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Natural Habitats
By Ayesha Khan | July 18, 2016

When Barry Sternlicht, the chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, formed 1 Hotels, a new brand of SH Group, he knew exactly what was missing from the market: luxury hotels that are also...

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Inland Idyll
By Maile Pingel | July 15, 2016

“There’s beauty everywhere you go in the house,” says interior designer Kelly Ferm of the home she recently completed for clients, an active couple with grown children and grandchildren. The house, which sits on a 5-acre lot in...

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Sea Change
By Elizabeth Jenkins | July 15, 2016

There are two kinds of home buyers: those who want a house that’s move-in ready, and those who are game for a project. San Francisco designer Allison Bloom of Dehn Bloom knew she had a big project on her hands when a close friend asked her to...

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Naturally Modern
By Jennifer Blaise Kramer | July 15, 2016

John Russo is no stranger to flash. A celebrity photographer in Los Angeles, he’s constantly surrounded by lights and glamour as he focuses his camera on some of Hollywood’s most recognized faces. But when the weekend...

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Livable Luxury
By Carita Rizzo | July 14, 2016

As a designer, Windsor Smith is always looking to push the envelope when it comes to materials. “I don’t jump around a lot in color palette in my work, so it’s all about...

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In the Bag
By Laura Eckstein Jones, Amanda Friedman, Anh-Minh Le and AnnaMaria Stephens | July 14, 2016

Natural Habitat
Late last year, designer Jeffery Molter quietly opened ...

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The Great Outdoors
By The Editors with Wendy Bowman and Allison McCarthy | April 19, 2016

“It was imposing,” Santa Monica-based architect David Montalba says...

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Outside the Box
By Maile Pingel | April 19, 2016

Telluride, Colo.
$39.1 million
THE BUZZ Between year-round sports, film festivals and a burgeoning culinary scene, Telluride, Colo., is the place to be, and...

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Luscious Uruguay
By Becca Hensley | April 18, 2016

Atop a hill that overlooks 524 acres of undulating vineyards, inside the just-opened, impossibly sleek Bodega Garzón, I speak to entrepreneur Alejandro...

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Center Stage
By Amanda Friedman | April 12, 2016

After more than a decade working as a fashion stylist for stars like Claire Danes and Emma Stone, Newport Beach resident Shannon McLaren Wilkins is bringing her sartorial sense to a different field: interior design. Together with her husband,...

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View Master
By Kathy A. McDonald | April 12, 2016

James Curnin has real estate in his blood. A great-grandson of Jack Parker of New York City’s Le Parker Meridien hotel and extensive real estate holdings, Curnin, 30, worked his way through the family business from concierge to leasing...

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Belle of the Beach
By Wendy Bowman | April 12, 2016

The first time Texans Jana and Mike McGuire visited the luxurious The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in 1987, they were drawn to the area’s coastal beauty and ambience, and resolved to someday make a SoCal move. Fast-forward to 2016...

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