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Westward Ho!

This weekend I head west to attend the Design Bloggers Conference in Los Angeles. I'm super excited to share the experience with other interior designers and media professionals who I've met in person at networking events and to connect "IRL" (in real life) with other interior designers and bloggers who I've met on Twitter, Pinterest and the "blogosphere." Social media has fostered comraderie in ways that could hardly have been imagined before technology made these connections so easy. Besides the networking opportunities, hearing design idols like Bunny Williams and editorial greats such as Kristine Kennedy, Stacy Kunstel and Jason Oliver Nixon will be inspiring.

I'm also looking forward to getting my L.A. fix. As an East Coast gal, never living more than 200 miles either north or south of the Big Apple, having a taste of SoCal culture is always a treat. High on the agenda, naturally, is visiting some prime retail venues: namely, Grace Home Furnishings, an adorable home furnishings store in Brentwood Village; H.D. Buttercup, an amalgamam of home furnishing vendors in a historic commercial bakery building; and Kelly Wearstler's flagship retail store in West Hollywood. Kelly, who re-invigorated Hollywood Regency style in interiors, has launched a clothing line and this is her first storefront.
As a novice blogger, I expect this trip to inspire plenty of material. Stay tuned for the rewards.