last month, i spent a whirlwind 36 hours in london for a business trip. since i was there for such a short period of time, i wanted to stay in a new neighborhood. i chose the kensington hotel, and boy, i haven’t had such strong decor inspiration since i was at hotel thoumieux in paris.
the kensington is such a perfect mix of english eccentricity and modern glam. i love the colorful but subdued lounges, and of course the marble in the bathroom was lovely. every time i turned a corner, there was something new to see (or a chess board, inviting me to sit). the location is also fantastic, and the guest service was exceptional.
lovely bike on the front steps, available to rent. room service lemon tart. the bar and cocktail lounge. stair case to the guest rooms. the library. the tea parlor. am obsessed with this china pattern. have you ever seen such a chic business center?
oh yea its raining. because its london.