This year we welcomed the 7th annual Legends of La Cienega to the La Cienega Design Quarter with a host of events and parties.

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{Fun with friends at the Viyet hosted party during Legends week, left to right: Ginna of Woven Accents, Will of Bright Bazaar, Brooke of Brooke Mason Photography, me, Kam, and Ron}

If there’s anything I like most about the annual Legends of La Cienenga, well let’s just say it’s the socializing and parties! It’s a chance to see many friends and it’s by far become the who’s who of the design world. This year brought bloggers and designers alike from around the globe. While the traditional kick off gala event typically begins mid-week, this year got a head start with events hosted by CA Home and Design and Viyet a day early.

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UK blogger Will with Australian photographer Brooke.

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Will, Brooke, me, and Kam at the Viyet party at Palihouse.

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The next evening came the biggest party of all: the gala event hosted by 1st dibs to kick off the official start of Legends of La Cienega. This year’s packed party was held at STK Steakhouse.

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And lastly, the one day early event came with a celebration for Cinco de Mayo at West Hollywood’s Tortilla Republic hosted by CA Home and Design magazine.

Looking forward once again to next year’s Legends of La Cienega!





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I think I have a new favorite restaurant in town and that is A.O.C. LA! Just in the past week I’ve been there for two amazing dinner events! Last week, I had the pleasure of experiencing some amazing food pairings and wine from Ribera Rueda Wine, a savory wine from Spain.

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The food pairings were a series of shared small plates by chef Suzanne Goin of A.O.C. that paired with each next wine selection created an even more flavorful taste sensation. Truly one of the best wine dinner events I’ve ever experienced.

 

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A Spanish influenced selection of starters featured at our table.

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The festive table setting.

 

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Felipe of Ribera Rueda Wine sharing regional and background information on the selections of wines featured.

 

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Thank you to A.O.C LA and Ribera Rueda Wine for hosting us.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design





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The annual Legends of La Cienega event is taking place next week and I am looking forward to a few days of parties and events and seeing many friends in town! This year the Legends Abassadors include not only a nation wide team but an international blogger too, my favorite UK friend and blogger, Will of Bright Bazaar!

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I am also looking forward to the event at Woven Accents with a panel led by my friends Ginna Christensen and Mat Sanders of MyDomaine and with actress Jessica Alba!

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Be sure to follow along @LCDQLA #LCDQLA





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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend an event with Bosch Appliances at their headquarters in my (native) Orange County, CA. The two day event included a handful of designers and bloggers to experience, learn, and interact hands-on with the Bosch line up of products. (One thing I can say is we were very well fed over the course of just a few days!)

Our first evening began with cocktails and this view, from Laguna Beach, CA at The Deck restaurant.

The evening progressed to a sunset dinner hosted by Bosch at The Deck restaurant where we met and talked with many of the a Bosch team members.

Bosch even added their “stamp” to our desserts.

 

Early the next morning we were straight over to the Bosch Experience & Design Center, a full showroom of product displays and a full functioning kitchen. I took to Bosch’s integrated coffee machines. The built-in coffee makers provide everything from coffee, espresso, cappuccino, at the touch of a button in record making seconds. As a coffee connessier, I was addicted. And kept going back, for more, and more, and more. As everyone knows! So good.

By late morning, we were learning everything about Bosch design and engineering with demonstrations in their modern state of the art kitchens.

And by noon we were in the kitchen ourselves, with interactive cooking and preparing our lunch for the day! (Bloggers seen here teamed up with Bosch employees.)

Fortunately everything cleaned up well, in the quietest of dishwashers from Bosch.

 

Our afternoon was spent with presentations by Dwell and round table discussions.

Thank you to Bosch and Dwell for hosting us! 

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design





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Last month, just before the holidays, I received an invite from the cool guys at Clutter, to attend an event at Fleurish which included drinks and food and floral making arrangements. Fleurish is a local florist in Brentwood (Los Angeles) that provides a “bar” to create and make your own floral arrangements. A fun concept and a great place to team up for an event or party as the Clutter guys did!

And the question: Who/what is Clutter? They are a new company revolutionizing the idea of storing your extra “clutter” or perhaps a few things around the house you’d like “out” yet not ready to part with and maybe just don’t have the space to store it either. The people from Clutter will come and package up those extras, haul it away, inventory it, and store it. All until you are ready or needing for them to bring it back!

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The walk-in floral fridge to pick your own flowers!

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Signage seen within the retail space.

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The “flower bar” where creations are made!

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My creation. It was deemed “organic” while my partner in crime Deanna (a wedding planner), churned out something much more architectural in design. Ironically. She has a keen eye inherent of her event planning business.

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Gift bags and sweets, courtesy of Clutter, to take home.

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And a special shout out to Josh from Clutter. He has skill when it comes to assembling gift bags. Thank you for the gifts Clutter! I have a special gift certificate giveaway to come!

For more info, visit Clutter.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design





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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, CA. The event happens to be produced by a high school friend of mine who works for Jumpline, producers of the annual awards show.

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On display and on loan from a costume house, were Dorothy’s red heels from the Wizard Of Oz – so neat to see in person! (And apparently my friend Deme had these on her coffee table before returning – ha!)

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We were fortunate to have access to the VIP reception (celeb hangout), and I happen to catch actress Amy Adams in a flash.

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Typhanie and I had fun taking selfies in the glamorous old school mirrors at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the event took place.

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We also saw Mad Men actress, Kiernan Brennan Shipka, mingling before the awards ceremony.

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Icon Raquel Welch presenting at the Costume Designers Guild Awards.

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Typhanie looking glamorous in front of a classic vintage Buick we spotted upon leaving the Beverly Hilton.

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The next day, I attended a post event brunch and panel discussion with several of the recognized and awarded costume designers.

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The event was hosted by Lacoste.

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On display were fashion designs by FIDM students representing various film genres.

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After the symposium was a rooftop brunch (at Siren Studios) with views of Hollywood.

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Shirley and I enjoying a gorgeous February day in LA (a glimpse of the Hollywood sign was in our backdrop).

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And a very fun surprise: seeing our friend artist Gregory Siff art on the ground level entrance of Siren Studios.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design





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As I was browsing Pinterest, I came across this picture of a charming powder room. When I clicked on the source it took me to a blog who’s writer is a Newport Beach based blog. Newport Beach is my hometown and the above image is quintessential beachy, evoking the homes of where I grew up. While it may be winter across the rest of the nation, here in Southern California it currently remains sunny and 70’s. The blue hues like in the above seem to fit in well here, year round.

To view more, check out the blog here and for some local highlights, visit the “So Cal Field Trips” tab too.





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Las Vegas Winter Market is fast approaching! Kicking off the start of markets for 2014, I will be attending and covering Las Vegas Market. The five day event begins on Sunday, January 26th and runs through January 30th. The World Market Center in Las Vegas are a great source of all things furnishings, gift, and home decor related.

For more info and to register, click here.

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Happy to announce starting next month, I will be a contributing blogger for 55 Downing Street. Joining several other respected design bloggers, I am looking forward to sharing my design interests and expertise. 55 Downing Street is a subsidiary of Lamps Plus and offers lighting and furnishings via an online site. The blog offers great ideas and resources for all things design related.

55 Downing Street can also be found on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter

Looking forward to sharing my posts here on the Material Girls Blog too!

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