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Looking forward to taking part in an Instagram takeover for the West Hollywood Design District this coming week, featuring a “Day in the life of”. In anticipation of the annual DIEM event taking place November 14th, I will be posting some of my favorite design finds as a supporter of the WeHo Design District.

You can follow @WehoDesignDistrict ‪#‎DIEMevent‬ on Instagram on October 22nd.





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Welcoming another Modenus adventure, this one is not just a city, but an (almost) entire state: California! As a native of Southern California, I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome a group of international bloggers and designers. As an alumni of both Blog Tour London and Blog Tour NYC, along with taking part in hosting last year’s Blog Tour LA group, I am looking forward to meeting up and attending many of the events taking place here in LA in just the few days the group will be here, before they head up the coast for some amazing activities! Welcome Blog Tour California! (Blogger profiles here)

For a highlight of what Modenus has planned for the roadtrip that will be Blog Tour California, you can read the latest post here. For me, I am looking forward to attending the WestEdge Design Fair for it’s second annual show here in LA, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. There will also be events in LA hosted by sponsor DXV (who hosted us on Blog Tour NYC too) and Miele. The aptly named BlogToberFest will also be taking place at WestEdge to welcome the bloggers.

 

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For all the latest, follow along on Twitter @Modenus with #BlogTourCali and #BlogToberFest





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Looking forward to attending the 2014 Kohler Blogger Conference early next month in Kohler, WI. We have been invited to stay and experience The American Club, a resort owned and operated by Kohler. In addition we’ll have the opportunity to experience the latest products from Kohler, including a factory tour of the Kohler Design Center. I am looking forward to connecting with several of the other bloggers that I know will be in attendance – and a first time ever visit to Wisconsin! (But first I’ll be starting off with a visit to Chicago where I will meet up with Julia, our Chicago-based blogger, and a visit to her design studio!) More to come on the blog!

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Last month I attended the 4th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, a four day long event featuring different tasting events & venues. The event represents major chefs and vineyards, along with sampling unique and flavorful foods. I had the opportunity to attend a champagne and caviar event at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills along with two of the Lexus Grand Tasting events in downtown LA.

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The rooftop setting for the champagne and caviar event held at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Attending the champagne and caviar event on a really gorgeous summer evening.

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Watching chefs in action, both presentation and samplings were perfection in every tasting.

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At the Lexus Grand Tasting event.

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Sashimi sampling.

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Lotsa tacos.

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Unique samplings.

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The highly anticapted Lexus Live on Grand event (recommend) featured hundreds of renowned chefs and wineries. It took place in downtown LA on a red carpet adjacent to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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The magnficient outdoor setting under the open sky and high rise buildings for Saturday night’s Lexus Live on Grand event.

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Live music featuring international musicians and a late night performance by Common.

Thank you Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival for the invitation.

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}





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This year marks the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival taking place here in Los Angeles. Events kick off now and through the weekend. I am looking forward to attending some of the city wide events over the next few days including a champagne and caviar event rooftop at the chic L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills along with the Lexus Grand Tasting Event in Downtown LA.

For all the festival highlights, you can follow LA Food & Wine: Facebook Twitter  Instagram Pinterest and #lafw

You can follow me too! Instagram and Twitter





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Back in June, I attended a breakfast event with Panasonic in conjunction with the Dwell on Design event taking place in Los Angeles. Our breakfast was hosted at the fabulous downtown LA restaurant, Faith & Flower, designed by AVRO | KO. I was taken by the interiors and photographed the space. For a full view, visit the Faith & Flower gallery website here or the designer website. Below are some of my highlights. (The food is great too, highly recommend!)

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Greeted by the exterior trellis.

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An elegant tufted banquette in the formal dining area.

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Goregous lighting, such as this chandelier, makes an eye catching statement.

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Stunning wall details.

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The overall dining room ambiance.

Many thanks to Panasonic for hosting us.

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Last week I attended the annual Dwell on Design event here in Los Angeles. The event covers many of the latest and innovative products in design, including everything from bath and kitchen design, to flooring and wall applications, to furniture and lighting, exterior and outdoor products, and even prefab houses and cool cars!

Here’s a spotlight on some of the finds featured at this year’s event:

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These cool numbers and letters are from Architectural Numbers.com (local here in LA).

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Fermob has a great line of outdoor products.

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FormDecor pretty much has the coolest stuff you’ll find in furniture rental, yes, rental!

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Modern Urban Planters carries a line of very cool corrugated steel planters for both indoor and outdoor use.

