Is there anything better than the feeling you have when you are in a hip, cool hotel? The lighting, the music and hell, the people, all seem so much more fabulous...as you sit and watch everyone downing fabulous cocktails in fabulous clothing while Thievery Corporation pounds away in the background, you start thinking that maybe you could bring the whole package home. When you sober up and check out, you realize maybe all those votives would be a fire hazard and maybe Aunt Mary wouldn't enjoy sitting in a swinging chair so much. Don't despair, there is a way to take a little bit of that hip hotel home without any major renovations.
W Hotel has their amazing lobby shop online for you at www.whotelthestore.com complete with women's and men's apparel, accessories and cool travel gear. My pick for girls is the ultra cool Coco Chanel t-shirt. For boys- the black Penguin t-shirt is so much cooler than that Brad Pitt beentheredonethat brown polo.
A trip to the Morgans Hotel Group (Ian Schrager of Studio 54 fame- includes famous properties such as the Royalton, the Delano, St. Martin's Lane) website www.morganshotelgroup.com will allow you to quickly connect to Itunes and download their super hip music from each of their hotels. Simply pick a property, go to "soundtrack" and hit "download soundtrack". No surprise that the mixes from the London hotels are rated the highest in Itunes.
The supercool Parker's mantra is "Take it home, Don't steal it". At www.buyparker.com you can click on "Live" to score such hot home accents as Jonathan Adler (the designer of their Palm Springs Hipster Mecca) pillows and throws and in the "Fun" section you can find the perfect quirky gift for friends.