Michelle, co-creator of fashion and lifestyle blog 52 Thursdays, is accustomed to adventure. As a kid, she lived everywhere from Germany to Hawaii, later settling with her family outside of Washington, D.C. Now a resident of Los Angeles, the social media influencer is approaching her biggest adventure yet – motherhood. “My husband and I moved to LA just a little over two years ago. A work promotion and warmer weather brought us to the West Coast, plus I get antsy staying put in one area for too long!” Michelle says.
The year is 1962 and architectural duo Krisel & Palmer are completing the design for a brand new condominium in the desert paradise of Palm Springs. With its butterfly roofline, horizontal orientation, and patterned cinderblock cladding, Canyon View Estates was quintessentially midcentury in design. But, for the time, this was no ordinary condominium. Made to feel more like single-family homes than stacked vacation units, the properties at Canyon View reinvented condo living and helped put Palm Springs on the map as the midcentury modern capital of the world. Fast forward
As she glides around her light-filled Los Angeles living room, it’s abundantly clear that E! News host Catt Sadler has chosen the right profession. “Telling people’s stories has always been my passion. Believe it or not, being in front of the camera is my safe space,” she says. But no matter how comfortable you are in front of the camera, every celeb needs a safe space to come home to. For some A-listers that may mean sweatpants, takeout and a big comfy couch. For Sadler that means a glam look
When we heard that Queen Bey and Jay were about to add two little ones to their musically royal family, we dropped everything and started designing our dream spaces for the little ones. We had James Tabb tackle creating a look that’s all Beyonce, while Kimberly Winthrop imagined a space that’s all Jay-Z. Check out the designs and tell us where you fall. Are you Team Bey or Team Jay? Their Sister’s Nursery Although they haven’t released images of daughter Blue Ivy’s nursery, we do know that Bey purchased one badass crib for her.
To many, business trips mean room service, hotel bars and company-paid dinners. Not a bad deal every once in a while. But when you’re jetting off to a different city for work nearly every week, the hotel life can get old fast. Such was the case for Arena Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Though Arena’s four-person team of investors live in L.A., their work frequently takes them to the country’s tech capital, where they meet with startup founders and visit various
We feel so lucky to have been invited into the homes of some truly special people this year. So as it draws to a close, we’re looking back on all of the amazing clients and spaces that made 2016 magical. From a country music star’s southern glamour den to a food blogger’s quirky bakeshop to a magazine editor’s new office, these are the makeovers that made our year! A Glam Office for Cosmo’s Editor-in-Chief Michele Promaulayko, the recently appointed editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine has style for days. We helped her bring the boldly
Becoming the editor-in-chief of a magazine known as “the bible for fun, fearless females” is a major undertaking, especially when said bible has over 17 million monthly readers. But the witty Michele Promaulayko, the recently appointed editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan (and the new editorial director of Seventeen), knows the recipe for success. “Cosmo women possess the ability to surprise and think outside the box,” Michele says. And for a magazine that’s been around since 1886, those are two very important skills to have. Over the years, Cosmo has stayed relevant by consistently reinventing
From boutique airlines to boutique hotels, to well, boutique-boutiques, there’s something about shopping small that burns a hole in our pockets and brings joy to our hearts. And while infinite options exist online, there’s no denying the personal experience that local, brick and mortar stores provide. Our favorite newcomer? Adelante. Redesigned after ten years in business by Laurel & Wolf’s own Claire Zinnecker, this boutique is girly girl done Austin-style. Decked out in soft, blush tones, marble print wallpaper, and rattan accents, the design reflects the edgy-feminine look of the clothes. So,
Moving in with your significant other is a big step in any relationship. Moving in with your significant other with only a few weeks warning is a different story entirely. When Casey, a social media manager living in Los Angeles was told she had a mere week to get out of her apartment, she went into panic mode. “My roommate at the time got a job offer in San Francisco and had to move up there right away. Our landlady was less than understanding about it – she wouldn’t allow a
Valeria Girimonte and Alexis Bernard had to put their worldly travels on hold when their two children were born. But the international couple–she hails from Argentina, he from Belgium–still wanted to maintain a sense of adventure. They found it in Tahoe. Captivated by its crystal-clear lakes, towering evergreens, and glittering, snow-capped peaks, the pair purchased a rustic cabin in Tahoe Donner. “We wanted somewhere with a lot of opportunities to do sports,” says Valeria. From downhill and cross-country skiing to mountain biking and horseback riding, the Tahoe Donner area offers a