by Marisa Marcantonio

Photo courtesy of PDC
In case you have not heard, there is a new design show hitting the airwaves soon. This celebrated design line up does not need much by way of introduction. They are all familiar LA arbiters of taste and style and each possesses their own type of creative magic. They have been tapped to participate in the newest Bravo "docu-drama" genre design show, Million Dollar Decorator, coming early summer to the buzzy network. Giving a behind the scenes look at the design process, you will have fly - on - the - wall access to shopping with clients and see the hard work that goes into managing a design firm in the city of Angels. The show is sure to be entertaining with this cast of characters. If you are in LA for Westweek, I will be moderating a lively Q and A with Mary McDonald, Nathan Turner, Kathryn M. Ireland, and Martyn Lawrence-Bullard. It is sure to be fun so I hope you can be there!
3:00 pm
Thursday March 24th
Pacific Design Center
Blue Conference Center
Suite B259


by Marisa Marcantonio

If you are headed someplace warm for spring break, taking a well deserved respite from a long winter, or just dreaming of an escape, here are some sunny colors to get you though till the arrival of spring. Next week, I am off to LA for Westweek, so I have tropical hues on my mind. I will be attending fabric launches at The PDC, a Lars Bolander book signing at Nathan Turner's, and catching up with LA's amazing designers. I am looking forward to checking out new shops and checking in with everyone from Kathryn M. Ireland in West Hollywood to Windsor Smith in Brentwood.

A chic J. McLaughlin red linen and turquoise leather trimmed tote is my bag of choice for a week in Los Angeles. It is called The Melinda.

Photo courtesy of Anya Hindmarch
Trinny, this slip of a sandal from Anya Hindmarch has cute little pom poms on the t - strap and comes in a great fuchsia metallic.
Photo courtesy of Robyn Brooks
An armful of shiny bangles from Robyn Brooks are sure to banish the winter doldrums

Photos courtesy of Guru
Guru linen tunics are a wardrobe staple. Aqua yellow and white makes for a fresh combination that is beach ready.

A red, navy and fuschia linen dress from Guru is another great combination. Come to think of it, this would be an amazing room scheme as well.
Photo courtesy of Anya Hindmarch
Sun protection is a must, especially if you are headed to the Carribean. Keep a cool head in this woven Italian topper from Anya Hindmarch. It has a tri color band of red, white and natural straw making it a showstopper.

Cotton scarves from See Design work well in highly air conditioned areas

Photo courtesy of Target
Casablanca, a fresh light blue, white and green quilted geometric bed from Dwell Studio for Target is a bold new design that embraces spring hues.

Hand towels with little embroidered palapa huts from Lulu DK Matouk captures the life of leisure- if you can't board a plane to Maya Tulum.

Embroidered pillows from Trina Turk sit in a hanging chair in her Gansevoort Street store where they are ready for spring.

Mod geo ceramic trays from Two's Company in a bevy of contrasting colors are great for holding jewelry and adding a hit of color to a dresser.