unexpected guests: wendy withers and gavin lester.
i think y’all are going to love this unexpected guest. i got an email from wendy withers, a blogger who has worked with some friends of mine in the advertising world as an art producer/photo editor for many years, but recently took a break to have babies (or, the smalls, as she affectionately calls them). wendy is kindly sharing the oh-so-charming, and very hidden cape cod home in los angeles she shares with her husband gavin lester, a creative director and artist, the smalls, and the furry smalls, their pair of pugs.
i just love these inspiring images of their home in the mar vista neighborhood, near venice, which was remodeled by architect hope alexander. and multi-talented gavin designed the ‘yours sincerely’ art in the bedroom as well as the ‘a really nice view’ neon – smashing, huh? let’s sneak past the garden gate and check it out…
What are a few of your favorite things to do in your neighborhood?
walk, eat, ride, shop, and look at the los angeles city skyline from our neighborhood hill, and then look at the ocean from our other neighborhood hill.
What’s your favorite flea market, or secondhand find?
jewelry. i heart my estate and vintage costume jewelry collection.
What five things can’t you live without?
my four smalls (furry and human kind), chocolate, converse all-stars, kitchen time and facials.
If you could go shopping with anyone in the world, who would it be?
elizabeth taylor circa richard burton!
What bores you to death?
hearing myself complain.
what would you attempt to do, if you knew you could not fail?
save the world or sing on broadway.
the lovely april palmer did the landscaping (which looks really beautiful when the blooms arrive for the warmer months).