|The Ivy in LA|
I'm a big time foodie ... not the chef kind, the restaurant kind. I love going to restaurants. To me, restaurants are the epitome of the brand experience. In fact, I chronicled the journey of one of my favorite restaurant brand experiences in my first book, and to this day it is my most asked question! "Where is that Italian restaurant?"
I have my favorite restaurants in all my favorite places. This little Italian place in NY. Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck, NY. Boulevard in San Francisco. Barton G in Miami Beach. The Apartment in Paris. And of course ... The Ivy in LA.
Every time I go to LA I have to go to The Ivy ... just ask my colleagues in our office there. It's fabulous. Always consistent, always amazing, and always an incredible brand experience.
But what makes The Ivy so The Ivy is that it's The Ivy. Irreplaceable, like any amazing brand. The food, the flowers, the dishes (I bought a set for my home), the wait staff ... all amazing and all very Robertson LA.
The funny thing is, though, that I decided to go to The Ivy in Santa Monica, just a few short miles away at the beach. I figured that if The Ivy LA is awesome, then The Ivy Santa Monica must be too. Not so much.
|The Ivy Santa Monica|
What's your experience? Jim.
President, Cohn & Wolfe North America (including LA)
Author, The Experience Effect series