Anyone who has been watching our Instagram feed is well aware that we’ve had a very busy October. We’ve been all over Southern California including visiting the exceptionally beautiful Pasadena. For those not familiar with Pasadena, it very well could be my favorite town in the country. In fact, if I had explored it when I was younger, I bet you we would have raised JetSet Tot there. One thing is for sure, I had no idea I was going to love the area so much when The Langham Huntington, Pasadena invited us for the weekend to experience The Langham Huntington Kids Program.
The one word that continuously comes to mind when I think about pulling up to The Langham Huntington is majestic. Our excitement simply could not be faked, it was as genuine as it gets. I was truly surprised, it was one of the most stunning structures I’ve seen in Southern California. If something was this beautiful on the outside, my hopes for what lies past the grand entrance was beyond my imagination.
There was so much to do with so little time upon our arrival. We had early dinner reservations at The Royce, and since traffic was a nightmare we both needed to freshen up. Of course, JetSet Tot demanded to roll her own luggage, so it took an extra amount of time to get to our Huntington Suite in the west wing of the hotel. Sounds fancy doesn’t it? Well it was.
Nothing could prepare me for what happened next as we propped open the door of our home for the next two nights. I really had no idea the rooms were going to be this beautiful. Suddenly, I was a little girl living in a home with traditional furniture and carved rice beds. I tried to focus on the living room area that looked so welcoming, but I couldn’t ignore the beautiful marble bathroom that went on for miles. That soaking tub and I were sure to have at least one date sometime this weekend.
There was the most delicious welcome chocolate chip cookies and a bottle of pink sparkling lemonade that was so yummy I wish I had a bottle right now with a straw. JetSet Tot immediately ran into our bedroom and staked her claim on the chase lounge. She was so thrilled that she had a beautiful “kids” bed just for herself. We didn’t want to leave, but Lil’ JetSet Foodie was ready to taste!
The Royce brought an elegant twist on modern Hollywood to the classic property. Uber-swank and super classy, Chef Perry Pollaci spoiled us from the moment we arrived to the moment we retreated back to the suite. Tot tried everything from oysters to the filet and lobster; however we could not get enough of the small plates. (For our complete review and photos please visit the link below.)
Review: The JetSet Family Dines at The Royce
:: Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Aged Soy & Cucumber ::
:: Steak Tartare with Tabasco Vinaigrette ::
:: Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with Spicy Radishes ::
During our stay we had Club Level privileges which I highly recommend. Access to Club allows you for some fantastic services for the duration of your stay and there is no additional charge for children under the ages of 12. In addition to premium internet access, bicycle rental, continental breakfast, light snacks, cream tea, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, sweets, cordials and you can have three garments pressed during you stay which is priceless in my opinion.
Overall, we had a wonderful JetSet Mom/Tot weekend and I enjoyed ourselves so much. I am looking forward to going back and experiencing their afternoon tea because it looked fantastic! I bet it will be amazing during the holidays.
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena | 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave Pasadena, CA | (626) 568-3900
Nicole Standley a.k.a. Jet-Set Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & events for CBS LA and Savvy Sassy Moms. Follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.
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Promotional consideration has been furnished by The Langham Huntington, Pasadena and The Royce. JetSet Tot’s wardrobe courtesy of The Matching Dots and Mamas & Papas. On occasion, contributors of The JetSet Family receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not hinder the influencer’s point of view. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect the overall experience.