I am lucky to be able to stay in some pretty incredible places on my travels, so when I launched the Wedding Journal, I wanted to include a platform where I could share some of my favorite destinations. Possibly for honeymoons, baby moons, hens / bachelorette weekends, or just a ‘no excuse needed’ luxe weekend away!
I spend a lot of time in LA for work & had wanted to stay at the Shutters On the Beach property for some time. West Coast recently for a wedding, we were fortunate enough to be able to spend the weekend in Santa Monica at Shutters…
The ultimate in traditional luxury, think Hamptons meets West Coast…White marble bathrooms with deluxe amenities & fluffy towels….Walk the white beach ‘shuttered’ hallways down to the pool & relax in a cabana style sun lounges, or move a few steps toward the beach as you have full ocean views, while still having full 5 star access to the pool bar – Pina Coladas delivered to your chair & the ocean breeze – you feel a thousand miles away from Los Angeles.
One of my favorite things about Santa Monica is the sunsets – they truly don’t get much better than seeing the sun sink into the ocean & the sky turn a firey shade of pink. I would suggest being at the hotel until sundown each day, then having the properties Tesla Model S (if you are meeting friends, have them meet you outside the restaurant so they can see you jump out of this car – it's something you want to be seen in!) drop you at one of the many amazing dinner spots close by (I would head into Venice for some cool urban eats, one of my favorites is Gjelina (be sure to book ahead) or if you head into Santa Monica, you MUST eat at Tar & Roses.
I like Shutters because you are so close to the cosmopolitan, that is Santa Monica, Venice or LA, but step inside this luxe beach house property & you could be miles away from anywhere.
Cocktails & dreams… - SWx
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