As my lips pursed around the lowball glass, I took in the familiar yet perplexing scene unfolding on that particular Friday evening on a hidden rooftop in Los Angeles. The cold, smokey mezcal began to euphorically course through the length of my body, like a much needed massage after a long flight.
These blurry weekend scenes somehow resemble a sanctuary and a sacrificial seance all rolled into one… where soft candlelight illuminates hidden corners, worthy of their own disappearing act. Notorious gatherings get seamlessly orchestrated with drop-in's ranging from coveted tattoo artists and steampunk clowns, to street performers and the creative underbelly of Tinseltown looking to escape their currently overpowering headspace.
Nestled on a quiet street in the middle of West Hollywood lies this wildly enchanted hotel, rooftop, and members club that is as quirky and unexpected as the decor found on each floor. Petit Ermitage is a beautifully bespoke hotel that specializes in creating an environment that feels more like an artist and performers residency than a stuffy boutique hotel. Whether dining at the bohemian brunch, sipping craft cocktails and taking in views at sunset, or feasting into the evening in a private candlelit cabana… the food and drink at Petit are beyond tantalizing and not to be missed.
Take a sensuous dip in the saltwater pool, and get mindlessly lost in the simple beauty of the butterfly and hummingbird sanctuary along the rooftop. Soak up the hillside views and the infamous California sun from the comfort of a well-appointed daybed. Disappear into a private pied-à-terre, dripping in warm linens with subtle accents from around the globe that conjure up dreams of wanderlust and traveling in a world that suddenly feels remarkably intimate. Thought-provoking details assure no whim, wish, or request is too small for their witty and accommodating staff.
The curated and creative crowd allows for an authentic feeling of community to live within the walls of the space. From burlesque shows to breakfast in bed, there really isn’t a place in Los Angeles that creates magic quite like the characters at Petit Ermitage.