The Best Hotel Pool For A Sneaky Afternoon Drink

I’m a firm believer that Fridays are for self-care – massages, nails, facials, day drinking, you name it. If you’re lucky enough to be freelancer with a flexible schedule, try treating yourself to an afternoon off at the end of the traditional work week, and put in a few hours on Sunday instead. This recent habit has tremendously helped increase my productivity.


And much as I love a good pool party at the Standard (a close second fav), sometimes, after a long week of hustle and driving around the city, I often don’t feel like meshing with the trendy West Hollywood crowd.

All I want is a little nook by the pool at LA’s best kept secret, the Avalon Hotel. Book a late lunch meeting at Viviane restaurant and linger around the property until happy hour. And the best part is? Free valet. See you there! <3

courtneykimmey-1-of-1-29 courtneykimmey-1-of-1-38-copy courtneykimmey-1-of-1-3

A Midweek Meditation on Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

View Article

Beauty Essentials…