Posts by Candace Abbott

A few weeks back I had the chance to dine with Aerin on the rooftop of West Hollywood’s charming Le Petit Ermitage, on a perfect spring evening.

 Your Dad is the first man in your life. Chances are he's the one who taught you how to fix things and most likely the one who taught you how to ride a bike. He's the one you've always turned to for solid, loving advice. For many designers, their dad was all that and more.

Buenos Aires is a robust city with historical architecture, breathtaking scenery, explosive culture and rich flavors. In comes a new cultural destination Casa Cavia, the charming spot nestled in the Palermo Chico neighborhood.

San Diego is celebrated for its laidback vibe and it’s beautiful beaches, but it’s also revered for it’s downtown scene or as most know it, the Gaslamp Quarter. Well, there’s a new locale in town, one that’s blending design, luxury and an all around good time.

Surely every designer has a story, but on the cusp of Mother’s Day, it’s the story about their moms that we’re eager to hear. We managed to catch up with a few of our favorite designers and asked them how their mothers influenced their design career.

 Where: 222 20th Street Santa Monica Asking: $7,795,000What: Bringing traditional East Coast architectural charm to Santa Monica, this Ken Ungar designed home is a coveted piece of real estate for a multitude of reasons.

California living can easily be summed up in one word: easy.

Where: 2061 De Mille Drive, Los Feliz Asking: $10,750,000What: Many things in life are inevitable.

Where: Studio City Architectural EstateAsking: $4,850,000What: Most Angelenos know the beauty of living in Studio City, where you’re just over the hill from the hustle and bustle of the city, dwelling in a town that’s as much cosmopolitan and cool as it is quaint and utterly charming.

One of the best things about California is the variety.