Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pick of the Day: Jene DeSpain: Savoy Plaza

This classic art deco necklace - named after the historic New York landmark, the Savoy Plaza Hotel - is from the Roaring 10's Collection by the lovely Jene DeSpain.

Some fun facts about the Savoy Hotel Plaza:
"Built in 1927 at 5th Ave and 59th St, the Savoy Plaza Hotel dominated the New York gateway between Midtown and Central Park for decades as the reigning luxury hotel of its time. The elegant design included 2 chimneys and 7 penthouse rooms on the north facade and Milton Horn was commissioned to create the sculpted ceiling of the Savoy's perfume salon. With a grand ballroom, over 1,000 lavish rooms and original home to the infamous Trader Vic's restaurant, the Savoy Plaza Hotel was popular among New Yorks distinguished society at the height of the roaring 20's."