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Happy New Year!
Our 2018 is off to a busy start as we prepare to visit the City of Lights for a week of design happenings, including Maison & Objet, Paris Deco Off and various partner events throughout one of our all-time favorite cities.
And, we’re excited to partner with Maison & Objet to offer a “Day at M&O” exclusively for our American design friends making the trip later this month. If you’d like to join us for this VIP tour on Jan. 22, complete with complimentary access, prearranged shuttle service and welcome reception, please email [email protected] ASAP to reserve your spot (space is limited).
We’ve also aligned with several of our L.A. design friends and showrooms who’ll be in Paris hosting their own events and taking in all the Paris design-scene happenings. Here’s a look at a few things on our agenda while there.
The pre-Paris fun kicks off this week in L.A. with tonight’s ‘Pre-Paris Party’ hosted by Kneedler Fauchere, Thomas Lavin and The Rug Company, followed by a Pacific Design Center “Paris Preview” seminar Tuesday, Jan. 9.
So give us a shout if you’ll be in Paris for Maison & Objet. We would love to see you there!
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We are thrilled to host the launch of the first DesignLIVE L.A. presented by California Home + Design on October 19, 2017. Join California Home + Design‘s Editorial Director Lindsey Shook as she explores a range of topics with leaders of the Los Angeles design community.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
2:00 PM: The Art of Investing in your Real Estate
Join Lindsey Shook, Editorial Director of California Home+Design, and a group of real estate, design, development and art experts as they explore what brings the most value to a home. From Kitchen design to the finest finishes and a dynamic art collection, they will uncover how to get the most bang for the buck.
3:15 PM: The Healthy Home
Designing a healthy, eco-friendly home is becoming more and more important. With the new WELL building standards and an ever-evolving collection of eco-materials, it can be difficult to navigate the smartest choices. Lindsey Shook, Editorial Director of California Home+Design, will explore the future of sustainability in the home with a panel of experts.
Leslie Delli-Venneri, WELL Certified, ASID Sustainability Committee Member, Victoria + Albert Baths
Barry Cik, acheter viagra Technical Director, Founder & CEO of Naturepedic Organic Mattress Gallery
Moty Ginsburg, CEO at Treeium Eco-Remodeling
4:30 PM: Made Local: Los Angeles
In the current world of design, locally made objects and furniture are playing a central role in the home. California Home+Design’s Editorial Director Lindsey Shook, will sit down with a panel of L.A.’s most innovative makers as they share their story, the secrets of their craft and why it’s important to shop for handmade, local design.
5:30-7:00 PM: Rose Reception
Meet California Home + Design‘s Southern California editors during a delightful rose reception!
REGISTER FOR designLIVE L.A. HERE!
DIFFA and Thrive Tribe Foundation Team Up for a Wine Auction
at WestEdge on Saturday, October 21
This year, DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS and the Thrive Tribe Foundation are teaming up to support their work of helping individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. DIFFAxThrive is an event that will feature one-of-a-kind customized Nambe wine buckets created by two-dozen artists and designers, all for sale at the show. The auction will culminate at a reception on Saturday, October 21st from 4-6 PM.
If you are a designer who wants to get involved and put your style mark on a piece for the auction, please get in touch with Dawn Roberson at [email protected].
Recognized for its award-winning designs for more than 60 years, Nambé’s commitment to timeless beauty, artistic integrity and uncompromising quality is evident in the brand’s collection of serveware, barware, home décor and gift items. Nambé collaborates with the world’s most esteemed designers to develop products that bring function and style into the home.
We’ve been a supporter of Thrive Tribe Foundation (TTF) since we were introduced to the HIV advocacy group two years ago. TTF is a unique non-profit in the fight against HIV. They work to empower members to be active participants in their healthcare, and have a peer-to-peer model to create a community which is judgment free and provides a safe space. They have a plan to end HIV by using the available science and medication to educate members and the wider community.
This Saturday, August 12 marks the return of their annual Big Night Out event; and believe us, these guys know how to throw a great party!
Big Night Out is designed to showcase entertainment, LA lifestyles, fine dining, architectural design, outstanding auctions, and more. Hosted at Greystone Mansion, the Gala Reception is 4:00 – 7:00 PM featuring outstanding auctions and samplings from the finest local restaurants & caterers. Guests will then depart to one of the uniquely themed dinner parties throughout the Los Angeles area.
You’ve seen their gorgeous outdoor furniture at WestEdge for the last couple years. And now, Tidelli has opened a showroom in the Pacific Design Center so you can visit them more often in Los Angeles.
RSVP to [email protected]
We’re less than one week away from the 20th anniversary celebration of DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN!
