Saturday, March 17, 2012

Arch Digest at Home with Alfredo Parades of Ralph Lauren

April 2012 issue of Architectural Digest shares its visit to the home of Alfredo Parades, the Creative right arm (and well left arm too) of designer, 'empire builder' Ralph Lauren.  

The home is glorious, and indicative of an urban Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood which is  Alfredo's favorite hotel in Los Angeles.  The penthouse involved a huge renovation bringing it to its current glory.  I absolutely love the simplicity of the steel windows and rough hewn exposed beams.    It certainly does not feel like its in the East Village of New York.  It is a truly transporting environment.  And have you seen the terrace?  Go out for dinner - why would you?  Afterall, doesn't Marea on Central Park South deliver?

All photos courtesy of Architectural Digest

Sunday, March 4, 2012

3.1 Phillip Lim

 Adoring the Spring 2012 Phillip Lim 31 Hour bag, 30 minute bag and the 'Paschli' satchels.  What about you?