Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Old World Charm

It's hard to imagine poor Walter Raymond back in 1934, fretting away his last days in the caretaker's cottage of his magnificent Raymond Hotel, late on the mortgage and gripped with panic as the Depression brought financial ruin and a wrecking ball destroyed his creation...

While the grand hotel has been gone for decades, the caretaker's cottage still remains. It's home to The Raymond Restaurant -- a perfect South Pas Craftsman setting to enjoy creative cocktails and California cuisine. The bar has been set up in one of the back rooms of the house overlooking this beautiful patio. After a few of those well-mixed cocktails, you might feel just like you are back at the turn of the last century enjoying the Raymond Hotel high life. (Not that I would know or anything...)

5 comments:

Judy Williams said...

With the rich tones, a palette knife painting immediately popped into my head. All of the dappled light would make for some cool texture with the light and dark paint piled on a canvas. This is so pretty!!

Michelle said...

I love the Raymond! Never had a cocktail there though. What's wrong with me?

Margaret said...

Oh! Looks like lace.

Green Guy said...

Love it.

Nice place for old Walter to haunt.

TheChieftess said...

Went there for a family birthday once... before it was called Raymonds...I think it was Emily's or something like that...one of these days I'd like to sit in that cozy little bar and have a cocktail or two with you Laurie!!!