hotel monaco hotel interior

Nestled within the heart of Philadelphia’s City Center and the Independence National Park lies a luxurious modern accommodation that uniquely reveals the cities rich historic past within its forward thinking interior. The Philadelphia Hotel Monaco successfully maintains its award-winning reputation set by its alliance of previous Kimpton properties. The landmarked property boasts a LEED gold certification from the U.S green building council, as well as four-star amenities, throughout. A hosted evening wine hour and continued InTouch Kimpton loyalty program provide a familiarity Kimpton guests have long preferred.

The exterior facade of this inspired Greek revival creates an immediate presence of classic grandeur. Within the iconic Lafayette Building, the hotel features 268 boutique guest rooms that are adorned in modified early-period elements such as marble case pieces with carved column bases and monumental mirrors. The hotel’s forward-thinking interior design is from the work of Todd-Avery Lenahan of TAL Studio. Some of the favored interior elements include whimsical graphics, geometric patterns, historical quotes, tufted leather details, and metallic accents. Each room is fully equipped with flat panel LCDs, iHome docking stations, Frette linens, and soaking tubs with many of the rooms overlooking national landmarks of the Independence Historic National Park.

Adjacent to Hotel Monaco is Red Owl Tavern, is a rustic 90-seat eatery with accompanying menu form Chef Guillermo Tellez. The restaurant’s interior showcases a modernized rural juxtaposition of exposed brick, steel girders and reclaimed wood which further compliments the menu’s prohibition-style cocktails and freshly grown procured carte du jour. An SLH Lifestyle advised dish not to miss is the signature Red Owl Tavern Burger, perfectly constructed from a local dry-aged beef balanced with onion marmalade, gouda cheese, house-smoked bacon, with a fresh herb sauce and accompanying truffle fries.

At the height of the hotel’s exterior rooftop lies The Stratus Lounge. A contrasting departure from Hotel Monaco’s interior, this transitional indoor/outdoor spot echoes the urban city, which encompasses it. Created by Los Angeles designer Gulla Jonsdottir, this cosmopolitan haven is highlighted by moveable walls, concrete floors, sumptuous textures, and a sleek granite bar, along with an adjoining deck and fireplace wall, providing the perfect backdrop for a sculptured flanked DJ booth. The venue provides carefully crafted cocktails prepared by Mixologist, Bess Gulliver. The Stratus Signature “Love Me” Cocktail is composed of Absolut house infused cucumber vodka, lime juice, mint and prosecco for a refreshing complement to the summer season ahead.

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hotel donovan room interior

Dive Into The Donovan House.

Kimpton Hotel’s The Donovan, is setting the stage for a striking urban oasis in our nation’s capital. A chic hideaway along Thomas Circle, The Donovan, is the ideal spot for the summer season for the political minded and jet-setters alike. Guests are welcome to cool off at their roof deck pool with accompanying bar and lounge. Glass balconies and daybed loungers afford guests the opportunity to take in rays and picturesque view of the surrounding city, while sipping on frozen cocktails and available Zentan menu selections. The Donovan creates an atmosphere of lush accommodations with premier services that are single handily unbuttoning the collar of our nation’s political capital.

This luxurious boutique hotel boasts an equally impressive interior with a modern minimalistic decor in a masculine rich color scheme. A sensual and sleek sophisticated ambience is created with the use of plush fabrics and textures such as their monumental floor to ceiling leather headboards, suede pillows and 400 thread count SFERRA linens.The bathroom is a relaxing hideaway that balances the room constructed of light marble with stainless steel fixtures, soaker tube and encapsulating cocoon spiral shower and rain head. Bathroom amenities of C.O Bigelow products, Gilchrist & Soames soaps, and Frette terry cloth robes provide the perfect ingredients for pampering while the mini bar stocked with an assortment of Dean & Deluca Gourmet Treats can satisfy any craving.

Like all members of the Kimpton family, The Donovan was created with entertaining in mind, the facility boast LCD flat screens and accompanying docking stations with an event/meeting space. The sleek lobby transforms into a daily-hosted wine hour with seasonal sangria and sushi sampler. Despite the walking distance to major dining, museums and historical attractions that this culturally diverse city has to offer, we found little reason to dine elsewhere as the much buzzed about Pan-Asian cuisine at their adjoining Zentan Sparked our interest and further satisfied our palette with expertly created dishes of infused flavors by Chef Susur Lee. When dining, its imperative to try one of their most well known dishes of Singapore Slaw, composed of 19 ingredients and plum dressing freshly prepared table side.

