queen of pop

June 9, 2018

After some extensive travel to England (and my recent back story for being a bit of an Anglophile), I’ve found that Londoners have a special affinity for Los Angeles. They are complimentary opposites: one is a fast paced, often cloudy city packed with pubs and and art galleries, while Los Angeles is a sun-drenched sprawl with strip malls and palm trees as far as the eye can see.

 As a local Angeleno, I don’t often get to experience my city in a new lens. So when Jo Malone London hosted the launch of their fragrance collaboration with  Poppy Delevigne last week, it was a great excuse to experience the city in a new lens. So I packed my bags and drove west for a staycation in Beverly Hills.

As Los Angeles establishments go, Chateau Marmont is a historic landmark, known for its storied walls graced by some of Hollywood’s glossiest guests. We kicked off the evening with a candle-lit dinner at the Penthouse of the Chateau overlooking Sunset Blvd, the vibe of the evening glowing warm from the Jo Malone London candles.

Next morning we went to the breakfast unveiling of Queen of Pop hosted by Poppy Delevigne. The experiential space was decked out in brights and round shapes which Poppy later shared was a nod to her mod obsession. The Queen of Pop collaboration carries a colorful and quirky array of bath products and fragrances in the notes of Red Roses, Peony & Blush Suede, and Amber and Lavender.

My favorite of course, is the Red Roses cologne – it reminds me of my favorite past time with my Jo Malone London products: a ritual of a warm bath after a long day.

We concluded the trip with something I hadn’t experienced yet in LA – a dinner at the highly coveted Nobu in Malibu. We watched the sunset loom over the Pacific Ocean over dinner and drinks, it was the perfect cap to the trip. Thanks again to Jo Malone London for the experience!

This post was created in collaboration with Jo Malone London. All views are my own.

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