Where do five diehard New Yorkers with an appetite for glam stay in a foreign city of sun, sand, and celebrity status? A cinematic playhouse steps from the beaches of Santa Monica, of course. Because they want to have their west coast cake, and eat it too.
On the corner of Ocean Ave and Pico Blvd lies a 4-star hotel as diverse as the city of angels itself. Sprawling cabanas, art deco details, and a color palette that would make Wes Anderson proud are just some of the reasons this beachside palace caught the eye of THE STAYCATIONERS' east coast connoisseurs…
THE STAYCATIONERS VOL XOXOXOX
THE SPOT: Viceroy Santa Monica | 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
THE STATS: 162 guest rooms, breathtaking ocean and city views, a whimsy-inducing library, and the ultimate in poolside luxury, thanks to cabanas that work double duty for dining at CAST restaurant.
PERFECT FOR: the girls who getaway to embrace the dramatics, not escape them
RISE AND (SHINE BRIGHT)
"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning." THE STAYCATIONERS rose to the occasion with a toast to the good life, but instead of champagne, they chose one perfectly chilled bottle of GLOBAL VODKA. Only thing icier than their glasses? The hotline bling on their hands, courtesy of FLONT CLUB. California knows how to party. And it appears they do, too. Thank goodness for PERPETUAL SHADE eye masks to keep the light at bay the morning after...
WALK OF FAME
Every iconic property deserves to be explored by a chic-to-death squad. So, THE STAYCATIONERS strapped on their killer heels and strutted about. With lush gardens, a retro-glam lounge designed by Kelly Wearstler, and vibrant details around every bend, it should come as no surprise that the insta-worthy moments were plentiful. But not without the help of head-to-toe GUESS to have them looking fly and feeling nostalgic AF.
WHEN I DIP, YOU DIP, WE DIP
Because having swag is hard work, it was time for THE STAYCATIONERS to do what they do best: L O U N G E. This time, in a mix of statement one-piece swimsuits designed by PANAREA COUTURE. With hand-crafted cocktails and stylish snacks served poolside via CAST, who really needs the beach anyways?
LIGHTS, CAMERA, STAYCAY.
Through hallways chic enough for a Hitchcock film and a library that deserves its own Oscar award, THE STAYCATIONERS stepped best foot forward off to dinner, feeling like Hollywood starlets in their own right. Doused in margaritas and a mouth-watering menu of XXX, XXX, and XXX, they wined and dined 'til the wee hours of the morning. Can't blame 'em, can you?
Keep up with THE STAYCATIONERS as they take over new hotels in new cities each month. This round made possible by The Viceroy Santa Monica, Global Vodka, GUESS, FLONT CLUB, Panarea Couture, and Perpetual Shade.
Special thanks to our stunning guest staycationers Laura Ellner of On The Racks and Jordyn Kraemer of The Blonde Vagabond.
Photography by Cameron Holland for THE STAYCATIONERS.
Produced by Kelsey Panicco, Cat Corcoran and Alexandra Voyatzakis
Written by Kelsey Panicco & Cat Corcoran