stay with me now - this is the unabridged version.
we stayed at the andaz in west hollywood which was in a perfect spot and had a lovely restaurant that served bowls and bowls of butter with breakfast. loved the marble, green leather, sleek chrome and light everywhere.
we shopped the design district, where every store was full of fantastic finds like this score.
spotted at the same store (which was the one in MDD where mary mcd tried to steal the phone bag). thought the chair was very mary as well.
crazy bird chair. it had 5 different bird fabrics on it. (and your paule, bailey! - see in the corners?)
mecox garden was my fave and it didn't hurt they were having margarita friday with a frozen margarita machine (filed this away as a TO DO at furbdeux)
todd romano's store was perfection
in every way
met kristin buckingham and her fancy etagere. she told us she'd just worked out with richard simmons the night before and i decided i enjoyed her a lot.
picked up some fabric samples at scalamandre and got really excited about what i can put this gem on at furbdeux.
another fave was hollywood at home
oh the pink lamp. oh.
the pool at the andaz worked out just fine.
across the street was the super swanky sunset tower. look at those windows.
the pool was oh-so-hollywood.
there were pink and orange flowers everywhere. even the foliage was color blocking.
we had lunch at bottega louie thanks to emily's suggestion. the restaurant was gorgeous but the real star was the bakery counter.
macaroons so pretty i had to buy a box. and eat them all.
speaking of, this was lunch most days
and this was the after dinner show
we cocktailed at the standard hotel, and look how casual we were about it.
the lobby and it's ligne rosets. so california cool
10 ft. chloe and i caught up at the opening ceremony store
driving down the pacific coast highway to malibu
the view was amazing. water all around. furbpartIII must be in malibu
here's the part where keila gave up. we took the red eye and sleeping for me was difficult because there was a cat in front of me who meowed the ENTIRE flight. meow.
back to work today. shipping shipping shipping all day long.
i think we accomplished everything we needed to - so much inspiration for my new space, a real donkey of a time with friends, including our new one amber!, and learning the dance to mariah's dreamlover.