There are plenty of fashionable historic hotspots in Hollywood far beyond Rodeo Drive or Melrose Avenue.
Fashion and Los Angeles have a special synergy – it’s where celebrities strut their stuff, whether it’s on the Oscars red carpet or just getting out of their car, caught by the paparazzi. But aside from shopping destinations like The Grove or Robertson Boulevard, where do fashionistas go after a long day of shopping?
A new rooftop bar is being put on the map as a fashion hotspot, right in the heart of Hollywood.
It is named after an imaginary girl named “Lis”, who ran away to the French Riviera in the 1960s, with dreams of becoming a singer, and performs for Hollywood stars who visit the south. from France.
“It’s designed to be a Riviera-inspired transportation oasis in the middle of Hollywood,” said Sebastian Puga, executive vice president of Brand Experience at Ten Five Hospitality.
It has blue and white striped walls, while black and white photos of stars at the beach in the 1960s and 1970s adorn the walls, when Hollywood stars flocked to the south of France for their escapade – from Bridget Bardot to Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean and Grace Kelly.
“It aims to capture Lis’s contemporaries, at the time, and immerses guests in the history of the salon,” says Puga. The bar was designed by the creative director, Bernadette Whitewho worked with Wendy Posner of Posner Fine Art to research, select and layout each photo.
It ties into the current vibe of Los Angeles, which draws creatives to the local neighborhood, which is right in the Vinyl districtan area just outside of the tourist area of Hollywood, which aims to provide an updated cultural hub focused on nightlife and inspired by artists and music legends.
“Hollywood, and Los Angeles itself, has historically responded to the creative set,” Puga said. “Bar Lis provides a place where like-minded people can escape above the city to enjoy live music and world-class DJ sets.”
Bar Lis has seen a number of personalities wander its premises, from The Weeknd to Rita Ora, Drake to Taika Waititi, Anya Taylor-Joy and Lil Nas X. DJs who have performed here include Diplo and Tove Lo .
This is where local Angelenos also use it as a meeting place for business. “It highlights the incredible creative potential here in the Vinyl District,” adds Puga. “The area is attracting interest from locals and tourists alike for a night out in an area that was previously uncrowded.”
Coming up, they have a monthly burlesque series called Femme Follies, which features the world-renowned Beauty of Burlesque founder, Miss Tosh. And every Tuesday, Bar Lis hosts Jazz Eclectic LA, an evening of live modern jazz that draws locals and visitors alike. Every Thursday through Saturday night, they have guest DJs that include talent, like Girls’ Ashley Smith and Bec Adams, Ana Calderon, as well as Rick Trainor and Wade Crescent, among others.
“The hotel was created for curious creatives who seek an unpretentious, design-conscious experience,” said Dan Daley, CEO and co-founder of Ten Five Hospitality.
“From the hotel’s artfully designed interiors to our on-site restaurants and entertainment venues, every detail is carefully curated with the most discerning creativity in mind.”