A peek inside Kelly Wearstler's Melrose shop

I just love going back to LA, my time there was so good! I got to see my favorite people and visit a few of my favorite places. One place in particular I had been dying to see was the new Kelly Wearstler boutique on Melrose. I am beyond ecstatic that Kelly went from interior designer to fashion designer, which is such a rare feat. Incredibly inspiring, (I can totally remember graduating from college and moving to LA to be the next Kelly Wearstler...still working on that,ahem.). Anyway, I just love this woman and her glam edginess...

Pardon my photos, they are the best my little iphone could capture. The styling in the store is just beyond. While I love the clothes and accessories, all I could marvel at were the furnishings and styling. The entryway is pure glamour and the marble walls are incredibly chic. 
Little accessories in white, black and gold (my favorite color combination) were throughout the store. 
 The chicest part, the dressing rooms. Antique mirrored walls and gold light fixtures next to gold art. I just can't get enough of her style. If you haven't been yet, you MUST GO! 
A few of my favorite things...

A little SYTLE HAUS shout out...

One of the best things about working for an amazing design firm (like my incredible former bosses + mentors, Woodson + Rummerfield) is getting to know your co-workers and watching them blossom...
Ron and Jaime are probably the most incredibly talented and sweet bosses/mentors in the world. They not only teach but they encourage, which was such a blessing for me to experience. 
Case-in-point: one of my very sweet co-workers Ryan Saghian, is now an up and coming LA designer and is getting some Hollywood decor street cred. He teamed up with the latest craze in LA celeb stylists and worked his magic over at STYLE HAUS
It's a super swanky membership only shopping experience...
Naturally, I love his style, I mean, we spawned from the same geniuses...
 I am OBSESSED with the custom made velvet demi-lune sofa and those gorgeous black louis chairs. So chic.

 Of course he would understand the necessity of a bar cart when it comes to Hollywood Glamour.
 And to top it off... a dash of red, I swear that is the secret to decorating well. 

Oh so chic boutiques...Tory Burch

Like many of you I am a huge fan of Tory Burch. I rock a TB black leather bag + wallet every single day. I happen to make the drive down Robertson Blvd on the regular and I always pass by her store. The bright orange + deep green color combo just absolutely inspires me. Such an interesting and distinct color combination that she chose for her store front. I am kind of obsessing over it.
So I went a little deeper and did some research of her many boutiques. I love the uses of mirrors throughout, keeps the place looking jazzy. The light fixtures are so amazing, don't get me started. The walls are so exciting, and her colors and extremely bright and fun, just like her. Love!

the decorista goes shopping...{weego home, santa monica}

I'm planning to do some major shopping this week.
I have a few projects going on and I need to get some more furnishings.
 I am dying to hit up the little shop Weego Home in Santa Monica.
Online, their stuff is fantastic and I can't wait to see it all in person.
Weego also has budget friendly interior decor services AND they also have a store called Weego Baby
Check out the website, you might get some inspiration.
I certainly got inspired by this gorgeous wall of style!
How cute does the baby store look?

House + Horticulture

I'm gearing up for the weekend.
 I have mapped out my shopping excursions and even prepared accommodations to have puppy in tow.
 Los Angeles has so many places to see I can't possibly reach them all. 
I have been dying to check out this flower shop called
how cute is that name...hoot and heart?
Anyway, they are amazing. I have been reading up on them.
Their website is full of images of their work...
they help with staging photoshoots, also with events and party planning.
You have got to check out their stuff...and I have got to check out their shop in Santa Monica.

Also, here are some images of the shop found on Canadian House + Home.

another year older....

and another year wiser.......hopefully.

The party last night was awesome. Such a hit!
We had a mexican themed fiesta...complete with Mexican Bingo, and if you have never played this game, you must. It rocks.

And this morning my awesome boyfriend surprised me with this adorable gift!

My adorable new puppy, Miss Sophie Rose!
I love her + my boyfriend!
Best birthday gift ever.

I also got red velvet cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop
(Thanks to Sarah O.)
An 'LA must go'...your mouth will thank you!