Monday, November 24, 2008


So I was in L.A. a couple of months ago, and I had on my agenda to visit so many places, try out different things, but the dilemma was that I was really only staying for 2 days. Anyway, coming from the Midwest, I had to try Pinkberry and Sprinkles cupcakes. Well, the Pinkberry was delicious. But the Sprinkles, not so much. After standing in a line that seemed liked it was longer than Bush's presidency finally we reached the counter. I guess just the anticipation of waiting in that line and all the "hype", I was let down. It was the end of the night though, and perhaps it was their last batch. The best meal I had though in my short stay was at Geisha House. I loved the Grilled Prime Filet of Kobe Beef. One of the best parts of the trips, was going to the "Alley" downtown. Yes I know there's a lot of counterfeiting,but for little trinkets, and gifts it was bomb!! All in all L.A. was fun, I want to go back strictly for decor shopping though. I saw so many vintage and antique stores, but it was just not on the agenda this time.

The Classics. Real-World furniture Icon.

With recession talk looming everywhere and the demise of so many shelter magazines, everything seems so gloomy, I wondered what's the one affordable piece of decor or furniture that I felt would last forever. (Forever for me meaning, It would live through my constant, changing, rearranging and updating). I am so fickle when it comes to decor. But on that note, I would like to say that I am pretty satisfied with the purchase of my West Elm Parsons desk in Glossy White. I know there has been some disparaging views on the quality of West Elm items, and I have witnessed that firsthand. With that said, I absolutely love my Parsons desk and as I move on I know there will be a place for it. I hope it lasts that long. When I purchased my Parsons desk, I was torn when I found out like two days later a Parsons Mini desk came out. But then I thought naah...I'll go for the full size, since it can be used as a console in an entryway or behind a sofa. The Mini would be nice in a small space though. I love the clean lines and the glossy black color!! It's haute! Bottom line the West Elm Parsons desk is a classic and is a versatile piece that will go with a multitude of decor styles. Just open up a friggin issue of Domino and its plastered all over the place. But don't hold that against it.