Party Pics! The Hottest Housewarming Party We've Attended Yet

We're bringing back the house party. And the first order of business: a kickass location. Nowhere in L.A. will you find an apartment building with more lore than Hancock Park's El Royale tower. This indie abode has housed some of Hollywood's most sought-after creatives — Mae West, Clark Gable, Uma Thurman, and Cameron Diaz have all called the Spanish castle home at one point or another. And stories of ghosts and scandals abound: An oil heiress once left the building in nothing but her panties and a feather boa, while another gutsy tenant was evicted for running a gambling ring out of the garage.
When our very own Patrick Yee was given the keys to this haute high-rise, moving back in with his college pal, Wren designer Melissa Coker, we knew it was time to plan a good old house party. Spectacular views and ultra-glam art set the bewitching backdrops for an unforgettable evening of great convos and even better friends. Obviously, we snapped pics galore, so indulge your inner voyeur and take a gander at the good times had by all, in one of the most exceptional edifices in town.
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The neon sign to the 13 story, 50 room building announces its electric presence.

Photographed by Maia Harms.
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Hosts Patrick Yee and Melissa Coker scored the best address in town!

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A backgammon board served as a prop for a yummy cheese plate.

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This was early in the night, when guests could converse quietly over coupes of champy.

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Designer Magda Berliner and Aussie stylist Susan Joy.

Photographed by Maia Harms.
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Cheers!

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A color-coded bookcase was all the conversational rage at the soirée!

Photographed by Maia Harms.
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The downtown skyline provided a perfectly eerie glimpse of twilight through the open windows.

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As the party progressed, guests moved to the rooftop to hang and catch 360-degree sky scapes and snaps of the city.

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Hostess with the mostest Melissa Coker chats with Anh Do on the roof.

Photographed by Maia Harms.
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Your L.A. Editor, Brenna Egan, taking in the view.

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How amazing is the negative space of this frock?

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The always-fashionable publicist Jessica Robin Trent.

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There were so many great accessories spotted, we didn't know which ones to capture first!

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Joanna Williams and Simone LeBlanc got the best shoes of the night award, hands down!

Photographed by Maia Harms.
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Magda Berliner's neck art.

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Party-going spec sibs!

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Jeana Sohn of Closet Visit is one of the most effortlessly beautiful people we know!

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Gotta love the Lichtenstein blue hair clip!

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You know a party's successful when it ends with a sweet lovebird kiss.

Photographed by Maia Harms.
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