Friday, May 7, 2010

La Cienega Design Quarter Events

What events and places are you going to? Click here for LCDQ's Event Schedule and more info.

I went to Rose Tarlow Melrose House this morning for the "East Meets West" Panel Discussion with Virgil McDowell, Joe Nye, Mary McDonald, and Carolina Irving and Lisa Fine of Irving & Fine, moderated by Pamela Jaccarino, Editor in Chief of Luxe Interiors + Design. There were so many people there... it was packed! It was a fabulous discussion with the panel showing wonderful pictures of their work. It ended with a great vignette of old Hollywood movies featuring some fabulous designs!

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Virgil McDowell and to see Joe Nye again after many years. I also met Brooke Giannetti who has the lovely blog, Velvet & Linen at this morning's event too.

Well, I just can't sit around knowing the doors to the design world have been flung open... so I'm going back out there to see what more I can see! Maybe I can meet some more of my fellow bloggers out there... Christian May of Maison21 and Ivan Meade of Meade Design Group, and anybody else who's going... look for me... I'm the redhead with the big smile on her face gazing at all the fabulous decor!

This afternoon was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for walking around La Cienega, visiting with others, and seeing the stunning designer showrooms.

We stopped by Lee Stanton Antiques for refreshing cocktails and tasty h'ordorves and feasted on the "MANtique" decor. What is MANtique? It's "the use of masculine, chic and streamlined antiques and the creation of a strong, classic and current style." Unfortunately, I missed the panel discussion but many others were there to hear more about MANtique from Interior Designer Waldo Fernandez; David Keeps, of Los Angeles Times and Ovatition; and Giles Taylor, Chief Designer Jaguar Cars, Ltd. moderated by Mitchell Owens, Editor at Large, Elle Decor. Judging by the decor, it must have been magnificent.

Moderator, Wanda Jelmini, Marc Friedland, and Irene Neuwirth

I was able to attend the panel discussion for "La Dolce Vita, The Sweet Life of design with color influences in the home, film and fashion." Our panelists included Wanda Jelmini, Creative Director, Missoni Home; Marc Friedland, President, Creative Intelligence; and Jewelry Designer, Irene Neuwirth. Ronda Carman who we know from her wonderful blog, All the Best, was to moderate the discussion, but she was unable to be there. We had a wonderful sub who's name escapes me. Please tell me if you know... It was a lively talk covering everything from black and white, the 64 crayola coloring box, all the colors of the rainbow, and the entire Pantone spectrum. They spoke about how color trends of the season are chosen, about different colors combinations, and how color is seen on us each day and around the world. Be sure to check out their websites for some incredible sights and sounds!

The lovely gift bag from Missoni Home included many colorful brochures, a sample of Missoni Acqua Eau de Toilette, and a beautiful soft towel that looks surprisingly good with my colorful 1930's Art Deco tile bathroom floor. Definitely check out the Missoni Home website, it's FABULOUS! It's so fresh, colorful and lively with some great music on it too! Thank you Missoni Home!

It was indeed a beautiful day sprinkled with laughter and smiles. I can't wait for more tomorrow.