Posts by Allison McCarthy

Store DesignFrankie L.A.High-end, ready-to-wear boutique Frankie B. gets a new space and new moniker with the opening of Frankie in L.A.’s downtown arts district. Designed by interdisciplinary L.A.

OpeningAlchemy Works: Harbor HouseThe popular downtown L.A. concept shop recently opened its doors in Newport Beach's Lido Marina Village to much fanfare. The 1,300-square-foot space certainly sticks out, with a black facade among a sea of white buildings.

ConversationDesigning with All Our SensesMaybe you’ve never considered how music can influence design, but this enlightening conversation will spark new ideas about how memorable products and projects have the power to ignite all the senses.

RenovationMonarch Beach ResortDana Point has a hot new social scene thanks to the $40 million facelift at the Monarch Beach Resort (formerly the St. Regis). L.A.-based Rodrigo Vargas Design refreshed the 400 guest rooms in a coastal-inspired palette of cool blues, greens, and crisp whites.

InstallationWindy ChienSan Francisco-based artist and product designer Windy Chien is on fire.

RevampTimber Cove Resort Luxe meets lodge at the newly re-imagined Timber Cove resort on a quiet stretch of the Sonoma Coast between Bodega Bay and Sea Ranch.

RevampTrinchero Napa ValleyWith a history dating back nearly 70 years, the Trinchero family is deeply rooted in Napa Valley's winemaking tradition. But its winery and tasting room were due for an update.

Restaurant OpeningKazuNori WestwoodThe work of art that is KazuNori's second L.A. location comes to Westwood courtesy of dream design team Marmol Radziner.

Exhibit"Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody"One of the defining names in midcentury modern architecture, William F. Cody is known the world over for his extensive work in Palm Springs—where he first traveled in 1946 and remained working until his death in 1978.

RevampBernardus Lodge & Spa Carmel Valley's poshest resort is almost ready to unveil its new villas and suites, nestled among 26 rolling acres of organic gardens, orchards, and vineyards. Rustic ranch meets country chic in the 12 suites (each 1,050 square feet) and 2 villas (2,100 square feet).

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