Now, I have lived in Los Angeles my entire life. That’s almost fifty years ladies and gentlemen. And what I love most about this city is that there are always nooks and crannies I have never seen before. Being so spread out, so diverse and so expansive, it’s impossible to know every neighborhood. Today I had the pleasure of discovering a new one.
I went to Koreatown to deliver the Tang inspired nightstand. I’ve been to Koreatown before. Years ago I had a nanny, who became a good friend who always invited my family to baptisms and birthday celebrations at her home. Lots of good tamales and music is what I remember most.
So, when I saw the address of the proud new owner of the nightstand, I thought I knew where I was going. Boy, was I wrong. I turned down Normandy off 8th street and came upon what looked like a beautiful New York City street. Think upper east side, but with a Hollywood twist.
The building I went in was The Langham The lovely woman I dealt with told me some of the history of this incredible place. Built by Al Jolson, Ronald Reagan lived there at one time. When I read more on the website, I was delighted to see the prices! It’s very affordable and I could tell from the people coming and going it catered to a younger crowd. Thank goodness there is a fun, hip historical place for young adults to call home nowadays, especially in this economy.
I immediately whipped out my crappy little iphone camera, cursing myself that I had not brought the real camera and took a few shots. They don’t do it justice, but you can kind of get a feel for the place.
What a surprising and lovely experience to discover that places like this exist in the City of the Angels. Makes me love her even more!
|Hallways with arched ceilings and herringbone floor tiles|
|The lobby. Looks like a huge Emmy or some other Hollywood award statue in the corner. The ceilings were coffered and hand painted.|
|Random rod iron light fixture.|
|The lobby with it’s Spanish style fireplace.|