around l.a. / the avalon hotel beverly hills.

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With a mid-century patio vibe The Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills pays tribute to its 1950’s origin when it was a favorite spot for the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball. Situated in the southern tip of Beverly Hills just a short ride from Rodeo Drive, the Avalon Hotel’s 83 rooms look out over the dramatic boomerang-shaped pool and offers guests a colorful,... 
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rove concepts: a $500 giveaway.

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this is the nilsson media stand from rove concepts, and it’s the perfect piece of furniture for my entry way. it’s an odd spot and challenging to furnish, but this credenza fit all my needs — it’s low and sleek, with drawers for my dining linens, and because there’s shelving, it’s the perfect spot for a few of my favorite cookbooks. there’s... 
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unexpected guests: jessica comingore.

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i’ve been following jessica comingore around the internet for as long as i can remember, admiring her from afar. but recently, after moving to jessica’s native city of los angeles we ran into each other and finally met face to face. we then met up for coffee and i asked jessica if i might share a tour of her lovely glendale home (which i’d also been long... 
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make mine tufted.

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elle espana. i’ve got a real crush on anything tufted. a little bit goes a long way to making furniture just a little more glamorous, a lot more special. vintage tufted is even better! a tufted headboard, sofa or ottoman adds that air of hollywood regency style that’s hard to come by these days. i have a vintage tufted leather bench that i could have sold a thousand... 
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golden hour.

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jessica tremp’s beautifully converted studio. last night i had my family over for dinner and we dined al fresco on the new patio — such a warm, wonderful evening. tonight, it’s threatening rain and i’m hunkered down under a cozy blanket. fall is in the air. and with it, that beautiful golden light. amber and rosy hues take over the hillside outside,... 
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