I would/did stay there…

I Would Stay There…The Amigo Motor Lodge.

July 6, 2017

the typical motor lodge holds a special place in my heart. i remember family road trips as a child, driving until we were all too tired to possibly go another mile and waiting for that magical vacancy sign to appear out of nowhere. i remember waiting in the car while my dad ran into the lobby, returning with a key attached to a plastic key ring and pulling right up to the door of the spot we would call home for the night. i also remember the mister and i taking backroads (about a million and a half years ago), with marcy playground blaring over the jeep speakers, looking for that same vacancy. motor lodges are all the right kind of americana and i couldn’t be happier that folks like philip and kaitlyn must have the same type of soft spot for them that i do. this couple is responsible for my latest favorite amongst favorites the amigo motor lodge out of salida, co.

back in the day, i had no idea this whole motor lodge thing would become stylish and that the resurgence of the midcentury motel could result in something so beautiful….

i am sensing a road trip coming on…

xo mrs. french

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Stayed: Hotel Covell

November 21, 2016

a friend of mine asked me to go on a spur of the moment design trip with her to los angeles. of course i obliged, but have to admit i had many preconceived ideas about the whole la experience. you see, i had never been and i had heard from many people what to expect…some of which was not positive. my expectations were optimistic, but not overly high. guess what? i was pleasantly surprised…the trip ended up being an inspirational whirlwind. i am officially a fan.

of course, it didn’t hurt that we stayed at truly my latest favorite hotel…the hotel covell. it did not feel like a hotel at all…it reminded me of staying in an apartment belonging to a very stylish, cool uncle. we were completely relaxed, and again, my inspiration went through the roof. my only regret is that i didn’t take nearly enough photos.

i need to plan another trip as soon as possible…just because i need additional photos…



beautiful…also, i should mention that if you plan on visiting, grab your reservations well in advance…there are only 5 suites and i imagine they fill up quickly.

i am not done with los angeles just yet…i promise…

xo mrs. french

photos were all taken by me.

I Would Stay There…Rivertown Lodge.

August 10, 2016


it’s funny how when you have been doing this for as long as i have you will bump into a space and recognize the designer just from the photographs…such is the case with rivertown lodge. i had been perusing the blog of another favorite arent & pyke and rivertown lodge popped up…immediately, i had recognized the work of workstead out of brooklyn. i have had the pleasure of featuring workstead a couple of times on bliss and love their work more and more each time i do.

rivertown lodge is about two-hour train ride from manhattan in the historical town of hudson, new york. previously a theater built in the 1920’s, rivertown is now a 27 room hotel that i am dying to visit. i do so love a space that is impeccably designed as well as welcoming and this lodge seems to be it.

please do take note of the beautiful workstead light fixtures…if you are unable to sneak away for a visit, perhaps you can shop workstead and bring a few originals to your own space…

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xo mrs. french

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