• La Cienega LEGENDS

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    Ambassadors_Square_update_4_9The La Cienega Design Quarter is one of my favorite places and their annual LEGENDS event is one of my very favorites in the industry. One of the most anticipated design events in the United States, LEGENDS is a 3-day celebration of design in May that brings together VIPs and tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, decor, art, fashion and architecture for receptions, keynote panel discussions, cocktail parties, exhibitions, book signings, personal appearances and special events. The dates for LEGENDS this year are May 7-9, 2014.

    I have had the pleasure of both attending and participating in the past. This year I am honored to a part of LCDQ’s Legends Ambassadors program. Ambassadors give a voice to the digital design community, including bloggers and social media tastemakers at Legends. This year there will be nine Ambassadors traveling from around the country to attend and cover the event.

    Of special note, this year, fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg and esteemed New York interior designer David Kleinberg will lead the roster of LEGENDS 2014 window designers.The cornerstone of LEGENDS is the windows. Top designers are invited to transform the windows of the LCDQ members’ storefronts. This year is inspired by the theme of LEGENDS – both books and novels. Von Furstenberg has chosen “Out of Africa” as the theme for her window. Designer Timothy Corrigan’s window at Fuller & Roberts will be themed to “Valley of the Dolls,” Jeffrey Hitchcock – “Fahrenheit 451” at Downtown, Sheldon Harte of Harte Brownlee – “The Invisible Man” at Mecox, and architect Paul Williger – Edith Wharton’s “The House of Mirth” at Renaissance Design Studio. n

    The support of both national and international media sponsors make this event possible. LEGENDS 2014 sponsors include Architectural Digest, DomaineHome.com, Elle Decor, The Hollywood Reporter, House Beautiful, Luxe Interiors + Design, Milieu, Objekt, Traditional Home, Veranda, C magazine and California Homes. LEGENDs presenting sponsors are 1stdibs and Coldwell Banker International Previews, along with corporate sponsors One Kings Lane and Benjamin Moore.

    The invitation-only Gala on Wednesday, May 7, sponsored by 1stdibs and Coldwell Banker Previews International, leads off two days of discussions, education and entertainment. The 5 signature social events inlcudes – the Gala on May 7, Elle Decor Power Lunch and Architectural Digest Tribute Party on Thursday, May 8, and the Veranda Lunch and Veranda Closing Party on Friday, May 9  (by invitation only). However, VIP passholders will have access to those events as well as guaranteed seating at the keynote panels.

    LEGENDS 2-day VIP passes are $275.

    A one-day VIP pass is $175.

    Proceeds from the sale of VIP passes go to benefit a charity. This year proceeds from the sale of VIP passes will benefit Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles Chapter and the La Cienega Design Quarter Beautification Fund. Last year, $20,460 in income from the VIP passes was donated by the La Cienega Design Quarter to the Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles Chapter.

    The La Cienega Design Quarter was founded in 2008 to promote the burgeoning antiques and design neighborhood on one of Los Angeles’ oldest thoroughfares. Since the 1950’s, La Cienega Boulevard has been the leading destination for interior design, shopped by icons like William Haines, Elsie de Wolfe, Tony Duquette, Frances Elkins, Chet Chidester, Michael Taylor and Kalef Alaton. Today La Cienega (running north south through Los Angeles and West Hollywood) and Melrose (an East-West street) continue to be the leading destination as top designers, celebrities and selective shoppers nationwide source the most unique design in the world from the shops, galleries and showrooms of the LCDQ.

    LEGENDS is a 3-day celebration of design in May that brings together VIPs and tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, decor, art, fashion and architecture for receptions, keynote panel discussions, cocktail parties, exhibitions, book signings, personal appearances and special events. Many of the events are free, but you need to RSVP.

    VIP 2-DAY Pass
    Includes invitations to the Gala on May 7, Power Lunch hosted by Elle Decor, Tribute Party hosted by Architectural Digest, and After Party hosted by Objekt International on May 8,Veranda Lunch and Finale Party on May 9, and VIP seating at panels.

    Proceeds from the sale of VIP passes will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and the LCDQ Beautification Fund.
    VIP 1-DAY Pass, MAY 8
    Includes invitations to invitation-only Tribute Party hosted by Architectural Digest, Elle Decor Power Lunch, After Party hosted by Objekt International and VIP seating at all keynotes on Thursday, May 8.|
    Proceeds from the sale of VIP passes will benefit Habitat for Humanity Greater of Los Angeles and the LCDQ Beautification Fund

    VIP 1-DAY Pass, MAY 9
    Includes invitations to invitation-only Veranda Finale Party and Veranda Luncheon and VIP seating at all keynotes on Friday, May 9.
    Proceeds from the sale of VIP passes will benefit Habitat for Humanity Greater of Los Angeles and the LCDQ Beautification Fund

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