3.14.2011

New Mondrian Soho Hotel - Posted from 40,000 Feet

Flying from New York to Los Angeles, the option to connect to the internet 
pops up on my computer screen.  For the duration of the flight above 30,000 feet, 
I can go online with GoGo Inflight Internet for $12.95.  Let's try it out.

My photos up load v e r y  s l o w l y.   The internet speed seems to fluctuate 
depending on the signals across the country.

On to my update...

My friend Netta, from Orlando and I met in New York City this past weekend and stayed at 
the brand new Mondrian Soho hotel.  We had a couple of minor service issues, 
but for the most part we had a FAB time.
This is the courtyard we entered when we arrived in the early afternoon.  
It has a little edgy "downtown" vibe with the exposed brick and graffiti.
Hey, the Mondrian uses the same cement urns as I have in the front of my house here.
The Morgans Hotel Group (owner of other boutique hotels, such as the Hudson in New York, 
the Delano in Miami Beach and the Mondrian on Sunset Boulevard) 
recently opened the Mondrian Soho on Crosby Street.   
Netta registers in the reception area.  
Benjamin Noriega Ortiz designed the hotel with inspiration from Jean Cocteau's movie, 
"La Belle et la Bete" (Beauty and The Beast).  Notice the floral motif reference?  
Ortiz uses a significant amount of "sky blue" much like the color outside my window right now.


The view out the window...
The restaurant/bar has an indoor/outdoor green house feel.

The next evening,
we had signature Champagne cocktails in the bar...
Lovely.

The captain just announced we have another hour and forty minutes until we arrive at LAX.
Time for a nice nap.

Best Wishes,
Mary Ann


Participating in Blue Monday.

34 comments:

  1. Glad you had fun! Your pictures at 40,000 feet are better than mine way down here :)

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  2. Mary Ann, I was in NYC this weekend as well - I wonder if I passed you on the street! :) (in a city of 8,700,000 people - um, maybe not). Your hotel looks gorgeous!! We will have to check it out next time - that restaurant looks lovely too. How nice that you can fly back to gorgeous CA while the east coast is still thinking it's wintertime (snowflakes in MA today!) Glad you had a great weekend with your friend.

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  3. Wow! Sound like a fun time!
    Great images. Just beautiful decor, Mary Ann.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  4. I used my internet on the plane last time. Passes the time away quickly. Great shots.

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  5. I am drooling; what a gorgeous use of beautiful blue!

    Happy Blue Monday, Mary Ann.

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  6. Oh girl!!! I am so jealous, but in a good way!!! SOHO is my fav...Greene street has some of the best places to shop. Thanks for the tour of the hotel, so glad you had time with your friend. Looks like a perfect getaway!!

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  7. That has to be the farthest anyone has blogged from...straight up...lol...Looks like a lovely place and I'm glad you had fun.

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  8. I read about the opening of this hotel. It look fabulous - love all the blue and the restaurant looks fabulous. Sounds like you had a marvelous time!!

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  9. What a fabulous hotel! Sounds like a great trip!

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  10. I have wondered how well the internet worked in -flight. Love the boutique hotel pics. Makes me think I might go that route next time we are in NYC. Thanks for sharing.

    By the way, Netta...is that the famous Netta of Netta's Biscuits?
    :-)

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  11. It looks like a very nice place to stay.

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  12. Wow! It's sooo beautiful! LOVE the blue! So Fresh! I'm glad you had a great time!!

    xoxo

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  13. Gorgeous photos! What a fun girl's trip! Love the blue velvet tufted sofa/chair and the outdoor vibe of the dining room. Beautiful!

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  14. I just love the crisp and fresh feel of this hotel. I especially love the eating area so garden like and inviting to me. Have a safe and happy flight and trip, Kathysue

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  15. What a beautiful hotel! I hope you had a wonderful time.

    Susan

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  16. Fabulous! Love this hotel and how fresh and young it feels. The blue is divine!

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  17. Girrrl!! I am green with envy over here!! This place looks completely fab!! I am in love with the mix of graffiti, greenery, and elegant urns!! Thanks for sharing!
    Kelle
    xx

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  18. That Sky Blue! Wow! Your pics look wonderful. xo

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  19. Wow what a fun trip! I would love to see NYC and your hotel looks beautiful! Love that restaurant!!

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  20. Sounds like you had an amazing time in NYC. What a fab hotel, so fun! I simply cannot get over the restaurant and bar!!! I really need to take a trip to NYC soon. Love that city! xo

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  21. Great pics. It sounds like a lot of fun :))
    ciao
    xo

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  22. Wow that is sooo beautiful. Have to go and check it out..love the fresh blues and whites, so crisp and clean. Looks really fabulous, hope you had an amazing time....looks like you did.

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  23. WOW! LOVED seeing these...great photos, I need to check out this hotel in person! How amazing that you posted this from the air!

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  24. thank you so much for sharing these pictures! the hotel looks amazing. i would love to stay there if i ever make it to NYC again.

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  25. Mary Ann,

    Love all the photos, what a amazing space in the restaurant/bar with an indoor/outdoor green house cozy yet light filled. I really love the blue and white and daylight even in the winter.

    Bette

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  26. Wow- what an amazing place to stay! I am in awe of the gorgeous restaurant/bar! I could linger there for a while. :)

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  27. WOO HOO!! Love the new blog design and the hotel is amazing!!! So many gorgeous features - I think my favorites are the wall behind the reception desk and the chandeliers in the restaurant. Can't wait to hear about your weekend!!

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  28. Sounds like a great time. Loved the beautiful restaurant with the fab chandeliers. Signature cocktails in that bar sound great! Thanks for the info. I'll have to check Pottery Barn out for the napkins.

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  29. Oh my, I NEED to go and stay at this hotel. Thank you for sharing! I haven't been in 1-1/2 years and I'm itching for a trip!

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  30. Wow - what a gorgeous place - love the greenhouse restaurant! I've stayed often at the Mondrian in LA and this one in NY looks like a gem... Perhaps a romantic weekend with the husband is in store!
    ~ Carolyn

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  31. Mary Ann,

    I haven't been to NYC yet and I not kidding you, I need to stay at this hotel. I'm not going anywhere else.

    Loving the pictures! Thank you!

    Have a great weekend!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  32. Enjoy your flight and what lovely images. I hope you had enjoyed your stay in NYC.

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It's SO nice to hear from you!

 
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