A couple weeks ago I took part in a little staycation at the Mondrian Soho. Why? Because sometimes you just need a break from normality while still being able to go about your daily life. The room I had I can only phrase as a sky palace, as the ceiling did indeed match the sky, while everything else in the room was saturated with light and white. The hotel itself is a fantasy, with it’s designer Benjamin Noriega Ortiz taking cues from Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête. Along with a top notch restaurant in Imperial No. 9, that is perfect for every meal and a seductive club, Mister H, that finds itself full of models and various forms of celebrities until the lighter parts of the night, the Mondrian SOHO is your complete vacation package.
Without a doubt, the Mondrian LA is the coolest hotel I’ve ever stayed in. The rooms are super comfortable, the beds are nap inducing, and the space is equipped with this crazy oversized double-sided mirror in the center that both reflects your person and houses the tv, rotating on a pole to face you wherever you are. A lot of things in this hotel are oversized actually, and for big person like me it’s welcome. Leaving the room, the in-house entertainment factor is on point too. Kenzo Digital happened to be in town at the same time, so we successfully hit up the SKYBAR downstairs, and unsuccessfully tried to get a match at the Hollywood offshoot of the SPiN ping-pong club. There are good times to be had in the Mondrian LA, and it is definitely the place to stay if you want some upscale comfort with that exclusive, Hollywood shine.
This past Friday in an intimate gathering on the Sunset Terrace at Mondrian South Beach over a year’s worth of hard work came to fruition. Collaborating with my talented friends The Principals, we introduced a set of dominoes, made by hand in Brooklyn, NY out of bronze. Over hours of drinks, we played until the sun set and the darkness finally pushed us out. A big thank you goes out to the Morgans Hotel Group who accommodated us on this special occasion. Look for something even more special from the both of us in the coming week but, for now, we hope you enjoy the Bronze Bones.
“made from foam core that is reinforced with industrial strength carbon tape, the pieces feature graphic patterns that are influenced by the early abstract paintings of dutch artist piet mondrian and the de stijl movement.”
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