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Coolest porcelain tiles ever from Pental.

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One of the most innovative in bathroom technololgy goes to Geberit: and the ability to flush a toilet from their Sigma80 flush plate.

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Touring the prefab houses was really cool, especially this one from Altius.

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Cube Depot is really cool, these are made from shipping containers.

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Loved all the vibrant color at Sunbrella!

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TopBrewer has the coolest in coffee making technology: straight from a faucet on your countertop at the touch of an iPad / iPhone button!

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Accessories, like the graphic pillows above, and glam furniture below are from LA local ModShop.

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Furniture from ModShop.

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Panasonic had all the latest in appliances and small electronics. The coolest? A cordless home phone that turns your iPhone into a landline phone. Pretty amazing!

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Best Range Hoods showcased some pretty spectualar hoods, including one that is flush ceiling mounted for a seamless minimal design.

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D&M Flooring has some really cool flooring products – vast array of products – solid, engineered, smooth, brushed, fumed, carbonized, and hand scraped. The product above is called SQR and they are wood floor tiles.

Thank you to Geberit for inviting me to attend Dwell on Design this year.

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}

For more from Dwell, view my Instagram pics here.





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For Blog Tour to happen, it takes great sponsors and Blog Tour NYC was no exception: DXV, Wilsonart, Donghia, Mr.Steam, NousDecor, and Blanco America all came together to align with Modenus. Thanks to their great support and involvement they contributed to the experience we, as bloggers, had during our trip to NYC.

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DXV provides meticulously crafted fixtures and faucets that celebrate the movement of over the past hundred years. The bathroom above, by designer Meredith Heron and created using DXV fixtures, is titled Modern Gatsby.

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The Classic Kitchen Suite above features the Orchard Sink and Victorian Faucet from DXV.

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Laminate has come along way: this amazing kitchen features Golden Romano Wilsonart® HD® High Definition® Laminate countertops with a Wilsonart® Crescent Decorative Edge (image via Pinterest).

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While at ICFF on Blog Tour NYC, we visited the Wilsonart booth where we got to see chairs on display designed by students using Wilsonart products – really cool designs!

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The designer and his chair – one very interactive piece!

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As I am very familiar with the Donghia showroom here in Los Angeles, it was neat to tour and learn about the history of Donghia as we did when we visitied the D&D Building showroom location.

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Their pieces can be defined as classic, unique, timeless. A look at their Pinterest boards, and easily inspired by the amazing collections.

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I loved these glass lamp bases I saw during our showroom visit. (And yet, I’ve seen them forever in the LA showroom, hence the definition of timeless.)

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A chic room vignette in black and white at the NYC Donghia showroom.

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Well, we actually know Mrs. Steam, and we love her, and her name is Martha. She is the one behind Mr. Steam and has been a great supporter of Blog Tour (along with hosting us on some fun events!). One of which was a visit to Aire Ancient baths for a spa day while on Blog Tour NYC.

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The interior waiting area of Aire Ancient Baths in Soho, NYC. {Check out this great post about our experience on the Mr. Steam blog.}

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BLANCO makes some pretty impressive sinks and faucets. I am a fan of their minimilist, clean lines and the hideaway sinks featured in the Crsytalline collecion. (*While meeting up with Blog Tour LA when they came to town, our local Poggenpohl showroom hosted an event with Blanco and Gaggeneau, this is a great post by Geraldine from Little Blue Bell)

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NousDECOR is a platform for creating concept boards and described as a way to “Visualize your dream interior. We’ll help you bring it to life.” As a fan of creating concept boards, I enjoyed perusing over the many the site features and looking forward to creating some of my own too!

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#BlogTourNYC: Thank you to all the sponsors!*

{*Still more coverage to come! (Events, shows, and sponsors!) …but, um, I had to make a little deadline today!}





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Blog Tour NYC presented by Modenus

We came, we saw, and we sure did exerience: what happens on Blog Tour NYC gets put all over social media. A few days of whirlwind activities and this blog tour was no exception: cocktail parties, dinner parties, Wanted Design, Kips Bay Showhouse, a private designer residence tour, a meet & greet with NousDecor, an afternoon at ICFF with Mr. Steam and Wilsonart, an exclusive party at MOMA, the High Line walk with Mr. Steam, an intimate dinner with DXV, a private showroom visit to Donghia, and a farewell dinner at the L’Ecole International Culinary Center. Just to summarize.

