Anonymous asked: are they're swimming lessons?
“Of all the magnificent houses in the Los Angeles-area for sale right now, La Villa Contenta in Malibu is a front-runner for the grandest indoor pool.”
(via LA Times: Grandest pool around? Malibu has the one to beat)
Definitely click through to check out the slideshow on this one. It’s beyond crazy - the property appears to have at least three or four pools! Oh, and its only $65,000 a month to rent this summer, so if you were looking for a place to crash near the beach on the cheap, see if you might be able to land the job as poolboy here…
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KARL LAGERFELD’S HOMER-INSPIRED POOLSIDE MURAL AT HOTEL METROPOLE
via telegraph.co.uk: “If you have a penchant for Homeric poems, Chanel or swimming - or preferably all three, then book your summer break at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo where the eclectic trio have pooled for a mural-style installation.
Lagerfeld, head designer and creative director for Chanel, was chosen by the hotel - which won “Best Hotel in the World 2010” - to create a unique poolside piece, named “Ulysses’ Journey around the Mediterranean Sea”, inspired by Homer’s epics: the Iliad and the Odyssey.”
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(via Daily Express: Real-life mermaid with a £10,000 tail she uses to swim with sharks)
All I can say is, of course this girl and her tail are from LA!! It may also be worth noting that, contrary to the headline, she is not actually a ‘real life’ mermaid - I’d say she is more like a Hollywood fantasy. Well, at least she is promoting ocean conservation!
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Between the brouhaha of the winter holidays and the end of the school year is that coveted halfway point known as spring break. To gear up for that last lap of the academic year, grab the kids and significant others and go recharge at some posh pools.
(via LA Times: Swimming pools that hit the spot on spring break)
Some unique new options to explore here - let’s hope the warm weather comes back to stay soon!
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CURBED LA MAP: 17 OF LA’S AWESOMEST AND DOUCHIEST POOLS AND SWIM SPOTS
It’s been awhile since I last posted a pool review, and despite the fact that it’s mid-winter, all this beautiful Southland weather has me feeling both guilty and inspired. I’ve therefore decided to split the difference, and post a link to Curbed LA’s map from last summer, wherein local swim spots are ranked by their difficulty to access, and, in turn, by the relative factor of douche or awesomeness displayed at each.
There’s something for everyone here, including a few places previously mentioned on this blog, as well as a number of pools I’m keen to explore further and report back to y’all on in upcoming installments, so stay tuned. Airbnb in Alhambra, anyone??
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KENDRICK LAMAR - SWIMMING POOLS (DRANK)
This is a newish rapper from LA that all the young whippersnappers really like right now. I think the song is just alright, but I do like the idea of getting “a swimming pool full of liquor then you dive in it,” as he says in the hook. I know it’s only a metaphor for getting really wasted, but I still they wish they would’ve dramatized this in the video! Well, at least they got a pool in there…
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A sweet story from the LA Times “L.A. Affairs” section called “A Moment of Connection Across Pool Lanes” chronicles author Tito Morales’ meeting of his soul-mate at the UCLA Sunset Canyon swimming pool back in 1981.
It’s inspiring to know that love really does happen in this city, and what more perfect place is there to fall in love in LA than in the swimming pool?
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( Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times / November 6, 2012 )
How cool is this? Only in LA! Happy election day, Angelinos!!
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