Total design non sequitur but I must share…
So was out to dinner at Eveleigh on Sunset last night…it is the latest “in” restaurant in Los Angeles. It has a covered outdoor patio with a huge skylight and for some reason my seat was conveniently placed right under a huge ominous billboard of Paris Hilton (see COCOCOZY Twitter to see what my view was all night!).
Anyhooo…was with a fun group of girlfriends at this Eveleigh establishment; two of whom are visiting from San Francisco. We were seated at a communal table at the center of the restaurant. We ordered few little starters (including a to-die-for quinoa salad) and then we ordered some main courses to share. When our main dishes arrived, there were no side dishes…only protein on the plates (no veggies no starch…just a small entire sea bass (bones and all), a plate with 4 huge shrimp on it. and a tiny little steak…there were five of us). We asked the waiter if he had any side dishes for us to chose from (namely carbs) and he looked at us as if we were bonkers…he said “Well we had one pasta dish but we don’t have that anymore, a few months ago we used to have macaroni and cheese on the menu but the chef took that off, oh yes we do have some roasted potatoes maybe…maybe…would that work?” Then he went onto add as he looked at us like we were aliens, “Sorry, we don’t have any carbohydrate type food really because no one here in L.A. really orders that kind of stuff”. Well I’m in L.A….I order that “kind of stuff”. (Btw, after much prodding and begging…we managed to get him to find some french fries somewhere in the back not necessarily on their seemingly carb free menu!). Everyone at the table in our group was relatively small (ranging from a size 0 (and she is a mom) to maybe a size 4 (or max 6))…no one was obese…but the waiter certainly made us feel like food criminals for even asking – the look on his face was one of total confusion (“what is a carb?”) and horror (with a little disgust and disappointment thrown in)… Oh life in Los Angeles. Totally surreal.
I love collections of art. A mix or grouping of paintings, photographs and/or prints. Love the visual interest that the arrangement alone can add to the space not to mention the art itself.
Here are two rooms…with collections of art…very different in feel. The first room is white and clean and the art (a series of four photos or paintings of palm trees against a blue sky) is symmetrically arranged in a row above the fireplace. I love this room and the look. Then there is the living room below where the collection of art covers the wall and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and formats…it creates an eclectic warm artsy vibe in the space.
So in today’s THIS OR THAT I ask you which one do you like better…this one or that one?
Okay, if you read COCOCOZY regularly, you can probably guess which room I gravitate towards (the first one)….but please please please I want to hear what you like best and why! Do weigh in please.