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weddings california: a labor of love


In which I ask celebrity events and wedding planner Stefanie Cove how insane her own wedding would be (not at all) and if her life is like the movie (it’s not — except for the earpieces.) For one

weddings california: hit list


In which Lindsey Pennington shares how she combined her negotiating and design skills into a launching a bespoke wedding registry service. Talk about playing to your strengths.
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interiors california: a study in contrasts


And last, but definitely not least, there’s this piece for the Summer 2017 of Interiors California which profiles Blackman Cruz‘s latest collection, Dichotomy 2. What! You haven’t visited them yet? If you like sexy, beautifully crafted furniture and home accessories, get ready to drool.

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interiors california: agency of change

For the summer issue of Interiors California I wrote three pieces. As well as the cover, I also wrote this piece: an interview with Klein Agency. BTW, their leather sofa? Ingeniously designed. It’s on my wish list. Of course, I first need a house to put it in!

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interiors california: power play

The cover story for the fall 2017 issue of Interiors California! I loved this home from the moment I stepped inside. In fact, this may be one of the few times I’ve toured a space and felt jealous; I want this home! Safura Salek of Mass Studio, the designer, did an amazing job of not just furnishing the home but creating a place that vibrates seamlessly between public and private, that works as well for an intimate gathering as it does for a raucous event. Photographer Bethany Nauert did a great job of capturing its many variations. Kudos to editor Laura Eckstein. She’s a dream to work with.

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a guide to dtla’s arts district for angeleno magazine

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it’s no secret to anyone i know that i love la’s downtown. while i haven’t found my dream loft yet, i got to share my love of the area with angeleno readers this month, including some of my new and old favorite places — guerilla atelier, wildingcran gallery, poketo, 356 mission, factory kitchen — in a pretty pictorial map drawn by artist donovan foote. also it may be my first “cover” story? check out the full article here on page 70 and 71.

wolfgang puck at the bel air hotel for blackboard eats

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i grabbed my friend bic for dinner on a saturday night at the bel air hotel to check out their prix-fixe menu for blackboard eats. it’s one of those classic old skool la places, with swans walking around the grounds and babbling brooks and lots of celeb spotting. See my blurb — which was sent out as a dedicated email and is no longer available online — after the jump.

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restaurant review of lusy’s mediterranean for blackboard eats

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i hadn’t see my friend danny in a very very long time so when bbe asked me to cover lusy’s mediterranean in the valley, i grabbed him for lunch. though we were following my google maps, we drove right past it; like many restaurants in la, both the well-known and the undiscovered, it’s tucked away in a mini-mall. we ate ourselves silly on babaganoush and hummus, chicken kebabs and baklava. it was worth the drive over the hill. you can see the final piece here.

home profile of joe lucas and parrish chilcoat-designed space in tradhome

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though its look may tip traditional, the house designed by joe lucas and parrish chilcoat that i profiled for the latest issue of trad home, is a hidden treasure trove of futuristic elements — it opens with a fingerprint not a key, you can program the appliances through your phone, etc. joe and parrish and i met up at their store, harbinger, on lacienaga in la where parrish and i discovered that we are both obsessed with teddy roosevelt’s home in oyster bay. you can read the full article here on page 124

interview with philippe vergne for angeleno magazine

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crazy early one saturday morning, i interviewed philippe vergne, the newly appointed, but not yet living in la, director of moca. well, it was early for me at least; he was talking to me from a reasonable mid-morning in new york. we talked about la vs ny (of course), debated the center of the art world, economics, and mike kelley, one of his favorite artists, close friends and the subject of the first exhibit under his tenure, me asking questions in my pre-coffee rasp, him answering in his leaves no doubt he’s from paris accent. the full interview is here.