This event is always a highlight of the March NYC design calendar and this year should be a blow out party as DIFFA celebrates 20 years of their signature fundraising event, DINING BY DESIGN. DBD features colorful and inspiring dining table installations; it’s a fun chance to see some of the most creative folks in the design industry bring their out-of-the-box ideas to the table (pun intended), all to support DIFFA’s HIV/AIDS advocacy work.
The party kicks off next Thursday, March 16, with Cocktails by Design at Pier 92. Tables will be on display and open for public viewing through Sunday, March 20. And DBD runs alongside the Architectural Digest Design Show so there’s even more to see once you make your way to the Piers on NYC’s west side.
And, be sure to check out the silent auction online HERE. Even if you can’t make the event, you can still support the cause by placing your bid to win some great items, including a weekend stay in Santa Monica and all-access passes to WestEdge in October (courtesy of Yours Truly).
Below are a just few of our favorite DINING BY DESIGN tables over the last few years.
We guarantee we’ll have more favorites to add to our list after next week!
You may recall that we hosted The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West at WestEdge last fall. They introduced us to the world of Italian cuisine with four top Italian chefs who now call Los Angeles home.
If you missed these delicious demonstrations and tastings with us last fall in the Fisher & Paykel Culinary Pavilion, we have good news: The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce is back in Santa Monica next week with another all-Italian food and wine event.
Join us March 8 for the Savor Italy roadshow Los Angeles, an afternoon filled with a grand tasting and educational seminars. Savor Italy roadshow offers foodies and wine connoisseurs and lovers alike a peek into Italy’s unparalleled food and wine culture. Savor, discover and learn about authentic Italian food and wines from an array of selected premium boutique producers hailing directly from Italy!
Don’t miss this extraordinary walk-around tasting featuring some of Italy’s best and most authentic wines and culinary productions.
WestEdge friends and family receive $15 off the $60 admission by using promo code ITALIA here:
What: Savor Italy Roadshow Los Angeles
When: March 8, 4:30-7 PM
Where: Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
We hope to see you there!
February in Palm Springs! For design aficionados, there’s no better time to visit. And for all our friends getting pummeled with snow on the East Coast, it’s not too late to consider a quick trip for Palm Springs Modernism Week.
This celebration of mid-century modern design runs February 16-26, and seems to keep getting bigger and better. With 10+ design-packed days and nights of cocktail parties, exhibitions, lectures, films, expos, home tours, and much more, there’s no shortage of options to choose from. Below, we’ve outlined a few highlights that are on our hit list this coming weekend.
For year #2, WestEdge is pleased to be a partner of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) February 18 event “Screen Style: Creating Narrative Spaces on Film and Television”. With the 2017 Oscars right around the corner, we’re excited to meet and hear from some of Hollywood’s most talented set decorators who help create the movie magic. Cathy Whitlock, author of “Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction” moderates a discussion with set decorators Halina Siwolop SDSA (“Masters of Sex”) and Gene Serdena SDSA (“Passengers”). Tickets are available here.
Christopher Kennedy Compound
Always a top highlight of Modernism Week, The Christopher Kennedy Compound is not-to-be-missed. Sponsored by Traditional Home and California Home + Design magazines, the house brings together nearly 20 of the nation’s most prominent tastemakers to create unique rooms in this decorator showcase house. The project is brought to life by Chairish, Thermador, Ferguson, DuPont, Eggersmann USA cabinetry and more than three dozen other local and national design resources.
The Red Carpet Gala is this Saturday and Christopher Kennedy has offered friends of WestEdge a special ticket offer. Use promo code CWMW17 for 20% here.
17th Annual Modernism Show & Sale
See 85 premier national and international exhibitors showcasing 20th century (with emphasis on midcentury modern) design at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Midcentury Modern Meets Modern: Design Milk Talk & Reception
We always look forward to catching up with Design Milk founder Jaime Derringer who’s moderating a highly social discussion at the new Desert Eichler Home, followed by tasty bites at a wine and cocktails reception.
Hotel Lautner – A Night for Preservation
See first-hand the award winning restored Hotel Lautner designed by legendary midcentury architect John Lautner. The evening benefits Save Iconic Architecture (SIA), a non-profit foundation founded by dynamic design duo Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield to preserve significant architecture as art.
West Elm House
The West Elm House is an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Be among the first to experience the “Midcentury to Next-Century Transformation” of this iconic 1950s home by Palmer & Krisel.
For the full list of events and detailed information on Palm Springs Modernism Week, visit www.modernismweek.com.
And be sure to follow us on Instagram for updates throughout the week. Hope to see you in the desert!
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