Last Tuesday after working all day lugging boxes and preparing for a relocation from Redondo Beach to Orange County, we got home and remembered an event beckoned...
Do you ever have this dread when the couch has your name all over it? And just the sight of the couch makes you want to forget about the world? Well, last Tuesday, we ignored the couch and dragged ourselves to a wonderful event at Barclay Butera on La Brea. So much fun. So glad we went.
Elle Decor sponsored the cocktail reception. Morganne (pictured below, right) performed. Butera (pictured below, left) announced a recent eBay auction of his personally redesigned Airstream trailer, with all the proceeds going toward the Children's Action Network. Oh, and we became acquainted with my new bff Pom and Vodka...
Barclay Butera's Los Angeles store on La Brea Avenue consists of furniture and (organizing) accessories in the transitional style. Barclay combines late British Colonial Empire with French Country, Far East, and American traditional influences, and blending furniture and pattern-on-pattern fabric designs in warm colors. Think Ralph Lauren (and from what party guests told us) with higher quality and lower prices-- emphasizing clean, classic, tailored lines and fabrics.
The event drew over 450 from the fashion, entertainment and design arenas. In attendance were Actress Kim Delaney, T-Rio, triplet pop stars from Brazil, currently in Los Angeles to record; model/actress Lorielle New (ELLE Belgium, “Up Close and Personal”); actress Cassandra Hepburn (“Hellride,” “Find Me Guilty”); FashionLA publisher Roger Muse; Luxury Lifestyle co-founder Amanda McConnell; Ron Valdez, owner of the prestigious Hamilton-Selway Fine Art gallery; and James Panozza of Lawrence Asher Gallery.
Butera donated $31,000 to Children’s Action Network (C.A.N.) for their continued work with foster care in the U.S. while he celebrated the 4th anniversary of the designer’s Los Angeles showroom.
So glad we didn't fall asleep on the couch.