As we roll the closing credits on this year, we’d like to reflect on the many moments of beauty contained within a year that was often marred with uncertainty. So darling, pour yourself a glass of champagne, put on those rose-colored glasses and let’s reminisce.
2021 commenced with high hopes and budding excitement for the re-opening of California. Sure, we had to wait almost half of the year to get to that point, but we took full advantage of all that La La land had to offer while we waited. With the gorgeous Los Angeles weather we spent a lot of time outdoors, we took a weekend trip to Santa Barbara, and took advantage of the plethora of California grown produce at our local, yet nationally-known farmers’ markets.
We spent countless hours sunbathing by the saltwater pool, ordering takeout from our local Franklin Village restaurants, sipping on cocktails on the rooftop while the sunset illuminated the Hollywood sign. When the city opened up and we were able to, we gathered, and drank rose, or coffee, caught a film or took in an art viewing, and even reveled in weekend piano concertos in the lobby.
As we gathered for Thanksgiving we paid tribute to our frontline workers, and specifically our everyday heroes, the firefighters of Station 82 with catered lunch. We cannot express how vital their role is that they play in our community and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts.
With all that this past year had to offer, our guests, staff and vendors are the shining stars in this story. Without you, our halls would be silent and the pages blank. We are so grateful for your presence and thankful for your stay. Ready to join us at Villa Carlotta in 2022? Please don’t hesitate to give us a ring at 323.628.6628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if we can assist you in the writing of next year’s great story.