Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Chateau Marmont.

I finally went to see Sofia Coppola's new film Somewhere tonight. I loved the feel of it. (Although what is up with that ending?) It has the same dreamy quality as Lost in Translation but is set in the Chateau Marmont in LA. Utter pornography to me, basically. Anyway, I've been kind of busy at work recently, so it set me off on a daydream of a few lost days at the Chateau Marmont, lounging around in that armchair reading or hanging out by the pool. And ordering lots of room service. These candid photos from tripadvisor fuelled my little reverie. (Yes, I did immediately go on to tripadvisor to price up a stay there!) And how cute is that kitchen?





9 comments:

  1. Dear Caroline, I want to see that film and I love, love the Chateau Marmont. You must try and stay there. That kitchen is adorable!

    I don't know whether you read repeat comments but it wasn't until my old laptop broke and I borrowed a much newer one that I realised by background colour on my blog had been peach!!! It looked off white on mine. It was hideous! No wonder you mentioned a redesign! As for the CK pyjama bottoms I was having a frumpy moment.

    Hope you're well. We must have a drink... next year now xx

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  2. Funny that this kind of decor becomes hip. It's so anti-beautiful.

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  3. I really enjoyed Somewhere too- I found it quite hypnotic actually, especially the car bits- it's that place between boredom and fascination. Sofia makes really compelling films that are unlike anything else there- on paper they shouldn't work but they do- great performances too.

    I went to LA in the summer and was meant to go up to Chateau M for dinner- can you believe my jet lag was so bad I got into bed for a disco nap at 6pm and woke up at 4am having totally missed it!

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  4. You're right, the little kitchen is just adorable. I love the lamp, the Smeg-ish fridge and the deep red tiles. Especially the deep red tiles. However, not so keen on the flimsy material covering up under the sink. I'd much rather have another cupboard door.

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  5. Chateau Marmont has always evoked fantasy, old-Hollywood thoughts for me. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie and seeing the Chateau in all of its cinematic glory.

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  6. That kitchen is so not what I expected to be inside Chateau Marmont – so cute! I never went when I was in LA as I was a bit scared to (silly right?).

    P.S. Hope you have a lovely Xmas my dear x

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  7. I adored the kitchen too! We went to see it yesterday afternoon and I spent the whole evening dreaming of a quiet escape there to lie in silence by the pool...

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  8. I can't wait to see that film.. Always tricky with her films though, the hype is often so loud it's hard to go to the cinema without any preconceived notions. But it does look pretty promising. As well as the Chateau:D

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  9. How funny, i was just reading about this hotel a few minutes before i stumbled upon your blog! Wikipedia has a good list of famous people and incidents that all happened there!

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