Legends of La Cienega is my favorite design event of the year. I look forward to it each spring. This event brings together the best and brightest for a common love of design. The 3 days are packed with events galore.
It is truly “Spring Break” for designers giving us the opportunity to meet and spend time with design legends and up and comers alike. The windows are always a highlight of the festivities. Creativity runs wild with a theme and a vision interpreted in various ways.
Tickets have just gone on sale and are sure to sell out as they always do. I urge you to buy your tickets ASAP.
I am excited to participate again as one of the “9 social media stars” on Instagram that have been invited to serve as LEGENDS Ambassadors:
Will Taylor-Willis, @brightbazaar
Justina Blakeney, @justinablakeney
Amber Lewis, @amberinteriors
Orlando Soria, @mrorlandosoria
Anthony D’Argenzio, @zioandsons
Sarah Sherman Samuel, @sarahshermansamuel
Holly Phillips, @theenglishroom
Marisa Marcantonio, @stylebeatblog
TUESDAY, MAY 3
at a new and spacious location, Fig & Olive, Melrose Place.
Hosted and sponsored by Coldwell Banker Previews International and Fig & Olive
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
Blogger Breakfast and Legends 2016 Kick-Off
Hosted by Anna Brockway, co-founder, Chairish, and Newell Turner, Editor in Chief, Hearst Design Group and Metropolitan Home
Identity Theft: Maintaining Personal Identity in a Professionally Designed Home
Moderated by Linda O’Keeffe, Author, Creative Director and Journalist
Putting Social Media In its Place: Are You Social Media Elite or Are You Too Elite for Social Media?
Power Lunch with the movers and shakers in the design world
Hosted by Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief, Elle Decor
The Age Factor: Integrating Objects From the Past into Current Design
Moderated by Pamela Jaccarino, Editor in Chief, Luxe Interiors + Design
Celebrity Status: Who is the Celebrity? Designer or Client?
Moderated by Stephen Drucker, Design Journalist and Former Editor in Chief of House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living
and Town & Country
Celebrating the new Richard Shapiro Studiolo showroom and a book signing for the designer’s recently published “Past Perfect: Richard Shapiro Houses & Gardens”
Tribute Party honoring 2016 window designers, moderators and panelists
THURSDAY, MAY 5
Wake-Up Call Breakfast
Hosted by Jenny Bradley, Design and Lifestyle Editor, Traditional Home
The Well-Travelled Home: Cultural Diversity in Private Spaces
Sponsored by OneFineStay.com
Moderated by Jenny Bradley, Design and Lifestyle Editor, Traditional Home
When Disaster Strikes! An honest appraisal of bad clients, bad business and how to avoid making the same mistakes, over and over.
Moderated by Madeline Stuart, Architectural Digest Top 100 and Elle Decor A-List Interior Designer
Celebrating the memorable moments and highlights of LEGENDS 2016
Hosted by Pamela Jaccarino, Editor in Chief, Luxe Interiors + Design
Creating an Exit Strategy: Buying, Designing and Building a Dream Life in Mexico
Followed by a book signing for Annie Kelly and Tim Street-Porter’s “Casa Mexico: At Home in Merida and the Yucatan”
Collected: Living With the Things You Love in A Well-Curated Home
Moderated by Nate Berkus, Author, Interior Designer and Television Host
Group book signing featuring:
• Will Taylor, “Dream Decor: Styling a Cool, Creative and Comfortable Home, Wherever You Live”
• Eddie Ross & Jaithan Kochar, “Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds”
• “Tricia Foley Life/Style: Elegant Simplicity at Home” with the author
• Danielle Rollins, “Soiree: Entertaining with Style”
Outdoor Living Redefined
Moderated by Andrea Stanford, Design & Interiors Editor, C Magazine
Moore & Giles cocktail party with Hearst Design Group and book signing for Ike Kligerman Barkley
a toast to a legendary week in the LCDQ
FRIDAY, MAY 6
SHOP THE LEGENDARY LA CIENEGA DESIGN QUARTER
Get to know the shop and showroom owners and managers and discover the treasures behind the doors of each of the 56 members of the LCDQ.
