Yes, please. Add this to the list.
There are a few things on my "do before I die" list. Aside from seeing the Galapagos and seeing the Great Pyramids of Giza at dawn (the travel list is way long), I'd also like a few "girly" and materialistic accomplishments. I'd love to be featured in InStyle sitting amidst my closet of surrounded by my fabulous bags and shoes and dresses. Ahhhhh, yes. But seeing Sheryl Crow standing proudly in her Hollywood Hills home makes me realize a few things. One: I desperately need to live in California (something I've known for years). Two: I want the revitalized AD or Elle Decor to feature my next home.
We just relocated but are leasing for a year or two until we choose "the" house. Moving is exhausting and expensive. This next home? We'll live there for many, many, many years. While we'll own vacation homes, we do not plan to move from this next "super house" for a very long time. And I have to tell you...Sheryl's house is quite special. Although I love clean lines and modern conveniences, I've always had a deep soft spot for the Spanish hacienda style abodes that line the coast of Southern California. Tiles floors, arched doorways, wrought iron railings and a sense of inside marrying outside via terraces, patios and courtyards.
Let's start with that sectional please. No, my, God! It is EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Tuxedo arms, tufted back, bench seating. It's the Ginebra sectional from 22 Bond Street. And it is FABULOUS and the embodiment of what I'm currently seeking. (Here's more on that beauty.)
But look at her sparkling pool and sweeping views. Sheryl, how about a live-in stylist? We can dish fashion, interiors and all things girly. I'll keep refining the look of your fabulous space and allow the rooms to evolve as your tastes change.
Back to this amazing property. As much as I adore my home state here, no place in the US compares to the lushness and natural beauty of California. Mr. venti lived in LA and there's probably no way I can drag him back there to live. But he has agreed that it'd be a great place to own a vacation home. Hollywood HIlls, Pacific Palisades... those are a few places that are undeniably gorgeous. Just far enough away from the craziness that is downtown LA to create your own oasis. And when we do... AD. you can bet I'll come calling & asking you to swing by. Oh, and by then I'll be more than ready for InStyle to do that expose on my closet. Maybe Sheryl can even swing by too.