Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stately Lobby...

A view, looking through the newly revealed cast iron & glass screen with brass details, into our stately lobby. The magnificence of details is commanding.

Time for a Fresh Face...

Gaylord employee, amicable Aaron, giving a helping hand by putting a fresh coat of paint on the French doors leading back to our beautiful, private patio.

Monday, May 24, 2010


One notices at once~ A charming hospitality.

For those who value the intimate comforts of a home; yet not beyond the sacrifice of personal freedom... The Gaylord makes gratifying appeal. Offering exclusive private residence with the distinction and social features of a smart hotel... in the heart of the city.

Just as every appointment tends to enhance the appeal to those who appreciate the nicety of the Gaylord as a whole, so one finds something distinctive in every entertainment~ an atmosphere intimately associated with the name Gaylord

Apartments of Two to Five Rooms.

Wilshire Boulevard at Kenmore.

(These are just a few of the remarks used to advertise the Gaylord back in the 1920's. The standards remain today with a civilized, contemporary attitude.)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Back to Adobo Hut...

The beef was flavorful and incredible. I want more. Go try it all fellow residents. It is just 2 blocks away from the Gaylord.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Adobo Hut a gogo...

If you like tender, moist pork get yourself over to the Adobo Hut in the International Food Court at the corner of Normandie and Wilshire. I just had some for lunch today, with steamed rice and enjoyed every bite of it. Can't wait to sink my teeth into the beef steak they sent me home with. For those of you big on veggies, try their eggplant. Throw your support behind young, hard working Patrick, John and his sister, who are trying to get their business going and are tenants of the Gaylord.

A Tree Grows in Gaylord...

...or it seems like it from this photo. This is actually a part of the stripping process of the cast iron in the lobby. This process creates what appears to be beautiful layers of bark in a myriad of colors. What we are after under this bark is the warm steely grey of the cast iron below. Once revealed, your hands are tempted to get a touch.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Highest stature...

Residents are impressed and appreciate the beautiful new vase we have to work with in our classic lobby for the weekly fresh floral arrangements.
Towering dogwood branches were the center of attention for this display. Reach for the stars...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Martha's Labor of Love...

Martha showing off what all of her hard work has exposed on our beautiful cast iron and glass screen after completing the first side. Great work!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

the elusive bird calls in the middle of the night...

For the past week there have been a variety of strange bird calls happening at night. These calls of the avian kind have been startling tenants awake at all sorts of hours. The source has been found and dealt with. (No animals were harmed in the production of this blog entry.) Eyemax, in their desperate attempt to keep their new awning clean, had been placing a bird call machine outside their door in the evening. Though the machine was successful in keeping the pigeons away and their droppings from corrupting the new awning it did absolutely nothing to encourage our starry dreams while asleep.

If you happen to see anyone feeding the pigeons that congregate in front of the Gaylord building, please discourage them from this activity. We would like to keep a fresh face in our presentation to the public. Thank you.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Chapter 2 to begin...

Get ready Gaylord residents and interested public, the 2nd half of the cast iron and glass screen restoration is about to begin! Our stalwart, Martha, will be starting the interior side this week. We are at the midway point on this project and in no time at all it will be complete. So please, continue to put up with the detours and mess for just a bit longer.

Kudos to Martha so far for all the blood, sweat and tears that she has put into this project.

Fun fact: This cast iron and glass screen was originally the entrance into the Gaylord, fitted with beautiful cast iron and glass doors. The alcove that you initially walk into was open to the elements and did not have a door or window in place. The alcove served as a staging area for those entering and exiting the Gaylord.

If there is anyone out there who has the desire or motivation to do some detective work to try and track down the original doors and have them find their way home to the Gaylord once again, please do so! The Gaylord would greatly appreciate the service.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

2nd Bike Rack Complete!

Pedal People of the Gaylord, the second bike rack has been completed and is ready for you to use. The Bike Rack Annex is located in Bike Rack Adjacent or as you may know it, at the end of the walk next to the ramp.

PLEASE, bicycles are to be locked to the rack only. No bikes are to be attached to the trees or any of the fencing. (It is a LA County code violation to have bikes attached to pool fencing.)

Eventually we will cover the ground in this area with gravel. In the meantime, make use of this new rack!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Night With Sinatra...

Debonair Luca Ellis, our recent move-in, will be performing at the M bar in Hollywood on May 28th at 8:00 pm. If you are a fan of Frank Sinatra go and catch this show. Luca will be performing with a 17 piece orchestra. He has been doing a weekly show in Las Vegas for some time now and is looking forward to taking it on the road to Broadway next year.

If you are lucky you might hear him belt out an old Frank tune in the lobby sometime. 'Summer Wind' or 'Fly Me to the Moon' for me, Luca!

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Story to Tell...

If you have not caught it already be sure to pick up the recent copy of the Larchmont Chronicle and read the great story on the Gaylord. Thanks to our friends at the Chronicle (Laura Eversz) for covering the major undertaking that our always good natured Martha is tackling with the restoration project of the cast iron and glass screen in the lobby.

The front side is almost complete and you can notice how the lobby just opens up more by having the paint removed. In the past, the off white color it was layered with would create a visual barrier. Now the cast iron offers a more welcoming feel to its residents on their return home.

Soon, Martha will begin the work all over again on the flip side. We appreciate the patience of all who have been enduring the 'DETOUR' and the unsightliness while this project is underway. In the end, we know you will favor the beautiful outcome.

You can read the article in the Larchmont Chronicle posted in the Gaylord lobby near the mail room.