I took a job in 1991. In LA. I'd grown up on Long Island but I landed in what looked like Melrose Place to me. Yes, the TV show. I found an all-white, bright, perfect apartment + commuted, along Sunset Blvd, from Brentwood to Hollywood, every day. As I look back, I think the sun was shining every single day too. I loved the casual lifestyle -- the high/low mix -- in fashion, in culture, in fun and in business.
Fast forward- I am in NYC, it's 2002. I am married, with 2 kids and looking around for a good suburb we can move to, to raise our family. After looking at nearly every town between Manhattan and pretty much everywhere, we found Westport, CT. A lot here reminded me of Southern California: I met cool people. Everyone seemed to be from somewhere, doing something intriguing + I connected with the rich arts heritage in Westport. The playground was on the sand (extra points), in sight of the beautiful coastline + downtown felt like Brentwood. I felt I could re-create a little of my special LA life here.
And so I did. We moved to Westport and in August 2016, I will take it a step further, when I open WEST, at 117 Post Road, East. My life-long love for style + fashion+ art + music will meet at WEST -- a casual, cool, easy place to shop for the essentials, the non-essentials + everything in-between. I have scoured brands, designers, artists and makers from all points WEST to bring to you. When I am in LA I breathe differently. I want to share with you the west coast vibe + I look forward to knowing you and having you head WEST, #SurfSunSand, LM
PS SUCH huge thanks to A for love, J, S + M for laughter + hugs, Mama for cheering, my friends, for well, everything + you for coming WEST with me.