Friday, December 30, 2016

Final Post 2016...

I could not think of a better way to end the year, than with a recent photo of our red-tailed hawk sitting on the 'r' of our Gaylord rooftop neon and looking off into the glorious sunset.

To all, a Happy, Healthy, Safe & Prosperous New Year!

A hearty thank you to our Craig for being on the roof at the right time to catch this perfect moment, while training Kira on all of the duties of a Front Desk attendant. Cheers!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Winter in L.A....

It is now 77 degrees outside and just look east at those snow-capped San Gabriel mountains, off in the distance, shot from the Gaylord. You gotta love it!
...and then on this beautiful, clear day, looking south from the Gaylord, the Palos Verdes peninsula on the horizon, center & left and Catalina Island just to the right & center of the peninsula. Good L.A. winter days.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Over the River & Through the Woods...

As everyone leaves town...
Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 16, 2016

I'll Be Home For...

Here are just a few of the many Gaylord tenants who passed through our annual Christmas Party, last night. A number of them even tickled the ivories of our baby grand! As always, a big thank you to Ramon & the HMS Bounty for catering the affair.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Final Holiday Dressing...

This morning, our talented Jules finished off the last of our Gaylord lobby holiday dressing with this beautiful flower arrangement in the center of our grand entry. Now, we are ready to party with this evening's festivities! Thank you again, Jules & Michael. Great job.

Monday, December 12, 2016


Gaylord folks, this coming Thursday evening, December 15th, from 6- 10pm, our holiday party will take place. Come with your bells & whistles and join in on the celebration! We look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Precarious Positions...

Folks, when our historical Gaylord building gets 'tagged' with graffiti, we are on it. Though safely belted & secured with every precaution taken, it is not a position our maintenance staff wishes to be in (especially 14 stories up!) to clean the mess up.

With that being said, if you see or hear something, PLEASE say something and immediately notify the Front Desk attendant. The attendant is there 24 hours to alert the appropriate authorities for such matters.

Thank you.

Through the Morning Sun...

... beams more Gaylord lobby holiday cheer!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Art and About...

On a recent visit to the Bergamot Station art galleries, I came across these striking images (one gallery, one street). You can take the Expo Line train and be dropped off right at the doorstep to the galleries. Explore & Enjoy!

A Few of My Favorite Things...

Here is just a sampling of a few of our tenants showing their holiday spirit.


Monday, December 5, 2016

It's Beginning...

... to look a lot like Christmas, in the Gaylord lobby. Our team of Jules & Michael were busy over the weekend getting our beautiful lobby ready for the festive holiday season. They have done the decorating for several years now and represent the true spirit of the Gaylord & the holidays.


Friday, December 2, 2016

The Cool Waters...

Welcome to the cool waters of the Gaylord pool.

AVAILABLE for mid-December;

***RENTED***- Bachelor, 2nd floor, north facing, 410 sq ft, $975/month.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- Single, 2nd floor, east facing, 540 sq ft, $1300/month.***RENTED***

(photo by Jason Kamimura photography)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Feast...

A number of Gaylord tenants & friends gathered on Thanksgiving Day and put together a potluck feast for all to enjoy. Just look at that spread! Their camaraderie is part of that Gaylord spirit that happens everyday.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Eat Up...

The office will close this Wednesday, for the Thanksgiving holiday and re-open on Monday, Nov 28th.

gobble, gobble.

Friday, November 18, 2016


An oasis awaits you at the Gaylord.


***RENTED***- One Bedroom, 11th floor, 840 sq ft, south facing, $1900/month.***RENTED***

(pictured above, the lovely Valentina, photographed by Jason Kamimura, in our garden.)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


... was effectively re-created inside 2 units of the Gaylord apartments for an upcoming episode of the new NBC dramedy 'This Is Us.' The lead characters of Jack & Rebecca, played by Milo Ventimiglia & Mandy Moore will be seen inside the apartments (pictured above), so keep a close eye out. You have to appreciate that time encapsulated stove they installed for the shoot and the needlework on the wall hanging.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Orbit Has Landed...

The NASA Orbit Pavilion has landed at the Huntington Library & Gardens, over in San Marino and will be up until February 27, 2017. Take yourself and experience the sounds within from the NASA satellites circling above our planet and walk away with inspiration.

Or, just enjoy the beautiful gardens and art...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

There Once Was a Girl...

...who grew up in the Gaylord and is now hitting it BIG. Clementine Creevy (pictured right) with her bandmates from 'Cherry Glazerr' are a fast rising, indie rock band. You can see home movies of cute, little Clem rockin' out as a young child, in her Gaylord apartment, during her formidable years at .

'Cherry Glazerr' will be releasing their new album in January 2017, titled 'APOCALIPSTICK.' If you get a chance, catch a show. They sound great! Keep it goin' on Clem!!!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Dia de los Muertos...

This past Saturday was the annual 'Dia de los Muertos' event at Hollywood Forever cemetery. It was another colorful, festive year of celebrating those that have passed on.
and then I giddily came across this headstone while walking through the event. Life is all about...
Enough said.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Just Another Typical Day... the Gaylord lobby, yesterday, and just another typical cult superhero stops by to make sure all is okay.

The Gaylord, bringing distinguished luminaries & creative people harmoniously together since 1924 (that's our tagline and we continue to live up to it).

Monday, October 24, 2016

Autumn in New York...

For those that are familiar with Autumn in New York State and may not get back this time of year to appreciate the full colors and need a reminder and for those that have never experienced it, here are some pics from my recent vacation, back at the old homestead...

Just beautiful.

Head to our surrounding L.A. mountains if you wish to see just a sampling of what you get back east.

Friday, October 7, 2016

You Missed Him...

Harry stopped by to visit Joe, at the Gaylord Front Desk, this afternoon. What a visit! A magical event.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Facade, Yet Approachable...

The Gaylord facade, pictured here in 1925. Photo was found in the Los Angeles Public Library.

Still AVAILABLE folks and this will be for a November 25th move-in date;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 10th floor, 820 sq ft, south/east corner unit, $1875/month.***RENTED***

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Bygone Era...

Back when TWA and the 'colorful gardens of the Ambassador Hotel' existed. This image was a part of one of the early (judging by the automobiles, most likely the 1930's) original brochures touting the features of the Gaylord, 'On high ground...'

Notice the palm trees on the right (east) side of the Gaylord. They are still standing and much taller today, with the top palm fronds reaching the heights between the 6th & 7th floors.

The aerial view (lower right) was provided by TWA, with the Gaylord highlighted within the photo (lower left corner).

Monday, September 19, 2016

A Different Perspective...

The Gaylord, as viewed from the RFK Community Schools campus.

Coming AVAILABLE for an October move-in date;

- One Bedroom unit, 10th floor, 820 sq ft, south/east corner unit, $1875/month.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

All the Single Ladies...

... or men. Coming AVAILABLE for an Oct. 1st move-in date;

***RENTED***- Single unit, 5th floor, 550 sq ft, east facing, $1275/month.***RENTED***

(Pictured above, our beautiful Jenny, who is very much NOT one of the 'Single Ladies' available, but how could you not use such a perfect photo? Photo courtesy of .)