The best part? A great team. Hosted by Veronika of Modenus, her continued efforts and hard work coordinating one succesful blog tour after another came through again for this tour and I was beyond thrilled to be included as one of the most international groups of bloggers ever as part of Blog Tour NYC. To meet the great group of bloggers that I got to know and bond with personally, visit: Meet The Bloggers

In the coming days, I will be featuring some one on one posts covering the events we attended and the sponsors who all made Blog Tour happen. For now, I thought I would start off with some highlights of a glimpse into my Blog Tour NYC.

And be sure to follow Modenus on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for recaps from all the bloggers – we all have much to share!

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First things first: checking into the CitizenM Hotel Times Square (a unique boutique hotel concept conveniently located just off Broadway). Staying here was all very deja vu for me as I had stayed at their London location while on Blog Tour London.

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Straight from check in and it was rooftop at the CitizenM to join my fellow bloggers for cocktails before leaving for the first of many events kicking off Blog Tour NYC.

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And one of those many events was a cocktail reception at the DXV showroom in Manhattan. The highlight for me was reconnecting with my Blog Tour London Besties (from left): Jennifer, Cheryl, me, and Lynn. It was fun to see the gang!

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The next day, we started off our morning with a vist to Wanted Design. Why the boys? Well, just out of the car, a dozen girls, and the next thing you know these two boys (who just happen to be standing in front of the signage) end up being asked to stand and smile. Makes for a good picture after all.

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We spent much of that first day traversing the bustling streets of Manhattan: from Wanted Design to the Kips Bay Showhouse and then to a late afternoon cocktail reception at the Scott Sanders designed Printing Press apartment.

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On our next morning, we attended a breakfast presentation with Blog Tour NYC sponsor, NousDecor. Here’s me, Veronika, and my fave PR person ever, Andrew Joseph (Oh the places we’ve been together! LA, London, NYC, Vegas!)

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Hitting the streets: the BlogTourettes gather for a selfie before making our way up to ICFF (L-R: me, Annabel, Ann, Kimberly).

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While at ICFF, it was fun to see my LA friend Ginna exhibiting for Woven Accents. Here’s us standing in front of a Gregory Siff designed rug.

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That evening, we attended a party at MOMA in conjunction with ICFF. Our group, L-R: Susan, Kathy, Carole, Ann, Anya, me, Iris, Annabel, and Linda.

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The next morning, with gorgeous weather, we took a walk on the High Line with our friend (rather, like family) Martha of Blog Tour supporter, Mr. Steam. Here’s a street view from the High Line.

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Taking a little detour from Blog Tour NYC activities, Veronika and I met up with Messe Frankfurt for a late brunch at The High Line Hotel. It was fun to see this very charming hotel, too.

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That same evening, we had an intimate dinner hosted by DXV at Bar Americain restuarant in Manhattan. (With Annabel and Anya both to my right.)

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In between amazing events and dinners, there was free time to wander the streets of NYC. On our final day, fellow Blog Tour NYC pal Ann and I made our way through the streets of Lower Manhattan: checking out the Bowery and SoHo as we made our way to the New York Design Center for an afternoon visit to the Christopher Guy showroom. Here’s a view from Washington Square Park on an absolute gorgeous day.

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Our final and farewell dinner was a multi-course (and multi-wine tasting) sit down dinner (along with a tour!) of the L’Ecole International Culinary Center. It was quite THE experience and I am craving to go back.

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And with that, we thank Veronika for everything: #BlogTourNYC inscripted in wood. The hashtag of all hashtags. Thanks for another memorable experience!

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}

For more #BlogTourNYC, visit Instagram - and more to come!





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The annual Legends of La Cienega kick off party for the La Cienega Design Quarter took place this past week. The gala was held in the beautiful Therien showroom on La Cienega Blvd which features an amazing indoor / outdoor setting comprised of interior gallery spaces and outdoor courtyards. 1st Dibs and Coldwell Banker Previews hosted the event.

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The evenings cocktail napkins. Hashtag: #LCDQLA – always in the details.

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Glam arrivals (& in this instance, our exit photo) – with friends Shirley (far left) and Amanda (middle) at the gala party.

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This year I got to take part as an official Ambassador for the Legends of La Cienega events.

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Group photo of the LA design gang: Ginna of 27Ground & Woven Accents, Jaime of Woodson & Rummerfield, me, Shirley of Shivhon Rugs, & Amanda of A. Malson Interior Design.

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The decorated sidewalks of the La Cienega Design Quarter.

Thanks to the team of Tamar Mashigian PR & Marketing and Rich Pedine PR for putting together a fabulous event! More to come!

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}

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