22 March 2011

the westweek whirlwind (and a reminder to join m21 on friday!)

the westweek whirlwind begins tonight at the PDC, though m21 is sitting out the opening art show/cocktail party to get a bit of work done. tomorrow, however, m21 will be there in full force, starting with the opening keynote panel of Michael Boodro, Editor-in-Chief of Elle Decor, Newell Turner, Editor-in-Chief of House Beautiful, Dara Caponigro, Editor-in-Chief of Veranda Magazine, and Ann Omvig Maine, Editor-in-Chief of Traditional Home. can't wait to hear what they all have to say on the state of the shelter magazine, and the design industry in general.  sidenote: newell, michael, dara, and ann? it seems your assistants somehow screwed up, and forgot to book an intimate lunch or dinner with maison21 while you are in town (imagine all 4 of your assistants making the same silly mistake- what are the odds? go easy when you reprimand them, ok?).  i know you are all DYING to hear m21's opinions about the state of the design industry, as well as get first dibs on our upcoming projects for publication, so although my schedule is busy, i'm sure i can rearrange things and squeeze y'all in. call me, k?
if you see my scruffy mug at the PDC, say hello- we'd love to meet you!
in addition to the editors panel, there are all kinds of exciting panels, talks, showroom openings and of course, parties, over the 3+ days of westweek, including a new brown jordan showroom, a baccarat pop-up showroom and a james perse furniture showroom (curious about the last two).  to decide which events you want to attend, you can visit the PDC's website or read david keep's somewhat tongue-in-cheek review of westweek here in the LA times home section.  m21 is gong to decide on the fly which events he'll hit, but he's going to for sure want to escape the confines of the cave-like PDC on wednesday to visit author (and fellow blogger) cathy whitlock, who will be signing copies of her book "designs on film" in the nearby j. robert scott showroom on nearby melrose avenue, from 11-2.

speaking of the nearby avenues, we hope you'll join m21 on friday from 3 to 4 at the cassina showroom on beverly blvdfor a panel discussion on design blogging: LA style. joining m21 on the panel are ashlina kaposta of the decorista, gregory han of apartment therapy unplggdmegan arquette of beach bungalow 8, and laura pardini of my LA lifestyle, and it's moderated by social media guru, scott kramer of multibrain, so with a line-up like that, it should be tons o' fun!  the panel is part of the avenues west hollywood "a day for the trade", which dovetails nicely with the westweek hoopla- a fabulous day of panel discussions, open houses, and cocktails! to rsvp for the panel, or any of the rest of the day's fab events, click here!

m21 hopes to see you friday!


SGM said...

Mmmm mmmm! Lookin' handsome, m21!

maison21 said...

*kisses* SGM!

Velvet and Linen said...

loved your panel discussion!
great to see you, twice in one week.