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Traveling to a newly found destination can be thrilling but packing can be a stressful activity. The art packing may be a science, but we’ve brought you the traveling essentials courtesy of Flight001, so you can pack with ease. So what are you waiting for? Get Organized; Get Packing and See The World!

Flight 001 caters to the avid jetsetter, the kind that would rather spend more time on an adventure then trying to remember if they packed their camera and an extra pair of socks. Flight 001 was developed high above the clouds on an Air France Flight, by business travelers John Sencion and Brad John after the World’s Transcontinental Flight001. Two frequent flyers whose effort to create innovative and functional travel products quickly became the must have accessories for JetSetters, Organizational Fanatics, Nomads and Global Aficionados alike. The result is retro inspired packing essentials that remain the cherry on top of our traveling sundae.

SLHLifestyle’s Travel Essentials

  • Go Clean Pack Bags allow you to separate gym gear, wet suits, shoes and your unmentionables, from the rest of your luggage. Allowing you to stay clean and fresh through the duration of your trip!
  • SPACEPAK Cases maximize existing space and compresses your items into clean & dirty laundry sections, saving you room for that extra pair of shoes.
  • Humorous Luggage Tags and Passport Covers are sure to be a perfect match with any traveler’s personality. Colorfully fun and functional accessories that are easy to spot in the luggage carousel or security bin.
  • Forget In Flight Entertainment, catch up on some beauty sleep with whimsical eye masks and get your body adjusted, to new found time zones with the JetPax Jet Lag Relief. An AM & PM Restorative Supplement, which relieves symptoms caused by long travel such as fatigue, sleep deprivation, dehydration and disorientation.
  • Stay Fresh and Beautified through security check points with F1’s CARRY-ON BOTTLE SET. Seven transparent travel sized bottles all under 3oz each to satisfy TSA Requirements.

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As the winter frost starts to melt revealing springtime blooming buds, interior designers are awoken. The spring season brings fresh opportunities to make adjustments to our interior spaces. We store heavy pieces and thick materials to make room for lighter textures, bolder prints and vibrant colors. In a city filled with infamously small spaces, making that interior transition may require an additional level of finesse.

Viyet is an online consignment store whose focus is solely on home decor and furniture. Formed by Louise Youngson-Klasfeld and Rachel Rodin, Viyet provides two service options depending on client needs. With a grand opening, this spring, Viyet’s service will make the organizational and design process easier by allowing our clients to sell their substantial pieces more efficiently. The consignment process starts with an initial consultation, to evaluate each piece. From there, they either coordinate the moving process to an offsite location, or leave it in your home until it is sold. The Viyet team will visually document each piece to display on the their site. The result is a check of 50% of the sold price minus Viyet’s fees, and newfound space for something beautiful.

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stylish girls with luxury handbags

Optimum handbag consignment with an application of ease, Rebag is the innovative E-commerce start-up changing the way we view personal luxury consignment. Helping fashion enthusiasts effectively streamline our wardrobes while creating a purposeful organizational system within our closets!

Founded by Fashion Entrepreneur Charles-Albert Gorra, Rebag’s revolutionary consignment model allows its users to free up valued closet space while expanding our wallets almost instantaneously. Initially operating with the simplistic touch of an application, the digital navigation process is a seamless full-service. Users upload an image along with a detailed design description and are notified with a given a quote.  Competitive pricing is based on the handbag designer, style and overall condition.

Once accepted, Rebag provides a complimentary prepaid box for shipping or on-site pickup for select locations within the NYC/LA area. When received, the handbags are purchased outright providing the consumer with immediate satisfaction on their previous designer investments. The funds are available via cheque or bank transfer within 2-3 business days.

SLHLifestyle Tip: To Maximize The Resale Value of Your Handbags, Include Original Dust Bags + Authenticity Cards.

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rent the runway showroom interior

Rent The Runway, rule the streets. Rent The Runway is the ideal service we use, when styling our clients’ or preparing them for a major event. This members only service makes glamourous and high-end designer duds, accessible for the modern woman.

Women will no longer commit the fashion crime of wearing a jaw dropping dress once for a major event, only to find it a home, in the back of their closet. Rent The Runway not only houses gorgeous dresses but jewelry, handbags, beauty products, and those handy intimates that remain a stylist secret! It’s no wonder that many women, like our clients’ are renting it, wearing it and returning it.

So Here’s How The RTR System Works.

