I met Michelle Smith through Caroline in my office – they both grew up in Southern Louisiana and reconnected when Michelle moved to Los Angeles. I featured her NYC home in a previous post, but wanted to also share a look inside her favorite place to get away from it all.
I met Claire through Yayo Ahumada, one of the amazing photographers that we work with. A self-taught chef and unabashed food enthusiast, she is the host of Food For Thought With Claire Thomas and works as a nationally recognized commercial director, food photographer, and writer, using her wildly popular blog, The Kitchy Kitchen, as an “experimental playground.”
I met Kelly years ago through one of our closest mutual friends, Ali. Since then, she has become a close friend as well, and I am lucky enough to see her often at all things Baby2Baby.
I met Carly in high school through Hayden, who I mentioned is like family. She is one of his closest friends, and years later, along with Hedi Gores, now business partners in the wildly successful endeavor that is Pressed Juicery.
I met Hannah Henderson, who together with her long-time partner John Moore opened General Store’s second, swoon-worthy outpost, during my first visit to the store.
Jessica de Ruiter’s less is more attitude is one that I admire – nothing in excess, simply the best of the best – and it manifests itself both in her wardrobe and home.
A peek inside handbag designer Clare Vivier’s warm and welcoming craftsman abode.
At home with Victoria Morris: step inside one of our favorite artist’s beautiful mid-century space and explore her favorite things.
I met Liseanne years ago through Kendall Conrad when we were doing a trunk show together in Montecito – and was instantly enamored. She has amazing style, makes gorgeous fine jewelry, and has the calmest, loveliest energy.
I met Charlotte years ago through mutual friends and we have stayed in touch ever since. I completely admire what she has built and the world that she has created – apart from her eponymous line of apparel and accessories, she has launched numerous successful collaborations in creating a remarkable brand that is distinctly her own.
I met Simone years ago when I hosted a baby shower for my very close friend Jessica, and later reconnected through Lauren Soloff and Beatrice Valenzuela. An artist, Parsons Paris-educated designer, personal stylist and private lifestyle concierge, Simone combined her many talents to form an incredible boutique gifting studio – which I recently featured – and has quickly established herself as one of the most trusted resources in inspired giving.
I was introduced to Clayton and his interior design practice through Caroline in my office – she and his wife, Kate, are good friends from college. Clayton and Kate moved to Los Angeles two years ago, by way of New York.
I met Kendall years ago through Jules Allen and Liseanne Frankfurt at a trunk show in Santa Barbara. She makes beautiful handbags, leather goods, jewelry and footwear and has three great stores including one on Abbot Kinney, one in the Brentwood Country Mart, and a newly opened pop-up shop in the Montecito Country Mart.
Kate and I met years ago when I was showing my Fall 2007 Collection. We instantly connected, and shortly thereafter began working together styling my next one. I had always admired her style, but as I got to know her, loved her personality even more – passionate, witty and very engaging.
I first met Marlien on a Lucky shoot years ago when she was their West Coast Editor. Some time later, I ran into her identical twin sister Coliena (her adorable daughter Phoebe goes to school with Tanner), and through her, Marlien and I reconnected.