I'll have to admit that today, I kinda felt like a kid on a school field trip-as if an elementary school field trip would ever consist of a tour in LA's Fashion District. JC and I were so privileged to get a peek into "up and coming clothing designer to watch" - Su Kim's "Father's Daughter" specialty denim design studio. I'll have to admit, my breath was taken away the minute we opened up the door. There is no doubt that creativity ricochets around the light-filled space. We first met Su back in October of last year at Mosaic. She was one of the first people that made us feel that we actually could make a home in LA. One of the most positive people I know- when she speaks, she sprays gold...Of course, we finished the tour around the corner at trendy Terroni's Italian Eatery. You haven't lived until you've had their Funghi Assoluti. We sat right next to the most beautiful Fiddle Leaf Fig I've seen. (not pictured.) Thank you, Su Kim for taking the time to show us a little taste of Eden. I CANNOT wait until you launch your brand and see what is in store for you!
Had an amazing couple of days in Santa Barbara. Our visit was initially wedding related, but one stroll down State Street turned it into a design feast for the eyes. First stop was the Wolf's Head Barber Shop. Each chair seemed to have it's own unique story to tell. It's old-school Americana charm with the latest men's fashion trends had the husband drooling. Just a few steps away was "India House" which is actually just a restaurant, but the rainbow of colors made me stop for a minute. Secretly, I wanted to chill on the floor and eat food with my hands like I imagine was in a scene from Eat, Pray, and Love. I almost hid in the showroom of Raoul's Textiles because I wanted to live there, and I was pretty sure they'd not be keen on it. The rest of the pics are from galleries, antique/flea market type stores and the Santa Barbara Public Market. Chew on the textures, door colors, the walls that strangely resemble pallets, or the carefully curated things on an outdoor deck, and maybe incorporate some of these elements into your own space.