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New Year's Eve at the Ace Hotel

Jeff and I rung in the New Year at
For those of you that have read my last post HERE
you know that he and I are  hugely invested in
making our marriage a priority now.
So we wanted to start the New Year off in style and fun!

is always one of our favorites in LA.

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles opened early 2014 in the historic United Artists building in Downtown LA. An ornate, storied and vibrant Los Angeles gem, Downtown is undergoing a renaissance. Built in 1927 for the maverick film studio, the UA theater and tower stand as monuments to a group of seminal American artists pushing out on their own.

We were able to get the sweetest corner room
which meant we had large view windows on two sides!
It was quite small but
so efficiently designed!
It suited our needs for the evening perfectly
as we were staying there to be able to 
just walk downstairs to their opulent theater 
to ring in the New Year.

My very favorite part of the room was that in came with an adorable balcony
which made the small room so much more entertaining.

The balcony also made for great photo opts!

And on a side note
how fabulous is this dress from Free People
that I wore for the drive up to the hotel.

I got it last week on sale.
I loved it so much I went back and got it in two other colors!

I paired it with a flutter sleeve T
also from Free People.

My silver shoes
are a purchase a couple of months ago
for the Who What Wear line at Target.
It was the first time I wore them
and now they are one of my favorite shoes.
For me they are a fun neutral 
and the best part
they are actually comfortable!

A little shout out and big thank you 
to my very handsome photographer!

After we got settled into our hotel room
it was up to the rooftop for a light lunch and cocktails at

Inspired by Hollywood's famous Les Deux Cafe, Upstairs is the sky-high urban oasis at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. With a concrete pool and city lights stretched out in all directions, Upstairs' bunker-like rooftop bar hosts a smattering of events every night of the week — DJs, live bands, book release parties, pop-up shops and creative collaborations — with bright, world-traveled twists on California desert fare and traditional cocktails with a menu lovingly curated by the Upstairs beverage wizards.

Upstairs is one of our favorites
because of the panoramic views of LA.
It's also a great spot for people watching as well.
By New Year's evening the place was completely solid with a very long wait to get in.

But if you stay at the hotel
you can just take the elevator reserved for hotel guests
up without a wait.

We did stop by again at night before the theater
 it was crazy busy
as in you wouldn't be getting a drink for close to an hour
 that's if you were just in line at the bar.
So not my scene at all!

The   evening for me was all about bringing the New Year's Eve Glam!
So I splurged and hired a makeup artist from

You can actually download their app
book your appointment
for either hair or makeup or both.

I hate doing my own makeup for events
so it felt like quite the luxury 
to just sit back and have it done.

When I do have my makeup done
I always have them use my own products
so there is not unpleasant surprises with color or foundations.

I packed all of my favorite bling for the evening!

Jeff brought his A game as well.

If there is ever a call for a Crown
it's always New Year's Eve!

Sparkly shoes a must as well!

I absolutely loved my outfit
but I didn't get as many  good outfit pictures 
as I wanted because of the fading light.

I was going for a Grand Dame look.
Under my fabulous velvet robe
I wore extra wide palazzo  pants paired with a silk charmuse shirt.
I wanted my clothes understated
so that all the attention would be on my sparkling accessories and fur cuffs.

We were staying at the Ace Hotel
to got to 

We're sitting right on top of one of the most remarkable gems in the city — a delicately restored, 1,600-seat movie palace from the 1920s with a three-story, 2,300 square foot grand lobby, an ornate open balcony and mezzanine and a vaulted ceiling with thousands of tiny mirrors that glimmer when lit. The Theatre at Ace Hotel is the literal foundation of Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.

On tap for New Year's Eve was
 Dita Von Teesse's Nuevo Burlesque show.
Dita is a self titled
Glamour Evangelist
her costumes for the evening did not disappoint.
But just as amazing
was the audience she drew for the evening.
I have never seen as much extreme glamour
under one roof!

The theater production and evening  spent at
was certainly a wonderful and glamorous 
way to ring in the 
New Year!

 As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

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  1. You look fabulous, like your blog. Wishing you a happy 2018.

  2. Just fabulous ! After Thanksgiving we also stayed in a corner room 1003 at the Ace Hotel, right where the "Jesus Saves" sign is located. I agree, it is so much fun, but would have LOVED going to your NY Eve party and getting all dolled up. Thank you so much for the "Glamsquad app" suggestion, I have never heard of it and I will try it next time. I love your panache,Tamera !

  3. Well, I loved the slipper shot - Cinderella DID get to go to the ball, and what a princess she was. And what an Ace ball it was. It sounds like it was a splendid NYE. Well done, both of you, on your choices. I spent NYE in my PJs !
    Hugs, x.

  4. Happy New Year to the most glamorous blogger I know! Wishing you only the best in 2018.

  5. Fabulous! I have not heard of the Ace hotel. So it's VERY cool. Which one of your foundations did you wear? Which is your favorite? You looked fab in every photo. You and your husband make a great pair. Beautiful photos. Loved each and every one. Love your style! i bet everyone at the hotel loved you also.

  6. A stunning venue and you look amazing. Well done to you both and wishing you every blessing in 2018

  7. What a gorgeous venue. I will bet you my hat you were BY FAR the most beautifully dressed person there. I absolutely adore every single detail. I love that you and Jeff made it a priority to kick off the year somewhere wonderful. Well done, and I wish BOTH of you all the best. May 2018 be your most joyous and adventure filled year yet. xx