading L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City by John Buntin? it’s one of those juicy, dark-sided novels about Midcentury Los Angeles — a land of sunshine and orange groves, and Hollywood stars. but into this metropolis come two men — one of L.A.’ s most notorious gangsters, the other its most famous police chief, each prepared to battle the other for the soul of the city.

the ace hotel exterior downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

outfit inspired by the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: PAMPA PONCHO in BLACK ON WHITE; cos SHEER WOOL LONG-SLEEVED TOP; j.crew Vintage straight jean in white with exposed buttons; cos HIGH LEATHER CHELSEA BOOTS; Wolford Leo Socks; POKETO small Circle Comb; read this there L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City by John Buntin; j.crew Lunya luxe washable silk kit with pj’s, candle and night mask; clare v weekender tote bag; Comme des Garçons Wallet Classic Leather Wallet in Off-White; The Book Club Grime in Banishment Strain-Free Glasses; madewell WYETH™ Dylan Rancher Hat; cos LEATHER purse BELT.

the inspiring exterior of the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

black and white numbers on elevator doors at the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

architectural details inside the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

dining room and bar on first floor of the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

vintage exterior of the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

check-in desk in lobby of the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

ornate vintage exterior of the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

vintage architectural details at the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern interior of guest room at the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

industrial modern guest room at the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

lounge chairs on the rooftop pool deck at the ace hotel downtown los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

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