  1. Once a member, you select your dream dress which RTR ships either same or next day delivery given your location.
  2. Rent The Runway will even provide a second dress in an additional size to give you the proper fit your craving.
  3. Once you’ve ruled the streets in your Rent The Runway designer dress, place it in your nearest mailbox free of charge. They’ll take care of the cleaning!
  4. You now have access to your dream closet & are ready for any occasion at a fraction of the cost.
  5. Rent The Runway Repeat.

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Mr & Mrs Smith are the ultimate dynamic duo of travel. A power couple that anonymously globe-trots, all the while assessing their accommodations. The result is a collection of the world’s finest boutique and luxury hotels showcased onto one site. A site that allows smith members, and soon to be jet-setters the ability to review their finds of over a decade journey of exploration.

Members have the ability to search by destination or accommodation. As a blacksmith member, you become acutely aware of all of their insider finds and have the ability to book these accommodations at incenting prices. Premium members receive additional perks, like percentages back on stays, and additional discounts from the Smith’s luxury partners.

Finally, as all good travelers must do before checking out, make sure to visit the Mr. & Mrs. Smith gift shop for their comprehensive global guidebooks, room vouchers, curated music and travel accessories. So whether you are looking for a chic villa in Ibiza, a catered Swiss chalet or a luxe boutique hotel for less, the Smith’s will take care of you like friends, and let’s face it, we all get by with a little from our friends.

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hotel palomar hotel interior

If Philly really is The City of Brotherly Love, then Hotel Palomar rolls out the red carpet for guests’ who are treated like family. Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar give’s a Rocky Balboa one two punch serving as a reigning champ in areas of décor, service, entertaining and dining in The City of Philadelphia.

As a designer and hospitality expert, design and service go hand in hand as we assess this travel accommodation. Hotel Palomar stays true to the history of this founding city by paying tribute to those like Ben Franklin on whimsy pillows and lacquered heads in the hotel lobby. The room motif and design elements pull from its metropolitan surroundings by incorporating the addition of metal and reflecting surfaces with a combination of softer patterns and plush fabrics such as leather ascents, chevron headboards, striped curtains, and velvet chairs. To give the guest a progressive feel while remaining true to its design core of perfecting the perfect balance of industrial luxury and modern comfort.

In the center, of one of the trendiest and exclusive areas in Philadelphia; Rittenhouse Square, Hotel Palomar is centrally located to Rittenhouse Row shopping, premier dining, entertainment and walkable nightlife.

Kimpton Hotels pride’s itself on a level of service equally as spectacular as the caliber of design in each of their hotels. Hotel Palomar failed to disappoint from the moment we arrived. Valet parking was on hand as we enter the premise as our every need and whim was immediately satisfied. Every section of this hotel is innovatively attended to; even the elevators provided some serious eye candy by placing artistic murals in each of the often-neglected interior vestibules. Our pets’ were treated like canine royalty each a fitted with individual beds, bowls and treats in this pet friendly environment. The bathrooms were simplistically clean and completed with ETRO products and animal printed robes and slippers. Forgetful minds need not worry as the hotel stocks each bathroom with cards listing toiletry products on hand if needed.

If your looking to wine down after a long day of sight seeing. Hotel Palomar provides complimentary wine receptions with seasonal white and red blends and truffle popcorn during the hour of 5-6PM. Not ready to greet the day? Stumble downstairs to the living room for complimentary coffee and tea served from 6-9AM on weekdays and 7-10AM on weekends or visit the adjacent restaurant Square 1682 a hip atmosphere that pays homage to its history and location.

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dreamdry salon interior

Many image and style consultants believe that your hair can instantly transform any outfit, an element of beauty so powerful that it can often command secondary attention after immediate eye contact. So it is no wonder that celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe along with co-founder Robin Moraetes, transform the manes of the masses with their newest beauty venture, DreamDry.

DreamDry has become New York’s newest source for the premier blowout, with the recent opening of their Flatiron flagship along with a Columbus Circle destination soon to follow. DreamDry has single handily answered one half of the equation of not what will one wear, but how they will style their hair, offering options such as the express style, the glamorous blowout, the ever chic pinup, the sporty pony and the bohemian braid.  Affordable luxury at price points that will ensure a repeat cycle and a cult following.

