I've always liked boutique hotels. The role of theme designs play a huge role to make guests feel connected and comfortable. The hotel acts as the sum of a well-planned design, which is a rare sight in the world we live in. Ask me about it. In my college years, I would buy pieces of furniture from various shops due mostly to budget constraints. The apartment feel disconnected, from a design point of view. An orchestrated design makes one feel soulful about the surroundings.
Menlo Park's spanking new Rosewood Hotel
, nestled at the edge of Santa Cruz Mountains is designed as a calm California Ranch architecture is a boutique hotel of this sort.
The food and art pieces are no different. They only use local ingredients and local artists. The texture (see the five images above) tells a tale about what the hotel's design theme is all about.
We photographed Cathy and Michael's wedding there. As they are rather private people, I'll only showcase a small handful of selected images (without the usual slideshow) in this blog.
Do NOT, however, mistake private
. How often do you see a cake_in_the_face
during a wedding cake cutting?
- Michael Soo
Labels: boutique design California Art, Michael Cathy, Rosewood Hotel Menlo Park, wedding cake in the face