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Loft Ideals

For the summer 2020 issue of California Home + Design, I profiled Alexander Design Build’s Vanessa Alexander on the secrets behind the design of the amazing loft she created for the office of an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Located on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, it’s sexy, modern, tough and beautiful; the ideal pull of masculine and feminine. Read the full article here.

art her up: profile on frieze la’s bettina korek

in anticipation of the first frieze la, opening next month, i interviewed the fair’s executive director, bettina korek, for angeleno’s december issue.

See the full article here or you can link to the full issue here

california home + design: beverly chill


for the winter issue of california home + design, i spoke to haus of design’s clint nicholas and lene schneider about a project they created in beverly hills that’s the very definition of southern california elegance and glamor, plush with luxury fabrics, muted tones, dramatic lighting and blue-chip art. The elusive designers have been under the radar for a while. they’re only just starting to allow their work to be published so this was a giant coup! unassuming and humble, they’re the very definition of cool: talented people just doing their work and happy to be able to have a chance to flex their creative muscles and make a living doing it!

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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.

Read the full article here.

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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