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New Orleans–born interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein effortlessly mixes Southern charm with the laid-back ease of her adopted home of Los Angeles. Her refined yet relaxed approach is showcased at her home furnishings shop, Hollyhock, which relocated last year to the La Cienega Design Quarter. “We’re now in the thick of things,” she says. A former television producer, Rheinstein once planned a second career in gardening. “Then I took this detour indoors,” she says. It’s been a fruitful digression: Her Hollyhock Home Collection is a hit with fellow decorators. This fall, she expands her collaboration with Lee Jofa, for which she designs fabric, to include a line of rugs. “Whether one is gardening, decorating, or feeding friends,” Rheinstein says, “it’s all part of the same impulse: a desire to live one’s life in a gracious, unpretentious manner.”
I could look at their gorgeous, nuanced colors for hours.
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Black and Chartreuse Flowers
Queen of Night tulips, chocolate cosmos, black hellebore, dahlias, and chartreuse hellebores.
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Great for drizzling over fruit or squeezing into a glass of bourbon and mint.
My favorites include Villa Kérylos in France, Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans, and Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como in Italy.
Los Angeles’s Fantastic Food Scene
Purist, fusion, high, and low. For my birthday we got tacos from the Kogi BBQ truck.
From the Juice Press in New York, to ward off germs before I play with my granddaughters.
This New York restaurant remains elegant and delicious—the ultimate place for a celebration.
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