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the brice hotel interior

The Brice Hotel is the latest southern edition to the Kimpton family. Newly launched and located in the heart of the historic district of Savannah, GA, adjacent to River Street and the Savannah River lies a modern interpretation of new age southern hospitality. The revitalized exterior of The Brice echoes a period past in what is now a repurposed coca-cola manufacturing building further supported by surrounding cobblestone streets and landmarked architecture in Georgia’s oldest city.

The contrasting color palette of the exterior façade highlights classical architectural elements. While the progressive interior is composed of an urbanized neutral palette, in tandem with, vibrant accented colors that evoke the natural beauty of the city. A juxtaposition of repurposed industrial accessories along with modern finishes helps to reinforce a uniquely blended identity of its own.

The reformed accommodations within its interior are composed of 145 guest rooms and 26 trendy suites each uniquely blending classical southern charm with modernized elements.  Floor to ceiling sumptuous velour drapes showcase the existing exterior views of Washington Square, savannah’s historic downtown or the interior garden or pool. Each room is equipped with a plush pillow-top mattress with Italian linens, ergonomic seating, 40’ HD flat screen TV along with an in-room recycling program. C.O Bigelow bath amenities, Frette seersucker bathrobes, and yoga mats provide the perfect opportunity for in-room relaxation. Additional in-room spa services, invigorating poured bath amenities and fresh French-press coffee is available upon request.

The Brice maintains the cities garnished reputation as “The Hostess City” while hosting an evening social hour. Hand selected wines from Kimpton’s Master Sommelier, Emily Wines, are paired with accompanying appetizers from adjoining eatery, Pacci Kitchen + Bar. Guests have the opportunity to relax in the living room or trickle out onto the illuminated interior courtyard. Perhaps take it to-go and stroll amongst Savannah’s sprawling Spanish moss while enjoying the cities open container laws.

Additional on-site accommodation amenities include two reading libraries, custom Public cruiser bike rentals. Looking to stay fit amongst a city of awarding winning grits and southern cuisine? The Brice offers in-room pilates and meditation channels, state of the art fitness center and a soon to debut outdoor pool.

Adjoining The Brice is local eatery, Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar Restaurant. Deliciously creating a culinary balance that equally showcases southern staples with Italian coastal cuisine. Pacci prides itself on providing a transitional menu of crafted cocktails, innovative tapas and entries composed of local ingredients sourced from the surrounding areas. The interior atmosphere within Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar highlights a juxtaposed narrative of rustic charm and industrial simplicity, that supports the modern renovation of this historic commercial property.

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summer beach hat with jetsetter text

Jesetter is the ultimate source for destination flash sales. The site is an exclusive members-only community founded by traveling minds and explorers alike. A sibling of the Gilt Groupe, Jetsetter provides a glimpse into the hottest cities and travel spots around the globe, while providing insider tips and recommendations by like-minded concierges. The result is a verified cultural experience into the vast sections of the globe. Recently, Jetsetter expanded in to offering vacation rentals and homes, which serve to be quite ideal for the larger group of travelers. A family reunion we may attend! With destination updates and increasing opportunities for curated travel plans, Jetsetter leaves our clients cured of the winter blues.

So Get Packed and Get Ready To JET SET.

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hotel rouge hotel interior

They say when the sun goes down in Washington D.C, There’s no talking politics on the hill. The Rouge Hotel is sure to set the scene were Liberals and Conservatives can enter a sleek atmosphere, Where we All can just get along. A boutique hotel and member of the Kimpton family. The Rouge Hotel boasts 137-rooms and its decor is anything but vanilla. Upon walking through their leather studded doors, guests are quickly reminded that this isn’t your mother’s bed and breakfast. Quite the contrary, Rouge is a welcomed staple in the culturally diverse area of DuPont Circle. Remaining true to its name, Rouge’s decor showcases vibrant red tones, bold patterns, sleek finishes and masculine materials such as their infamous tufted crimson headboard – a focal point of towering heights.

Guests are treated to a warm and informative staff happy to provide a full itinerary into this historically rich city. Working professionals will appreciate the 24-hour fitness center, business center and event space, in-room spa services, complimentary newspaper and high-speed wireless connection for Kimpton Members. As always, the Rouge remains just as friendly to our pets as our children providing rooms with accompanying pet beds, bunk beds, and Xbox’s? Parent of the year? Check!

For those guests who are thirsty during their stay, head down to the living room and sample seasonal red and white wine with accompanying appetizers, selected daily from the chef during their wine hour. Recovering from a night of late night fun? The Rouge provides a cure of cold pizza along with complimentary morning coffee and tea, to give you a little kick before brunch.

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