Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants continues its bullish expansion throughout southern California with its third opening, this time located on the cusp of the Hollywood Hills. The group’s creative director, Ave Bradley who, as it happens, is based in the area, wanted to ‘embody what it’s like to live in the neighbourhood without any clichés’. The result is Ever Bar, a lobby lounge and restaurant with a cool guy next door sensibility.

The space features soaring ceilings and a wall of windows that overlook the iconic Capitol Records building, framed by picture-perfect palm trees. Sunlight filters in on an eclectic collection of mid-century modern furniture, sourced from Palm Springs and local Los Angeles shops, including Harvey Probber grey swivel chairs and black leather Danish pieces.

Local art consultant Tiffany Lendrum Fine Art helped to curate the collection wall holding over 40 pieces of artworks from emerging to established artists, while the semi-private library den, with its deep navy mohair cushions is ideal for hosting intimate cocktail parties.

At the 12-seat bar, shrubs are key ingredients in the cocktails, and downstairs, Jane Q café offers an imported Italian rotating-deck pizza oven with barstools along a zinc counter and a communal white Carrera marble bar.