Drinking and Dining at the Enticing Venues within LA’s Thompson Hollywood Hotel

Three restaurants and two bars range from a Côte d'Azur-inspired rooftop eatery to a sprawling lobby lounge

Opened in August 2021, Thompson Hollywood hotel comprises 190 guest rooms, 16 suites (one of which we stayed in during Frieze Los Angeles), an open rooftop with a picturesque pool, and five distinct food and beverage outlets—all within a new 11-story, glass-and-steel building. London-based interior architecture studio Tara Bernerd & Partners designed the elegant midcentury-inspired rooms and bright, welcoming lobby, weaving comfort into sophistication and style. No detail was left …

Colorful Sculptural Highlights from the Inaugural Felix Art Fair

Discovering treasures in the guest rooms of an iconic Hollywood hotel

On Hollywood Boulevard, at the infamous Hollywood Roosevelt, a new art fair took place this past weekend—coinciding with Frieze Los Angeles and ALAC. Founded by Dean Valentine with brothers Al Morán and Mills Morán, Felix (named for the beloved animated cat) was spread throughout the hotel‘s guest rooms and poolside—offering a different approach and flow than traditional art fairs. The result was a more intimate experience for visitors, and …

The Careful Restoration of Miniature Hollywood

A $250,000 miniature project from the ’30s, helmed by a cabinetmaker and his team, is being carefully restored solely by conservator Donna Williams. Williams, who specializes in architectural materials, is carefully cleaning the 450 to scale buildings, on a plot which measures out at 11 by 12 feet. What was once a 25 person project—accompanied by a nationwide tour that left some of the buildings destroyed, mangled and even …