Hey peeps. I know this is normally the spot you come to for insight and inspiration for all things interior design but today I have to turn you on to something a little different. Indagare. Que, you say? Indagare is a high end, insider resource for discerning travelers. If you want to tour the ruins of Angkor Wat with an archeologist or lock in the best room at the chicest hotel in Marrakech, this is the place to turn. If your busy life doesn’t allow you to jet off to Mozambique to explore the bazaars, never fear. Indagare has begun hosting trunk sales (they lovingly call their “souks“) in New York featuring items from artisans the founders have met as they jet set around the globe. They are bringing their souk to Los Angeles this Tuesday and Wednesday and I, for one, am rather excited. Take a look at a sampling of their wares:Read the rest of this post »
It’s time for a little shop love. Here in LA we are blessed with a panoply of excellent stores filled to the rafters with interesting and creative goodies but one of my all time favorites is a spot called Rumba. It’s a little off the beaten path (on Ocean Park Boulevard on the outskirts of Santa Monica) but well worth the trip. I am constantly shopping here for clients (and let’s be honest, for myself). For those of you not here in Los Angeles or too busy to make the drive, luckily there is also an excellent website.
Owned by the talented and charming Kimba Hills, the store has a wonderful aesthetic. She creates a elegant, personal stew of mid-century modern gems, 70s swank, bohemian textiles and carpets and fantastic art. The shop feels like you have walked into someone’s living room. Someone very cool. Please enjoy some examples below:Read the rest of this post »
Happy Monday everyone! How were your weekends? Mine was busy but pretty cool. My One King’s Lane Tag Sale is going strong and many thanks to everyone who had such nice things to say. Still a few treasures left so check it out (I’m secretly hoping no one buys that Pierre Cardin mirror because I am desperate to put it in my bedroom – so chic!)
I found myself in Silverlake this weekend (that’s on the hipstery, east side of town for out-of-towners) and was reminded anew that I have to get off my ass more often and go over there. First stop was a walk around the reservoir (great people watching) and then a surprise art viewing. The painter, Justin Siegel, stopped by and brought along some of his work. I am FEELING it!