Sometimes a change of place turns out to be a simple pleasure. The anticipation of a trip whether far flung or close to home is exciting. The hustle of packing, driving or flying is a whirlwind. You arrive ... and then there is that moment where you take a deep breath and let your brain really process the fact that you are away. Crisp hotel sheets, cushy robes and a mini bar ... even just for one night... to me is a a little slice of pleasure.
While the Hotel Bel Air is not really 'simple' in price tag, this photography felt peaceful and airy and and quiet so I thought I would share the images with you.
This landmark hotel has just emerged from a 2 year renovation and looks lovely. Next time I am in LA I intend to stop in for lunch. Or dinner. Or maybe even an overnight if I am feeling flush.
It is amazing what a quick getaway can do for the soul.
Do you have a favorite spot?
Share your favorite 'run away from home spot' below and inspire each other to find new places.
images by: Rebecca Adler