I Would Stay There: The Hoxton

October 18, 2017

i am pretty sure i didn’t need one, but i found yet another reason to head to paris as soon as possible. the hoxton, a beyond amazing hotel in paris calls to me loudly. each corner seems to be a treasure…vintage with modern in the way only parisians can accomplish (trust me, i have tried). perhaps one of the things i love most about the hoxton is the fact that it is a former mansion transformed…not only for the patrons, but the neighborhood itself. apparently, hoxton hotels is known for this and perhaps i need to tour each of their establishments? a job i would be thrilled to take on.

oh and did i mention the hoxton is headed overseas to the usa? i have now. locations in williamsburg, la, and chicago! maybe i will start there?

xo mrs. french

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I Would Stay There…The Amigo Motor Lodge.

July 6, 2017

the typical motor lodge holds a special place in my heart. i remember family road trips as a child, driving until we were all too tired to possibly go another mile and waiting for that magical vacancy sign to appear out of nowhere. i remember waiting in the car while my dad ran into the lobby, returning with a key attached to a plastic key ring and pulling right up to the door of the spot we would call home for the night. i also remember the mister and i taking backroads (about a million and a half years ago), with marcy playground blaring over the jeep speakers, looking for that same vacancy. motor lodges are all the right kind of americana and i couldn’t be happier that folks like philip and kaitlyn must have the same type of soft spot for them that i do. this couple is responsible for my latest favorite amongst favorites the amigo motor lodge out of salida, co.

back in the day, i had no idea this whole motor lodge thing would become stylish and that the resurgence of the midcentury motel could result in something so beautiful….

i am sensing a road trip coming on…

xo mrs. french

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Stayed: Hotel Covell

November 21, 2016

a friend of mine asked me to go on a spur of the moment design trip with her to los angeles. of course i obliged, but have to admit i had many preconceived ideas about the whole la experience. you see, i had never been and i had heard from many people what to expect…some of which was not positive. my expectations were optimistic, but not overly high. guess what? i was pleasantly surprised…the trip ended up being an inspirational whirlwind. i am officially a fan.

of course, it didn’t hurt that we stayed at truly my latest favorite hotel…the hotel covell. it did not feel like a hotel at all…it reminded me of staying in an apartment belonging to a very stylish, cool uncle. we were completely relaxed, and again, my inspiration went through the roof. my only regret is that i didn’t take nearly enough photos.

i need to plan another trip as soon as possible…just because i need additional photos…



beautiful…also, i should mention that if you plan on visiting, grab your reservations well in advance…there are only 5 suites and i imagine they fill up quickly.

i am not done with los angeles just yet…i promise…

xo mrs. french

photos were all taken by me.

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