Amangiri resort, Utah
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Sun, surf and style are served by the bucket-and-spadeful at Hotel Erwin, located a stone’s throw away from LA’s Venice Beach and its iconic boardwalk. Named after the original builder, Erwin Sokol, and now forming part of Joi de Vivre’s portfolio of boutique Californian properties, Hotel Erwin combines shabby surfer style with sleek contemporary chic.
The interiors are courtesy of local design firm Cole Martinez Curtis and Associates; think sand-coloured yellows and ocean-hued blues, kitsch fixtures and counter-cultural fittings, with a vibe that favours casual flip-flopped bohemian types over try-hard Louboutin-wearing glamourpusses. There are 119 rooms in total, the best of which is the Casa Erwin Penthouse Suite with picture-postcard views out over the Pacific from its balcony, a circular king-size bed (not revolving, we hasten to add) and a two-person bathtub.
Hotel amenities include a gallery-style meeting space that exhibits the work of a local artist and an on-site gym for those who daren’t brave nearby Muscle Beach and the steroid-pumped trunk hunks and silicone-stuffed bikini babes who frequent it. There is also the Hash dining room, headed up by former Gordon Ramsay chef Micah Fields and offering a menu that champions homestyle cooking. Main dishes revolve largely around ‘hash’– explained on the menu not as the substance smoked by beach-loving hippies but as food chopped into small pieces – such as the Angus corned beef hash, comprising corned beef, potatoes and caramelised onions.
Sunsets should be taken in upstairs at the High rooftop lounge – a tongue-in-cheek reference to the restaurant’s cheeky name, no doubt - which is the perfect place to perch and people-watch with an ice cold artisan beer or three.

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Amangiri resort, Utah

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Blackman Cruz store, LA

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BlackWhite House in Bethesda, Maryland by David Jameson Architects

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Methow Cabin, by Eggleston Farkas Architects, Seattle

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Hotel Erwin, Venice Beach, California

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Illustration from the Monkey Bar by Barry Blitt, New York

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Neal Creek, Hood River by Paul Mckean, Oregon

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Beaker & Flask, Portland

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Speakeasy - Rye NYC

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Speakeasy - Clover Club, NYC

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Speakeasy - Bourbon & Branch, San Francisco

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Diamond House, XTEN Architecture, LA

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Sun, surf and style are served by the bucket-and-spadeful at Hotel Erwin, located a stone’s throw away from LA’s Venice Beach and its iconic boardwalk. Named after the original builder, Erwin Sokol, and now forming part of Joi de Vivre’s portfolio of boutique Californian properties, Hotel Erwin combines shabby surfer style with sleek contemporary chic.

The interiors are courtesy of local design firm Cole Martinez Curtis and Associates; think sand-coloured yellows and ocean-hued blues, kitsch fixtures and counter-cultural fittings, with a vibe that favours casual flip-flopped bohemian types over try-hard Louboutin-wearing glamourpusses. There are 119 rooms in total, the best of which is the Casa Erwin Penthouse Suite with picture-postcard views out over the Pacific from its balcony, a circular king-size bed (not revolving, we hasten to add) and a two-person bathtub.

Hotel amenities include a gallery-style meeting space that exhibits the work of a local artist and an on-site gym for those who daren’t brave nearby Muscle Beach and the steroid-pumped trunk hunks and silicone-stuffed bikini babes who frequent it. There is also the Hash dining room, headed up by former Gordon Ramsay chef Micah Fields and offering a menu that champions homestyle cooking. Main dishes revolve largely around ‘hash’– explained on the menu not as the substance smoked by beach-loving hippies but as food chopped into small pieces – such as the Angus corned beef hash, comprising corned beef, potatoes and caramelised onions.

Sunsets should be taken in upstairs at the High rooftop lounge – a tongue-in-cheek reference to the restaurant’s cheeky name, no doubt - which is the perfect place to perch and people-watch with an ice cold artisan beer or three.



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Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms