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Brenda Antin's Treasure Trove of Fabulousity in LA!!!

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The very British Brenda Antin is the most divine, 
delightful,& delicious "shopkeeper" in LA
& her eponymous shop is fantastically fabulous, 
& a designer's "trade secret"!!!
 
The store is a unique blend of vintage & new ....
including a melange of French & English & Italian antique 
furniture, lamps, & accessories!!!
 
Plus Brenda's "own" stunning custom collection 
of linen (natural & over-dyed) upholstered furniture!!!
 
She has also created extraordinary wicker furniture 
that she manufactures in LA!!!
 
And there is also a stunning selection 
of bespoke pillows!!!
 
BUT, I am most in awe of her enormous collection 
of vintage textiles!!!
Traveling to France, England, & Italy, 
I'm sure Brenda & her husband Mike 
never met a piece of linen, toile, or ticking 
that they didn't ship back to LA!!!
 
In her upstairs loft, this "textile junkie" 
also has a secret trove of goodies
from around the world .....
including incredible indigos, India quilts, 
& Japanese silks!!!
 
Brenda is the ultimate "accessorator supreme" 
& a "must-meet" in LA!!!!
 
An old-fashioned kinda' girl,
Brenda has no website ...
but can be reached at

Shopping in Miami's Herzog & De Meuron Car Park!!!

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A little something to keep you warm!!!!
 
Think a weekend in Miami .... 
and a fantastic shopping spree at 
on "hip & happening"
Lincoln Road in South Beach!!!
 
And remember this sublimely curated collection 
of designer apparel & accessories 
is set in a glass & mirror 1800-square-foot 
transparent box
on the fifth floor of a parking garage!!! 
 
Not just any car park ....
but an amazing concrete "sculpture"
design by the dynamic Swiss architectural duo
 
Of course, my quirky eye was over-obsessed by the 
"outdoor furniture" around the store!!!
 
I was told the pieces were made from 
"left-over wood from the construction of the building,"
& they were designed by 
Herzog & de Meuron's design team!!!
 
"Accessoration's sublime" ......
Wouldn't you love them on your NYC terrace!!!!

Divine Daniel Buren Stripes @ Two NYC Galleries!!!

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Everyone knows I love color ..... 
but did you know my favorite "pattern accessoration" 
is stripes!!!
 
Renown French conceptualist artist
is the "master" of stripes ....
& two NYC galleries currently have exhibitions
of his work!!!
 
Petzel Gallery presents versions of site specific 
works from the 70's & 80's ......
& the work at Bortolami Gallery features 
plexiglass & fabric works, 
as well as a gallery of new fiber optic works.
 
These two exhibitions are 
a stunning mix of pattern & color ....
an "accessorator must-see"!!! 
 
AND ......

 

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As a huge fan of Buren's work,
I rarely miss an opportunity in Paris to visit  
the courtyard of the Palais Royal !!!
 
This 1986 black & white site specific installation,
"Les Deux Plateaus" is fabulous ....
an international 
"accessorator must-see"!!!

Keeping Your Eyes Open ...... Steppin' Up in Beirut!!!!

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I was walking around Mar Mikhael .....
the "new" West Village neighborhood in Beirut,
& I found these fabulous staircases!!!

I think they look fantastic ....
& have been thinking about painting the staircase 

What do you think???

Miami's Favorite Color ..... "Sitting" By the Beach!!!

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After 10 days of sun, sand, & turquoise benches,  ....
plus tons of art & design ..... 
I'm ready to go home & think about it all!!!

I've got lots to say about of all of it .....
so, stayed tuned!!!!