L.A. = Love Affair

I made a pit stop in LA for a couple of days on my way to Arizona for Thanksgiving. 

Sunshine, shopping and some of the best design sources in the US – it was heaven!

Below are some highlights from my fabulous 48 hours in the city of angels.


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I stayed at the Chamberlain in West Hollywood.

A Kelly Wearstler-designed boutique hotel tucked away in a lush, leafy neighborhood.

First stop – Jean de Merry. 


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Huntley & Co. is doing the modern wing chair and chandelier below

in an apartment overlooking Lake Geneva in Switzerland.  So cool!


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The Collection Los Angeles is a great new resource I haven’t used before. 

They have an incredible selection of vintage furniture, lighting, accessories and jewelry.


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 Like the vases above and the matchstick caddies below.


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Funny how the only bauble in the bunch is what made its way into my shopping bag.

So predictable!




Downtown is signature LA – sexy and chic with the nicest salespeople to boot.



Loved the lacquered red side tables below.


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I thought I had died and gone to heaven at Dragonette.




Patrick Dragonette’s eponymous shop is gorgeous online, but in person it’s on a whole different level.


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Gorgeous vintage and custom furniture, lighting and accessories.

And his vignettes are insane!


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After all of my hard work on La Cienega, I made my way over to Melrose.




For a lovely meal at the charming bistro Comme Ca.

And to explore the beautiful courtyards and gardens of the neighborhood.



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And of course, a trip to LA wouldn’t be complete without a little retail therapy.






  I fell in love with the beautiful things at Temperley London.


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Wrapping things up in the Chamberlain lobby before checkout.




Sad to go, but off to AZ for more sunshine!


Footnote: There are dozens of other LA hotspots, but some worth a stop: 

Bar Tosca at La BohemeLucques, Paul Marra,

Dolce VitaKitson, Decades and Anastasia Salon. 



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