ONE OF A KIND WINDOWS
60+ legendary windows in the LCDQ imaginatively transformed by designers from across the country and around the world, including:
Alisa Moffett – Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
Amy Meier – Janet Yonaty
Andrew Brown – Dragonette
Antonio Buzzetta – Dragonette
Beth Webb and Jeffrey Dungan – Harbinger
Bill Ingram – Kristen Buckingham
Brian Pacquette – Cote Jardin Antiques
Brown Design Group – Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs
Cari Berg – Reborn Antiques
Christina Karras – Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs
Christos Prevezanos – Farrow & Ball
David Desmond – McKinnon & Harris
David Netto – Hollywood at Home
Delta Wright – Mehraban Rugs
Elizabeth Dinkel – Serena & Lily
Erinn Valencich – George Smith Handmade Furniture & Fabrics
Espace Design – Tufenkian Artisan Carpets
James Magni – Stark Home
Jamie Bush – Richard Shapiro
Jane Hallworth – Fuller & Roberts
Janice Francois & Kate Balfour of Abramson Teiger Architects – Natural Curiosities
Jay Jeffers – Arteriors
Jeff Andrews – Mansour Modern
Jeffrey Alan Marks – Jonas Fine Upholsterers and Curtain Makers
John Turturro – Antique Rug Co./ The Rug Affair
Kate Stamps – Claremont Furnishing Fabrics Co.
Kay Kollar – Jamal’s Rug Collection
Ken Kehoe – Reborn Antiques
Kim Alexandriuk – Downtown
Kimberly Colletti – Mehraban Rugs
Kirk Nix – Janet Yonaty
Lonni Paul – Gina Berschneider
Mark D. Sikes – Mecox
Malcolm James Kutner – Harbinger
Mark Cutler – Gina Berschneider
Marmol Radziner – Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs
Marjorie Skouras – Downtown
Melinda Ritz – Hollywood at Home
Michelle Workman – Baker Furniture
Molly Luetkemeyer – Harbinger by Hand
Nate Berkus – Lee Stanton
Nicole Gordon Studio – Maine Design
Nina Campbell – Hollyhock
Pamela Jewell – Woven Accents
Parker Kennedy Living – Barclay Butera
Platner & Co. – George Smith Handmade Furniture & Fabrics
Ramey Caulkins – Elizabeth Eakins
Robert Stilin – Lee Stanton
Ryan White – Waterworks
Sam Allen – Barclay Butera Interiors
Sebastien Leon – Jean de Merry
Sheldon Harte – Jamal’s Rug Collection
Studio William Hefner – Renaissance Design Studio
TagFront – Sherle Wagner
Tammy Connor – Hollyhock
Tommy Chambers – Reborn Antiques
Vance Burke – Nicky Rising
Vincent Jacquard – Compas
A few window favorites from last year were:
Still need convincing????
The most anticipated design event in the United States, LEGENDS is a 3-day celebration of design in the La Cienega Design Quarter that brings together thousands of design and architecture editors, tastemakers and enthusiasts from across the country and around the world. Opening with the prestigious LEGENDS GALA, the design festival features receptions, panel discussions, book signings, trunk shows, personal appearances and social events from dawn to dusk.
Since its inception in 2009, the annual LEGENDS event has showcased the talents of leading designers by inviting them to design the more than 70 windows of the shops, showrooms and galleries in the La Cienega Design Quarter on the theme of LEGENDS. This year, a stylistically and geographically dispersed range of window designers, from London, New York, the Hamptons and Atlanta to Brentwood and Santa Monica, will show their interpretation of the uniqueness of design, as they express the theme ONE OF A KIND in the legendary windows of the LCDQ.
Attended by thousands of designers from around the world, LEGENDS this year for the first time kicks off with a celebrated gala on Tuesday followed by the events noted above on Wednesday and Thursday.
LEGENDS has attracted over 70, 000 attendees since its inception and garnered over 140 million media impressions in 2015 alone. It is the largest design event of its kind in the U.S., and is a prominent fixture on the national design event calendar. To get a feel for LEGENDS, view a collection of short videos at www.lcdqla.com
See you in L.A….
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