Ace Hotel & Swim Club

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During the Coachella festival, the place to be is undoubtedly the Ace Hotel. In a typical local style building, the decoration made ​​of antique objects is in the same time design and casual with a touch of Rock’n’Roll attitude. We go there to squat beside the pool where DJs are mixing all day long, to relax in the well-appointed Feel Good Spa, or to eat at the Diner. If you’re looking for calmforgotten the place, herewe partyday and night. You can find the program of pool parties on the hotel website. Do not leave the place without a souvenir picture in the old school photo booth.

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Ace Hotel & Swim Club

701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

 

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Desert Modernism Festival

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From April the 11th to the 21th is taking place the Coachella festival. But rather than talk about how to dress or celebrity looks at this event, I want to tell you about architecture! The Coachella Valley is not only a music festival that distraught fashionistas, it is also Palm Springs and its dream homes. From the 20s, the whole Hollywood, like Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Elvis Presley or Frank Sinatra, seeks refuge in this city lost in the dessert.Between 1930 and 1965, the villas are built in a very particular style, typical of the location: the mid-century modern or desert modernism. It is inspired by the Bauhaus movement and is characterized by expansive glass walls and windows, dramatic rooflines, wide overhangs, steel and plastic combined with wood and stone, open floor plans, outdoor living spaces incorporated into the overall design. The most representative architects of the movement are William F. Cody, Albert Frey, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams. The most beautiful houses are located in the north of the city. I had the chance to stay in one of these located next to the famous Kaufmann House. The time of a weekend, I could imagine being a famous socialite of the mid-1900s. Unfortunately, the sun was not at the rendezvous the day I took the pictures.

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LACMA

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With around 250,000 pieces, The LACMA is the largest art museum of the western of United States. There are works of art from antiquity to the present day in over 10 pavilions and the gardens. In my opinion, it is impossible to go around it in a day.So I advise you to walk with the liking of your desires. You can download a free app on your phone to help you during your visit. You can have lunch on site. I spent 3 hours there and this is for me one of the nicest museum that I’ve visited. During my visit, there were several temporary exhibitions including « Futbal » about soccer, « DVF » about the fashion designer Diane Von Furtenberg and another one about Calder’s mobiles. It was a true moment of pleasure. Too bad the weather was not at the rendezvous.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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L.A. Vintage

Los Angeles is a paradise for vintage lovers. In all the city, shops bloom from the simply Thrift shop to a very high standard. Here are my Top 3 of places not to miss for your vintage shopping in LA

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Resurrection

Founded in 1996 by Mark Haddawy and Katy Rodriguez, Resurrection is the benchmark for luxury vintage. There are clothes by Alaïa, Courrèges and Chanel in perfect condition like new. Beware, prices are high like the selection (3000$ for an Alaïa’s dress). But the place worth a visit to admire pieces worthy of a fashion museum.

8006 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

 

Wasteland

There should schedule at least an hour in this shop: time to look at everything and try. The selection is very wide: unknown brands to the French couturiers, clothing for men and women, accessories and shoes. The prices are reasonable. I’ve found two shirts in silk by Diane Von Furtenberg at $ 45 each without taxes. If my friends had not been so impatient, I would have spent much more!

7428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

 

Iguana

This shop sells second-hand clothes from the 20s to 80s for women, men and children as well as accessories and shoes, all at low prices ($ 25 for a dress)

6320 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

Luna Park

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If Santa Monica is known to be the end of the legendary Road 66. I’m mostly went there for the Luna Park. Installed on the Pier, this place will take you back to your childhood with all its neon lights, its Ferris wheel and the colorful cuddy toys.

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I take this opportunity to tell you about this trend inspired by amusement parks, The agency Nelly Rodi named it « Funt@sy ». In the current context, we want to play down. The style is thumbing its nose at serious and makes life more cheerful. We allow all boldness, in a world of fun fair and entertaining. We find this inspiration in designers like Jeremy Scott, whose the first collection for Moschino was a great success. So ended the greyness, we dare Pop prints, flashy colors, and we put a little humor in our daily. Brief as Pharrel Williams said in his song « Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth! « 

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If you want more inspiration for the trend « Luna Park », I’ve prepared a board on Pinterest.

Crazy Mani

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Impossible for me to be in Los Angeles without offering me a mani / pedi. I’ve already talked about my passion for nail art. After doing my research, I found the best salon in the city: esNAIL. This is a Japanese chain installed on Melrose Avenue. It already has among its clients Lady Gaga. The choice makes crazy with more extravagant than the other proposals. You can even make a 3D manicure with rhinestones. For my part, I chose something simple: A graduate with airbrush. When a Parisian boutique?

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esNAIL
8384 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
+1 323-655-5800

Lords of Dogtown

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California is the historic birthplace of skateboarding and its culture, especially Venice with its famous skate park. The Z-Boys have revolutionized the sport by practicing in the empty swimming pools of Venice during the summer of 1976. Their story was immortalized in a movie: Lords of Dogtown. Over the years, this little corner of the United States has forged all codes of this cultural movement. Each day, the skaters do their shows. Here, one must combine technical and style.

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