Posts by Allison McCarthy

Design FairWestEdge Santa Monica Here's your chance to hobnob with LA's design community as you gather ideas for your living room refurb. This year's opening party benefits the Architecture + Design Museum and promises a festive evening of cocktails, design talks, and door prizes.

FestivalArchtoberfestFall is in the air, and that means it's time for San Diego's Archtoberfest, a monthlong celebration of architecture, design, and art in SoCal.

Grand OpeningThe Broad MuseumThe highly anticipated downtown LA museum designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro finally opens its doors to the public this weekend with free admission.

Exhibit"Frank Gehry"In a sweeping survey of Canadian-born, L.A.-based architect extraordinaire Frank Gehry's work, LACMA presents more than 200 drawings—many of which have never been shown publicly—and 65 career-spanning models.

Summer FunPizza On The LawnHead over to the legendary Redwood Cellar tasting room at Charles Krug Winery, which recently won a prestigious award for architecture and landscape design.

MusicBuena Vista Social ClubThe legendary jazz band is making one of the final stops for its Adios Tour in Sonoma County before returning to Cuba. Now's your chance to experience Sonoma State's new music center designed by Boston architect William Rawn.

Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, the Mosaic Hotel has just undergone a full multi-million dollar redesign and is set to reopen to the public on August 1st.

GetawayLive Like A LocalEarlier this year, Proper Hospitality took over The Viceroy property in Palm Springs, and now's your chance to check out the revamp with the help of this off-season package. Round up the girls and rent a villa or suite to receive VIP cabana treatment during your stay.

InstallationColin PennoGerman artist Colin Penno puts his abstract work on display at The Cabin, a tiny 10-by-12-foot gallery space modeled after the Unabomber's Montana cabin.

Boasting a prime location in the heart of Sunset Strip, the Grafton on Sunset is West Hollywood's newest star. Newly reopened after an $8 million makeover, the hotel left no detail untouched.

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