Posts by Allison McCarthy

OpeningHotel Californian  Now is the time to visit the otherwise sleepy beach town of Santa Barbara.

Unveiling“The Freedom Sculpture” Instead of barbecues and beers this 4th of July, feast your eyes on “The Freedom Sculpture,” L.A.’s brand-new large-scale public artwork by noted artist, architect, and engineer Cecil Balmond.

OpeningLake Club at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Host your next lakeside soiree at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s Lake Club, an elegant waterfront lounge open to resort guests starting next week.

Open HousesSilicon Valley Modern Home Tour Anyone who appreciates modern design should mark their calendars for June 17, when a handful of Silicon Valley homes open their doors and invite onlookers in for the annual Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour.

Opening Lindsey Adelman StudioTempted by the idea of more space, NYC-based lighting designer Lindsey Adelman chose L.A. as the location of her second showroom. Housed in an old garment factory, her organic-meets-modern pieces seem to float in the air of the bright, lofted space.

Showcase Legends 2017: Your True ColorsEvery May designers, manufacturers, and design enthusiasts flock to the La Cienega Design Quarter to share ideas, discover new collections, and take part in the Legends design conference.

Home Tour  San Francisco Decorator Showcase The classic revival mansion at 2698 Pacific Street has been dropping jaws since 1904 when it was built to take advantage of sweeping hilltop views by famed architects Newsom and Newsom.

Showroom  Casa Perfect In L.A., it’s not so much about the journey as it is the destination. That’s exactly why tastemaker David Alhadeff took a unique retail approach to the latest outpost of The Future Perfect.

Dining  Somerset With this new restaurant opening, midcentury modern design guru Steve Hermann really hoped to put Santa Barbara on the map for its food and design. And let’s just say that Somerset is truly turning heads.

Opening  The Douglas Room   The Tilden Hotel in the Tenderloin tapped the pros behind hot artisan cocktail haven Benjamin Cooper to run its bar program at The Douglas Room.

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