The Proper Hotel in Santa Monica
Do you have a hotel bucket list? I definitely do, and it only got longer during the past year plus of no travel. Maybe I will make a post with mine some time, but in the meantime I’d say it’s any place that Kelly Wearstler designed, + also this whole book (such a good resource!!). Six weeks or so ago I went to Palm Springs for a few nights and then stayed at The Proper Hotel in Santa Monica for just a night. It had been top of my list for a while and it definitely measured up.
The lobby and bar area are incredibly designed, the rooms are so nice (I was tempted to ask them about their linens / feather bed toppers as the bed was absolute heaven… like sleeping in a cloud), and the pool on the roof was a great place to hang out (they make a phenomenal skinny marg and I LOVE the crudite platen- a weird thing to gush about but it was truly beautiful?).
PS – The Proper is just a couple blocks from Sidecar Donuts, which I highly recommend!!!! We didn’t do much else in Santa Monica but I made a Santa Monica highlight on my instagram and will add to it if/when I’m back next.
The art and objects throughout the hotel and lobby are just incredible. If I were to go back, I would absolutely visit their spa… it sounds incredible! It’s 3,000 square feet and done in collaboration with Ayurvedic doctor, chef, and herbalist Martha Soffer. The abhyanga massage sounds absolutely out of this world.
I’m still dreaming about this bed – it was one of the best beds I’ve ever slept in!
Look at this perfect little reading nook!