Joie de Vivre Signature Postcards

No two Joie de Vivre hotels are alike – and we love that! To show the unique personalities and designs of some of our hotels, we commissioned the incredibly talented artist, Erika DaSilva, to create original postcards to represent a handful of our vibrant, unique hotels. The result was more beautiful, creative, and fun than we ever could have imagined. Take a look at Erika’s five postcards and hear about the inspiration behind each design!

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Hotel Vitale, San Francisco

This downtown San Francisco spot’s cool calming interiors made me feel instantly relaxed. An afternoon in the spa overlooking the Ferry Building just sounds like the perfect way to unwind.

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Carmel Valley Ranch

I took a drive down US1 and stopped in Carmel on a whim a few years back. This winding road along the ocean, wiry trees dotting the sky, salty breeze as our family wandered the quant center of town are etched in my mind… All of these carefree feelings coupled with the chance to hike around the hotel and explore the vineyards nearby are why I couldn’t wait to paint Carmel Valley Ranch.

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The Hall South Beach

I’ve always wanted to visit Miami, so when I saw The Hall South Beach I knew instantly I’d want to portray it. The sounds, the sunny decadence, design district, the flash and brightly colored interiors are just a dream to me, and I cannot wait to step inside.

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Ventana Inn, Big Sur

It’s about to be spring in New York City, but the thought of a campfire, cozy comforting blanket, and hot chocolate are never far from my thoughts.Ventana Inn is a dreamy rustic paradise nestled into rolling hills and mountains, all year round, but I can’t wait for winter.

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Hotel Lincoln, Chicago

This spot was so appealing to capture due to its classic old fashioned Chicago vibe. It’s steps away from the heart of what makes Chicago great (architecture, Wrigley Field, restaurant scene) and you can see it all from their rooftop bar!

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About the Artist: Erika DaSilva is a self-taught painter with a strong lean towards geometric line work. She lives and work in a tiny studio on the lower east side of Manhattan, NYC and her works explore the body as instrument of movement, floral and plant illustrations intertwined with humans and animals, and food today–taking the old world still life as inspiration. From doodling menus, sketching chalkboards, drawing food-centric maps for visitors, and penciling vines and olive trees on the backs of bottles, for Erika, getting it on paper just makes sense. You can see more of her work on her website here and Instagram here!