Tune in for a highlights reel of what we’re listening to, cooking, reading, supporting, and loving right now. Our doors are back open and we’re looking forward to creating, connecting, and staying inspired: Anything else just wouldn’t be Proper.


If there is something you would love to see, hear, or learn more about in the next installment of our Proper essentials, send us an email!

Listen: A Proper Playlist Volume #2

It’s playing right now — discover the music we’re loving this month with the newest Proper playlist, specially curated by our team.


Listen: Brian De Lowe on The Art of Plating Podcast

Tune in to a special episode of The Art of Plating podcast for a conversation with Proper’s Co-Founder and President — and a deep dive into his journey into hospitality, the building of the Proper brand, and the importance of living a balanced life.


Wellness: Surya Spa Bread

Enjoy Surya Spa’s beloved gluten-and-grain-free bread at home! Their delicious breads are one of our favorite Proper breakfasts, and until we’re open again, you can pick up Surya’s baked goods at any LA Erewhon, Santa Monica’s Huckleberry Bakery, or order online with code PROPER to save 10%. With every order, Surya Spa will donate 10% of proceeds to Proper Giving.


Listen: The Saturday Afternoon Playlist

Ring in the summer with all the best songs from pool parties past. In honor of Hotel June, the newest member of our Proper family opening June 15, stream our special weekend-ready playlist to set the vibe.


Eats: Slow-Roasted Wild Salmon with Cucumber Yogurt

Once you slow-roast salmon, you’ll never prepare it any other way — make the most of vibrant late spring ingredients with this recipe for flavor-packed, roasted wild salmon courtesy of our Downtown LA partner, the James Beard Award-Winning Lucques Group.


Sips: The Five Prizes

To toast to Hotel June — a recipe for their signature summer cocktail, the perfect warm weather refresher pairing smoky mezcal, fresh pineapple, lime, turmeric, and a black lava salt garnish.


Eats: Spicy Chicken Tajine with Saffron Rice

From the James Beard Award-nominated team behind Austin Proper’s Peacock restaurant, here’s an delicious weeknight recipe to add into your rotation: A one-pot tajine packed with bright flavor and spice, lightened by fresh herbs, earthy ginger, and savory saffron rice.


Read: Kelly Wearstler in Architectural Digest

On her iconic approach to translating inspiration into tangible spaces and discovering new ideas in the unconventional — learn more about Proper’s award-winning interior designer Kelly Wearstler in the latest issue of Architectural Digest.


Inspire: CNT Hot List

We are thrilled and honored to be a 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List winner! Both Santa Monica Proper and the new Austin Proper are included in CNT’s annual round-up of Best New Hotels in North America. See what they have to say about what makes the Proper experience the “place of [Santa Monica] dreams” and the “stylish hotel [in Austin] that everybody wants to hang out in.”


Gift Cards Are Here!

Looking for a perfect gift for Father’s Day or a recent Class of 2020 grad? Gift an experience worth looking forward to — a stay at any of our Proper Hospitality locations, redeemable at any time.


Give: West LA Heroes

Community is everything. The team behind Hotel June came together to donate collagen water to organizations in our neighborhood who are working hard to make the future brighter for all of us:

US Vets Housing Assistance Program: Inglewood
Playa del Oro Apartments
Ralphs/Centinela Pet Supply
Fire Station No. 5: Westchester
Home at Last Shelters
Police Department Pacific Division Station: Culver City

Music: Official Quarantine Playlist Volume #1

Tune in and chill out: This mix of retro, 80’s soul, funk, and reggae from our Director of Vibe + Culture is exactly what we need to listen to right now. Press play and enjoy!


Wellness: Immunity Resources from Surya

Discover healing, immunity-boosting remedies from Proper partner and Ayurvedic doctor and Surya Spa founder Martha Soffer ranging from one-on-one remote consultations to perfectly balanced blends for mind, body, and spirit available for local delivery and use our code PROPER to save 10%. In addition Surya will donate 10% of all proceeds to Proper Giving.


Eats: Spicy Manti Dumplings + Garlic Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Sometimes you need a cooking project. We guarantee these dumplings shared by the Peacock at Austin Proper will be more satisfying than that sourdough everyone’s trying to make at home…


Art & Design: Kelly Wearstler MasterClass

Get inspired with a MasterClass led by Proper’s award-winning interior designer Kelly Wearstler — stream the class and dive into Kelly’s world for a multi-part series centered around how balance, color, texture, light, and creativity come together in creating magical spaces.


Sips: Washed Ashore

Keep your spirits high: Sip on our signature house cocktail with our Proper mixologist’s recipe for the Washed Ashore.


Wellness: Cannabis Delivery

Seek a higher way of living with tökr, a company redefining how people shop for cannabis and CBD products both locally in Los Angeles and across the country. Place an order for CBD or cannabis delivery and use our code PROPER to save 10%. In addition, tökr will donate 10% of all proceeds to Proper Giving.


Eats: Onda Salsa Tatemada and Flying Tortilla Chips

Pairs well with whatever you’re binge watching: Elevate your Netflix snacks with our recipe for Onda’s signature Mexico City tomatillo salsa tatemada served with homemade tortilla chips.

What is Proper?

Proper began as a feeling, not as an idea. The feeling was something akin to empathy; an acute awareness that despite the current proliferation of “boutique” and “lifestyle” hotels and residences, there were precious few properties designed for and around today’s global creative nomad. Many in our milieu share the same daunting challenge: staying fresh and focused, energized and inspired—all whilst bouncing between London and Hollywood and Austin and San Francisco and Portland and back again. For them, intuitive service is a given. Mere table stakes. What they need and seek beyond accommodation, even at its most luxurious, is an inspiration. From the elevated and often surprising interiors imagined by Kelly Wearstler. From the sense of immersion in, and connection to, the vibrancy of the local culture. From the highly curated amenities. From the inspired collaborations with the city’s best and most innovative chefs and mixologists. From music and art. From every detail, every interaction, every moment. This is only Proper. And no one else.

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