With wildly beautiful days and wonderful people, our time in Cali simply evaporated—and so it was that our western expedition came to a close.
We were treated on our last day, however, to a scrumptious final L.A. luncheon at one of my all-time favorites, The Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge, where we dined al fresco with our super chic hostess, Gabrielle Williams Choo. After spending some time with her, I’m convinced that she should have a style-blog to showcase her distinct and sophisticated aesthetic—she has some particularly well considered thoughts on style, grace, manners, metaphysics, and everything in-between, and I know the world would be a better place if she shared them!
After our delicious lunch, we rendezvoused with our dear friend, the photographer, Gabriel Everett, who set about creating the epic L.A. photograph you see here (top). Upon a successful shoot, we unwound with a refreshing bottle of rosé before gathering a fabulous collection of friends for a poolside dinner — what a gorgeous way to end our stay!
I just want to say that I was thrilled with everyone’s positive feedback and comments, and it sounds like we may have even inspired some of our Californian contacts to investigate a few of the perhaps overlooked sites in their own back yard. In any case, now that we’ve done a pretty broad sampling of California, we’ll be sure to make a much more targeted visit next time. Can’t wait!
Captured in the “golden hour” light by the brilliant Gabriel Everett, I’m sporting a Tom Ford ivory linen sateen jacket and white cotton shirt with French cuffs, abstract floral silk pocket square and “Nicolo” sunglasses, shell and coral cuff links, Rolex, Ralph Lauren orange silk shantung pants and orange suede espadrilles. My fragrance is Tom Ford Lavender Palm—a scent which was created for the opening of the Beverly Hills Tom Ford boutique—how apropos!