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The first mise-en-scene that drew me in was filled with mantiques that mesmerized me. There was a suit of armor, a comfortable vintage Palm Springs velvet-covered sectional that looked exotic because pillows were made from Moroccan bridal shawls. Placed on white-lacquered hexagonal cocktail table were Adler’s own handmade bowl and vases, giving setting a high gloss glamour. When I looked up at ceiling a loopy glass Vistosi chandelier from 1960s hung overhead. It was all playfully chic and reminiscent of bygone times when Elvis and Ann-Margaret partied together.
Party and fun are operative words for this place. The rest of lobby was exuberant with a “rich hippie” mix with two Edwardian-style sofas draped in embroidered suzanis from Uzbekistan, and a latte-colored rug that had an exaggerated Moroccan pattern. The terrazzo-topped table looked like a souvenir from a souk. Gio Ponti’s walnut chairs and a geometric brass chandelier also from '60s mixed and matched with panache of incomparable Italian elegance. There was a fully stocked lobby jeweled mini bar with Lucite bar stools and an inviting bartender that couldn’t wait to show off his magnificent array of martini blends. A free standing fire pit anchored back party lounge that was complete with a round seating area. The room was sexy and shaped with gorgeous curves in all right places. “Latin-moderne” string draperies and lacquered floor lamps were big, bold and beautiful. Swinging in one of wicker chairs that hung from ceiling made me look like a blast from past.
The décor at Parker engaged my mind and sensibilities to see my surroundings with new eyes.
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Janice Wilson, Jetsetters Magazine Correspondent. Read Jetsetters Magazine at www.jetsettersmagazine.com
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