City of Angels: Party at Almont Yard

Balcony off of Kathryn M. Ireland Showroom above Almont Yard. Photo katiedid.

Los Angeles is nothing if not a hot spot for great parties! When I was down, I had the good fortune to be Christian May's (Maison 21) date for what might be a design blogger's fantasy party. Many of you have heard of the chic design community known as Almont Yard in West Hollywood which consists of Lucas Studio, Inc., Harbinger, Nathan Turner Antiques, and Kathryn M. Ireland . Well....imagine an event hosted by our favorite online decor "sale" aficionados, the gals at One King's Lane, Susan Feldman and Alison Gleb Pincus. Then imagine that all of the designers that have their studios and shops at Almont Yard in attendance! Then go one step further and imagine even more design stars, media celebs and favorite design bloggers enjoying this fantastical affair! Heaven?! Why yes it was!
Here are just a few of the stars out that night:

Designer Hillary Thomas with our hosts, Alison Pincus and Susan Feldman of One King's Lane. Photo by Stephanie Keenan.

The lovely Parrish Chilcoat and Joe Lucas of Lucas Studio, Inc. and Harbinger. Photo by Stephanie Keenan
Harbinger is such a great shop, as all of the shops and studios are at Almont Yard. It is a "must see" if you are planning a jaunt to LA anytime soon.
Alison Pincus, Nathan Turner and Susan Feldman. Photo by Stephanie Keenan.
A bit of a side note: Nathan Turner has a Designer Profile on the One King's Lane site HERE. Just in case you want to check it out!

Designers Parrish Chilcoat and Peter Dunham. Photo by Stephanie Keenan

The amazing Fabric and Wallpaper Designer Lulu de Kwaitkowski. Photo by Stephanie Keenan

The stunning Giada De Laurentiis of Food Network's Everday Italian. Photo by Stephanie Keenan
Designer Oliver Furth, who you may have seen on some high profile blogs lately! Photo by Stephanie Keenan.
There were so many others there! I got to meet the oh-so-talented designer and blogger, Brooke Giannetti from Velvet and Linen, and Coleen Rider from Coleen and Company, who BTW is one of the founders of online magazine and encyclopedia, Balistrade and Bitters (check it out and join the registry HERE!)
It was an evening to remember, especially because I got to hang out with these guys:
Me with new friends Olga, Lisa Borgnes Giramonti of A Bloomsbury Life, and Christian May of Maison 21 in the Kathryn Ireland Showroom.
I couldn't have asked for a nicer group to hangout with!
I was planning on taking scads of photos, but the party was quite the madhouse! I was able to get a few of the Nathan Turner shop and you can see why you must take any opportunity to visit ALL of the shops! They are equally amazing.
Nathan Turner Showroom.
Nathan Turner Showroom.

Nathan Turner Showroom
For many more photos of the Almont Yard shops, you can hop on over to Habitually Chic HERE for Nathan Turner, Joe Lucas Inc. and Harbinger HERE and HERE and Kathryn Ireland HERE. Brooke at Velvet and Linen also had some amazing photos from that night HERE. She had her lucky daughter in tow. It looks like they had a fantastic time! I wish we could have had more than a fleeting "hello" as she and her daughter were whisked away for Leila's Open House.

All and all, this was the highlight of my trip! So a big thanks to all of the designers (especially to Joe Lucas for his very kind emails and photos!) for opening their wonderful shops, and to our lovely hosts from One King's Lane ( hop on over to check out the sinfully good deals...tell 'em I sent'cha!)....
and to my good friend and date for the evening, the charming Christian May! Thank you so much for including me!