1. I want to thank you for being extremely patient this last week as I was taking a sort of vacation in LA. I did actually go for a little bit of work but mostly I really needed to disconnect myself as much as possible from commitments and just focus on being in the present. I moved from LA to NYC about 6 years ago and I just needed to reconnect with the city that basically birthed my career and so many wonderful friendships.
2. After my few days at the gorgeous wedding in Malibu, I headed into the heart of LA. My very first stop was JF CHEN. It was my very first job in Los Angeles, which I learned during a panel was also Mary Mcdonald's first job as well. Made me feel so legit. This place is an absolute wonderland of the most amazing vintage and antique furniture ever. I mean it almost feels art museum ish. I learn so much about design history in that place. I was absolutely smitten with this large brass desk. It just intoxicated me. If you follow me on SNAPCHAT, then you saw the whole tour of the place.
3. On my snapchat, I also gave a glimpse into all the little things that inspired me on this trip. Like these gorgeous Compartes chocolates designed by Kelly Wearstler. I'm not usually a big pattern person, I like solids, maybe a little bit of stripes but not a lot of repetitive pattern. These are fabulous however.
4. Ok, so Legends of LCDQLA was full of new things that inspired me. I am so glad I attended this year. I got to catch a glimpse of the new Metropolitan Home magazine and I am beyond impressed. I think out of all the mags, this one was my favorite. Chairish also sponsored the event which I thought was so fun, especially the blogger breakfast. Such a fun event. I loved this little vignette from the party, It just shows how good anything can look hung on a black wall.
5. I also thoroughly enjoyed this art wall inside of Hollyhock. Especially after my post about vision walls. I also noticed a theme throughout the event. Photos of women throughout the years in Hollywood make for such fantastic art. It creates such a mood in the design and decor.
6. Take this window design in George Smith for example. How chic is that Marilyn photo? Especially how it sits on a luxe and richly deep colored wall. Just so expressive of that era.
7. Another window design that caught my eye was this black and white modern look that was so right now. Again, not a fan of repetitive patterns but this one looked like an eye to me and I was kinda into it.
8. I hopped over to the new Natural Curiosities showroom because I hadn't seen it yet. I use their art all the time. I absolutely was smitten with their displays. I loved how they styled this coffee table with crystals, feathers and flowers. Such a naturally beautiful mix.
9. Speaking of crystals, when I popped by the newly styled Kelly Wearstler boutique I almost died when I saw the door handles. These large brass pulls with crystals set in. I think my heart stopped.
10. This quote was speaking to me all week long. Hope you enjoy it. XO