Spring Break for Designers = LCDQLA: Legends 2015

Karma and GoDaddy must be telling me to take a break this week as my host (GoDaddy) is having serious server issues.  My site has been spotty and inaccessible at times. Apologies, I know a slow loading site is so frustrating.  Hopefully, I will be back on track soon.

Anyway, as I am enjoying a family Spring Break this week skiing in Colorado, I think about a busy Spring work schedule with loads of upcoming design events.  I enjoy what I do so much and love the friendships and relationships that have formed over the years.  This year design friends and I have rented a house in the Hollywood Hills to enjoy the camaraderie of La Cienega Design Quarter Legends Events.  

What is more fun is some of my friends are doing windows and other designers are covering the events on their blogs as ambassadors for the events.

I highly suggest you buy your VIP ticket ASAP to ensure your spot at this fabulous few days of design debauchery. 


Last year it was coined as “Spring Break for Designers.”  It was such fun.  A highlight was seeing the stellar window by friends Tami and Krista of Cloth & Kind


Check out what fun is in store for my design “Spring Break” in May of 2015!  



LEGENDS is one of the most anticipated design events in the U.S. Now in its seventh consecutive year, LEGENDS is a 3-day extravaganza of keynotes, cocktails parties, open houses, exhibitions and networking with the top design editors, writers and bloggers from throughout the country. Attended by thousands of designers from around the world, LEGENDS kicks off with a celebrated gala on Wednesday followed by the events noted above on Thursday and Friday.

LEGENDS has attracted over 60, 000 attendees since its inception and garnered over 130 million media impressions in 2014 alone. It is the largest design event of its kind on the West Coast, and is prominent fixture on the national design event calendar. To get a feel for the event, view our collection of videos of LEGENDS 2014 at www.lcdqla.com


• 3 days, 40 activities

• 8 keynote panels led by esteemed magazine
editors from New York, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Texas, Iowa, Atlanta, and Florida

• 2 personal appearances, including the new editor of House Beautiful, Sophie Donelson, and English design icon Nicky Haslam from London

• 3 signature parties

• 3 cocktail receptions hosted by editors

• book signings, trunk shows, open houses and

• 67 windows imaginatively transformed on the theme of Where Muses Dwell by some of the most talented designers on the planet


Gala Party sponsored by 1stdibs and
Coldwell Banker Previews International

Blogger Breakfast sponsored by Luxe
Interiors + Design

Power Lunch hosted by Michael Boodro,
Editor in Chief,  Elle Decor

Cocktail Party hosted by House Beautiful

Tribute Party

After Party

Fresco Friday

Hearst Design Group cocktail party

Finale Party with California Home + Design


Each year, LEGENDS embraces an overarching theme that is expressed in the LCDQ showroom and shop window displays. In 2015, nearly 67 LCDQ windows will be transformed on the theme of Where Muses Dwell. Each of the 60 esteemed designers who have been selected will reveal his or her muse, whether a person, place, period in time or
an object.

LEGENDS 2015 – Where Muses Dwell

(Interior Designer – Showroom Window – Muse)

Alexandra Loew – Jamal’s
Amanda Richards – JD Staron – Edith Piaf
Amy Meier – Marc Phillips – My Mother’s Workroom
Annette English – Downtown – A Guiding Genius
Barondes Morris – Egg & Dart – Gustav Eiffel
Betsy Burnham – Mecox – Wild Animals
Cami Wright – Sherle Wagner – The South/ Texas
Christina Rottman – Mansour
Christopher Kennedy – Marc Phillips
Cliff Fong – Dragonette
Commune Design – Remains – Viennese Secession
Curated – Downtown
Elizabeth Dinkel – Nicky Rising – Julia Morgan
Gary Gibson – Lee Stanton – Sculptor Martin Puryear
Geoffrey de Sousa – Tufenkian
Hallworth Design – Lee Stanton – Mother Nature
Hammer & Spear – Woven Accents
Jason Oliver Nixon/Madcap Cottage – Baker
Jeff Andrews – Fuller & Roberts – Movement
Jeneration Interiors (Jennifer Dyer) – Ralph’s Antiques
John Wooden – Mansour
Julia Buckingham – The Rug Company – Slim Aarons
Kate Lester Interiors – Hollywood Sierra Kitchens – Father Time
Katie & Jason Maine – Jean de Merry
Ken Fulk – Therien – The Movie Inside My Mind
Kendall Wilkinson – George Smith – Blondie
Kerry Joyce – McKinnon & Harris
KM Nelson – Egg & Dart – Pauline de Rothschild
Konstantin Kakanias – Jasper
Kylee Shintaffer – Hollyhock
Larry Rizkowsky – The Rug Affair – Bank Vault
Laura Kirar – Baker
L’Esperance Design – Dragonette – The World of Cartier
Mark Sikes – Hollywood at Home
Matt O’Dorisio – Cote Jardin – Yves Saint Laurent
Maxime Jacquet – George Smith – Andy Warhol
Maya Williams – Marc Phillips – Women of Rock
Michelle Workman – Mehraban – Starlettes & Set Decorators of the 1940’s
Natasha Baradaran – Claremont – La Dolce Vita
Nathan Turner – Lily & Serena
Patrick Ediger – Gina Berschneider – Marie Antoinette & Thalia
Philip Gorrivan – Harbinger
Platner & Company – Stark – Rose Cumming
Ryan Saghian – Janet Yonaty – Iran
Sam Allen – Hollyhock
Scot Meacham Wood – Mehraban
Scott Mitchell – Jonas
Stephen Shutts Design – Sherle Wagner – Eden
Studio Tim Campbell – Elizabeth Eakins
Susan Cohen – JD Staron – Coco Chanel
Tag Front – Renaissance – Maria Felix
Thomas Allardyce – Janet Yonaty – Euterpe (Greek Goddess of Music)
Tim Barber – Waterworks
Timothy Corrigan – Compas – Jean Charles Moreux
Todd Nickey & Amy Kehoe – Hollywood at Home – Wes Anderson
Vance Burke – Reborn Antiques – Albert Hadley
Windsor Smith – Arteriors – Renee Perle
Young Huh – Harbinger


La Cienega Design Quarter

For more than half a century, the La Cienega Design Quarter has been the destination for sophisticated shoppers looking for top quality design for the home.

This legendary district, with its romantic courtyards, alluring windows and treasure troves of antiques, furniture, lighting, fabrics, stone, rugs, accessories and art, is known as the “shopping heart” and workplace of the interior design profession. Having expanded to include Melrose Avenue to the west and to the east of La Cienega and side by side with some of L.A.’s most glamorous restaurants, fashion boutiques and salons, the LCDQ is the West Coast style destination
for all.



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