My excursion last week at Blitz, Capitol Hill’s art walk, proved to be a great experience. I discovered Lost Lake, a wonderfully & thoughtfully designed cafe & lounge, outfitted with pierced retro lighting, a mountain lion, & the friendliest door guy you’ll ever meet, which is rare on Cap Hill. They literally had been open for 1 day, & the place was packed!I also wondered into Retrofit & discovered this fab fur footstool made with reclaimed wood for the legs. Finally, I ventured into a little hidden gem called Ghost Gallery, offering great gifty items combined with oddities & art. Needless to say, it should really be on your list. Hit up the art walk next month June 13th.
Swizzle sticks and Mint Juleps; this little vintage fashion piece is so very Great Gatsby! It was my great grandmothers.
Can’t wait to see the Great Gatsby!
John Brewer is showing his painted windows collection at 22 Doors tonight for Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk. Pop in for a look see, or stay a while & enjoy a little food & booze. Cheers!
The PhinneyWood Art Up & Chow Down is this weekend, May 10-11th. This is “The Big One”, as the neighborhood celebrates 18 years of hosting art walks.
If you haven’t been up to Phinney Ridge in a while, a lot of cool places have moved into the quaint area. Caffe Vita for awesome coffee, Ludlow for fab vintage home goods & design, & The Yard for brews & food (which has a sunny patio!) So get out of the house this weekend & check out the local art scene up in PhinneyWood!www.phinneycenter.org/artwalk/#list
Kirk Albert & Susan Wheeler are back from Texas! Check out all their treasured goods tonight at their spring party, 5-8pm. Cheers!
5515 (& 5517) Airport Way South in the Georgetown neighborhood.
Hemingway House: Built in 1851 the house became Hemingway’s home in 1931 (image c 1933); Fish tales - photos of his grand catches; His studio features brilliant winnings from his safaris, book collections, his typewriter, & cane furniture typical of Key West; Famous for his polydactyl cats, there now lives 40-50 cats at any time on the property under the watchful eye of on-staff veterinarians. (http://www.hemingwayhome.com/cats/); Art Deco tile covers the bath floor, check this link for other architectural details http://www.hemingwayhome.com/architectural-details/; The pool overtook Hemingway’s boxing ring area & cost $20,000 (the house was only $8,000), it was salt water at first until the ’40s when fresh water was piped out to Key West; Ornate bed frame; View of the lighthouse from the upper veranda; View of the home from the garden, now a popular wedding venue; Exterior light by veranda shutters.
Miami’s Design District.
Photos from top left: MC Kitchen, MC Cafe, Southstreet bar, residential inspiration, Louis Vuitton facade painted by RETNA, Christian Louboutin boutique with an air plant exterior wall feature
Louis Vuitton’s temporary location opened in Miami’s Design District last year. The permanent location will open in 2014. We already know the interior of the boutique is amazing- filled with gorgeous bags and shoes displayed in fabulous apothecary styled cabinets and brilliant vignettes with must have shiny objects. BUT it’s the exterior that caught my attention. Artist/graffiti writer, RETNA, from L.A., created this unique facade. It’s a must see when I head to Miami.
Key West. Day 1. Life is good.