Everything in life needs space. Space to create, breath, and room to grow. This factory turned home, by Australian fashion designer Lee Matthews, might be the absolute perfect space. What once was the headquarters for Lee’s fashion label is now home to her and her family. The old wood floors, high saw tooth factory ceilings, and oversized living room to host all of her books, rugs, textiles, and oversized artwork makes this home absolutely superb.
Let’s all take a moment and swoon over the fantastical couture magic, inspired by the Roman Opera, that Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have created. Have your jaws dropped yet?! The usual, romantic lace and chiffon affair (the gold thread dress is embellished with 4,000 gemstones that took 2,500 hours to affix) was taken up a notch this season with short, ballerina-like frocks and capes and gowns decorated with jungle animal motifs – both themes inspired by Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin” and Amilcare Ponchielli’s “The Dance of the Hours” respectively. Should we start making guesses as to which of these gowns we will be spotting at the Oscars this year?
Scattered among boulders above the wine region of Valle de Guadalupe, just one and a half hours from San Diego, is Hotel Endémico. Each of the twenty eco-loft rooms have their own private terrace with a chiminea, walkie-talkies, ATVs, and stunning views of the scenic valley below. Don’t you just want to grab a glass a wine and sit by the fire and star gaze?