suite 100

really everyone loves to play dress-up, and as beverly hills is showing us, hotels are no exception. in honor of the great city of beverly hills’ 100th birthday, five choice 90210 hotels are snapping their suspenders, polishing their platforms and readying their whiskey carts for some very stylish suites.

inspired by the fashions, celebrities and artists that wafted through the city over the past one hundred years, each of the suites pays homage to a key decade, harkening back to those good ole days, when too much of a good thing, was always a great thing.


the montage is heading to the 1940s with a stacked chandelier-clad suite designed by nina petronizio. plush lined pillows, a vintage typewriter and a  “champagne” button that brings chilled bubbly to your doorstep, makes for the perfect writer’s retreat – all you need to bring is that 40’s film noir angst.


skirting to the 1950s, restaurant and hotel savant adam tihany, is transforming a suite at the beverly hills hotel. the walls, the menu, the drinks – it will all be dedicated the golden age and one of the hotel’s most beloved guests: marilyn monroe.


jumping forward to the 1960’s the beverly hills hilton will pay homage to conrad himself. whiskey carts, mod furniture and a 1960’s menu (including the prices) will be available to guests. unfortunately, jon hamm does not come with the package.


from minimalism to excess, l’ermitage is indulging in 1970’s glamour with a studio 54-halston-warhol suite, catwalk and spotlight included. mirrored walls, glass tables and an andy warhol ipad photo booth allow guests to explore their inner artists…and whatever else their heart desires.


and lastly, to wrap up the project into a nice little over-the-top ball is the peninsula. modern-day hollywood comes to life in the form of swarovski crystal accents (and by accents i mean, they will be everywhere), a 90-minute in-room diamond massage (because really hands are overrated), and the use of a private cabana for the day (pool boy included –tbd on the speedo though).

if the suites alone don’t tickle your fancy, each comes with a decade-specific concierge, vintage periodicals, and if you pick the right place you might even get that vintage t-bird daddy never let you have.

now excuse me, i have to ready myself for my diamond massage and a pool boy situation.


against humanity

Screen Shot 2012-12-31 at 3.32.44 PMi am normally for humanity. i find it enriching, fuzzy and gooey, yadda, yadda.

but let’s face it…inside we are all a little (or in some cases completely) terrible, awful, disgusting people.

it’s the reason the word schadenfreude exists. and movies such as the hangover.

and because schadenfreude is just a fleeting moment of completely mal-intented glee, some really screwed up people created a game called cards against humanity.

self-described as “a free party game for horrible people,” its apples-to-apples gone wrong. very, very wrong.

the game is extremely simple (which makes it an even better drinking game). each round, one player asks a truly deep and probing question from a black card, such as “why am i sticky?” or “what did vin diesel eat for dinner?” and everyone else answers with their funniest white card: “a micropenis,” “glenn beck screwing a donkey,” “ghandi,” or “powerful thighs.”

completely pc and family-friendly.

Screen Shot 2012-12-31 at 3.26.01 PMthe more liquor you add the better and entirely incomprehensible the answers become. and the more people’s truly horrible inner-thoughts (autocannibalism anyone?) come out.

AND it comes in spanish, italian, german, Portuguese, polish, french, hebrew, dutch, estonian, danish, AND pirate. (i know you were worried.)

so as we ring in the new year, full of hope and ambition, i will salute my friends and wish upon them a year filled with “oompa loompas,” “toni morrison’s vagina,” and “super soakers full of cat pee” in plenty.

happy to new year to all, and to all a humanity filled night.

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