Wednesday, April 15

Cocktails with Ruthie Sommers

I could have left Los Angeles on Tuesday, perfectly thrilled with my first and very brief visit to LA, but my trip was made complete last night thanks to Ruthie Sommers. Ruthie hosted a cocktail party at her home for me to meet the great and the good in LA. It was such a fun night, complete with stellar company. I was so engrossed in conversations that I didn't take nearly enough photos and therefore missed out on capturing everyone who attended.

A few new friends include, K. Cooper Ray, Sally Horchow, Mary Luby, Johnson Hartig, Josh Brown, Coleen Rider, Brian Ferrick, Ames Ingham, Shawn Silver, Andrea Stanford, Joe Lucas and Lulu Powers. Thank you Ruthie for a wonderfully fun evening.

Fellow Texan Sally Horchow; the wonderful hostess Ruthie Sommers; celebrity stylist Estee Stanley and lovely Lulu Powers

It was a thrill to meet Johnson Hartig. His home remains one of my all time favorites. Ever the designer, Johnson did a little rearranging of Ruthie's outdoor living area last evening, to favorable reviews.

Ruthie's amazing living room. As you might imagine, her home is so cozy and comfortable, yet at the same time it's a visual feast for the eyes.

Joe Lucas, Lucas Studio, Inc.; Andrea Stanford, Design and Style Editor C Magazine; Brian Ferrick, Ferrick Mason Textiles

Childhood friends Sally Horchow and Lulu Powers

Coleen Rider, Coleen & Company; Joe Lucas, Lucas Studio, Inc.; Ronda Carman; Andrea Stanford, Design and Style Editor C Magazine; Artist and Illustrator Victoria Molinelli; Brian Ferrick, Ferrick Mason Textiles

Shawn Silver co founder of Dutch Touch Art Company and Interior Designer Ames Ingham

The beautiful bar and flowers

Ames Ingham and Ronda Carman

Ronda Carman, K. Cooper Ray, Ruthie Sommers and Coleen Rider

Books, books and more books

18 comments:

CashmereLibrarian said...

Did you get any scoop on Ruthie's forthcoming book?! It's been on my Amazon wishlist for ages!

Looks like another wonderful evening!

ALL THE BEST said...

I am on my way to LAX and will answer and respond to all comments on Thursday!!
Best,
Ronda
xoxo

Visual Vamp said...

Yes! What about her book???
You look wonderful with al thise boldface people!
xo xo

Paul Pincus said...

this post was a trip!

love all the snaps! what an incredible group of people/talent ... ruthie sommers is a goddess!

Tamstyles said...

I need book info!

Jane said...

In the first picture, who is the cute fellow in between Ruthie and Estee?

Renae said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time in LA! Safe travels!

bluehydrangea said...

Nathan Turner, Mary McDonald AND Ruthie Sommers??? So jealous! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I am also dying to know about Ruthie's book.

Rose C'est La Vie said...

Enjoying your fabulous odyssey. thanks for introducing us to a constellation of design stars.

allie in g'town said...

That beautiful home!

The Antiques Diva™ said...

My Goodness - the photos from your trip reads like the Design Dream Team!!! What an amazing time you must be having!

jae said...

Good choice....staying in LA the extra time that is. Is that a chance question mark from Monopoly above your heads? Love it.

david john said...

im with jane, who is that cute fellow? handsome....

looks like a fun trip...

david john
los angeles

ALL THE BEST said...

Jane and David I will try to find out...I think he was with Estee and only there very briefly.

Jae, yes it is the chance question mark from Monopoly! Isn't cool!!

I will have a book update for everyone tomorrow.

Best,
Ronda

katiedid said...

OMG! What an amazing party it must have been....and in your honor? I would have been bowled over. What fun.:)

Liz Powers said...

Is the black and white scene in her living room wallpaper? I love it.

Pink Wallpaper said...

Ronda, how much fun was your LA trip??!! lucky duck...thanks for sharing w/ it us!

Caroline said...

Thanks for sharing! I love her home.