Chelsea Hotel in the News
Excited to read my former neighbour's new book! #EthanHawke #ABrightRayofDarkness #ChelseaHotel
RIP Burlesque Legend Tempest Storm
The last burlesque legend, Tempest Storm dies at 93. So loved and respected, she will be missed. #burlesque #showgirl #RIPTempestStorm
Happy Birthday Iggy!
Happy Birthday to rock icon & former Chelsea boy @IggyPop!
Pictured at the #ChelseaHotel where in 24 hours they wrote Little Doll, Real Cool Time and Not Right, circa 1968.
#LongLiveIggy #IggyPop #TheLastChelseaGirl
Chelsea Hotel in the News
As former penthouse resident @ #ChelseaHotel I share the true story behind the end of the hotel as we knew it in my forthcoming novel #TheLastChelseaGirl as well as why this renovation has been doomed from the start. #author #newbook #NYTimes #HotelChelsea
New Book - Coming Soon
The legends of the notorious Chelsea Hotel are synonymous with a sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll lifestyle, as well as New York City at its creative peak. Throughout the 20th century many of the world’s most celebrated artists, writers and musicians called the hotel home before it closed under messy circumstances in 2007. It has yet to reopen.
The Last Chelsea Girl was born from the desire to go back in time and live amongst the idols, art and scandals, to capture the energy, vibrancy and spirit that made the Chelsea so unique and significant. Having had the privilege to live in the hotel’s penthouse pyramid apartment with the largest private rooftop garden in Manhattan for the hotel’s final three years, I wanted to combine lived experience with my fangirl fantasy and research, imagining what it would be like to be there with Sid and Nancy, Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. The Last Chelsea Girl tells that story.
The Last Chelsea Girl is a contemporary fiction novel about a young woman whose past follows her into a notorious celebrity hotel.
Jules Thomas arrives at the legendary Chelsea Hotel with a throbbing black eye in desperate need of a fresh start. Soon she is making friends with famous Chelsea Girls from throughout the hotel’s history, including Janis Joplin, Nancy Spungen, and Patti Smith. Navigating a world of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, they help Jules face her past and find her voice. But when her abusive ex-boyfriend’s property development company threatens to take over the hotel and break its legacy, Jules must fight to save her home, community, and everything she loves before it’s too late.
This book is a celebration of female friendships, misfits, community, and hope.
My 'What the Frug?' video debuts today as part of the Tour of Love 2020 Benefiting CB4L.org 1pm PST / 9pm BST - Check it out and support this great cancer charity at CB4L.org. 🙏🏼 👯♀️ 💕 #touroflove #cancersupport #charity #event
Tour of Love - 30th Nov.
Tune in to my act 'What the Frug?' and support this great cancer support charity!
Featured in a New Memoir
Some hometown love!
On the Road
Quoted in The Guardian
Showgirl Reunion in Vegas
From Shanghai to RIO
Ms.taken - unveiled 27-11-19
Showgirl in Paris