19 November 2009

the LA advantage (launch party for kelly wearstler's 'hue')

we'll keep this brief, because we are a just a little bit tipsy, and more then a little bit tired- and not that we want to rub it in or sound cocky, but sometimes it's nice to live in los angeles.

ok- picture sucks- you'll just have to take our word. (or go to wire image)

m21 just returned from the book release party for kelly wearstler's new 'hue' (ammo books) at the avalon hotel, and it was kinda awesome... lots of beautiful people, including kelly (in a short, short, black dress and black boots- hawt as ever), her handsome husband, brad korzen, and their two adorable boys; as well as a random assortment of LA celebs (and if we watched more TV or went to more movies, we'd probably even know their names!), and of course, the usual interior design industry suspects (like moi). one celeb we did recognize was gwen stefani, along with what looked to be most of the other members of no doubt- she sure is purty in person, and smelled good too! (we got stuck behind her for a minute in the crush of the crowd, that's how we know about the smell part). one random sighting was morgan spurlock (supersize me) and his handlebar mustache- kinda weird, but also kinda LA- you never know who will be rubbing shoulders with whom...
added 11/20- image of a redesigned avalon hotel pool/dining cabana, stolen completely without permission from the kelly wearstler inc. facebook fan page (go for more party pictures).

the party also celebrated kelly's redesign of the avalon, with louise nevelson-esque screens and dramatic large scale memphis-esque totem sculptures in the lobby; along with an updated dining area around the pool, with geometric murals and large, round lacquer mirrors inside the cabanas. the avalon was trés chic when it opened- ground-breaking even- but the upgrade was needed after all these years, and of course, the fantastically talented ms. wearstler didn't disappoint with the spruce up- we look forward to cocktails around the pool this summer!

ok, that's it- we 're off to bed. 'nite!

7 comments:

Jaime @ DOXA said...

Lol, a cute read....Mr Tipsy;) Sounds like a fab party, I do love me some Ms Stefani. You may be a bit read, I'm a bit green....with envy;)

Best,
Jaime

La Maison Fou said...

Oh M21 ....... You are so cosmopolitan! Thanks for sharing, what a wonderful evening, where else are we going to hear about such wonderful going on's??
Report on ......
Thanks,
Leslie

Ivy Lane said...

M21...you lucky duck you! Looks to have been a super uber cool night! Gwen does look to be quite a stunner as does Ms. Wearstler...

I'll be it IS nice to live in LA!!!

Ivy Lane said...

p.s... I love your profile pic..you look so handsome!

katiedid said...

So jealous. Sweet dreams!

Suzy said...

So jealous!

Paul Anater said...

So did Gwen Stefani have a coterie of Harajuku girls standing behind her all night long? Doesn't she travel everywhere with her Harajuku chorus?