Shutters at Sunset

Shutters sign

My sister-in-law Rebecca is a semi-finalist in the Scion contest for young entrepreneurs, so they flew her out to LA and put her up at Shutters for the week. (Not a bad gig if you can get it.) I lived in Santa Monica my first three years in LA and Shutters on the Beach was a place that I frequented (even if that meant laying on the beach in front of it wishing I could afford a room!). It is my absolute favorite hotel in LA, not only for the location, but for the way it feels like your very own personal beach house. It oozes romance— especially at sunset, and Wednesday night we made it just in time to capture the last glimpses of light before we met Rebecca for a drink. Pretty spectacular.

shutters palm trees


palm trees

Shutters 2


This is the living room, which overlooks the beach. We happened to be there for Wednesday Boîte, where DJ Harmony rocks the house and a special mixologist creates exotic cocktails with fresh ingredients.

drink list

So many cocktails, so little time.



Blueberry Smash

My “Blueberry Collins”


This is Rebecca. She is a fashion designer in New York and so talented. She designs gorgeous custom bridal gowns and is becoming quite sought after! Check out Schone Bridal here. Best of luck, Bec! But really…is there any contest??

Shutters on the Beach.  One Pico Blvd.  Santa Monica, CA 90405. 310-458-0030

3 thoughts on “Shutters at Sunset”

  1. Lovely post and photos – one of my all time favourite hotels in the world, let alone California. I can’t wait to return to Santa Monica one day and make this hotel my base. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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