The Design Minds Behind LA’s Firehouse Hotel

The nine-room downtown newcomer exists in a beautifully transformed historic building

On Santa Fe, just south of 7th Street in the downtown LA Arts District, a firehouse built in 1927 has freshly painted red doors that now open each day to reveal the Firehouse Hotel. The team behind the DTLA newcomer—including Hotel Covell‘s Dustin Lancaster, along with designers Sally Breer and Jake Rodehuth-Harrison of ETC.etera and Evan Raabe from Creative Space—found themselves exploring, upgrading and adding to …

Culture Infuses with Arak at Sundara, Bali

A new cocktail program that centers on stories and tradition at the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay

Bartender Widya Oktarina peers into a ceramic jug filled with arak and carefully stirs the infusion. “I like the new menu, but the basil and mango cocktail is my favorite,” she says. “It feels the most like Bali. We have fresh mango for the infusion. We use the local basil. I’m proud to share the flavors of Bali.” Oktarina’s work has become more than making …

Celebrating Cocktail Culture Through the Ages at Bibo Ergo Sum

A new three-part menu divides drinks into eras at this LA bar

While seated with Bibo Ergo Sum owner Tait Forman and general manager Daniel Zacharczuk, at a table of glistening drinks, we looked around the glamorous, comfortable room with new eyes. Bibo (as it’s referred to) evokes the cinematic style of a classic art deco bar in Paris or Hollywood, but the goal of the symmetrical interior design by Home Studios was to feel both timeless …