Heels on cement, you hear her before you see her. Thick black hair with bright eyes, Derek Despain catches muse Jennifer Humphrey on Hollywood Boulevard. Always in flight, she rushes into The Hollywood Roosevelt on the last day of the year, existing as a vision before disappearing into the historic hotel. One of our favorite babes, Miss Humphrey played hostess at the Roosevelt New Year’s Eve event. Guide to our last hotel tour of 2014, Jen is captured in her element as she preps for the hottest night of the year.
Named after Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel is wrought with Hollywood nostalgia. Upon arriving in the Spanish Colonial lobby, one can feel the air of sophisticated legacy that exists within its walls. Rich tiles and an illuminated chandelier greets guests, offering a warm welcome into the hotel. Known for hosting the 1st Academy Awards in 1929 inside its Blossom Ballroom and housing Marilyn Monroe for two years as her modeling career took off, rich history and beauty is embedded within the building.
The pool, notorious for throwing night swims on hot summer days, is accompanied by the Tropicana Bar, a watering hole that marries modern decor with sentimental details. Los Angeles ease is defined by sipping champagne atop blue water and beneath blue skies. In a city that boasts summertime year round, the Tropicana offers R&R to guests and voyeurs alike.
Jen is reminiscent of the icons that came many years before her as she preps for the evening in her room. Creme skin and black lace contrasted with the anticipation of an evening of debauchery and rambunctious adventure. Despain photographs her with ease, her complexion smooth, her lips parted as she decides where she will allow the evening to take her.
Strangers were kissed, the dancing didn’t stop, champagne was abundant – it was the sort of party that left you hungry at call time. An event well done should leave one with an insatiable craving, a sort of high that leaves you ravenous for more hours in an evening, more minutes to indulge in passion, more minutes to drink, to dance, to feel deliciously feverish.
dFm always ensures Live FAST throws one hell of a party and New Year’s Eve was no exception. Until next time…