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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 Megan@WestEdgeDesignFair.com 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
We’re excited to be hosting the closing reception at a design-packed day at Helms Bakery District on Saturday, June 10. Hope you can join us for This Modern Life: Embracing Life’s Imperfections, a campus-wide day of design celebrating the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi, the art of recognizing beauty in imperfection. Participating showrooms and stores will feature workshops, demonstrations, tastings, sweepstakes and special guests!
We hope to see you there next Saturday!
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 sales@Tidelli.com
First up is the Wattles Mansion Showcase which will be unveiled this week and is open to the public March 23-April 16. The 2017 theme, Hollywood History: The New Classics, will demonstrate through interior design how to reinterpret a historic home for today’s contemporary lifestyle.
The magnificent Wattles Mansion was built in 1908, and was the original home of famous financier Gurdon Wattles who bankrolled much of early Hollywood. It’s a classic Mission Revival masterpiece designed by Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey, who also designed the Huntington Library, the Rose Bowl and the now-gone Ambassador Hotel. Today the residence, owned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, comprises the only remaining example of a pre-film industry Hollywood estate. It continues to receive lasting improvements to help preserve its status as one of the finest turn-of-the-century estates in Hollywood.
Participants this year include such noted designers as Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design; Melinda Ritz and Mae Brunken on behalf of the Set Decorators Society of America; Patrick Dragonette; David Dalton; Ryan Saghian; Winslow & Cohen; Kym Rodger; Nicole Gordon; Fernando Diaz; Anna Hoffman; Victoria Reitz; Leslie Shapiro Joyal; Jessica Brende; Kelley Jackson with the generous support of Ofir Grushkovski, owner of Future Home Builders; Kathleen Beall and Williams Sonoma Home.
Sponsors include Snyder Diamond, Sherwin Williams, Sub-Zero Wolf, LAYKIN et Cie, City of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
The Wattles Mansion will be open Thursdays through Sundays through April 16, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is $40 per person and groups of 20 or more will be $35 per person. For ticket sales, visit reitzhausproductions.com or wattlesshowcase.com.
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!
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