CA+D Presents: Designophile

Monthly Archives: August 2016

Snyder Diamond and NKBA hosted a fabulous panel showcasing the latest trends in kitchens and baths around the world, moderated by interior designer Susan Cohen of Susan Cohen Associates.  Russ Diamond presented, along with kitchen and bath specialist Laurie Haefele, and Martha Orellana of Mr. Steam.  All the panelists showed inspirational images from their recent visit to Salone in Milan.   An incredible buffet catered by Bread and Water followed for our audience… Read More

CA+D had a great time ogling the fashion-forward and fashion-past outfits on these Reigning Men at LACMA this weekend. Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 explores the history of men’s fashionable dress from the eighteenth century to the present and re-examines the all-too-frequent equation of “fashion” with “femininity.” Fashion by noted designers, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Rudi Gernreich, and Vivienne Westwood, juxtaposed with ornate, brocade-laden Louis XIV courtroom dress, Victorian garb with towering beaver-fur… Read More

So enjoyed the 2016 Los Angeles Art Association annual auction!    Always the best place for incredible prices on emerging and mid-career artists, from photography, to paintings, sculpture,  mixed media–the works.   A pleasure to visit with Peter Mays, the indefatigable Executive Director of LAAA.   Many friends in the room, including Merry Norris.  One of the best ways to spend a hot summer night.

First gathering of the Supper Club at the recently completed Tower Road estate in Beverly Hills designed by Shelley Starr. The industry’s top realtors, architects, builders and designers gathered for a Sunday evening meal prepared by Starr herself. Guests enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, peach & goat cheese salad and homemade oxtail pasta.                  

A wonderful afternoon at Dessin Fournir for an artful, al fresco lunch of a lifetime.  Exquisite!   Pictured left to right: Phillip Stites, me, Christopher Seuss and designer Monique Lafia.   Many new exciting changes and expansions underway at the former beloved Therien & Co. location.  Stay tuned for forthcoming announcements.   Gorgeous sushi presentation by a noted private chef.   Divinely whimsical dessert plate.   The Dessin Fournir courtyard, a wonderful garden haven surrounded… Read More