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.
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.