Can't decide what to see at WestWeek this year? We've tapped Ginna Christensen for her picks of the must-see events.Read More
Join us in Milan for Salone del Mobile 2018... but first join us at Flexform to learn all about the tour we're planning with a fabulous roster of partners and events.Read More
From new collaborations by L.A. designers Erinn V and DISC Interiors, to the biggest winners of Interior Design magazine's Best of 2017 list, we're covering the latest and greatest in this week's post.Read More
This week we're brining you César Giraldo's My LA and a chance to see the city through his eyes (and tastebuds.)Read More
If you couldn't make the Paris design shows last month, not to worry. We've got Megan Reilly from WestEdge giving us all the highlights. Plus a few fun travel tips to boot!Read More
We're off to Modernism Week and looking forward to all the tours and talks we can pack into our schedule. We're also proud sponsors of the Save Iconic Architecture (SIA) fundraiser on February 17th. See you there!Read More
Keep the healthful spirit of the New Year going with these self-care ideas and upgrades for kitchen and bath.Read More
We're kicking off 2018 with a new blog series, My LA, which lets industry leaders share their favorite places for culture and wellness. First up, composer-turned builder, Joan Barton.Read More
What to know what the future holds? Check out our top five trends spotted at KBIS this month.Read More
Some of our favorite kitchen and bath designs are newly available in fresh finishes for 2018. And we've got savings to share, too.Read More
Veteran ventilation firm Zephyr celebrates its twentieth year in business and launches its latest design, the Okeanito, inspired by ocean waves.Read More
We're saying goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 with a little sneaky peek at what's to come!Read More
The latest additions to Kallista's Script and Per Se collections reflect 19th century and midcentury styles, offering something for everyone.Read More
From home spas to ice cream makers, we've rounded up a gorgeous gift ideas that will make the New Year happy and bright for anyone on your holiday shopping list.Read More
The Josef Ruefelli Collection from Colonial Bronze brings a tailored touch to kitchens and bathrooms (and beyond). It's even customizable. Swiss ingenuity. American made.Read More
With the holidays upon us, we’re leaning on Kathryn Ireland’s decorating advice, inspiring cookbooks from L.A. chefs, and a few fun seasonal treats that make winter in Los Angeles all the more festive.
I love to have lots of flowers, especially for the holidays, but keep them low. You don’t want to have to crook your neck to see your guests. And lots and lots of low candles—hundreds of them!
Print up a fun menu. Keep a Sharpie on hand and guests can write notes for the hostess on the back. And I love handwritten place cards. It’s not about money, you can write the names on stones or pretty leaves.
Use family pieces or things your children have made—always try to make your table personal. It’s your home.
Always have good wine from a shop you trust. I’ve shopped at Lincoln Fine Wines in Venice for years, as well as Duck Blind on Montana in Santa Monica, and of course there’s Wally’s in Beverly Hills. I’m very particular about my rosé. It has to be a perfect blush color. I love Scribe from Sonoma, and Donkey & Goat from Mendocino, which I get at my favorite delicatessen, Canyon Gourmet in Topanga.
And if you’re going to bring something to a party, make sure it’s really, really good, like a special fleur de sel or great locally grown heirloom ingredients from a good farmers’ market. I especially love the ones in Santa Monica, Brentwood and Culver City.
The Los Angeles Times recently highlighted a selection of new must-have cookbooks from local chefs and eateries. They're a great gift for loved ones who love to cook. We’re especially excited about The Grand Central Market Cookbook by Adele Yellin and Kevin West, which weaves the history of the 100-year-old food hall with 85 recipes culled from the market’s culinary offerings. In it you’ll find China Café’s chicken chop suey, Madcapra’s sumac beet soda and Golden Road’s crunchy avocado tacos, as well as recipes inspired by vendors of yesterday. (We’ll be giving the coconut cream donuts a go.) Another cookbook on our wish list is The L.A. Cookbook by Alison Clare, which brings together 100 recipes from some of the city’s most beloved restaurants: Bestia, the Fountain Coffee Shop at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Felix, Joan’s on Third, Jon & Vinny’s, The Little Door, Matsuhisa, Otium, Spago and The Tasting Kitchen. The cookbook comes out in March but is available for pre-order now.
This year, Beverly Hills is extending its shopping hours on Friday and Saturday evenings until 8 p.m., now through December 23rd. Your reward for being a dutiful shopper is showing your receipt at a number of participating restaurants and hotels to take part in their complimentary offerings. Fancy a cocktail at Jean-Georges at the new Waldorf Astoria? Maybe a bruschetta at Il Fornaio or dessert at La Dolce Vita? Take a look at the options (just do read the fine print as each vendor’s rules differ), as well as the full calendar of events, which include holiday screenings at The Paley and The Wallis, music performances and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at Snyder Diamond!
Luxury home builder Phil Rezvani is creating some of the L.A. area's most beautiful residences. Think Napa Style with a Southern California spirit.Read More
A roundup of our favorite Miele products that will help make life just a little bit easier during the holidays.Read More
Join SIA Projects for an unforgettable Modernism Week 2018 fundraiser at the Donald Wexler-designed Dinah Shore estate in Palm Springs. Get your tickets starting November 1st!Read More
We’re taking our Design on Tap title literally this week with a look at some of the best and brightest faucets to hit the market—and our showrooms. There’s so much to share with you that this is simply a look at some of our favorites.Read More