Stay in L.A.: Santa Monica Proper Hotel


The new Santa Monica Proper, located on 7th and Wilshire in the heart of SaMo, embodies California cool. This laid back, effortlessly beachy property by Kelly Wearstler is not only major design goals, but it also NAILS it on the hospitality front.

Bento and I have never stayed at a hotel that felt so aspirational, but also so much like home. I love Kelly’s mixing and matching of textures, global prints, and neutral tones, and want to carry some of the ideas back to my own space. And you guys, they’re just a couple blocks from the weekly Santa Monica Farmers Market, meaning the produce and food on property is totally on point. And did I mention the rooftop bar?!? It’s a win from all angles.

You can check out my full review of Santa Monica’s Proper Hotel for Conde Nast Traveler here.