Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I'm Back and I learned something

Via Carolyne Roehm Outdoor entertaining

So sorry but had to take a break due to not having access to the internet! I am LOVING LA - I can't believe I lived in NYC for so long. The lifestyle here is so outdoorsy and the people so chic! I am living in a paradise called the Pacific Palisades in the Riviera section -  Think flowers EVERYWHERE and amazing homes - we are in a rental but I can see living here forever affording it is another story. I had some guests over the other day and found myself in a position where I had to host and I learned that I stink at it! I kept walking back and forth with single cups of water. Then I went over to another women's home which was more than divine and she had on a silver tray 1 bottle of Perrier , One Pitcher of water and three diet coke cans with monogramed plastic cups that looked like this but better in Navy with a stronger Font Via So Pretty.

Like this even more in lucite Via So Pretty

She also had a black lacquered wall unit with a TV in the center which was black so the television was invisible. Heaven.


  1. Sounds like you're in the right place. Enjoy that sunshine and all that is around you. Great things are happening for you!
    ~ Elizabeth

  2. You are living in such a beautiful place! Hostessing is so fun I think! Gives me a chance to show off all my finest kitcheny things!

  3. Glad you are loving LA! I wish more East Coasters would adopt your more evolved view, and stop seeing Los Angeles as the vapid wasteland that it only is a little bit. :-)

  4. Glad to hear that the move was a good choice for you and that you are loving the new environment. I'm not a great cook so when I host, it's all about the presentation. Sounds like the hostess you talked about here shares that theory.

  5. So glad you are loving La-La Land! Isn't it just fabulous!!! You are going to love the shopping here for home decor - it blows NY out of the water, even though NY is great too! Anyway -- welcome to the hood, if you need suggestions for anything - let me know, i live in the Bev Hills area...so I am not too far from you. Make sure to take a trip to LB flea market!! It's to die for yummy and they always have amazing trays and hosting stuff!

  6. Well...You are missed in New York. Shana Tovah u'Mitukah-- A sweet and good new year for you and your family.
    Your former downstairs neighbor

  7. I absolutely love those monogrammed lucite cups! My dream is that I can afford to own something in lucite before it goes out of style! :)

    I hope you're enjoying your new home - I just got back from Southern California yesterday and I'm already missing it!

  8. Welcome to Los Angeles. I love the Palisades. I live in the Hollywood Hills...a bit less polished than the Palisades. I dream of moving from my tiny cottage to a normal gorgeous home in the Palisades, Beverly Hills, Brentwood or Santa Monica Canyon. Need to work on that. Again, welcome to Los Angeles!