The Best Pools in Los Angeles #2

If you’re prone to jealousy regarding other people’s sweet gigs you may want to skip our series on the best pools, in which Instagrammer Kate Brien from View from the Topp catalogues the best swimming holes this side of Old Hollywood. When this shoe-selfie pro puts her stamp on a pool it’s not just because the water is warm and the towels are dry. These places are swanky, sweet, and super stylish—making them the perfect spots for Brien’s Soludos, her footwear brand of choice for poolside reconnaissance. Keep reading to find out where this pool is and how to make yourself at home there, and check back all month long as we count them down.


Poolside location: Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd (Hollywood)

Best time to go: Saturday afternoon

Signature poolside cocktail: Sun Goddess

Best poolside snack: Cheese and charcuterie

Style or vibe of the crowd: Très chic

Classic Old Hollywood star you’d expect to see here: James Dean, Natalie Wood

Reading material should be: Paperback novels

Best Pop-In@Nordstrom Goes Poolside look or accessory to rock: Solid & Striped swimsuit and knit top

Apres poolside, go to Bar Marmont (if you’re a guest or accompanying a guest)



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Shop: Soludos at Pop-In Goes Poolside | All Pop-In Goes Poolside

All images by Kate Brien for View from the Topp

—Laura Cassidy