LINE Hotel: A Study in Concrete and Simplicity
I had a single night to spend in Los Angeles on my own before an early rise to Big Bear, California. I arrived very late at night, and I waited and waited for the sun to rise so I could get a glimpse of these Hollywood hills and palm trees. This is as high as the sun could get before I needed to speed off out of town. I spent the night in K-town (Koreatown) at the LINE Hotel which had awesome pockmarked concrete walls and personal touches in every room, like tribal-printed chairs, bleach containers made from concrete and painted bright colors, a tiny orange globe of a bud vase, a teeny framed print of tangerines, and a flock of iron birds over the bed. How awesome to wake up with that floor to ceiling window at the foot of my bed.
In the lobby on my arrival, the Pot Lobby Bar was hopping. The large open floor space allowed for some amazing dancing – like actual professional street dancers. And weirdly, there were plants on the tables made from empty recycled cut apart milk containers.
I wish I could have actually spent some real time here. I would have loved sitting by the pool, the boutique shop looked totally unique, and I really wanted to dig into a Korean hot pot at the restaurant. It will probably be another year before I find myself in California, but mayyyyybe next time.