It's Christmas tree day! Today I'm getting up bright + early to go buy my Christmas tree, and I could not be more excited. It's my first year having my own and I've spent the last month collecting ornaments + lights, and doing true-to-character over-planning type things like googling the best place to buy trees in the city and researching tree varieties in order to pick the perfect one. The plan is Scotch Pine or Fraser Fir....but to be honest all my planning is completely unnecessary because I'm gonna just gonna buy the one that stands out to me most :)
In an alternate life, the one where I am fabulously wealthy and own several homes in cities across the globe, I always imagined my (fantasy) LA pad to be perched high in the Hollywood Hills with panoramic views of the city, from which I could enjoy the smoggy, purple-hued sunset over the downtown core. Yes, I did have something specific in mind. Yes, I do like to browse real estate websites daydreaming about it. Which is how I came upon this amazing Hancock Park home, with a plush, elegant take on contemporary design and a hotel-style pool + bar so fantastic I might be tempted to forgo the hills.