Friday, March 23, 2012
Sometimes a client has a hard time visualizing what a home will look like after a facelift. I love to be able to do a 3D rendering on my own- fortunately, I have some training as an interior designer and did this one in a couple of hours. I've loved drawing since I was a kid, and I always forget that I know how to make something look really fantastic with very little work.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Some of my favorite things to collect are ephemera; things that were meant to be thrown away. I have a budding colletion of ashtrays and matches from Palm Springs Nightclubs, was really surprised to find this tabletopper from The Doll House, famous for Peggy Lee's performances there, and where Joan Crawford apparently took up waiting tables for an evening, to prove she could do it, just like her performance in Mildred Pierce. Also love the Chi-Chi menu!
It's really wonderful to be eating dinner outside in the evenings in March. Had a great poolside pizza dinner at the home of Laurie and Larry Weitz, talking about doing a fashion and interior event at their posh Las Palmas home in April. Can't wait! It's always great to spend time in an Alexander home, particularly when it's been renovated in a fabulous way. White on white on white.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
One of the best things about living in Southern California is that you get to see all these great cars on the road all of the time. Living in Palm Springs, I can drive a nice older car every day and not worry about it being parked on the street. Everyone loves the old cars here!
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The Palm Springs Art Museum's Photography Council hosted a Moroccan-themed party at the home of Sally Riggs in Thunderbird Heights in Rancho Mirage. I'm a longtime admirer of Sally's swank hilltop perch with all its wooden screens, intimate corners, and cool Middle-Eastern flair. One of the greatest homes in the desert!