Just in time for Memorial Day, the Beverly Hilton threw a pool party to celebrate the makeover and reopening of its famous Aqua Star Pool. The hotel enlisted the help of celeb stylist extraordinaire Estee Stanley to style the space with a retro Hollywood vibe, and she teamed up with DomaineHome.com and WhoWhatWear.com founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power to toast to the redesign by inviting all their star pals to come check it out. “Things were freshened up,” Stanley said of upgrading the largest pool in Beverly Hills. “I wanted to keep it what it is, without making it too modern.” Lea Michele and Cat Deeley were among the A-listers present to take in the new setting, which includes avocado and lemon trees, plush white pool chairs, and a fire pit perfect for summer nights. And true to the nautical theme, Stanley even styled the entire pool staff in sailor-inspired navy and white Lacoste outfits. “It’s the best!” said attendee Sophia Bush, who posed with the newly-brunette Minka Kelly. “It’s like the chic-est afternoon pool party you’ve ever been to.” Click to get an inside look.
— Kwala Mandel