If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably know I live near Larchmont Village in Los Angeles and that I absolutely adore Trina Turk. Being from the East Coast, I have a deep appreciation for prints. So, obviously, this is a label I'm obsessed with.
When I first moved to Los Angeles from New York, I remember going to the Trina Turk store on Third Street to buy Cali appropriate clothing. However, last year the store closed without warning. I was really sad. Not kidding. I was even there for what I didn’t know was the final sale. Forced to get my Trina fix at their outlet in South Pasadena or just buy it at all of the other stores where the line is sold, I still really missed their charming Third Street location.
So, when I found out they were opening up a new boutique in my neighborhood, it was as if my wish came true. I even briefly considered asking my credit card company to increase my limit. Just kidding. Kind of…
Last night, I had the privilege of attending the opening party. It was probably the nicest store opening I’ve ever been to. There were cocktails from Jardesca and local eats from Burger Lounge and Salt and Straw ice cream. There were so many people (mostly wearing prints, if you were wondering) who came out to support this wonderful addition to Larchmont Boulevard. The store was packed with wall-to-wall people. Even Trina and her husband, Jonathan were there. I wanted to say hello, but I was afraid of coming off like a creepy fan girl. I also saw Tom Sandoval from Vanderpump Rules. His outfit did not rule. No, Arianna was not there. (At least six people have asked me this question.)
Obviously, I was impressed with the clothing but the store itself was equally stylish. Designed by Bestor Architecture in a mid century modern style, the wood paneled walls and tile floors reminded me of the Palm Springs flagship location.
The store had everything including clothing for men and women as well as accessories. I wanted all of the handbags!
Sunglasses are absolutely essential.
There was also a photobooth! Here I am with my friend Farah.
Now that I can go to Trina Turk whenever I want, expect a whole lot more prints in my wardrobe!