I was born in Los Angeles, so maybe that's why I like it so much. I haven't lived there for a million years but I visit for work fairly often which is great. I get my fix of warmth and coolness and relaxed intensity which feels so right to me. Such studied disinterest and casualness. I always feel amused by L.A. Plus I love the shops and art and beach and grafitti. L.A. makes me feel happy.
I always think Hollywood Regency when I think of L.A. At least the Kelly Wearstler form of it. Plus there is a great Jonathan Adler store on Melrose, so I always mistakenly think that he's from there to. Anyway, another great Hollywood Regency-esque store on Robertson in L.A. is Tory Burch. It's so cool! Hollywood Regency for the body, though I hear she's going into home furnishings soon. In this months Elle Decor there is a nice write up about Tory Burch and her undying love for David Hicks. She is open about her admiration and well, the clear inspiration she takes from his work. She's carrying these fabulous ballet flats that feel like Hollywood Regency for your feet. I want them. So groovy. And for me, so L.A.