Surveying the crowd at the London Edition

Surveying the crowd at the London Edition

The aggressively hip London Edition hotel seemingly has it all: pun-tastic cocktails (see: the Slap & Pickle and the Cereal Killer); a dangling Ingo Maurer orb that signals Easter's come early; a restaurant called Berners Tavern whose walls are covered in photographic puzzle pieces; and the ability to trumpet that "Brad and Angelina slept here!!!" which is music to any hotelier's ears. But my favorite aspect of the hotel was people-watching in the slick marble lobby. Despite rare and perfect 60-degree weather in London, many guests were content with staying inside. One Texan businessman diligently worked at an Apple desktop alongside a French guy with beau stubble who anxiously popped off and on the neighboring computer, perhaps workingβ€”or perhaps people-watching, too. (I wanted to snap a photo of them but even I have my limits.) Read more about the London Edition and its penthouse in my column over at DuJour.

It's a rare moment in The London Edition hotel lobby when the couches aren't filled with beautiful people.

It's a rare moment in The London Edition hotel lobby when the couches aren't filled with beautiful people.

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